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ROVOS RAIL - Victoria Falls

3 Nights on the luxury Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Victoria Falls (or reverse)

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.

Day 1 - Depart Pretoria Station


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

Overnight on train 



Day 2 - Gaborone to Mpopoma


Breakfast is served as the train travels north through Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone. Lunch is served as the train traverses Botswana. Tea in the lounge and observation cars. Dinner en route to Plumtree for Zimbabwe border formalities. Overnight stop at Mpopoma.

(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Overnight on train



Day 3 - Mpopoma, Hwange to Thompsons Junction


Breakfast is served. The train departs Mpopoma. Lunch is served. Travel along the eastern edge of Hwange Park along one of Africa’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114km. Arrive Kennedy for a game drive at The Hide. Dinner is served in the dining car/s en route to Thompsons Junction for the overnight stop.

(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00)

Overnight on train


Day 4 - Arrive Victoria Falls 


Breakfast is served until 10h00 while the train continues to Victoria Falls and the platform where the journey ends. 

(Breakfast 07h00-10h00)

Arrive Victoria Falls Station @ 10h00




Type of Safari

Luxury Train


Accommodation style

Pullman Suite



3 nights / 4 days



South Africa, Zimbabwe



  • Accommodation

  • Meals

  • All alcoholic and other beverages, 24-hour full room service

  • Limited laundry

  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide (where applicable)

  • Government tax. 



  • Staff Gratuities

  • Off train drinks

  • French Champagne






from R21 250

Oct 2015 - Sep 2016





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