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The Blue Train is the ultimate luxury experience,we were treated like royalty. Not only that we enjoyed our time with family and made new friends. The staff is now a family away from home, the most friendly and humorous people you'll ever meet.
We travelled from Cape Town to Pretoria in November 2018.
The check in was difficult to find at Cape Town train station, our taxi driver didn’t know where it was and luckily we found a train manager who escorted us. Once in the lounge we...More
This is not worth the money. Check in was fine although the lounge was small. The cabins are fairly small and need some tlc. We travelled from Cape Town to Pretoria and spent more time stationary than moving. This is due to the poor state...More
A lot has been said already but this is not worth the money. In our experience of train travel "must dos", (eg Hiram Bingham, Orient Express and Rocky Mountaineer) this lags a way behind. Arriving 3.5 hours late, too noisy to sleep as it goes...More
Yes, as comfortable as you hoped! Yes, you see the most stunning scenery. Yes, the food is devine. Yes, you are treated like royalty. Sadly, at times the organisation at the start and finish was chaotic - after all this time there MUST be a...More
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
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
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
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
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
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!