The Blue Train Adventure – Journey from Pretoria to Cape Town
The Blue Train is known as one of the most luxurious, magnificent trains within Africa. It offers excellent service, the ultimate luxury and it has serviced presidents and kings. The Blue Train’s suites are stunning, with marble tiles, fine linens and lovely gold fittings. Although the Blue Train offers chartered journeys, it offers scheduled journeys from Pretoria to Cape Town, which is a perfect adventure across Africa, including breathtaking vistas and the service you would expect from a 5-star hotel.
This trip from Pretoria to Cape Town is a round trip, starting out at 8:30am from the main train station in Pretoria. It takes approximately 27 hours to reach Cape Town. Along the way to Cape Town, the Blue Train stops for a short excursion in Kimberley, allowing you to explore the town that takes you back to the diamond rush days. The trip from Cape Town to Pretoria leaves at 8:30am. Along the way back, an excursion is planned in Matijiesfontein, where guests can enjoy having a glass of sherry and relaxing. The train arrives back in Pretoria at 12:30pm.
When booking train trips on the Blue Train, journeying from Pretoria to Cape Town, you have a couple of classes of services to choose from as you ride the train. One option is the Blue Train’s De Luxe Suites, which feature double beds with handheld shower and bathtub or twin beds along with a shower. The other option is the Luxury Suites offered on the Blue Train, which offer plenty of personal space, double bed or twin bed options, and long, deep soaking bathtubs. These Luxury Suites also provide digital entertainment centers, a selection of big-screen movies and delightful music CDs to enjoy.
Dates are available in 2014, although the peak season is between September 1st and November 15th, which may increase the price of the trip. Luxury suites can be booked in the low season for R 14,060 per person in a double occupancy room, while the price is slightly higher during the high season or if you choose single occupancy. The De Luxe Suites can be booked for a slightly lower price. Meals, beverages and excursions are all included with the price of the tour.
To find out more about these exciting Blue Train trips, you can visit http://www.railsnw.com/tours/africa/bluetrain/tour001.htm#africa for tour dates, prices and reservation information.