The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have traveled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel. Its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service.
The routes of The Blue Train - both scheduled and chartered - take guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world.
As the ever-changing scenery glides past the windows, guests can savor exquisite meals freshly prepared on board by top chefs. Meals are complimented by the best wines South Africa has to offer.
The suites on The Blue Train live up to its reputation for magnificence and splendor. The finest bed linen, marble tiles and gold fittings in the bathrooms and sheer opulence all ensure that guests will never forget the time they spend on The Blue Train.
When you choose to travel on The Blue Train, you choose to travel in a world of grace, elegance and romance.
Each coach has a butler on call to attend to our guests' every need. Butlers serve a maximum of four suites and are there to ensure that your experience is as memorable and comfortable as possible.
The train manager is also on call at all times. Guests can contact him whenever they require assistance or if they would like information pertaining to their journey.
On-board services include:
A variety of delicious snacks and beverages served in your suite on request,
A limited on-board laundry and valet service,
Safes in all the suites for your valuables, and
A luggage van for additional luggage that a guest may not need during the journey.
The two engineers who are always on board the train are happy to share their knowledge with train enthusiasts.
The telephone in each suite allows guests to contact the train manager or butler 24 hours a day. Should guests wish to make external calls (local or international), the staff will gladly assist them to do so at a nominal fee. Fax facilities are also available.