1st January - 31st December
Running Dates Desc: All year
Journey Time Desc: 27 hours, overnight on board
Journey Length Desc: 1,600 kilometres (994 miles)
Class: Premier Dining, Luxury Day and Night
Food: Dining on board, Snacks, Hot & Cold Drinks
Locomotives: Electric Powered
Stations: Cape Town, Pretoria, Matjiesfontein, Kimberley
Cost Desc: Deluxe Double, per person
This is a 27-hour journey of 1,600 kilometres (994 miles) each way, through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent.
Southbound, the Blue Train departs Pretoria and arrives Cape Town the following day. En route to Cape Town there is an excursion in Kimberley, where we take a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush.
Northbound, the Blue Train leaves Cape Town and arrives Pretoria. It stops at the historic town Matjiesfontein, where guests can visit the famous Lord Milner Hotel and the old car museum.