The Great Train Escape

There is a romantic somewhat nostalgic feeling that stirs inside almost all of us when we speak of the railway and trains in particular .

For boys it’s the idea of the old west, the subtle sound of a steam engine approaching in the distance, a faint horn, great train robberies, daring escapades but most of all it’s the opportunity to explore unseen terrain and forge forth into the great unknown . For girls, its the last kiss of the warm summer sun, the epic romances of the Hollywood classics, Elegant dresses, First class luxury, and above all else the idea of prince charming whisking them away in grandeur and style.  At some point in our lives we have all dreamt of travelling by train.

But there are those who will argue that the grand days and dreams of travel by train have long since pasted , made obsolete by air-planes, and with it we have lost the romanticism of a different time and place where the journey, the company and the experience were often more important than the destination. I guess for the most part these nay sayers are correct, bar one poignant fact. There are still those of us  who holed a secret desire, perhaps a dream , to rekindle  such a time, to relive the grandeur of the past and once again embrace the romance that only a train voyage can provide.

It’s for these people that we created our Sure Maritime Travel Blue Train packages. Its the prefect opportunity to travel for the journey, to experience for the sack of experience and to realise that some dreams can come true.

So why not take a journey back in time…to an era when travel was elegant and luxurious and personalised service was the order of the day. Experience the best of old world charm & modern convenience by combining a night on board the legendary Blue Train with 2 nights at the African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa.

The package includes 1 night on the Blue Train and 2 Nights accommodation at African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa

from R8 915 pps.

 Additional info

    • 1 Night on The Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town or vice versa
    • All meals and local drinks onboard the train
    • 2 Days Avis car hire
    • 2 Nights accommodation at African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa
    • Breakfast daily
    • One way flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg or vice versa OR to Durban
    • The Blue Train: All meals and local drinks onboard the train
    • African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa:
      – Early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
      – Canal Walk VIP shopper card
      – Complimentary parking, Wi-Fi (uncapped) & drink voucher (buy 1 get 1 free)
      – 20% dinner discount voucher at Towers restaurant
      – 1 return shuttle per day to V&A Waterfront/CBD/Camps Bay
      – Access to spa facilities (steam room & sauna


So why not book now and make that childhood dream a reality.

For more information please have a look at our packages website or call one of our friendly consultants.


Happy Travelling

The Sure Maritime Travel Team







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