The Blue Train

Southbound Journey - Pretoria to Capetown

  • Journey name: Southbound Journey - Pretoria to Capetown  
  • Duration: Upto 3 days

Overview:

The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27-hour journey of 1,600 kilometres (994 miles), through some of the most varied and stunning scenery offered by the African sub-continent. On the Southbound trip, the train departs from Pretoria main train station at 8:50 and arrives in Cape Town train station at 12:00 the following day. En route to Cape Town there is a stopover and excursion in Kimberley, where we go back in time to the days of the Diamond Rush.

Train Departure Schedule:

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

Journey Dates:

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

    Month

    Day

    Month

    Day

    January

    6, 11, 18, 25

    July

    4, 11, 18, 25

    February

    1, 3, 8, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29

    August

    1, 8, 10, 15, 22, 29

    March

    2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28, 30

    September

    5, 12, 19, 26

    April

    4, 11, 18, 25, 27

    October

    3, 10, 17, 24, 26, 31

    May

    2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    November

    7, 14, 21, 28

    June

    6, 13, 20, 27

    December

    5, 12, 16, 21

    • 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:

Pretoria, Kimberley, Cape Town

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Inclusions:

  • 1 x Overnight on a full board
  • 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 
  • Kimberley Diamond Mine and Museum, tram ride
  • Southbound Journey - Pretoria to Capetown
  • Southbound Journey - Pretoria to Capetown
  • Southbound Journey - Pretoria to Capetown
  • Southbound Journey - Pretoria to Capetown