10:00 - 10:30 Register and check-in at Cape Town Station.
Enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks.
10:30 Boarding starts Butlers usher guests to their suites.
Suite orientation done by butlers.
12:00 – 14:00 First lunch sitting
14:00 – 16:00 Second lunch sitting
15:30 High tea served in the Lounge Car.
16:30 The Blue Train arrives at Matjiesfontein
for a 45 minute off-the-train excursion.
On arrival at Matjiesfontein guests can board the tomato-
red London double-decker bus for a short trip through the
main street. The bus will stop in front of the bar where they
are invited for a glass of sherry. The sherry glass with The
Blue Train logo on is a memento for them to keep. The
Victoria buildings and original nineteenth century London
lampposts impart to the traveller, the uncanny sense of
entering a colonial time warp – an oasis suspended in a
17:15 Guests make their way to The Blue Train.
17:30 The Blue Train departs for the journey northward
After an exciting interlude guests are welcome to
refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks at any
one of our lounges.
First sitting for dinner starts at 7pm.
Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are
requested to wear a jacket and tie or dress in
traditional attire and ladies in elegant evening or
19:00 First dinner sitting
21:00 Second dinner sitting commences
Day 2: (next morning)
07:00 - 10:00 Breakfast served (first come first serve basis).
Otherwise breakfast is served in-suite
at the guests’ request.
13:45 The Blue Train
arrives at Pretoria station.
Butlers usher guests
to the Station Lounge
Thank you for joining us
on this memorable experience!