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Blue Train (Five Star Luxury)

Maximum 2 guests per suite. Rates are per person, inclusive of all meals, high tea, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and off-the train excursions excluding French champagne, caviar and external telephone calls.
Rates quoted are for a one-way journey and are subject to change without prior notification. Arrival times and off-the train excursions cannot be guaranteed. Reservations for children on request only.

Special requests for meals (e.g. Kosher and Halaal) to be specified at time of reservation.
Bed preference (double or single) to be specified when making a reservation, as double beds are limited.

Guests are requested to check in 1 hour prior to departure at The Blue Train lounges in Pretoria and Cape Town.

The Blue Train terms and conditions apply to all bookings.


 

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2014 Rates

HIGH SEASON:
01 September 2014 - 15 November 2014

LOW SEASON:
01 January - 31 August 2014 & 16 November - 31 December 2014

Please note new seasons and rate per person sharing

PRETORIA – CAPE TOWN ROUTE
(Mon, Wed, Fri at 07:30am)
Suite type Low season High season
Luxury Double rate per person sharing R 14 060.00 R 17 495.00
Luxury Single rate including Supplement R 21 090.00 R 26 240.00
De Luxe Double per person sharing R 13 015.00 R 16 065.00
De Luxe Single rate including Supplement R 19 520.00 R 24 095.00


Please note rate per person sharing

PRETORIA - DURBAN - PRETORIA (Twice a Month at 15:00pm)
Suite type  
Luxury Double rate per person sharing R 7 100.00
Luxury Single rate including Supplement R 10 650.00
De Luxe Double per person sharing R 6 360.00
De Luxe Single rate including Supplement R 9 540.00


2015 Rates

HIGH SEASON:
01 September 2015 - 15 November 2015

LOW SEASON:
01 January - 31 August 2015 & 16 November - 31 December 2015

Please note new seasons and rate per person sharing

PRETORIA – CAPE TOWN ROUTE
(Mon, Wed, Fri at 07:30am)
Suite type Low season High season
Luxury Double rate per person sharing R 15 465.00 R 19 245.00
Luxury Single rate including Supplement R 23 200.00 R 28 870.00
De Luxe Double per person sharing R 13 795.00 R 17 030.00
De Luxe Single rate including Supplement R 20 690.00 R 25 545.00


Please note rate per person sharing

PRETORIA - DURBAN - PRETORIA
(Twice a Month at 15:00pm)
Suite type  
Luxury Double rate per person sharing R 7 810.00
Luxury Single rate including Supplement R 11 715.00
De Luxe Double per person sharing R 6 740.00
De Luxe Single rate including Supplement R 10 110.00

De-Lux Suites:
Your De Luxe Suite will forever alter your definition of what style and class entail. From your elegant and relaxing lounge during the day, it transforms into a subtly-lit bedroom of indulgence during the night, bedecked with goose-down and 100 per cent percale-cotton bedding, from your individually-controlled air-conditioning system, under-floor heating, opulent marble and gold-fitted bathroom, its scented bath salts and plush monogrammed towels, to the electronic entertainment options on offer.
 
And then, of course, all this accompanied by the ever-changing vistas of the countryside…
 
The De Luxe coaches each have four suites that measure 4 by 2 metres. One of these contains a double bed and a ¾ size bath tub with handheld shower, while the others have twin beds with showers.


Luxury Suites:
Your Luxury Suite will enchant you from the moment your personal butler ushers you aboard. It extends the offering from a De Luxe suite even further; by an extra metre of your domain, with twin or double bedded suites which offer you long and luxurious bath tubs and a private digital interactive entertainment system, with an inviting selection of music CDs and big-screen movies on Blue-Ray DVD.

Luxury coaches have three Luxury Suites that each measure 5,13 by 2 metres and give you the option of twin beds or a double bed.

Your De Luxe or Luxury suites are your home-away-from-home lounges. Need to send an important email halfway across the world or make that urgent phone call? Relax in knowing that all suites are fitted with WI-FI service that is complimentary to all our guests. Use the telephone system in each suite to dial your butler, at no extra charge, for an apéritif or even call family and friends across the Atlantic and relay your Blue Train experience at a minimal fee.

An act of alchemy transforms your sitting area into a restful night-time sanctuary. Goose down duvets and pillows and 100 percent percale cotton bedding envelop you as you drift off after a soothing, scented soak or shower in your marble and gold-appointed bathroom, lulled by the rhythm of the whispering wheels.


Services

On The Blue Train, the luxury of personal service comes standard. Our friendly, efficient and highly-trained staff take great pride in resolving your every query and satisfying your every need. A late night snack? An early morning wake-up call? A blouse in pressing need of a little tender care? One call and your butler will take care of it. The Train Manager is also on call at all times. 
 
Our on-board services include, but are not limited to:
    • Snacks and beverages served in your private suite on request,
    • A limited on-board laundry and valet service,
    • Safes in all the suites for your valuables, and
    • A van for luggage that you will not need during the journey.
 
The Blue Train’s telephone system runs the full length of the train, allowing you to contact your butler or the Train Manager 24-hours-a-day. If you wish to make international calls, our staff will gladly assist you to do so, at an additional fee.
 

In addition, our two highly-trained on-board technicians are always eager to share their knowledge with you, and you can also enjoy a camera-view from the drivers’ perspective from the comfort of your own suite.


 
 
 

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