The Blue Train in South Africa has been named the best luxury train in the world.
The train runs 1,000 miles between Cape Town and Pretoria. The train which started operations in 1923 boasts butler service and en-suite compartments with full sized baths.
The Blue Train won the Luxury Train award for the third consecutive year at a ceremony held by the World Travel Awards, in Doha, Qatar.
Says Blue Train’s executive manager Hanlie Kotze, ‘It is not only a huge achievement for us as The Blue Train, but also for South Africa as a country. Further still for Transnet Freight Rail in being awarded the World’s leading luxury train says something about the company as a railway provider for having developed this product and maintaining it to world class standards.
‘The Blue Train has been blessed with a wonderful team of people who are passionate and committed. Our staff are proud ambassadors of the train but also our beautiful country. Every time we have a satisfied guest we are sure of more people that will visit our country and at the same time experience our product.’