The Blue Train has a Lounge Car which is the ideal place to meet
your fellow travellers and relax after dinner with a coffee. The
Club Car has a well-stocked bar, a library and a big screen
television and is a great place for a game of cards or backgammon.
There is also a boutique on board, selling a collection of
beautiful South African jewellery as well as Blue Train souvenirs.
A Train Manager and two engineers are on board the train at all
times and they are all happy to share their knowledge of the
country, route and train with passengers.
The meals on board The Blue Train are an experience in
themselves and are taken in the dining car. On-board chefs use the
freshest produce and ingredients to prepare a sumptuous menu of
local cuisine, which is complemented by award-winning South African
wines. Crisp table linen, crystal glassware and the finest
Sheffield cutlery complement the silver service presentation of the
food. A continental or full English breakfast is served at leisure.
The dress code for dinner is formal (jacket and tie for men,
evening wear for ladies).
The train has recently been updated to include complimentary
Wi-Fi access throughout and flat screen televisions in your cabin
which show spectacular scenic footage live from the driver's view
of the train.
Upgrades to Luxury cabins are also available on The
Blue Train (subject to availability). There are three of
these larger cabins per carriage, with twin or double beds which
fold away during the day to provide a lounge with seating. The
Luxury cabins include a wardrobe and a digital entertainment centre
incorporating a CD player and a DVD player and an en suite bathroom
which features a bath, washbasin and WC.