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The Blue Train (27 hours )


Africa Safari Co

Kings and Presidents have indulged on this magnificent, moving five-star “hotel on wheels”. From love-struck honeymooners, to adulated celebrities and even ordinary folk who romanticise about a life of spectacular luxury, the exquisite Blue Train will tick all of the boxes.


Enjoy the picturesque sites between Pretoria and Cape Town as you sit back, relax and take in the surroundings of Africa. Skip the boring, painful flight process and get to your desired destination in style and comfort.


The Journey

The 27 hour journey through Pretoria and Cape Town is 1600 kilometres of diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent.


On the Southbound trip, the train will depart Pretoria station in the early morning, stopover in Kimberley for an excursion, before arriving around midday the following day at Cape Town station.


On the Northbound journey, the train leaves Cape Town at 08:30 and arrives in Pretoria at 12:30 , in time for high tea the following day. It stops at Matjiesfontein for an off-the-train excursion.


During the off train excursions in Kimberly (South bound) and Matjiesfontein (North bound), guests are invited to enjoy a glass of sherry in an engraved sherry glass which they can keep as a memento of their journey on the blue train.



There are two levels of accommodation on the Blue Train – De Luxe Suites & Luxury Suites


De Luxe Suites: Your De Luxe suite will emulate you in style and comfort. During the day it is a quiet, comfortable retreat but by night it gets transformed into a cosy, subtly-lit bedroom, bedecked with goose-down and percale-cotton bedding, individually controlled air conditioning and for the colder months, underfloor heating. Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom with a shower and WC.


Luxury Suites: The luxury suites add an extra metre in length over the De Luxe suites and offer you the choice of double or twin beds. Each luxury cabin also has a full size bath for your indulgence. As well as a 24 hour butler service, each De Luxe and Luxury suite offers guests a full service phone which is charged at a minimal fee as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.


Pre or Post Night Accommodation

By booking a North or South bound Blue Train Journey you will receive one complimentary night pre or post train journey in a spectacular 5 star hotel in Pretoria or Cape Town on a dinner bed and breakfast basis as well as transfers to or from the station.



  • From $1475 – $1775 De Luxe Suite twin share
  • From $1611 – $2005 Luxury Suite twin share
  • From $2156 – $2662 De Luxe Suite single
  • From $2418 – $3009 Luxury Suite single


Prices Include

  • Accommodation in your chosen suite
  • All meals and beverages on board (with the exception of French Champagne and Caviar)
  • Scheduled excursions


With the Africa Safari Co. you can also create your own safari!

For more information, contact a Pure Travel Professional on (02) 9407 8400 or email us today to enquire about this luxurious train journey through the picturesque South Africa.