The Blue Train

While the ambition of using steam technology to link Cape to Cairo was never realised, the Blue Train embodies that dream with all the romantic nostalgia that goes with it. Offering travellers who like to take their time, a five-star hotel on wheels, traversing South Africa and its breath-taking scenery in a manner that recalls a bygone age of travel where the act of getting somewhere was something to be savoured.

The Blue Train runs between Pretoria and Cape Town, alternating between north and south to cover 1,600 kilometres over 27 hours. En route to Cape Town there is a stopover at Kimbeley to learn more about South Africa's historical links with diamond mining.

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