Blue Train SA Specials

The Blue Train SA Special offer is a discounted rate, valid to any person who resides on the Africa Continent. These fares can be booked on departures between Pretoria and Cape Town from now until the end of December 2019.

Pretoria and Cape Town

The Blue Train is a two night, all inclusive luxury train experience. Guests have two journeys to choose from, Pretoria to Cape Town or Cape Town to Pretoria. The train departs at 16h00, arriving at its destination at 10h30.

Check in opens at 14h00 and coffee and tea is served in the pre-departure lounges while boarding formalities are in progress. After boarding, fruit platters are served in your suite.

2019 DEPARTURES OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER*
Pretoria to Cape Town 7, 9, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 6, 13, 20, 27 4, 11, 16, 18
Cape Town to Pretoria 12, 19, 24, 26, 31 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 7, 14, 19, 21

*PLEASE NOTE: A different package rate applies to these departures due to higher flight prices in December

Your Blue Train journey includes

  • Two nights on The Blue Train
  • All applicable snacks, meals & drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), Cognacs and Cuban cigars
  • High Tea
  • Blue Train Gift & Certificate
  • 24-hour Butler service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Off the train excursion in Kimberly

Your Blue Train journey excludes

  • French champagne
  • Caviar
  • Telephone calls
  • Gratuities
  • Services not mentioned

SA Special package options

Value for
Money

FROM R10’350.00 PER PERSON SHARING

Package Includes:

  • Two nights on The Blue Train in a De Luxe Suite on an all-inclusive basis
  • A domestic flight between Cape Town, Johannesburg/Lanseria or Durban (Guests can advise on which date they would like to fly and their destination)
Overnight
Stay

FROM R11’250.00 PER PERSON SHARING

Package Includes:

  • Two nights on The Blue Train in a De Luxe Suite on an all-inclusive basis
  • Private transfer between the station and hotel
  • One nights accommodation in a standard room including breakfast
    Hotel options: Cape Town – 4*Portswood or 4*Commodore // Pretoria – 5*Sheraton or 5*Castello
Round Trip

FROM R12’760.00 PER PERSON SHARING

Package Includes:

  • Two nights on The Blue Train in a De Luxe Suite on an all-inclusive basis
  • Private transfer from the station to the hotel
  • One night’s accommodation in a standard room including breakfast
    Hotel options: Cape Town – 4*Portswood or 4*Commodore // Pretoria – 5*Sheraton or 5*Castello
  • Private transfer from the hotel to the airport
  • A domestic flight between Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban
5 Night
Stay

FROM R16’650.00 PER PERSON SHARING

Package Includes:

  • Two nights on The Blue Train in a De Luxe Suite on an all-inclusive basis
  • Private transfers between the station, hotel and airport
  • Three nights accommodation in a standard room including breakfast
    Hotel options: Cape Town – 4*Portswood or 4*Commodore // Pretoria – 5*Sheraton or 5*Castello
  • A full day pass for a hop on hop off city sightseeing bus tour
  • A domestic flight between Cape Town, Johannesburg/Lanseria or Durban
Romantic

FROM R14’705.00 PER PERSON SHARING

Package Includes:

  • Two nights on the Blue Train in a De Luxe Suite on an all-inclusive basis
  • Private transfers between the station, hotel and airport
  • Two nights accommodation (pre or post departure) at the 5*TAJ Hotel, Cape Town, in a Club room including:
    – 24-hour personalized Butler Service
    – Welcome drink on arrival
    – A bottle of premium South African wine in the room on arrival with a personalized welcome card
    – Bottled water, fresh fruit and fresh flowers placed in room every day
    – Daily breakfast in the private Taj Executive Club Lounge
    – Daily evening drinks and canapés in the Club Lounge
  • A domestic flight between Cape Town, Johannesburg/Lanseria or Durban
Blue Train
Grandeur

FROM R19’600.00 PER PERSON SHARING

Package Includes:

      • The Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town and back from Cape Town to Pretoria
      • One nights accommodation at the 5*TAJ Hotel, Cape Town in a Club room (in between the two departures) including transfer from and too the station

    – 24-hour personalized Butler Service
    – Welcome drink on arrival
    – A bottle of premium South African wine in the room on arrival with a personalized welcome card
    – Bottled water, fresh fruit and fresh flowers placed in room every day
    – Daily breakfast in the private Taj Executive Club Lounge
    – Daily evening drinks and canapés in the Club Lounge

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FAQ

Gratuities are not included in your rate and is at your own discretion. If you wish to show your appreciation in this manner, there is an envelope in your suite that you can insert into a box at the end of your journey. The gratuities will be evenly distributed amongst all the staff on board. A suggested amount would be between R100.00 – R200.00.

