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

 


2017 Dates Route

PRETORIA TO HOEDSPRUIT 2017
Selected Fridays
MonthDay
March17
June16
July7
August11

HOEDSPRUIT TO PRETORIA  2017
Selected Saturdays
MonthDay
March18
June17
July8
August12


2018 Dates Route

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

HOEDSPRUIT TO PRETORIA  2018
Selected Saturdays
MonthDay
March 17
June 16
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)

 

  • Dates in bold denote the train with a maximum capacity of 80 guests  - with a Conference Car & Paraplegic suite (partially wheelchair friendly)
  • Non-bold dates denote the train with a maximum capacity of 52 guests (this train set does not have 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