Luxurious Blue Train Traverses Scenic South Africa

Sunday Jan 22, 2012

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - The most lavish train on the planet is now more accessible, thanks to spectacular newly-launched promotions for jetsetters wishing to travel to South Africa.

The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it, and its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service. The routes of The Blue Train, both scheduled and chartered, take guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world. The finest bed linen, marble tiles and gold fittings in the bathrooms and sheer opulence all ensure that guests will never forget the time they spend on The Blue Train.

This moving five-star hotel on wheels has hosted countless presidents, celebrities and royalty and is a true once-in-a-lifetime experience for even the most discerning travelers.

Guests can take advantage of 50% off the second person rate in a double suite for travel through March 31, 2012. If travel plans call for a timeframe later in the year, guests can opt for 2 free hotel nights to use both pre and post-Blue Train journey. The hotel choices include the stylish boutique 131 Herbert Baker in Pretoria, the classic Sheraton Pretoria, and the stunning Westin Cape Town.

Blue Train journeys are 27 hours in length, offering one night of blissful luxury as guests traverse the landscape, indulging in private butler service, gourmet cuisine and award-winning wines and spirits which are all included in the rate.

This is the first significant promotional offer the Blue Train has launched in recent years, making it easier than ever for travelers to make their luxury rail travel dreams come true.

Dine, laze, gaze, sip, be spoiled, be pampered, relax, repeat. If this sounds like something you can handle, then a luxury rail journey is just the thing for you. There's something that is just so splendidly chic about train travel, especially when the train involved happens to be one of the most luxurious in the world.

There is perhaps no finer example of opulent traveling five-star (plus) accommodations than the world-famous Blue Train, which travels across the magically scenic landscape of South Africa.

The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it, and its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service.

Guests aboard the train are spoiled from the time of arrival in the exclusive departure lounges in either Pretoria or Cape Town, where they're met with a libation and introduction to their personal butler who will be looking after them for the duration of their stay aboard.

Each of the lavish suites are beautifully decorated with rich mahogany wood, luxe linen atop supremely comfortable beds, TVs with movie channels and even a GPS channel so you know exactly where you are at any time of the day.

Best of all, each suite has it's own gorgeous bathroom- no queuing in the corridor to brush your teeth at night. The train travels at a comfortable speed, allowing for hours of tremendous, ever-changing vistas as you traverse from one end of the country to another, stopping briefly along the way for an excursion. After that, it's back on board for traditional high tea followed by a lavish, elegant dinner experience.

Feeling hungry? Not to worry, the train is equipped with a team of traveling chefs that produce gourmet meals morning, noon and night...and beyond. The staff is tremendously hospitable and truly makes you feel like royalty. Best of all, the overnight journey easily fits in to almost any South Africa itinerary. It truly is an experience of a lifetime, not to be missed whilst in this wondrous land.

For more information, please contact the North American Sales Office at on how to reserve this offer as well as assistance with South Africa packages including hotel, air and enriching tours.

Travel before 31 Mar 2012 and one person travels at 50% off, double occupancy. Or, opt for 2 FREE hotel nights in either Cape Town or Pretoria any time in 2012 at your choice of Westin Cape Town, 131 Herbert Baker in Pretoria, or Sheraton Pretoria.

Or contact for more information.


  • , 2012-01-23 11:51:01

    First rode the Blue Train in 1998, then was back on it last summer. Still top-notch, I’m happy to report (and I’ve traveled on most of the world’s luxury trains)! - Owen Hardy, The Society of International Railway Travelers.

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