Introduction

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.

Start

Day

Accommodation

Type

Destination

Duration

Basis

Start

Day 1

Day 0

Rovos Rail    

3 nights

FI

Day 1

Day 1

Day 0

Pretoria

day stop

Pretoria

day

 

Day 1

Day 1

Day 0

Beitbridge

day stop

Zimbabwe

day

 

Day 1

Day 1

Day 0

Bulawayo

day stop

Bulawayo

day

 

Day 1

Day 1

Day 0

Victoria Falls Station

day stop

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

day

 

Day 1

Key

FI: Fully Inclusive

 

Rovos Rail

Departure day at Rovos Rail Station Rovos Rail Station Rovos Rail Station

Fast Facts

4 Days / 3 Nights

Reference Number: FIATA 2019

Price

Cost per person sharing: from R29,250.00

Single supplement: from R14,625.00

Includes:

Three meals daily and all alcoholic and other beverages

Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide

Entrance fees as per itinerary

24-hour full room service and bar facilities

Limited laundry service

Government tax

Excludes:

Staff gratuities, French Champagne, off-train drinks, visas, travel insurance.

Rovos Rail

Departure day at Rovos Rail Station Rovos Rail Station Rovos Rail Station
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