Africa By Rail

July 29, 2013  By: Gretchen

There are countless ways to see Africa – from a golf cart, from the air, on foot, from the back of an elephant…the list goes on. Have you ever considered seeing Africa by rail?

The Blue Train is widely regarded as one of the world’s most luxurious trains. For more than half a century South Africa’s Blue Train has enjoyed an international reputation as one of the world’s pre-eminent traveling experiences.

By day, your private suite is an elegant and relaxing haven. Generous lounge chairs and a writing desk at the window afford unparalleled views of Africa’s panoramic and breathtaking sights. As night falls the suites become sumptuous and subtly-lit bedrooms with a choice of either two single beds or a double bed, clothed in fine cotton linen and duvets.

A snack menu can be served in the privacy of your suite, simply ask your butler. Sumptuous meals are served in the dining car.

Each coach has a professionally trained butler whose pleasure it will be to ensure that your journey is as memorable and comfortable as possible. Butlers are available for the duration of the journey to anticipate and accommodate your every need.

All suites have private bathrooms with marble floors, gold fittings and a choice of bath or shower. Plush white towels, soft cotton kimonos and an array of luxury bath oils and soaps. The beds fold out of the panel concealing the seats under it. Should you require the bed to be made during the journey, just ring for your butler.

The Blue Train runs between Pretoria and Cape Town on a regular schedule. The train can even be chartered for any other route in South Africa. We can also customize your safari to include time in the bush or the city before or after your Blue Train journey.

Would you like to experience the romance of South Africa by rail?