A five day trip on the incomparable Rovos Rail through some of the most scenic areas of Southern Africa.  Start at the magnificent Victoria Falls before heading south through Zimbabwe with a stop at Hwange National Park, Gwanda for a cultural village experience, across the Tropic of Capricorn and on to Polokwane Game Reserve. From there it is the final stretch to its home at Pretoria, the capital city.

Day 1: Rovos Rail

500 PM // Depart from Victoria Falls Station, Zimbabwe. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train.

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

Day 2: Rovos Rail

500 AM // A continental breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure.

600 AM // Enjoy a game drive at The Hide in Hwange National Park.

1200 PM // Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels between Dete and Gwaai along one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres – and passes 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. The train travels baobab country.

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

Day 3: Rovos Rail

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

830 AM // The train stops at Gwanda where guests have an opportunity to stroll through the village.

1030 AM // Travel south through baobab country to Beitbridge for Zimbabwean border formalities.

100 PM // Lunch is served in the dining cars.

430 PM // Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. The train crosses the Limpopo River to Musina for South African border formalities.

730 PM // Dinner is served en route to Louis Trichardt for overnight.

Day 4: Rovos Rail

700 AM // Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure. The train crosses the Tropic of Capricorn.

900 AM // VisitPolokwane Nature Reserve.

100 PM // Lunch is served in the dining cars.

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

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

Departure Day

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

1000 AM // Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.

Start Date:End Date:Price Sharing:Single Add:
02 Jan 202206 Jan 2022 R36500 R18250
09 Jan 202213 Jan 2022 R36500 R18250
10 Apr 202214 Apr 2022 R36500 R18250
17 Apr 202221 Apr 2022 R36500 R18250
01 May 202205 May 2022 R36500 R18250
08 May 202212 May 2022 R36500 R18250
15 May 202219 May 2022 R36500 R18250
22 May 202226 May 2022 R36500 R18250
29 May 202202 Jun 2022 R36500 R18250
12 Jun 202216 Jun 2022 R36500 R18250
23 Jun 202227 Jun 2022 R36500 R18250
03 Jul 202207 Jul 2022 R36500 R18250
17 Jul 202221 Jul 2022 R36500 R18250
31 Jul 202204 Aug 2022 R36500 R18250
11 Aug 202215 Aug 2022 R36500 R18250
14 Aug 202218 Aug 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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