ITINERARY

PRETORIA – CAPE TOWN – 2018


Day Time Activity
Day 1 6:30

Register and check-in at The Pretoria Station Lounge.

Guests enjoy pre-departure drinks. Welcome snacks will be served on-board the train

7:30 Boarding starts. Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers.
8:00 Boarding concludes at 08:00am
8:30 The Blue Train departs from Pretoria Station
(Will depart earlier once all guests have checked-in)
10:30-12:00 First sitting for Brunch
12:30-14:00 Second sitting for Brunch
15:30

High tea is served in the Lounge Car.

OFF-THE-TRAIN EXCURSION
(Weather & time-permitting)

17:30

Guests arrive at the Open Mine Museum

Mine tour

Guests are first taken to view interesting and historical sites. Guests are also taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Kimberly hole.

18:35

Guests depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley Station.

At Kimberley Station guests are greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep.

19:10

The Blue Train departs Kimberley Station for the journey Southbound to Cape Town.

After this exciting tour, guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks served at any one of our lounges.

19:30-21:00 First sitting dinner
21:15 Second sitting dinner
DAY 2 07:00 – 10:00

Breakfast is served on a first-come-first- served basis.

Breakfast can also be served in-suite at the guests’ request.

12:00 – 14:45 Finger Snack Platters served at leisure (first-come-first-served) in the non-smoking Public areas
15:00 The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town Station..

* Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.

Detailed Itinerary: Pretoria – Cape Town  in pdf format.   Download

CAPE TOWN – PRETORIA – 2018


Day Time Activity
Day 1 6:30

Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge, Cape Town Station. 

Guests enjoy pre-departure drinks. Welcome snacks will be served on-board the train

7:30

Boarding commences.  Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers.

Boarding concludes at 08:00am

8:30 The Blue Train departs from Cape Town Station
10:30-12:00 First sitting for Brunch
12:30-14:00

Second sitting for Brunch

OFF-THE-TRAIN EXCURSION
(Weather & time-permitting)

14:30-15:30

The Blue Train arrives at Matjiesfontein

for an off-the-train excursion.

On arrival at Matjiesfontein guests are invited for a glass of sherry at the bar.  The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep. The Victoria buildings and original nineteenth century London lampposts impart to the traveler, the uncanny sense of entering a colonial time warp – an oasis suspended in a different age.

15:30

The Blue Train departs for its northbound journey to Pretoria.

High tea is served in the Lounge Car.

18:00 After an exciting interlude guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks at any one of our lounges.
18:30-20:00 First sitting dinner
20:30 Second sitting dinner
DAY 2 07:00 – 10:00

Breakfast is served on a first-come-first- served basis.

Breakfast can also be served in-suite at the guests’ request.

12:00 – 14:45 Finger Snack Platters served at leisure (first-come-first-served) in the non-smoking Public areas
15:00 The Blue Train arrives at Pretoria Station..

* Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.

 Detailed Itinerary: Cape Town – Pretoria in pdf format.   Download

PRETORIA – CAPE TOWN – 2019


Day Time Activity
Day 1 16:00

Register and check-in at The Pretoria Station Lounge.

Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks.

18:00 Boarding commences. Butlers usher guests to their suites.
Suite orientation done by butlers. Boarding concludes at 18:15
18:30 The Blue Train departs from Pretoria Station
(Will depart earlier once all guests have checked-in)
19:30 – 21:00 First sitting for Dinner
21:15 – 23:00 Second sitting for Dinner
DAY 2 06:00 – 09:00

Breakfast is served on a first-come-first-served basis.

OFF-THE-TRAIN EXCURSION
 (Weather & time-permitting)

9:30

The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station.

Guests disembark and gather at the railway museum, from where they will be ushered to a bus, which transfers them to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum.

10:00

Guests arrive at the Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine.

Guests are first taken to view interesting and historical sites. Guests are also taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Big Hole.

12:30

Guests depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley Station.

At Kimberley Station guests are greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep.

13:00

The Blue Train departs Kimberley Station for the Southbound journey to Cape Town.

After this exciting tour, guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy aperitifs served at any one of our lounges.

13:00-14:15 First sitting for Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Second sitting for Lunch
17:00 High Tea is served in the Non-Smoking Lounge Car
19:30 – 21:00 First sitting for Dinner
21:15 – 23:00 Second sitting for Dinner
DAY 3 06:00 – 09:00 Breakfast is served on a first-come- first-served basis.
10:30

The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town Station.

Butlers usher guests to The Blue Train Lounge

* Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.

Detailed Itinerary: Pretoria – Cape Town  in pdf format.   Download

CAPE TOWN – PRETORIA – 2019


Day Time Activity
Day 1 14:30

Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge, Cape Town Station.

Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks.

15:30

Boarding commences. Butlers usher guests to their suites.

Suite orientation done by butlers. Boarding concludes at 15:45

16:00

The Blue Train departs from Cape Town Station

(will depart earlier once all guests have checked-in)

16:30 High Tea is served in the Non-Smoking Lounge Car
19:30 – 21:00 First sitting for Dinner
21:15 – 23:00 Second sitting for Dinner
DAY 2 06:00 – 09:00 Breakfast is served on a first-come-first- served basis.
11:30 – 13:00 First sitting for Lunch
13:15 – 14:30

Second sitting for Lunch

OFF-THE-TRAIN EXCURSION
 (Weather & time-permitting)

14:30

The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station.

Guests disembark and gather at the railway museum, from where they will be ushered to a bus, which transfers them to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum.

15:00

Guests arrive at the Open Mine Museum

For a tour of the mine. Guests are first taken to view interesting and historical sites. Guests are also taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Big Hole.

7:30

Guests depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley Station.

At Kimberley Station guests are greeted with a glass of sherry.

The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep. After this exciting tour, guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy aperitifs before dinner

18:30 The Blue Train departs Kimberley Station for the journey Northbound to Pretoria.
19:30 – 21:00 First sitting for Dinner
21:15 – 23:00 Second sitting for Dinner
DAY 3 06:00 – 09:00 Breakfast is served on a first-come-first- served basis.
10:30

The Blue Train arrives at Pretoria Station

Butlers usher guests to the Arrival Lounge

* Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.

 Detailed Itinerary: Cape Town – Pretoria in pdf format.   Download