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- The Blue Train

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Includes:

  • One way flight from Johannesburg to Durban including airline levy
  • 2 Days Avis car rental with 200 km's free daily with limited waivers, airport surcharge & tourism levy
  • 2 Nights accommodation at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge in a Fairmont room with breakfast daily
  • 1 Night on-board The Blue Train from Durban to Pretoria in a Deluxe Suite
  • Shuttle from Fairmont Zimbali Lodge to Durban Station
    BONUS: The Blue Train: Breakfast, dinner + selected drinks daily

IMPORTANT: Package does not include one way collection fee (approximately R600) for car rental. Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability.

Next set departure date: (Not released yet)

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The Blue Train does run special charters throughout the year for the Pretoria Zimbali Route. We will list them as dates become available.
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Other Routes Currently available to book through our Travel desk are
Cape Town to Pretoria [ Download Itinerary ]
Pretoria - Cape Town [ Download Itinerary ]

 

PRETORIA TO CAPE TOWN 2017

Selected Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Month Day Month Day
January 4, 9, 16, 23, 30 July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February 6, 14, 20, 27 August 7, 14, 21, 28
March 6, 13, 20, 27 September 4, 11, 18, 25
April 3, 12, 17, 24 October 2, 911, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
May 3, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 1, 6, 13, 20, 22, 27
June 5, 12, 19, 26 December 4, 11, 13, 18

CAPE TOWN TO PRETORIA 2017

Selected Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Month Day Month Day
January 6, 11, 18, 25 July 5, 12, 19, 26
February 1, 8, 16, 22 August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
March 1, 8, 15 , 22,29 September 8, 13, 20, 27
April 5, 14, 19, 26 October 4, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
May 5, 10, 17, 24, 31 November 1, 3, 8, 15, 22, 24, 29
June 7, 14, 21, 28 December 6, 13, 15, 20

PRETORIA TO CAPE TOWN 2018

Selected Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Month Day Month Day
January 3, 8, 10, 15, 22, 24, 26, 29 July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
February 5, 12, 16, 19, 21, 26 August 6, 13, 20, 27
March 2, 5, 12,19, 26 September 3,10,17,24
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 24, 29
May 7, 14, 21, 28 November 5, 12, 19, 26
June 4, 11, 18, 25 December 3, 10, 17, 19

CAPE TOWN TO PRETORIA 2018

Selected Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Month Day Month Day
January 5, 10, 12, 17, 24, 26, 29, 31 July 4, 11, 18, 25
February 7, 14, 19, 21, 23, 28 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
March 5, 7, 14, 21, 28 September 5, 12, 19, 26
April 4, 11, 18, 25 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 26, 31
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 7, 14, 21, 28
June 6, 13, 20, 27 December 5, 12, 19, 21

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About The Blue Train

The Blue Train is renown for being luxurious and for its top class service. Guests that stay aboard the Blue Train will receive a special gift at the end of the journey. The Blue Train offers both scheduled and chartered routes as well as packages that can include activities and accommodation off the train.

There are currently two Blue Train sets. The first train can accommodate up to 74 guests and the second can accommodate up to 58 with a observation car and a conference car. Each train travels around 90 kilometres per hour and carries 31 000 litres of water.

Dining

The Blue Train has top class dining which is complemented by some of the best wines in South Africa. The dining car seats 42 people and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are two sittings for lunch and dinner, lunch is smart casual, dinner is formal and breakfast is casual.

Accommodation

There are a variety of coaches on the Blue Train. There are 9 coaches with four suites per coach and two luxury coaches with three suites. All the beds have been custom made for the Blue Train. The beds are pulled out and already made, turning the suite from a comfortable lounge into a bedroom. The suites feature en-suite bathrooms with either a bath or a shower. The luxury suites have hi-fi, audio CD and VHS video systems.

Lounges

The Blue Train features 2 lounges. There is a main lounge where high tea is served every afternoon and the club car where guests are allowed to smoke.