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 has enjoyed international reputation as one of the world’s unsurpassed luxury experiences. Our corporate clients can tailor-make a charter with a difference. For example, a Golfing or Safari Charter, with the train stopping at or near golf courses or game lodges that are situated along a rail route. As long as the option they choose involves rail networks that are compatible with The Blue Train’s technology, it can be arranged! Full catering and bar facilities are available on board. Other popular tailor-made charters include stops at other major South African events such as, the Vodacom Durban July, the Nedbank Golf Challenge – in Sun City, J&B Met in Cape Town, to name but a few.
Since its inception in 1946, the world-renowned Blue Train has been associated with the best in luxury hospitality and tourism. This legacy remained and was once again accentuated after the train was re-constructed in 1972, and again after a total refurbishment that was completed in 1998. The Blue Train has gathered an impressive list of accolades, such as being voted the world’s leading luxury train for four consecutive years in a row – 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and Africa’s leading luxury for four consecutive years – 2009 to 2012.
The train boasts private en suite bathrooms; an air cushion suspension system which ensures a remarkably smooth ride; a driver’s eye-view camera, an advanced, independent braking system, an interactive entertainment system in each suite, Wi-Fi, amongst other advanced technological features.