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Pretoria • Cape Town • Pretoria

2-NIGHT / 3-DAYS

The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27-hour journey of 1 600 kilometers (994 miles), through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent.

On the Southbound trip, the train departs from Pretoria Station at 18:30 and arrives in Cape Town at the Cape Town Station on Day 3 at 10:30.

En-route to Cape Town there is a stop-over and an excursion in Kimberley, where we take a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush.

On the Northbound journey, the train leaves Cape Town at 14:30 and arrives in Pretoria at the Pretoria Station on Day 3 at 10:30.

En-route to Pretoria there is a stop-over and an excursion in Kimberley, where we take a step back in time, to the days of the diamond rush.

Guests are reminded that check-in time at the Pre-departure Lounges at both the Pretoria and Cape Town Stations is an hour prior to departure.

 

PRETORIA TO CAPE TOWN 2019
Selected Week Days

 

Months                              Departure Dates__                           Months                                Departure Dates

 

January                               7, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28                           July                                      3, 10, 22, 24, 29

February                             4, 13, 18, 25, 27                                  August                               5, 12, 19, 21, 26, 28

March                                  4, 11, 13, 18, 25                                  September                        2, 9, 11, 18, 23

April                                    1, 8, 12, 22, 29                                     October                              7, 9, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

May                                      6, 13, 20, 27                                         November                         6, 13, 20, 27

June                                     3, 10, 17, 24                                         December                          4, 11, 16, 18

 

Departure Time: Pretoria: 18:30 (pm) Day1
Arrival Time: Cape Town: 10:30 (am) Day 3

 

CAPE TOWN TO PRETORIA 2019
Selected Week Days

 

Months                              Departure Dates__                           Months                                Departure Dates

 

January                                 10, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31                        July                                        6, 13, 25, 27

February                              7, 16, 21, 28                                         August                                  1, 8, 15, 22, 24, 29, 31

March                                   2, 7, 14, 16, 21, 28                             September                           5, 12, 14, 21, 26

April                                       4, 11, 15, 25                                         October                               10, 12, 19, 24, 26, 31

May                                       2, 9, 16, 23, 30                                    November                            2, 9, 16, 23, 30

June                                      6, 13, 20, 27                                         December                             7, 14, 19, 21

 

Departure Time: Cape Town: 16:00 (pm) Day 1
Arrival Time: Pretoria: 10:30 (am) Day 3

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Itineraries

Day 1

REGISTER AND CHECK-IN AT PRETORIA

16:00
Register and check-in at The Pretoria Station Lounge. Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks.

18:00
Boarding commences. Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers. Boarding concludes at 18:15

18:30
The Blue Train departs from Pretoria Station (Will depart earlier once all guests have checked-in)

19:30 - 21:00 First sitting for Dinner

21:15 - 23:00 Second sitting for Dinner (Please Note: Dinner is an elegant affair (gentlemen are requested to at least wear a jacket / waistcoat). Guests enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed.

Day 2

NEXT MORNING

06:00 - 09:00
Breakfast is served on a first-come-first-served basis.

OFF-THE-TRAIN EXCURSION (Weather & time-permitting)

09:30
The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station. Guests disembark and gather at the railway museum, from where they will be ushered to a bus, which transfers them to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum.

10:00
Guests arrive at the Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine. Guests are first taken to view interesting and historical sites. Guests are also taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Big Hole.

12:30
Guests depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley Station. At Kimberley Station guests are greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep.

13:00
The Blue Train departs Kimberley Station for the Southbound journey to Cape Town. After this exciting tour, guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy aperitifs served at any one of our lounges.

13:00-14:15 First sitting for Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Second sitting for Lunch

17:00
High Tea is served in the Non-Smoking Lounge Car

19:30 - 21:00 First sitting for Dinner

21:15 - 23:00 Second sitting for Dinner

Guests enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed

Day 3

NEXT MORNING

06:00 - 09:00
Breakfast is served on a first-come- first-served basis.

10:30
The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town Station. Butlers usher guests to The Blue Train Lounge

The Journey is available in reverse order. Excursions may be changed according to schedule. Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

Train charters are available (POA).
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner, lunch
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Local beverages and soft drinks, bottled water on board
  • Caviar
  • French Champagne
  • External telephone calls
  • Pre- and post-tour accommodation

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