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Rovos Rail: Pretoria to Victoria Falls (or v.v.)

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,888

This journey takes guests from Pretoria westward to Botswana before crossing the border into Zimbabwe and on to the mighty Victoria Falls. This tour also operates in reverse.


Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. Step aboard the wood-panelled coaches - classics remodelled and refurbished to mint condition - and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a by-gone era, when privileged travellers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion.

Your two-night three day adventure begins with the departure from Rovos Rail's gracious station in Capital Park Pretoria. This special journey departs in the morning and slowly meanders westwards through Mafikeng into Botswana and then north towards Mahalapye, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn just after Gaberone.

Once the train has passed through the dry reaches of Botswana we arrive at Plumtree in the late afternoon for border formalities with Zimbabwe. We continue in a north-westerly direction passing Bulawayo heading towards Thompson's Junction and Hwange Game Reserve. Journeys end is the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River. Please note that depending upon railways capacity this journey could be routed northwards through Beitbridge and Zimbabwe.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,888

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Day 1

Depart from Pretoria

The Pride of Africa departs from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and travels in a northerly direction towards the border at Beitbridge. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the midway lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train.
Lunch is served in the dining cars as the train traverses 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 passes the edge of the escarpment where the Highveld drops precipitously.
Tea in the midway lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train.
Dinner is served in the dining cars as the train crosses the Tropic of Capricorn en route to Messina and the border with Zimbabwe.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner

Rovos Rail Suite Class

Duration3 Nights
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Rovos Rail

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    Rovos Rail



    The golden age of luxury train travel has been renewed in the heart of the African bush. These beautifully restored trains consist of up to 20 coaches that can be drawn by steam, diesel or electric locomotives operating at various stages of the journey. The ...

    The golden age of luxury train travel has been renewed in the heart of the African bush. These beautifully restored trains consist of up to 20 coaches that can be drawn by steam, diesel or electric locomotives operating at various stages of the journey. The sleeping cars as well as the observation and dining cars have been splendidly refurbished in the style of the period but with an eye for modern comfort. The train carries a maximum of 72 passengers who are attended by highly motivated members of staff, and provides a cuisine of superb standard. Rovos Rail offers unique rail safaris through some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa.

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Day 2

Day on the Rails

Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10h00. The train departs Beitbridge and travels on the BBR railway line via Rutenga and Somabhula.
Lunch is served in the dining cars en route to Bulawayo: second city of Zimbabwe, capital of Matabeleland and industrial capital of the country. Tea in the midway lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train.
Dinner is served in the dining cars. Overnight Mpopoma.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Day on the Rails

Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10h00 as the train departs Mpopoma.
Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels between Gwaai and Dete along one of the world's longest stretches of straight railway line - 114 kilometres - and along the eastern edge of Hwange Park.
Disembark at Kennedy Siding for a game drive at The Hide in Hwange National Park.
Dinner is served in the dining cars.
Overnight on the train at Thompsons Junction.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Arrive at the Victoria Falls

Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09h30 as the train departs for Victoria Falls. Arrive at journey's end at the incomparable Victoria Falls.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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DEPARTURES:

2017:

Pretoria to Victoria Falls

Select Thursdays

Month

Day

Month

Day

January 19, 26 July 13, 27
February 2, 16, 23 August 10, 24
March 2, 16, 23, 30 September 7, 14, 21
April 13, 20, 27 October 5, 12, 19
May 11, 25 November 2, 9, 16, 30
June 8 December 21

Victoria Falls to Pretoria

Select Sundays

Month

Day

Month

Day

January 8, 22, 29 July 16, 30
February 5, 19, 26 August 13, 27
March 5, 19, 26 September 10, 17, 24
April 2, 16, 23 October 8, 15, 22
May 14, 28 November 5, 12, 19
June 11 December 3, 24

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights aboard the train in your choice of cabin
  • All meals and beverages aboard the train
  • 24 hour full room service
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated in the itinerary
  • Visa fees if applicable 
  • Gratuities 
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

TB ROVOSRAPRE14RA: PVF
27 Sep 2018
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