Southern Africa has always attracted adventurous and romantic souls - discerning travelers who crossed the land in as much comfort as possible.
But it was not until 1928, when the first luxury train was introduced between Johannesburg and Cape Town that truly luxurious train travel became a reality.
With interiors created by a leading interior architectural design company, the Blue Train rival many a five-star hotel in terms of grace, comfort and style.
The compartments have been superbly designed to offer discerning guests the best that modern technology and superior craftsmanship can provide.
By day, your private suite is an elegant and relaxing haven. Generous lounge chairs and a writing desk at the window afford unparalleled views of Africa's panoramic and enigmatic sights.
Each Blue Train compartment has a fully appointed bathroom en-suite, featuring either a bath or shower; a telephone, television and individually controlled air-conditioning.
A video channel allows guests to access short documentaries about the area through which the train is traveling, while a large screen in the Club Car provides a driver's-eye view of the track ahead, courtesy of a camera mounted onto the front of the locomotive.
Other innovations include CD players and video machines in the luxury compartments.
Take a bath, or a shower, in your en suite bathroom, with floors resplendent in gold. Italian marble.
Plush white towels, cotton kimonos and an array of luxury oils and soaps, make bathing an indulgent pleasure.
As night falls, your suite is magically transformed into a romantic boudoir of soft, glowing light and fine cotton linen. Single or double beds, folded down and draped in soft eiderdown duvets, ensure that you will fall asleep in complete comfort - to the gentle motion of the world's most luxurious train slipping through the darkness.
Rates apply to both directions
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