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*All distances listed are as the crow flies, and not actual travel distances.
Table Mountain, Long Street, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Two Oceans Marathon, Noon Gun, Heart of Cape Town Museum, Lions Head, Koopmans-de Wet House, Two Oceans Aquarium, Chavonnes Battery Museum, Langa Township, Castle of Good Hope, District Six Museum, Holocaust Centre, Groot Constantia, Newlands Brewery, Greenmarket Square, Rhodes Memorial, The Company's Garden, South African Museum and Planetarium, Orange Kloof, South African National Gallery , Newlands Stadium, Long Street Baths, Signal Hill, St George's Cathedral, Whisky Live Festival, V&A Waterfront
It’s no longer the most expensive overnight train in South Africa but the Blue Train personifies absolute rail luxury and is known for being one of the top luxury trains in the world. For those able to afford the costs, a trip on the Blue Train is an exciting prospect.
The Blue Train has its roots in the 1920s, at a time when steam-powered trains were giving way to electrified locomotives, and the groundwork – that of an established railway network throughout South Africa – had already been established a decade earlier. It was the golden era of trains. This method of transport was further popularised in the early 1930s by Agatha Christie’s Inspector Poirot novels where some were set on train journeys. Coincidentally, her 11th novel was titled ‘The Mystery of the Blue Train’, however, the storyline was based in France.
The Blue Train travels between Pretoria and Cape Town and offers spectacular scenery along... Show more
Luxurious and large, Villas are ideal for those wanting to self-cater with all the comforts and amenities of high-end accommodation. These usually include several bedrooms, with at least the master ensuite. The kitchen and living areas are fully equipped with top-of-the-range facilities; making it easy to whip-up quick holiday meals or go full gourmet should you choose to. The lounge will have a full entertainment system, including Dstv, and wifi can be expected. Due to the general size of the Villas, they are best suited to families, with older children, or small to medium groups of friends.