Now is the time to put that principle to the test and to treat yourself to an experience you may probably only do once but which will linger with you forever!
It is time to board The Blue Train to Cape Town for a once-in-a-lifetime YOLO magic! Spend a romantic night in Pretoria at Castello di Monte before you board The Blue Train and 2 nights at the impeccable Cape Grace in Cape Town at the end of your journey. A partnership made in true YOLO fashion!
Arrive at Castello di Monte, a five star guest house situated in the affluent suburb of Pretoria. The Tuscan style estate portrays pure luxury and elegance. Situated on the hillside, its tall walls and massive rustic copper gates open to allow you to step into a taste of Tuscany. Linger on the terrace and the sweeping views of Pretoria will snatch your breath away. Stay one night in a Terrace Room, bed and breakfast
Transfer to Pretoria station
07:30 Register and check-in at The Pretoria Station
Enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks onboard
08:30 The Blue Train departs from Pretoria
10:30 – 12:30 First sitting for Brunch
12:30 – 14:30 Second sitting for Brunch
15:30 High tea is served in the Lounge Car
17:10 The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station for a tour of the Open Mine Museum and Mine
18:35 Depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley Station.
At Kimberley Station, enjoy a glass of sherry. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for you to keep.
19:05 The Blue Train departs Kimberley Station for the journey Southbound to Cape Town.
After this exciting tour, you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks served at any one of The Blue Train lounge
19:30 First sitting dinner
21:15 Second sitting dinner
Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear
07:30 – 10:00 Breakfast is served
Breakfast can also be served in-suite at your request.
12:00 The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town Station.
Road transfer by limousine to The Cape Grace
Staying at Cape Grace is an experience in itself, melding the modern comforts of a Cape Town luxury hotel with traditional Cape culture. And there is no better position for a V&A Waterfront hotel than with Table Mountain standing sentry and towering over the hotel, a working harbour to one side and a multi-millionaire yacht basin on the other. It’s a heady mix of tantalizing experiences, which makes time spent at Cape Grace something to remember forever.
Spend 2 elegant nights at The Cape Grace on a bed and breakfast basis in a luxury room with:
Luxury chauffeur driven transfer to Cape Town airport for onwards connections
Price per person sharing:
The price includes one night at Castello di Monte bed and breakfast, road transfer to Pretoria station, all services aboard The Blue Train as outlined above, chauffeur transfer from Cape Town station to The Cape Grace, 2 nights bed and breakfast at The Cape Grace, chauffeur transfer to Cape Town airport, all taxes
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