Blue Train to Pretoria

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Departing from Cape Tow station at 8.50 am, you’ll enjoy Brunch as you pass through the picturesque Winelands and arriving at Matjiesfontein in the afternoon. Matjiesfontein is situated on the edge of the Klein Karoo, just north of the Winelands of the Western Cape. Founded in 1884 and originally a staging post on the Imperial British railway, it soon became known as a health spa – the dry air was reckoned to be the perfect cure for chest complaints. The remoteness of Matjiesfontein is part of its appeal and perhaps also why the 21st and indeed the 20th century appear to have passed her by. A National Monument, it has been preserved exactly as it was in Victorian times. Your tour will take in a ride around the small town in a historic bus, a visit to the museum and a drink at the Lord Milner Hotel. You reboard the train for dinner and the overnight journey to Pretoria, awaking the next morning as you pass through the suburbs of Johannesburg and Pretoria. You arrive at 12.30 pm.

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