A journey of wild scenery and endless opulence awaits travelers onboard the Blue Train. This train has a reputation for excellence and has served travelers with grace and elegance for over 75 years. The history surrounding this line ventures back much further, though, and begins at the turn of the 20th century during South Africa's gold and diamond rush.
The train calls attention in each stretch of its flagship 994-mile route between Pretoria and coastal Cape Town. About halfway through the journey, the train makes a stop in the historical town of Kimberley. Here, guests are treated to an offboard excursion to the Big Hole and the Kimberley Mine Museum.
All the amenities of a five-star luxury hotel await passengers of the Blue Train. The train is conducive to an intimate atmosphere, hosting between 54 and 82 guests at any time. Valet and laundry services are available, and an attentive butler sees to each guest's needs around the clock. Room service can be requested at any time of the day. Much to the delight of modern travelers, Wi-Fi Internet is included throughout the train. Each journey is entirely all-inclusive, with all offboard excursions included in the ticket price. The inclusions that many travelers most look forward to, though, are those of the gastronomic type.
Join the likes of Sir Elton John, Naomi Campbell, Paul Simon, Nelson Mandela, former presidents, and royalty in experiencing what is easily the trip of a lifetime aboard South Africa's Blue Train.