Blue Train Tour

The Blue Train


Book your Blue Train tour with Umzantsi Afrika Tours and qualify for complimentary shuttles from the airport to the station and return

The Blue Train Tour traverses South Africa and its breath-taking scenery in a manner that befits the elegance and mystique that has grown around this once-in-a-lifetime rail experience.

Kings and presidents have indulged on this magnificent, moving five-star “hotel-on-wheels”. From love-struck honeymooners, to adulated celebrities. And even ordinary folk who fantasise about a life of spectacular luxury, a life that has seemed tantalisingly out of reach.

Welcome aboard The Blue Train Tour. Your unforgettable experience is about to begin…


Pretoria to Cape Town

The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 31-hour journey of 1 600 kilometres (994 miles), through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent.

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Pretoria to Kruger National Park

The Blue Train also travels to South Africa’s Limpopo Province which is home to the Kruger National Park – one of the world’s finest game parks and home to Africa’s Big Five. These one-way 19-hour journeys take place on selected months of the year and offer guests an opportunity of some fantastic new “rail safari” combination packages – with the many private safari lodges found in Greater Kruger and Sabi Sands areas.

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Charters and Events

All events are catered for including – graduations, engagements, weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and milestone birthdays. All of these deserve a memorable venue, a special ambience, a reminder that you’re going places.

The Blue Train can be chartered for such occasions. It can follow its standard routes or custom-made trips and cross-border excursions that last from a few hours to several nights. When not booked for use during a trip, the Conference Car is converted into an Observation Car that complements amenities offered in Lounge cars.

The Blue Train has the facilities to service business-oriented journeys. Our fully-equipped Conference Car can seat 22 delegates boardroom-style or accommodate smaller work areas combined with Observation Car amenities.  Navigate your way through the landscape while doing business.

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