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

09h30 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 2017–30 Sep 2018
R24 850 R37 400 R49 750
1 Oct 2018–30 Sep 2019 R26 950 R40 600 R54 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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Pullman Suites
Pullman Suites
Deluxe Suites
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Royal Suites
Royal Suites
SHORT JOURNEYS  :  1 OCTOBER 2017 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2018
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 2017 6,13,18,20,25,27 2,9,16,21,23,28,30 5,12,19 8,15,22 27 2,30
NOV 2017 3,8,10,17,22,24 1,6,11,13,20,25,27 2,9,16,30 5,12,19 24 27
DEC 2017 1,8,15,22,27,29 4,11,18,25,30 21 3,24 n/a n/a
JAN 2018 5,10,12,19,26 1,8,15,22,29 4,11,18,25 7,14,21,28 12 15
FEB 2018 2,7,9,14,16,21,23 5,10,12,14,17,19,26 1,8,15,22 4,11,18,25 9 12
MAR 2018 2,7,9,14,16,21,23,30 5,10,12,17,19,24,26,28 1,8,15,22,29 4,11,18,25 9 12
APR 2018 6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26 1,8,15,22,29 6 9
MAY 2018 4,11,18,25 7,14,21,28 3,10,17,24 6,13,20,27 n/a n/a
JUN 2018 1,8,15,22,27,29 4,11,18,25 7,21 10,24 n/a n/a
JUL 2018 6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26 8,15,22,29 n/a n/a
AUG 2018 10,15,17,24,29,31 8,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26 17 20
SEP 2018 7,12,14,21,26,28 1,3,10,15,17,19,24 6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 28 n/a
LONG JOURNEYS 2018
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
13-27 Jan 30 Jan-13 Feb 16-25 May 22-31 Jan 5-13 Apr 15-23 Apr 22 Feb-2 Mar
24 Feb-10 Mar 17-31 Jul 31 Oct-9 Nov 28 May-6 Jun 26 Apr-4 May 6-14 May 29 Mar-6 Apr
30 Jun-14 Jul 4-18 Sep 12-21 Nov 17-25 May 27 May-4 Jun 4-12 Oct
29 Sep-13 Oct 16-30 Oct 15-23 Nov