Victoria Falls

This three-night adventure begins with the train’s departure from Rovos Rail’s gracious station in Pretoria. It then winds its way south through Johannesburg and the goldfields of the Witwatersrand before travelling west alongside the Magaliesberg Mountains. After border formalities at Mafikeng, the train travels north the following day through Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, crosses the Tropic of Capricorn and continues via Mahalapye and Francistown to the Zimbabwean border at Plumtree. The next day the train passes through Hwange National Park – a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary – where animals can be spotted from the train and a game drive excursion is enjoyed. After a service stop at Thompsons Junction, the sojourn ends at the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River. The surrounding areas offer travellers many recreational opportunities including cruises, whitewater rafting as well as superb game viewing and photo safaris. Available in reverse. Please note that depending upon railway capacity this journey could be routed northwards through Beitbridge and Zimbabwe.

This journey is available in reverse. See Downloads below for details.

Pretoria - Victoria Falls

Day1

09h30 The train departs Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. Lunch is served in the dining car/s as the train travels the goldfields of Johannesburg. Enjoy afternoon tea and dinner en route to Mafikeng for border formalities with Botswana and overnight.
(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day2

Day at leisure. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served as the train travels northwards through Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone, and on to Plumtree for Zimbabwean border formalities. Overnight stop on board at Mpopoma.

Day3

Breakfast is served as the train departs Mpopoma. Enjoy lunch while travelling along the eastern edge of Hwange Park along one of Africa’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres. Arrive at Kennedy Siding for a 15h00 game drive at The Hide. Dinner is served in the dining car/s en route to Thompsons Junction for the overnight stop.

Day4

Breakfast is enjoyed while travelling towards the Zambezi River.
10h00 Arrive at journey’s end in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

VICTORIA FALLS
Available in reverse
Pullman Suites Deluxe Suites Royal Suites
1 Oct 2014–30 Sep 2015
R19 900 R29 950 R39 900
1 Oct 2015–30 Sep 2016 R21 250 R31 880 R42 500
PRICE PER PERSON 
SHARING
 includes:
accommodation, meals
and excursions as well 
as all beverages, incl. 
alcohol, while on board.
Single supplement
+50% on all suites


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Pullman Suites
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DATES REGULAR JOURNEYS  :  1 OCTOBER 2014 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2015
Dates are specific. Please reconfirm with reservations@rovos.co.za. See Downloads below for other dates and details.
JOURNEY PTA-CT CT-PTA PTA-VF VF-PTA PTA-DBN DBN-PTA
OCT 2014 3,10,17,22,31 6,13,20,25,27 2,16,30 5,19 10,24 13,27
NOV 2014 7,14,21,28 3,10,17,24 13,27 2,16,30 7,21 10,24
DEC 2014 5,12,19,26,31 1,8,15,22,29 25 28 n/a n/a
JAN 2015 2,9,14,16,23,30 3,5,12,19,26 8,22 11,25 16,30 19
FEB 2015 4,6,11,13,20,25,27 2,7,9,14,16,18,23 5,19 8,22 13,27 2,16
MAR 2015 4,6,11,13,20,25 2,7,9,14,16,23,28,30 5,19 8,22 13,27 2,16,30
APR 2015 3,10,17,24 6,13,20,27 2,16,30 5,19 10,24 13,27
MAY 2015 1,8,15,29 4,11,18,25 14,28 3,17,31 n/a n/a
JUN 2015 5,12,19,26 1,8,15,22,29 n/a n/a n/a n/a
JUL 2015 1,3,10,17,24,31 6,13,20,27 16,30 19 n/a n/a
AUG 2015 7,12,14,19,21,28 3,5,10,17,22,24,31 13,27 2,16,30 n/a n/a
SEP 2015 2,4,11,16,18,23,25,30 7,14,16,19,21,28 10,24 13,27 4,18 7,21
DATES ANNUAL JOURNEYS 2015
Dates are specific. Please reconfirm with reservations@rovos.co.za. See Downloads below for other dates and details.
CT-DAR ES
SALAAM
DAR ES
SALAAM-CT
GOLF 
SAFARI
NAMIBIA 
PTA-SWA
NAMIBIA 
SWA-PTA
COLLAGE 
PTA-CT
COLLAGE
CT-PTA
4-18 Jul 3-17 Feb 19-27 Feb 9-17 Apr 19-27 Apr 21-29 May 1-9 June
26 Sep-10 Oct 21 Jul-4 Aug 2-10 Apr 30 Apr-8 May 10-18 May 5-13 Nov 16-24 Nov
  13-27 Oct 8-16 Oct        
    19-27 Nov