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Blue Train to visit Stars of Sandstone 2019 Festival

Stars of Sandstonewill be welcoming the first chartered Blue Train journey to the festival.

Stars of Sandstonewill be welcoming the first chartered Blue Train journey to the festival.

Published May 3, 2018


The 10 day Stars of Sandstone event in the Eastern Free-State Province of South Africa is billed "as an experience of a lifetime".

 Stars of Sandstone, to be held between April 4 and 14th of 2019, will be welcoming the first chartered Blue Train journey to the festival from April 3-6. Blue Train luxe travellers will witness the opening of the festival on April 4.

Many visitors return year after year to this internationally renowned festival and travel from across the planet to be a part of this premier steam and heritage event in the southern hemisphere. Visitors now have the opportunity, for the first time, to do so on the Blue Train.

The Blue Train is world renowned and the pride of the national rail operator, Transnet. It normally operates between Johannesburg and Cape Town but does travel to different destinations in South Africa on a more limited basis throughout the year. It is also available for charter in a shorter configuration which is what Sandstone has done for the Stars of Sandstone 2019 event. 

The memorable 3-night, 4-day Blue Train indulgence to Stars of Sandstone 2019 commences with a 7am check in at The Blue Train VIP Lounge at Pretoria Station. Pre-departure drinks and snacks will be served after boarding. Butlers will usher you to your 5-star suite before departing for Ficksburg. Brunch and dinner are served in the stylish Dining Car, and High Tea is hosted in the glamorous Lounge Car. Post-dinner drinks, cognac and Cuban cigars are available prior to retiring to your plush compartment.

On day 2, board a Stars of Sandstone steam train after a leisurely breakfast on the Blue Train. Brunch is served in the Dining Car, while dinner will be hosted in the Waenhuis Restaurant at Sandstone Estate. You will then be taken on The Stargazer Express steam journey to savour the romantic night sky at Grootdraai. Overnight in your suite on The Blue Train, your glamorous home from home for four days.

 The exhilarating atmosphere and sharing the sheer joy of unforgettable sights, sounds and experiences of vintage cars and aircraft, tractors, steam engines, military vehicles, and the Sandstone team of 24 working Afrikaner oxen will make for everlasting memories. 

 The Blue Train has 26 suites, comprising: 23 deluxe suites and 3 luxury suites, all offering breathtaking views of the diverse South African landscape. Private en-suite bathrooms, butler service and gourmet dining, not to mention sumptuous interiors, make for an idyllic adventure. Call 0824479167 or 011 8054692.


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