Pretoria to Cape Town Train Journey


Experience the style and grace of a luxury rail journey as you travel overnight from Pretoria to Cape Town.

Soak up the elegant ambience on this splendid train as it winds its way through South Africa’s unique and changing landscape.

En route, stop in the mining town of Kimberley and experience the timelessness of this historical town and its famous attraction, the Kimberley Big Hole.

2018 Departures


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2018-02-16 2018-02-17
2018-02-19 2018-02-20
2018-02-21 2018-02-22
2018-02-26 2018-02-27


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2018-03-02 2018-03-03
2018-03-05 2018-03-06
2018-03-12 2018-03-13
2018-03-19 2018-03-20
2018-03-26 2018-03-27


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2018-04-02 2018-04-03
2018-04-09 2018-04-10
2018-04-16 2018-04-17
2018-04-23 2018-04-24
2018-04-30 2018-05-01


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2018-05-07 2018-05-08
2018-05-14 2018-05-15
2018-05-21 2018-05-22
2018-05-28 2018-05-29


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2018-06-04 2018-06-05
2018-06-11 2018-06-12
2018-06-18 2018-06-19
2018-06-25 2018-06-26


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2018-07-02 2018-07-03
2018-07-09 2018-07-10
2018-07-16 2018-07-17
2018-07-23 2018-07-24
2018-07-30 2018-07-31


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2018-08-06 2018-08-07
2018-08-13 2018-08-14
2018-08-20 2018-08-21
2018-08-27 2018-08-28


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2018-09-03 2018-09-04
2018-09-10 2018-09-11
2018-09-17 2018-09-18
2018-09-24 2018-09-25


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2018-10-01 2018-10-02
2018-10-08 2018-10-09
2018-10-15 2018-10-16
2018-10-22 2018-10-23
2018-10-24 2018-10-25
2018-10-29 2018-10-30


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2018-11-05 2018-11-06
2018-11-12 2018-11-13
2018-11-19 2018-11-20
2018-11-26 2018-11-27


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2018-12-03 2018-12-04
2018-12-10 2018-12-11
2018-12-17 2018-12-18
2018-12-19 2018-12-20


Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore the historic town of Kimberley
  • Visit the Big Hole in Kimberley
  • Watch as the South African landscape passes by
  • Enjoy fine dining in the old-fashioned dining car
  • Play a game of backgammon in the stylish lounge
  • Enjoy a superb high tea in the lounge car

More Information

Tour Duration

2 days




Cape Town

Comfort Level


Type of Accommodation



South Africa    Cape Town

  • 1 night at The Blue Train

Day to day itinerary

Day 1

All aboard the Blue Train

Arrive at the Pretoria Station and enjoy pre-departure drinks and snacks in The Blue Train Lounge before being assisted to your suite by a butler. After a delectable brunch, spend the afternoon relaxing as you watch the scenery glide past.

Enjoy mid-afternoon high tea in the luxurious Lounge Car.
Arrive in Kimberley for a brief stop where you’ll board an old-style tram for a ride through this quaint town to the mine. Marvel at the famous Kimberley Hole from an enclosed ramp. Return to the Blue Train in time to freshen up a bit before dinner. Meal time, particularly dinner, is quite an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie.


Day 2

Let the Mother City welcome you

Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the dining car on a first come, first served basis or for some privacy, request to have your breakfast in your suite. Spend the rest of the morning thinking of some exciting activities you’d like to do while in the Mother City.

The Blue Train will arrive at Cape Town Station at approximately midday, giving you the rest of the day to enjoy those activities. Upon arrival your butler will assist you off the train and accompanying you to the Blue Train Lounge.

African Safari Group can arrange a private transfer from the station to your next destination. We recommend you combine this journey with an exploration of vibrant Cape Town – one of the top ten cities in the world – or of the scenically stunning Garden Route.


  • 1 night on The Blue Train on a fully inclusive basis
  • A visit to “The Big Hole” in Kimberley


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

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Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.