Rovos Rail Victoria Falls to Pretoria Luxury train journey
$ 2,170 (PPS)
Another stunning luxury train excursion in South Africa is the delightful Pretoria to Victoria Falls train journey. It combines contrasting scenery in two countries and game-viewing with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of rail.
This delightful three or four night journey winds its way south past the goldfields of the Witwatersrand before crossing the border into Zimbabwe. You spend a relaxing two nights meandering up through Zimbabwe, passing through Hwange National Park where animals can be spotted from the train. You stop for an afternoon game drive before arriving in style at Victoria Falls on the final morning.
This beautifully restored train comprises luxury coaches drawn by vintage-steam locomotives. Which have been splendidly refurbished in Edwardian style with special attention to detail, comfort and luxury.
On the Rovos Rail Pretoria to Victoria Falls, you can choose between three different compartment sizes, all of which are en suite. The Pullman suite is the smallest compartment size with banquettes which are converted into beds. The Deluxe suite are more spacious with a permanent bed. Or choose the top end Royal suite which is even more spacious with a bath in the en suite bathroom as well as shower.
Contact us for departure dates for the Rovos Victoria Falls departure. Typically there is a weekly departure in each direction but only 2-3 departures in June and December.
3 or 4 nights
Depending on your specific dates, this will be a 3 or 4 night itinerary.
What about an extra few nights?
The Rovos Rail Victoria Falls train has set departure dates every month. So it will fit in well with any safari itinerary in Botswana, Zambia or even in Zimbabwe. You can also opt to do this train journey in reverse starting in Victoria Falls and heading south to Pretoria.
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Rovos Rail Victoria Falls to Pretoria Luxury train journey at a glance
This 3 or 4 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. Then through Nylstroom, christened by the Voortrekkers as the source of the Nile River. The train then passes the edge of the escarpment and crosses the Tropic of Capricorn en route to the border with Zimbabwe.
The 3 night journey departs Pretoria at 10am but the 4 night journey departs at 6pm (18:00) and spends an extra night on the train but at no extra cost.
If doing the journey in reverse, returning from Victoria Falls, then both the 3& 4 night journeys depart at 5pm
After formalities at Beitbridge the next morning, the train travels on the BBR line to Bulawayo. The 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. You then travel alongside Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary where animals can be spotted from the train. Later you enjoy a game drive followed by sundowners before re-joining the train.
After a service stop at Thompsons Junction, the sojourn ends at the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River. The surrounding areas offer travelers many recreational opportunities including cruises, white-water rafting as well as superb game viewing and photo safaris.
You arrive at 10am into Victoria Falls.
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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.
All meals and activities as mentioned, local drinks and house wines
Curios, gratuities and items of a personal nature