Blue Train – South Africa’s Top Luxury Experience

The Blue Train is synonymous with luxury travel in South Africa. For several consecutive years this magnificent train has been recognized at the World Travel Awards as Africa’s Leading Luxury Train and the World’s Leading Luxury Train.

Think of it as a top 5 star hotel with ever-changing breathtaking scenery.

Blue Train Journey

South Africa is known for its diversity, and this is reflected in the array of landscapes through which the Blue Train traverses. Passengers can enjoy grassland savannahs, desert landscapes, mountain ranges and much more as they glide through the African sub-continent.

The de luxe suite is a stylish lounge during the day and an elegant bedroom as darkness falls. This accommodation is sheer opulence, with everything from goose down and pure cotton bedding to under floor heating. The en suite bathroom echoes this luxury with its cool marble and gold fittings.

Blue Train Accommodation

And the decadence extends to the dining car, where the dinner menu lives up to the Blue Train’s reputation. Fresh ingredients are locally sourced to create delicious menus that are regularly refreshed to provide new dining experiences.

Blue Train Dining

The dress code is as formal as the décor and decadent as the cuisine – tuxedos and diamonds won’t be amiss.

If you wish to enjoy a drink or cigar after dinner, the wood-paneled Club Car is the ideal place. Relax in the sophisticated ambiance as you play cards, read a book from the library or watch the big screen.

Blue Train Lounge

Another option is the elegant Lounge Car, which also hosts a sumptuous high tea every afternoon.

Africa is well known for its precious metals and beautiful precious stones. As a keepsake for an unforgettable journey, the Blue Train’s boutique stocks a range of exquisitely crafted jewelry.

Blue Train Boutique

Individual assistance is ensured as only two passengers are allowed per viewing. There is no better way to remember a scenic getaway than with a sparkling piece of expert craftsmanship.

Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.