Pretoria • Hoedspruit • Pretoria

South Africa is synonymous with a number of things, including amongst others; Cape Town with Table Mountain, Robben Island, The Blue Train, Kruger National Park, to name but a few.
 
The Blue Train, which already traverses to and from Cape Town on a weekly basis, will be adding a new route to another South African iconic site, the Kruger National Park in the Hoedspruit area. The Hoedspruit  / Kruger National Park route, which is currently available on charter, will be added to The Blue Train's 2016 schedule and will happen bi-annually. The Blue Train will travel from Pretoria and  stop at Hoedspruit Station, where guests will then be transferred to their preferred Lodges in and around the Kruger National Park, as per their chosen itineraries organised with their tour operators.
 

Pretoria - Hoedspruit Route

 

2018 Dates

PRETORIA TO HOEDSPRUIT 2018
Selected Fridays
Month Day
March 16
June 15
June 29
July 13
August 10
October 19
December 14

HOEDSPRUIT TO PRETORIA  2018
Selected Saturdays
Month Day
March 17
June 16
June 30
July 14
August 11
October 20
December 15

Departure Time: Pretoria: 15:00 (pm)
Arrival Time: Hoedspruit: 10:00 (am)

Departure Time: Hoedspruit: 15:00 (pm)
Arrival Time: Pretoria: 10:00 (am)

2019 Dates

PRETORIA TO HOEDSPRUIT 2019
Selected Fridays
Month Day
March 8
July 19
September 27

HOEDSPRUIT TO PRETORIA  2019
Selected Saturdays
Month Day
March 9
July 20
September 28

Departure Time: Pretoria: 15:00 (pm)
Arrival Time: Hoedspruit: 10:00 (am)

 

 

Departure Time: Hoedspruit: 15:00 (pm)
Arrival Time: Pretoria: 10:00 (am)

 

 

 

  • Dates in bold denote the train with a maximum capacity of 82 guests  - with an Observation Car & Paraplegic Suite (partially wheelchair friendly)
  • Non-bold dates denote the train with a maximum capacity of 54 guests (this train set does not have an Observation Car nor a Paraplegic Suite - and is therefore not wheelchair friendly)

 


The Kruger National Park is in the top three destinations that visitors want to see while on holiday in South Africa. It is one of Africa's largest game reserves covering an area of 19,633 square Kilometres (7,580 sq miles) between the two provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern part of South Africa. The Kruger National Park houses Africa's Big Five : Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo and other numerous unique wildlife.

Other activities to do while at the Kruger National Park include but are not limited to: game drives, bird- watching, camping, bush walking safaris, a visit to the Blyde River Canyon,  etc.

For more, please visit www.sanparks.org

 


 

Detailed Itinerary: Pretoria - Hoedspruit


DAY 1:
13:00

Register and check-in at The Pretoria Station Lounge. Guests enjoy pre-departure drinks. Welcome snacks will be served on-board the train

14:30

Boarding starts and butlers usher guests to their suites

15:00

The Blue Train departs Pretoria Station for Hoedspruit

18:30 – 20:00

First Sitting Dinner

20:30

Second Sitting Dinner

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

Guests enjoy post-dinner drinks, Cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed.

DAY 2:
06:30 – 09:30

Breakfast is served on a first-come-first served basis. Breakfast can also be served in-suite at the guests’ request.

10:00

The Blue Train arrives at Hoedspruit Station.

(rest of your itinerary continues as arranged by your travel agent)

Detailed Itinerary: Pretoria – Hoedspruit in pdf format.   Download

Detailed Itinerary: Hoedspruit – Pretoria


DAY 1:
13:00

Register and check-in at the check-in table, Hoedspruit Station. Guests enjoy pre-departure drinks and welcome snacks on-board the train

14:30

Boarding starts and butlers usher guests to their suites

15:00

The Blue Train departs Hoedspruit Station for Pretoria

18:30 – 20:00

First Sitting Dinner

20:30

Second Sitting Dinner

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

Guests enjoy post-dinner drinks, Cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed.

DAY 2:
06:30 – 09:30

Breakfast is served on a first-come-first served basis. Breakfast can also be served in-suite at the guests’ request.

10:00

The Blue Train arrives at Hoedspruit Station.

(rest of your itinerary continues as arranged by your travel agent)

Detailed Itinerary: Hoedspruit – Pretoria in pdf format.   Download