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DRESSED FOR DINNER: Elegant dining aboard the Blue Train

DRESSED FOR DINNER: Elegant dining aboard the Blue Train


Pay by February 28 and get a discount for your travelling companion.


SOUTH Africa’s legendary Blue Train has a special offer for the 2019 winter season.

You can travel in May, June or July and get a 50 per cent discount for your partner or a travelling companion sharing your cabin.  

But you must book and pay by February 28 and the offer is only applicable to new bookings.

When you book, indicate that the reservation is for the 2019 Winter Special

This year the Cape Town-Pretoria and Pretoria-Cape Town routes will be a two-night (39-hour) journey.

The train leaves in the evening on the first night from Pretoria and during the afternoon on the first day from Cape Town so that guests can enjoy the beauty of Western Cape.

Overnight travel is fixed at 60 km/h to allow for a smooth ride and a peaceful sleep.

The train will have more time built-in to maintain its running schedule and for the Kimberely diamond mine off-train excursion. 

The Blue Train dress code will remain smart casual during the day, and formal for dinner (gentlemen are requested to at least wear a jacket or waistcoat; a tie is not required; ladies elegant).