The Blue Train

Northbound Journey - Cape Town to Pretoria

  • Journey name: Northbound Journey - Cape Town to Pretoria  
  • Duration: Upto 3 days

Overview:

The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27-hour journey of 1600 kilometres (994 miles), through some of the most varied and awe-inspiring scenery offered by the African sub-continent.  On the Northbound journey, the train leaves Cape Town at 08:50 and arrives in Pretoria at 12:30, well in time for high tea the following day. It stops at Matjiesfontein for an amazing off-the-train excursion. On arrival at Matjiesfontein guests are invited for a glass of sherry at the bar. The Victorian buildings and original nineteenth century London lampposts take you back in time and you feel like you have entered into the colonial era. 

Train Departure Schedule:

2016 : January - March , April - June , July - September , October - December

Journey Dates:

  • CAPE TOWN TO PRETORIA 2016
    Selected Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

    Month

    Day

    Month

    Day

    January

    8, 13, 20, 27

    July

    6, 13, 20, 27

    February

    3, 5, 10, 17, 19, 24, 26

    August

    3, 10, 12, 17, 24, 31

    March

    2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 30

    September

    7, 14, 21, 28

    April

    1, 6, 13, 20, 27, 29

    October

    5, 12, 19, 26, 28

    May

    4, 11, 18, 25

    November

    2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    June

    1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    December

    7, 14, 19, 23

    • 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)

Places Covered:

Cape Town, Matjiesfontein, Pretoria

Day to Day Itinerary - Click here

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Inclusions:

  • 1 x Overnight on a full board Basis
  • 14 % VAT and 1 % Tourism Levy

Exclusions:

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing and optional excursions not included in itinerary
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Visa Fees (where applicable)
  • Airport Taxes

Route Map

  • Luxurious Accommodation, fine cuisine and personalised service
  • Get a sense of the Colonial Time Warp
  • Diverse and Spectacular Scenery  
  • Victorian Matjiesfontein and Lord Milner Hotel
  • Northbound Journey - Cape Town  to Pretoria
  • Northbound Journey - Cape Town  to Pretoria
  • Northbound Journey - Cape Town  to Pretoria
  • Northbound Journey - Cape Town  to Pretoria