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The Blue Train

Whet your whistle as you wind your way through the wine lands of South Africa

At Fred.\ Holidays, we understand that everyone has different preferences and our team of Travel Specialists can build a rail holiday to your requirements, with what is important to you in mind. Get in touch to build your dream rail holiday
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The Blue Train is a more modern offering in comparison to Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa (link) and travels between Pretoria and Cape Town on selected dates throughout the year. The train also travels one a year to South Africa’s Limpopo Province, where one of the world’s finest game reserves can be found - Kruger National Park, home to Africa’s Big Five.

Both Pretoria and Cape Town stations have dedicated pre-departure lounges, where you can sip a glass of champagne or a coffee and contemplate the exciting journey ahead of you!

Once on board, the train is tastefully and splendidly presented; all cabins feature lower beds with luxurious cotton linen, and marble-floored en-suite bath or shower rooms with gold-plated fittings. All have access to 24-hour steward service and feature a selection of mod-cons such as DVD players and air-conditioning. The cabins and public areas feature large panoramic windows to provide the perfect view of the passing scenery.

Dining is arranged in two sittings – all the sumptuous meals are prepared on board using the freshest seasonal produce ad accompanied by perfectly chosen wines. The atmosphere on the train is lively and friendly, and the on board team make sure you have a luxury experience to remember.

We can arrange pre- and post- travel hotel stays, flights and further exploration around Africa including safaris and exploration on a tailor-made holiday, please call our team of helpful specialists to help you build this train into your dream holiday on 0800 988 3369.

Helpful Tips
  • The Blue Train operates several departures per month year-round
  • All cabins feature lower beds (mostly twin, limited double beds) and en-suite bathroom facilities
  • Upgraded Luxury Suites are fitted with deep bathtubs
  • 24-hour steward service
  • Board games are provided for your entertainment on board
  • Suites are equipped with entertainment facilities
  • Wi-fi is available on the train
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Bonded by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and by the Civil Aviation Authority's Air Travel Organisers Licensing (ATOL) scheme, you can look forward to your next adventure with the peace of mind that your money is financially protected in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Reasons to book with us... Financial protection afforded by our ABTA and ATOL industry bonding, giving you complete peace of mind.
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We can arrange all of your car hire, airport lounges and much more to make your holiday as easy as possible.