When you choose to travel on The Blue Train, you choose to travel in a world of grace, elegance and romance. The suites live up to the trainís reputation for magnificence and splendor with the finest bed linen, marble tiles and gold fittings in the bathrooms and sheer opulence to ensure that guests will never forget the time they spend on The Blue Train. Each coach has a butler on call to attend to guests' every need, and the telephone in each suite allows guests to contact the train manager or butler 24 hours a day. The routes of The Blue Train take guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world. As the ever-changing scenery flashes past the windows, guests can savour exquisite meals freshly prepared on board by top chefs. A meal on The Blue Train is an experience in itself. Menus feature a selection of local cuisine from Karoo lamb and ostrich fillet to Knysna oysters accompanied by award-winning cultivars from the Cape winelands. The boutique on The Blue Train is a treasure trove of gems and minerals that allows the discerning traveler the opportunity to purchase gems from South Africa's best designers, manufactured by internationally acclaimed jewelers.