So many times, people will advise me that it is too expensive to travel on The Blue Train. It is expensive, of course, as that supreme level of luxury and comfort decidedly cannot come at giveaway prices. One has to be fair in making direct comparisons.
As a retired financial consultant, I decided, to do just that and had a quick look at comparable prices:
- 1 night for two persons sharing in a comparable five star hotel would cost upward of R14,000
- Business Class airline tickets (no comparable domestic first class flights) R7,000
- Gautrain R350
- Meals, snacks, drinks R9,000 at the very least
I have arrived at R30,350 without including all possible drinks, snacks, room service, etc. Already, this is just short of our own De Luxe ticket of March 2017, which had amounted to R31,000. Of course, on The Blue Train, all meals, drinks, snacks, high teas are included…
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