The Blue Train; an all-inclusive luxury rail cruise

The Blue Train is a new luxury rail cruise that is all inclusive offering riders a view of some of the most scenic landscapes of South Africa while they are pampered on-board. Due to this fact, the holiday rail trip has been voted The World’s Leading Luxury Train for years in a row. During the day the private suites are turned into lounges that transfer into en-suite bedrooms complete with butler service during the evenings.

The Blue Train boasts a club car, lounge and, at times, an amazing observation car with picture windows. Dinner is an elegant affair in the dining car, complimented by fine cuisine and award winning South African wines. The Blue Train is an icon of South Africa and a journey of a lifetime for discerning travellers.

The most popular and frequent route is between Cape Town and Pretoria in either direction, but The Blue Train has just announced it will be doing 2 scheduled departures down to Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, in September and November.

Carrick Travel has put together a wonderful itinerary that allows you to experience many of KwaZulu-Natal’s highlights with the added bonus of a night on board the world-famous Blue Train. Beginning your journey in Pretoria, The Blue Train is synonymous with luxurious travel and superb service: you’ll soon settle in for your overnight journey to Durban where you will pick up your hire car and begin your exploration of KwaZulu-Natal. Ghost Mountain Inn gives you access to game viewing, Isandlwana includes Battlefield tours and the Midlands & Umhlanga offers relaxation in the countryside and on the coast respectively.

1 night – The Blue Train (Pretoria – Durban) 
4 nights – Sandals, Umhlanga Rocks
3 nights – Ghost Mountain Inn
2 nights – Isandlwana Lodge, Battlefields
2 nights – Fordoun, Midlands
From £2,396 per person

Includes all flights, taxes & car hire. Board is on a bed & breakfast basis, except on The Blue Train (all inclusive) and at Isandlwana (full board). Based on departures during September & November 2013. Subject to availability.

Book through Carrick Travel: 01926 311415, – in association with African Pride