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Since it’s inception in 1946, The Blue Train has become recognized as the epitome of luxury train travel.

Comparable to the world’s finest hotels, each suite on board the train offers five star luxurious accommodation with private en-suite bathroom facilities. The luxury element on board the train is accentuated by the personalised butler service.

The Blue Train prides itself on the fine cuisine it offers its guests with meals that are accompanied by a wide selection of South African wines sourced only from boutique vineyards. The on board experience is complimented by scenic landscape as the train meanders across the Southern-most part of the African continent.

The lounge boasts a well-stocked bar, coffee table books, magazines and board games. The Lounge Car is a non-smoking lounge in which to relax and enjoy High Tea and snacks. The Dining Car seats 42 people and serves meals in two optional sittings. The Observation Car at the rear end of the train has windows on three sides for maximum enjoyment of the passing scenery (available on most departures).


In 2019: Train set 1 comprises 17 coaches and can
accommodate 70 guests (used mainly for charters).
Train set 2 (used on a regular basis) is longer (455m) and
comprises 19 coaches and accommodates a maximum of
82 guests. Set 2 also has an Observation Car at the rear
of the train and one suite that is adapted for wheelchair

De Luxe Suites offer twin beds with showers (most suites
on the train offer this option) or double bed with threequarter
sized bath.

Luxury Suites have an extra m² of space, a Blu Ray player
and offer twin beds or double beds with full-sized baths.

Safari Experience

By day relax in the lounge car or in the privacy of your own Suite. At night dine in the elegant dining car  with a la carte menu complemented with mouth watering South African wines.

This is a two night journey including a tour of the Kimberley Open Mine Museum to take a step back to learn about the exciting times of the diamond rush.

Added Extras

Shop selling souvenirs and gifts
Limited on-board laundry service
Valet service