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This is an experience you have once in a lifetime. It is opulent with very good food and good... read more

Reviewed today

This was a trip of a lifetime, something we've always wanted to do and it didn't disappoint! I can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lorita P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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191 Paul Kruger Street | NZASM Building, Second Floor, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
+27 12 334 8459
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Reviewed today

This is an experience you have once in a lifetime. It is opulent with very good food and good staff. The cabins are small but well fitted out. The scenery on the journey is not the best and can be described as boring. Once again...More

Thank fortyfran
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was at the top of my "bucket list" and what a disappointment. Train running late so no Kimberley stop, no water from the taps in our cabin ( but there was hot water in the toilet!),the 24 hr butler service was non existent, first...More

Thank afromashford
Reviewed 2 days ago

Blue train cannot be compared to Rovos Rail except for the quality of the coaches. Myself and my wife have done trips from Pretoria to Cape Town on both Rovos and the Blue train. Blue train 3 hours late on departure - excursions were cancelled...More

Thank Stay825796
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a trip of a lifetime, something we've always wanted to do and it didn't disappoint! I can understand some people's frustrations and it must be awful to have to cut the train trip short and continue the journey by bus. I hope they...More

1  Thank Lorita P
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience. We shared the journey with two friends and they also had an amazing experience. It is Bucket List travel. We did Pretoria to Cape Town route. Embarkation was well organised. We took our small cabin sized suit cases into our cabin...More

1  Thank Julie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think that we were on same trip as last reviewer This was supposed to be the finale of an otherwise fantastic holiday. Although the butlers, bar and waiting staff were all very helpful unfortunately the management team were unavailable and uncommunicative during the constant...More

1  Thank Liz Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a second journey with the Blue train as we really enjoyed the first time 2 years ago, everything was perfect, simply luxury. But this time, whaou, a total disaster and lack of money and time. We left Capetown with 2 hours of delay...More

1  Thank isayade
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been warned that there was a tendency for the trip to be a bit disorganised....and it was. We arrived at the train station at the time specified and ended up waiting for two hours to board. There was no real information being given...More

3  Thank celialogin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town was a step back in time. The height of luxury rail travel from years gone by. Personal service all the way. Wonderful dining with each meal being made to be an occasion. Cabins most comfortable. An excellent...More

2  Thank Familytraveller09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Total luxury from beginning to end. The level of service and the quality of the food was fantastic. We experienced very long delays which resulted in us arriving into Cape Town nearly 4 hours late and the Kimberly excursion being cancelled but this came as...More

2  Thank Janice F
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Christine C
September 4, 2018|
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Response from Doreen M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely ... your butler will attend to all your needs on board.
April 26, 2018|
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Response from Doreen M | Reviewed this property |
All the previous answers are perfectly correct. Tables are set for two or four alternatively, but you will never be expected to share. I look forward to reading your own review on The Blue Train Experience!
February 8, 2018|
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Response from gal4d | Reviewed this property |
There are only two lounge cars, one at rear one at front. Front one is really allocated as a smoking car,( hold your breath or take air tanks,), but has the large TV connected to the front mounted camera.. The cars are of a... More