Rovos Rail Southern Cross Luxury Train Journey 11 nights

This is an impressive panoramic 12-day journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls with excursions and stops at carefully selected locations. It visits South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

11 Nights


₤ 7,870 (PPS)


The Rovos Rail Southern Cross luxury train journey is an impressive panoramic 11 night/12-day journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls. It stops at carefully selected locations in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Starting in Pretoria, this magnificent sojourn spends the first few days taking guests east through the imposing Drakensberg Mountains to the Kruger National Park for game-viewing and the historical area of Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Graskop. On day 4 you tour Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, before moving on to explore the mountainous Kingdom of eSwatini. Next, you head out for a game drive in the famous wildlife reserve of Kapama. Then, you spend a relaxing day on the train as it heads through the Limpopo Province for the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.

Next, you visit Antelope Park, set in 3 000 acres of open savannah grassland, as well as Matobo National Park and the site of Cecil John Rhodes’ grave. Then you travel alongside Hwange National Park before stopping for another safari. Finally, on the last day the train arrives in Victoria Falls where guests enjoy a walking tour of the village. And a tour of the undoubtedly majestic thunderous Falls with an afternoon sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River.

Note: This journey is also available in reverse, starting in Victoria Falls and ending in Pretoria.

Rovos Rail Southern Cross - acommodation options

You can choose between three different compartment sizes, (all en suite):

  • Pullman suite (smallest compartment size with banquettes which are converted into beds) Note: limited quantity of Pullman suites.
  • Deluxe suite (more spacious with a permanent bed) or

The price below shows the price for the Deluxe Suite. The price of the Pullman suites is approx 27-28% less than the Deluxe Suite shown below.

Pre- and Post-train tours

Individually tailored packages are available upon request. Included in the rates is the accommodation off the train. Options around Johannesburg include the Cradle of Humankind, Lesedi Cultural Village, the Apartheid Museum and the World of Beer, for example.

2024-25 Rovos Rail Southern Cross Departure Dates

Pretoria to Victoria Falls:

2024: 6-17 June, 5-16 Sep, 1-12 Nov

2025: 9-20 Jan, 13-24 March, 10-21 April, 5-16 June, 4-15 Sep, 4-15 Nov

Victoria Falls to Pretoria:

2024: 22 Aug - 2 Sep, 19-30 Sep, 14-25 Nov

2025: 23 Jan - 3 Feb, 21 Aug - 1 Sep

Rovos Rail Southern Cross Luxury Train Journey 11 nights at a glance

PRICE FROM ₤ 7,870 (PPS)

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An idea of price

This is a set tour using specific camps. However many tours can be adapted. Chat to us about your options. It excludes international flights but includes an estimate for all domestic or regional flights within the tour.

Average price per person sharing by season
Jan 2024 - Dec 2024
₤ 7,870
Jan 2025 - Dec 2025
₤ 8,547

Accommodation; all meals; all beverages on board; excursions with a qualified guide (where applicable); entrance fees as per itinerary; limited laundry; government tax.


All beverages off the train; international sparkling wine; gratuities; personal expenses; visas; travel insurance; pre- and post-tour accommodation, transfers and flights; items of a personal nature.