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Review of The Blue Train

The Blue Train
Ranked #7 of 115 things to do in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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264 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was one of the best experiences I've ever had. A true luxury train that is pure opulence. From the oak paneled walls to the fabulous ambiance of the Lounge and Dining car this train is a true 5 star experience. The food was world class and the service impeccable. I will do this trip again

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Gbusiek
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Blue Train - tick one off the bucket list”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

My wife has an affinity for trains from her youth and high on her bucket list was the blue train in SA. We traveled in late April Pretoria to Cape town in unit 39, deluxe coach. What an awesome experience, starting with coffee etc in the Herbert Baker building waiting lounge in Pretoria, with lots of memorabilia on the walls, excellent bag drop off and the service exceptional. Our coach was great, with paneled walls, TV, own on suite and quite spacious. We had a butler who was extremely efficient, plus the train manager dropped in to greet everyone. We stopped at Kimberley for a tour of the diamond mine and it was fascinating, i could spend longer there. On arrival back at the train we were entertained with sherry and a keep glass, lovely idea and memento. Dinner attire is formal and the meals, wine and scotch selection excellent. Bedding very comfortable and we decided to have our breakfast in our coach. what an awesome experience with 5 star service and dining.

Visited April 2014
4 Thank DennisRogers
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Blue Train”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

The Blue Train lives up to its reputation as one of the finest luxury trains in the world. From check in at an exclusive lounge at the Cape Town station to the well equipped 'suites' complete with wifi and showers, the panoramic observation car, exquisite food with an endless supply of the very best wines available, attentive and well trained personnel including personal butlers - it cannot be faulted. The beds were very comfortable and the air suspension ensured a very smooth ride. On top of all this, the scenery on the 25 hour trip is breathtaking.

Visited May 2014
16 Thank philip w
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Fabulous One of a Life Time Experiences”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

The Blue Train was the ultimate in luxury. We had our own butler, David, who was there for our every need. He could not have been kinder or more efficient. He obviously knows what his passengers appreciate.

We met the Manager, Herbert Pinslot, who spent quite a bit of time talking to us and answering our questions.

The food was magnificent and the service impeccable. Thank you so much!

Visited March 2014
7 Thank SherTexas
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