The Blue Train: Pretoria - Cape Town

The southbound route is a 30 hour journey of 1,600 km through some of South Africa’s most diverse and spectacular scenery.

Journey Overview

The southbound route is a 30 hour journey of 1,600 km through some of South Africa’s most diverse and spectacular scenery. En route there is a stopover and excursion in Kimberley, where guests take a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush.

Also available from Cape Town to Pretoria, the northbound route includes a stop at Matjiesfontein for an off-the-train excursion in this Victorian-era town complete with a glass of sherry in a local bar.


Journey Itinerary

Day 1

This morning enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks before the train departs from Pretoria Station at approximately 07.30 am bound for Cape Town. Enjoy a mid-morning brunch  and an afternoon High Tea before arriving at Kimberley Station for an off train excursion touring the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. Return to the historic Kimberley Station where you are greeted with a glass of sherry engraved with The Blue Train logo as a memento for guests to keep. 

Continue Southbound to Cape Town this evening enjoying pre-dinner drinks followed by a sumptuous dinner before retiring to your cabin for the evening. (L,D)

Day 2

A leisurely day aboard The Blue Train today as you watch South African landscape from your comfort of your cabin or one of the many lounges on board.  Enjoy breakfast and a three course lunch before The Blue Train concludes its journey arriving into Cape Town Station at approximately 3:00pm. (B,L)

Price (De Luxe) Twin Share: From $1,435
Solo Traveller: From $2,155

*Book your journey and receive a free night’s accommodation with transfer in Pretoria or Cape Town before or after your journey.

Contact A&K for more details. 

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Journey Dates & Prices

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey


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