The Blue Train interior is
created by a famous designer. The train is in direct competition with the
best 5-star hotels in the country and this in terms of elegance, comfort,
style and luxury. Our suites offer the most modern technologies and superior
Blue Train suite has telephone, television and individual controlled
air-condition. A separate channel offers regional information and
documentaries while the train is travelling.
The train air-condition are water
cooled and fresh air is directly cooled off for each compartment. The
corridors are also cooled with a similar system. The same system is
providing heating during the winter months and on top of that under floor
choose between luxe and luxury accommodation:
accommodation has twin beds with shower or a double bed with three quarter
Luxury accommodation has twin
beds or a double bed, normal size bath with hand shower, cd-player and video
Double bed during the day
Of course we offer excellent cuisine guided with superior South African
The Blue Train offers two public lounges, the main lounge and the Club
Lounge. The Club Lounge has a more male feeling where one can enjoy a cigar,
cognac or coffee. These are the only two places on the train where smoking
is served each day in the main lounge.
The large television in the main lounge will take immediately your
attention. This monitor shows the tracks in front of the locomotive while
large windows offer the perfect view over the landscape.
The second Blue Train has a thrid lounge, ideal for a business meeting or
small conference for maximal 22 delegates.
Travel route 1
Step aboard of the Blue Train in Pretoria (recently
named Tswane) for a ride along the 'Golden Arc' gold mine. The train is
having halt in Kimberley where we visit the Big Hole en the historical city
centre. We continue into the Great Karoo semi-desert, the Cape Winelands
from Drakenstein, Slanghoek and Elandskloof and finally arrive in Cape Town.
Travel route 2
This is the shortest train route.
of the Olifants Route (Pretoria - Hoedspruit - Pretoria)
Travelling on the historic 'Eastern Delgaoa Bay Railway
line'. Departure in Pretoria (Tswane) right through the Mpumalanga Province
via Witbank, MIddelburg and Machadorps. A spectacular descending from
Waterval Boven to Waterval Onder, 228 metres downwards with a declination of
20%. Continue from the Elands River Valley to Nelspruit in the fertile Crocodile River
The train is leaving the Maputo
line in Kaapmuiden, at the western Kruger Park border with final
Travel route 3
The most beautiful route.
Pretoria - Victoria Falls - Pretoria
Your journey starts in Pretoria,
home of the Blue Train. Follow into the footsteps of the famous explorer,
Dr. David Livingstone. A journey into dark Africa with final destination the
Vicotira Falls, one of the worlds natural wonders.
The journey goes further
westwards to Mafikeng and the border with Botswana, we continue north to the
capital Gaborone and the African savannah.
Kwa Bulawayo where we visit the Matobo Hills National Park
(Matobo = bold head, named by chief Mzilikazi, a Zulu warlord who founded
the Ndebele nation).
The hills were a perfect hideaway
for Mzilikazi to avoid a bloodbath with Shaka. The 2000 km² reserve is a
true moon landscape with enormous granite heads.
The most spectacular part of the
reserve is the highest point where the famous Cecil John Rhodes is
lead at rest. Cecil Rhodes was the first Prime
Minister of the Cape Colony and founder of the diamond giant De Beers.
The Shangaan Patrol Memorial is a
little further, honouring the 20 men who fought against a 30.000 men strong
Zulu army during the Matabele Wars
The train continues to the Victoria
Falls, discovered by Dr. David Livingstone in 1855 and named after Queen
Victoria. People in Zimbabwe call the waterfall 'Mosi-oa-Thunya', the
thundering smoke. The waterfall is 1.5 times wider and twice higher than the
Niagra Falls in the United States. The water falls 450 m down and takes 500
million m³ water per minute. The falls can be seen during the rain season
from 80 km far !!!
A visit to the Kwa Bulawayo museum,
an authentic royal citadel from Lobengula, a Matabele King, makes the
journey unforgettable. The train stops on our way back near the Hwange National Park,
one of Africa's last elephant resorts. Here you will have the opportunity to
see the Big-5 (lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant and rhino).