Victoria Falls

Luxury Train Tour To Victoria Falls

This three-night adventure begins with the train’s departure from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. It then winds its way north through Warmbaths, 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. The train then passes the edge of the escarpment and crosses the Tropic of Capricorn en route to the border with Zimbabwe. After formalities at Beitbridge the next morning, the train travels towards Bulawayo, second city of Zimbabwe, capital of Matabeleland and industrial capital of the country. The following day sees the train travelling along one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres – before traversing 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. Depending upon railway capacity, this journey could be routed through Botswana.

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

Pretoria - Victoria Falls

Day1

10h00 The train departs Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria.
13h00 Lunch is served in the dining cars as the train travels north through Warmbaths and Nylstroom, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn.
Enjoy afternoon tea and dinner en route to Messina and Beitbridge for Zimbabwe border formalities.
(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day2

Day at leisure. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served as the train travels towards Bulawayo via West Nicholson. Overnight stop on board at Mpopoma.

Day3

07h00 Breakfast is served as the train departs Mpopoma.
13h00 Enjoy lunch while travelling along the eastern edge of Hwange Park along one of Africa’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres.
15h00 Arrive at Kennedy Siding for a game drive at The Hide.
19h30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Thompsons Junction for the overnight stop.

Day4

07h00 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 2019-30 Sep 2020
R29 250 R44 000 R58 600
1 Oct 2020-30 Sep 2021 R31 700 R48 000 R64 000
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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Royal Suites
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SHORT JOURNEYS: 1 OCTOBER 2019 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2020
Dates are specific. Please reconfirm with reservations@rovos.co.za. See Downloads below for other dates and details.
JOURNEY PRY-CPT CPT-PRY PRY-VFA VFA-PRY PRY-DUR DUR-PRY
OCT 2019 4,11,16,18,23,25 7,14,19,21,26,28,30 3,10,17,24,31 6,13,20,27 25 28
NOV 2019 1,7,8,15,22,29 4,11,18,25 7,14,21,28 3,10,17,24 22 25
DEC 2019 6,13,20,25,27 2,7,9,16,23,28,30 19,26 1,8,22,29 n/a n/a
JAN 2020 3,8,10,17,22,24,31 6,13,20,25,27 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26 10 13
FEB 2020 7,14,19,21,26,28 3,10,12,17,22,24 6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23 7 10
MAR 2020 4,6,11,13,18,20,27 2,7,9,14,16,21,23,30 5,12,19,26 1,8,15,22,29 20 23
APR 2020 3,10,17,24 1,6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26 10 13
MAY 2020 1,8,15,22,29 4,11,18,25,30 7,14,21,28 3,10,17,24,31 n/a n/a
JUN 2020 5,12,19,24,26 1,8,15,22,29 11,25 14,28 n/a n/a
JUL 2020 3,10,17,24,31 6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26 n/a n/a
AUG 2020 7,14,19,21,28 3,10,17,22,24,31 6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 14 17
SEP 2020 4,9,11,16,18,23,25 2,7,14,19,21,28 3,10,17,24 6,13,20,27 25 28
LONG JOURNEYS: 1 JANUARY – 31 DECEMBER 2020
Dates are specific. Please confirm with reservations@rovos.co.za. See downloads below for details.
CPT-DAR DAR-CPT COLLAGE
PRY-CPT
COLLAGE
CPT-PRY
NAMIBIA
PRY-WVB
NAMIBIA
WVB-PRY
GOLF SAFARI
PRY-PRY
27 Jun-11 Jul 28 Jan-11 Feb 20-29 May 4-13 Feb 9-17 Apr 19-27 Apr 29 Jan-6 Feb
26 Sep-10 Oct 17-31 Mar 28 Oct-6 Nov 9-18 Nov 30 Apr-8 May 10-18 May 20-28 Feb
29 Sep-13 Oct 7-15 May 17-25 May 26 Mar-3 Apr
13-27 Oct 1-9 Oct
19-27 Nov
DAR-LOBITO LOBITO-DAR
14-28 Jul 31 Jul-14 Aug