Upon receipt of your online enquiry, we will confirm availability via email. The email will contain the reservation form which can be completed and emailed/faxed back to us. We will then confirm (in writing) your selected suite and departure date via confirmation invoice. Upon receipt of a 25% deposit, your reservation will be confirmed. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellations received more than 60 days prior to departure date are subject to a cancellation fee of 25% of the ticket price per individual booking or group bookings.
Cancellations received less than 60 days prior to departure are subject to a cancellation fee of 80% of the ticket price per guest.
Once a ticket has been purchased, a reservation may be changed for a departure at an earlier or later date without a cancellation penalty being imposed. However should there be a rate difference, the client would be requested to pay the difference immediately. Should the rate difference be in favour of the guest, no money will be refunded and the guest will be informed accordingly.
If an amendment, cancellation or no-show is caused by an illness and verified by a registered doctor’s letter, we will consider waiving all or part of the cancellation fee according to the merits of each case with a maximum refund amount of 90% of the actual money received.
Non-compliance with these booking conditions will automatically cancel a provisional reservation without further notice.

Pretoria to Cape Town: The Blue Train departs at 16h00 and arrives in Cape Town at 10h30. Check in opens 2 hours prior to departure.

Cape Town to Pretoria: The Blue Train departs at 16h00 and arrives in Pretoria at 10h30. Check in opens 2 hours prior to departure.

Pretoria to Hoedspruit: The Blue Train departs at 15h00 and arrives at its destination the following day at 10h00. Check in opens 1 hour prior to departure.

Hoedspruit to Pretoria: The Blue Train departs at 15h00 and arrives at its destination the following day at 10h00. Check in opens 1 hour prior to departure.

Only South African Rands are accepted. All major credit cards can also be used on the train.

The friendly, efficient and highly-trained staff take great pride in resolving your every query and satisfying your every need. From an early morning wake-up call to a blouse in pressing need, one call and your butler will take care of it all. The Train Manager is also on call at all times. In addition, the two highly-trained on-board technicians are always eager to share their knowledge with you.

Children should be kept under strict adult supervision of either their parents/guardians and should not inconvenience other guests. Unfortunately no special meals are available for children and / or infants on the train.

The Blue Train operates with an Electric locomotive and runs on air cushions.

There is a menu for every taste. Whether you require Kosher or Halaal meals, or gluten-free vegan options, simply make your needs known at the time of your reservation.

Pretoria – Cape Town: High Tea 16:30 | Dinner 19:00 – 20:30 | 20:45 – 22:00 | Breakfast 06:00 – 09:00 | Lunch 11:30 – 13:00 / 13:15 – 14:30

Cape Town – Pretoria: High Tea 16:30 | Dinner 19:00 – 20:30 | 20:45 – 22:00 | Breakfast 06:00 – 09:00 | Lunch 11:30 – 13:00 | 13:15 – 14:30

Pretoria – Hoedspruit: Dinner 18:30 | 20:30 | Breakfast 06:30 – 09:30

Throughout the journey, your personal butler will consistently supply you with bottled water. It is not advisable to drink the tap water.

During the day is smart casual. In keeping with tradition it is a compulsory custom to dress formal for dinner to match the sheer elegance of The Blue Train. Eveningwear is elegant and gentleman are requested to wear a jacket and tie and Ladies elegant. During the day dress code is smart casual.

All suites are equipped with a private digital interactive entertainment system, with an inviting selection of music CDs and big-screen movies on Blue-Ray DVD. Guests can also enjoy a camera-view from the drivers’ perspective from the comfort of your own suite. All suites are fitted with WI-FI service that is complimentary.

On board, The Blue Train is a smoke free zone. The Club Lounge is the only dedicated smoking area.

It is advisable to pack an overnight bag for the journey, as only a limited amount of luggage can be stored in the suite. Butlers will store additional luggage in the luggage car.

The Boutique shop will be open at certain times where guests will be able to buy hand made jewelery and Blue Train branded momento gifts.

Special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoon, etc is very important and The Blue Train strives to make it extra special. Kindly inform us of your occasion.

The train has an electric supply of 220V and a 3-point round wall plug is available in every suite. International adaptors are also available. Each bathroom has 110V/220V 2-pin plugs available for shavers.

An electronic safe is provided in the cupboard in each suite.

The Blue Train’s telephone system allows you to contact your butler or the Train Manager 24-hours-a-day. If you wish to make a local or international call, the staff will gladly assist you to do so, at an additional fee.

Guest can control their own temperature as each suite has its own air-conditioning system and under-floor heating. Unfortunately The Blue Train’s windows can not open.

No Pets allowed.

For safety reasons no guest is allowed to bring dangerous goods such as firearms, flammable substances, fireworks, poisonous or toxic substance on board The Blue Train unless special arrangements have been made prior to departure and written permission of such arrangement has been given by The Blue Train management to the guest.

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