Rovos Rail Pretoria to Victoria Falls Luxury Train Journey

This delightful 3/4 night train journey from Pretoria to Victoria Falls (or vice versa) offers a relaxing interlude within a busy safari itinerary. It passes Hwange National Park where animals can be spotted from the train, before arriving in style in Victoria Falls.

3 Nights


₤ 1,734 (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.

The Train

This beautifully restored train comprises luxury coaches drawn by vintage-steam locomotives. The coaches have been splendidly refurbished in Edwardian style with special attention to detail, comfort and luxury.

On the Rovos Rail Pretoria to Victoria Falls Journey, 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 a shower.

Typically, there are 2-4 departures in each direction per month. Some of the departures are 3 nights but most of them are going to be a 4-night journey. (Note that the 3-night journey's itinerary is reflected below.)

Departure Dates in 2023/24

Note that the single supplement is 50% of the per person sharing rate below.

Pretoria to Victoria Falls

3 nights: 2 Nov 2023  |  25 Jan; 1, 8, 22 & 29 Feb; 14 Mar; 22 Aug and 19 & 26 Sep 2024.

4 nights: 8 & 15 Nov; 20 & 27 Dec 2023  10 & 17 Jan; 14 Feb; 6, 20 & 27 Mar; 10, 17 & 24 Apr; 1, 15 & 29 May; 12 Jun; 10, 17, 24 & 31 Jul; 7, 14 & 28 Aug and 4 & 11 Sep 2024.

Victoria Falls to Pretoria

3 nights: 5 Nov 2023  |  21 Jan; 4, 11, 18 & 25 Feb; 3, 10, 17 & 24 Mar; 7 Apr; 28 Jul; 18 Aug and 8, 15, 22 & 29 Sep 2024.

4 nights: 12 & 19 Nov; 24 & 31 Dec 2023  14 & 28 Jan; 31 Mar; 14, 21 & 28 Apr; 5 & 19 May; 2, 16 & 20 Jun; 14 & 21 Jul; 4, 11 & 25 Aug and 1 Sep 2024.

What about an extra few nights?

The Rovos Rail Pretoria to 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 Pretoria to Victoria Falls Luxury Train Journey at a glance

PRICE FROM ₤ 1,734 (PPS)

Sonja Brand

Africa Travel Specialist

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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.

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Average Of
₤ 1,831
This price is based on a Pullman Suite
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
₤ 2,729
This price is based on a Deluxe Suite
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
₤ 3,555
This price is based on a Royal Suite


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


International sparkling wine; gratuities; personal expenses; visas, travel insurance; pre- and post-tour transfers, accommodation and flights; items of a personal nature.