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. Make a top to visit the Polokwane nature Reserve in South Africa. Pass the edge of the escarpment and cross towards Gwando where you will have a chance to enjoy some local village culture before continuing to Bulawayo. 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.

Day 1: Rovos Rail

600 PM // 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. 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.

800 PM // Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Naboomspruit for overnight.

Day 2: Rovos Rail

700 AM // Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. The train departs for Polokwane.

945 AM // Visit Polokwane Nature Reserve.

100 PM // Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train crosses the Tropic of Capricorn en route to Louis Trichardt.

430 PM // Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. Border formalities with South Africa.

730 PM // Dinner is served as t he train crosses the Limpopo River to Beitbridge 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.

430 PM // Tea is served. The train stops at Gwanda where guests have an opportunity to stroll through the village.

600 PM // Depart for Bulawayo: second city of Zimbabwe, capital of Matabeleland and industrial capital of the country.

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

Day 4: Rovos Rail

700 AM // Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.

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:
05 Jan 202209 Jan 2022 R36500 R18250
12 Jan 202216 Jan 2022 R36500 R18250
09 Mar 202213 Mar 2022 R36500 R18250
16 Mar 202220 Mar 2022 R36500 R18250
30 Mar 202203 Apr 2022 R36500 R18250
13 Apr 202217 Apr 2022 R36500 R18250
27 Apr 202201 May 2022 R36500 R18250
04 May 202208 May 2022 R36500 R18250
11 May 202215 May 2022 R36500 R18250
18 May 202222 May 2022 R36500 R18250
25 May 202229 May 2022 R36500 R18250
08 Jun 202212 Jun 2022 R36500 R18250
29 Jun 202203 Jul 2022 R36500 R18250
13 Jul 202217 Jul 2022 R36500 R18250
27 Jul 202231 Jul 2022 R36500 R18250
10 Aug 202214 Aug 2022 R36500 R18250
17 Aug 202221 Aug 2022 R36500 R18250
24 Aug 202228 Aug 2022 R36500 R18250
31 Aug 202204 Sep 2022 R36500 R18250
07 Sep 202211 Sep 2022 R36500 R18250
21 Sep 202225 Sep 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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