6h30 : Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge
, Cape Town Station. Guests enjoy pre-departure drinks. Welcome snacks will be served on-board the train.
7h30 : Boarding commences. Butlers usher guests to their suites.
8h30 : The Blue Train departs from Cape Town Station.
10h30 – 12h00 : First sitting for Brunch
12h30 – 14h00 : Second sitting for Brunch
Off-the-train excursion (weather and time permitting)
14h30 – 15h30 : The Blue Train arrives at Matjiesfontein for an off-the-train excursion.
On arrival at Matjiesfontein guests are invited for a glass of sherry at the bar. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests 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 different age.
15h30 : The Blue Train departs for its northbound journey to Pretoria. High tea is served in the Lounge Car.
18h00 : After an exciting interlude guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks at any one of our lounges.
18h30 – 20h00 : First sitting dinner
20h30 : Second sitting dinner
Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.
Guests enjoy post-dinner drinks, Cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed.