The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have travelled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel. Its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service.
In ensuring that your experience is as reliable and sound as it is luxurious, safety and technical excellence are of paramount importance on The Blue Train.
All the suites, and every public area, are fitted with constantly monitored smoke detection systems. Two highly qualified technicians are always on board, and the trains are thoroughly serviced at the Pretoria depot after every return trip.
The Blue Train's suspension, braking, lighting and under-floor heating systems have been designed and customised with the guests' comfort as the primary consideration, allowing them to savour the experience of a smooth, pleasurable ride.
Every modern convenience, including a telephone service and a choice of digital entertainment channels, serves to make the journey all the more memorable.
Each suite has its own bathroom with either a shower or bath. There are two luxury coaches which both have three suites with bathrooms fitted with tubs. The other nine De Luxe coaches have four suites per coach. One of the four suites has a bathroom with a bath, while the other three have showers.
The beds have been custom-designed for The Blue Train. A butler pulls them out, already made, from a space in the suite wall, converting the lounge into a comfortable bedroom. White cotton sheets and down duvets are the standard linen throughout the train. Ten of the suites feature double beds on the first train, while there are nine on the second.
The dining car provides seating for 42 people. There are two sittings for lunch and dinner. Lunch is smart-casual, dinner is jacket and tie for the men and elegant wear for the ladies, while breakfast is casual.
The Blue Train Conferencing
Offering the best audio visual and technical equipment for a high level business meeting or a small conference, The Blue Train is surely one of the most spectacular meeting venues for the discerning business person. Its facilities can be used for team building as well as for corporate incentive programmes.
The Blue Train conference experience is such a luxurious departure from the norm. It is an ideal way to build team spirit and motivation while rewarding and informing high performers. This conference centre on rails offers conference seating for up to 22 delegates.
The Blue Train Boutique allows the discerning traveller the opportunity to purchase 'treasures' at their leisure, from the best South Africa has to offer. Currently on offer is an exquisite selection of Wild Life jewellery designed and manufactured by internationally acclaimed designers.
There is a first-aid worker on board and contingency medical plans have been put into place should an emergency arise. There are also doctors on standby en route.