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At a glittering gala event held in Nairobi, Kenya on the 16th October 2013, The Blue Train was named Africa’s Leading Luxury Train by the World Travel Awards yet again! The Blue Train has enjoyed this award for a record-breaking fifth consecutive year since 2009. The Blue Train adds this award to an already array list of accolades collected over the years including being voted as the World’s Leading Luxury Train  for three consecutive years between 2009 and 2011.

Now in their 20th anniversary, the World Travel Awards, popularly known... Read More

Posted: 14 November '13 • 03:19pm

Following the record-breaking results of The Blue Train – Travel Info workshops which concluded on the 31st August 2013, which saw a staggering 1537 participants and 834 completed evaluations with an 80% pass mark, the winners have been announced!

Herbert Prinsloo, the Train Manager of The Blue Train, visited Ms Lorette Garnett, of Club Travel ITC, at her work place in Kirstenhof, Cape Town to hand over her overall winner’s prize -  a ticket for two on board the most lavish train on the planet!

“I have been in the travel industry for over 25 years and I don’... Read More

Posted: 14 November '13 • 03:15pm

The Blue Train, one of South Africa’s most well-known tourism icons, is now offering corporates the opportunity to tailor-make their own Blue Train route. The train can be chartered for strategic meetings, product launches, VIP cocktail parties, lunches, dinners and even wedding receptions, with a variety of different routes as an option. The Conference Car, which is found in one of the two train sets, accommodates up to 22 delegates, is fully equipped with audio-visual and technical equipment for a high level business meeting or a small conference.

For over 65 years The Blue Train... Read More

Posted: 14 November '12 • 03:45pm

With all the excitement of the recent Olympics in London, and whilst our heroic South African Olympians were celebrating their Olympic medals, The Blue Train was celebrating a “Silver” of its own! 

The Blue Train was proud and delighted to be announced as Runner Up at the exclusive Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards in the category of “Favourite Specialist Train Operator”. 

This prestigious awards ceremony was hosted at The British Museum on 6th September 2012.  The Blue Train previously won Gold in 2010, and came fifth in... Read More

Posted: 14 November '12 • 03:28pm

The Blue Train, South Africa’s “Blue Jewel” has undergone various upgrades which are sure to continue to set it apart from its competitors. These upgrades include soft refurbishments of the train’s interiors, upgrading its technology as well as all its critical safety components.

“The Blue Train has been the market leader in luxury rail travel and winning the coveted World’s Leading Luxury Train and Africa’s Leading Luxury Train for consecutive years of 2009 to 2011 and 2009 to 2012 respectively at the World Travel Awards, is testament to this. Technology is an ever-evolving façade... Read More

Posted: 14 November '12 • 03:24pm

Following the achievement of being awarded the highly contest 2011 World’s Leading Luxury Train award at the World Travel Awards prize giving ceremony in Doha, Qatar recently, The Blue Train continues to add to its assortment of awards by being recognised with South Africa’s Short List award at the inaugural Media24 online 2012 South African Wine List Awards. The Blue Train was also awarded with this award for the Gauteng Region.

Wine lists were awarded 1, 2 or 3 Flutes according to percentages reached when matched by the judges to the scoring criteria for Short,... Read More

Posted: 01 January '12 • 03:25pm