This journey has been delighting passengers for more than seven decades.
While the golden age of rail travel might seem like a fantasy of the past, South Africa’s Blue Train is a reminder of what it means to experience luxury at a leisurely pace.
During a 31-hour journey, the train — which debuted in the 1920s — carries passengers through the rolling vineyards, national parks, and charming towns and cities of South Africa.
With 24-hour butler service, opulent suites, and impressive touches like a club lounge (for when it’s time to kick back with a glass of cognac and a cigar), the Blue Train may have you feeling more like you’ve stepped into a five-star hotel rather than onto a train.
That is, until you get a glimpse of the dreamy views outside your train car.