This adventure begins with the train’s departure from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. Travel north through Warmbaths (Bela-Bela), so named for its mineral waters, and Nylstroom, christened by the Voortrekkers as the source of the Nile River as the town’s river happened to be north-flowing. Pass the edge of the escarpment and cross the Tropic of Capricorn towards Bulawayo, second city of Zimbabwe, capital of Matabeleland and industrial capital of the country. Travel along one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114km – before traversing Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary where a game drive excursion is enjoyed. Arrive at the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River where this sojourn ends. The surrounding areas offer travellers many recreational opportunities including cruises, whitewater rafting as well as superb game viewing and photo safaris.

Day 1: Rovos Rail

1000 AM // Depart Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train.

100 PM // Lunch is served in the dining cars. Travel through Warmbaths (Bela-Bela) – so named for its mineral waters – and Nylstroom, christened by the Voortrekkers as the source of the Nile River as the town’s river happened to be north flowing. Pass the edge of the escarpment where the Highveld drops precipitously.

430 PM // Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. The train crosses the Tropic of Capricorn.

730 PM // Dinner is served in the dining cars. The train crosses the Limpopo River to Beitbridge.

Day 2: Rovos Rail

700 AM // Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. The train travels baobab country.

100 PM // Lunch is served in the dining cars. Travel towards Bulawayo: second city of Zimbabwe, capital of Matabeleland and industrial capital of the country.

430 PM // Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.

730 PM // Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Mpopoma for overnight.

Day 3: Rovos Rail

700 AM // Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. The train travels baobab country.

100 PM // Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels between Gwaai and Dete along one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres – and along the eastern edge of Hwange Park.

300 PM // Enjoy a game drive at The Hide in Hwange National Park.

730 PM // Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Thompsons Junction for overnight.

Departure Day

700 AM // Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:30.

1000 AM // Arrive at journey’s end at the incomparable Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Start Date:End Date:Price Sharing:Single Add:
20 Jan 202223 Jan 2022 R36500 R18250
27 Jan 202230 Jan 2022 R36500 R18250
03 Feb 202206 Feb 2022 R36500 R18250
10 Feb 202213 Feb 2022 R36500 R18250
17 Feb 202220 Feb 2022 R36500 R18250
24 Feb 202227 Feb 2022 R36500 R18250
03 Mar 202206 Mar 2022 R36500 R18250
24 Mar 202227 Mar 2022 R36500 R18250
21 Apr 202224 Apr 2022 R36500 R18250
15 Sep 202218 Sep 2022 R36500 R18250
29 Sep 202202 Oct 2022 R36500 R18250

Rates are based on Pullman Cabin, contact us for rates on Deluxe or Emerald Cabins.

Price Includes:

Accommodation, all meals, all alcoholic and other beverages, 24 hour full room service and bar facilities, limited laundry service, guided excursions (where applicable), entrance fees as per itinerary.

Price Excludes:

Transfers, gratuities, French Champagne, souvenirs, insurance & items of a personal nature.

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