Rovos Rail Southern Cross Luxury Train Journey
₤ 5,275 (PPS)
The Rovos Rail Southern Cross luxury train journey is an impressive panoramic 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.
Accommodation on Rovos Rail
You can choose between three different compartment sizes, (all en suite):
- Pullman suite (smallest compartment size with banquettes which are converted into beds),
- Deluxe suite (more spacious with a permanent bed) or
- Royal suite (even more spacious with bath in the en suite bathroom, and not just shower).
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 Rovos Rail Southern Cross Departure Dates
Pretoria to Victoria Falls: 4-15 Jan, 7-18 March, 4-15 April, 6-17 June, 5-16 Sep, 1-12 Nov
Victoria Falls to Pretoria: 18-29 Jan, 21 March - 1 April, 18-29 April, 22 Aug - 2 Sep, 19-30 Sep, 14-25 Nov
Rovos Rail Southern Cross Luxury Train Journey at a glance
Africa Travel Specialist
An idea of price
All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.
It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.
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.