Rovos Rail – Pretoria to Victoria Falls

Without a doubt, this is the most luxurious way to travel between Pretoria and Victoria Falls. A three night, four day adventure, you can choose to do much, or as little as you like. Travelling north from Pretoria, you cross the Tropic of Capricorn and cross the border into Zimbabwe at Beitbridge on your first evening. Passing through what is known as “Baobab Country” you travel towards Bulawayo, en-route to Mpopoma, where you will overnight on the second evening. The next day you have a game drive to look forward to in the Hwange National Park, before overnighting at Thompsons Junction. And an early breakfast sees you arriving in Victoria Fallson day four, home to the iconic Vic Falls.

This trip can also be booked in reverse (Scheduled departure, dates available on request).

  • Cabin accommodation as per your booking option (please ask our team for more information)
  • All meals & selected drinks
  • Visits and excursions mentioned in the program

 

Destination: South Africa, Zimbabwe

1

Day 1

The train departs Pretoria mid-morning, and once you have had time to settle in to your suite and meet your butler, you can join everyone in the dining cars once lunch is served. The route travels through Bela-Bela, named this for its mineral waters, and Modimole.

High tea will be served in the lounge and observation cars, while the train crosses the Tropic of Capricorn

Dinner is a formal affair, served in the vintage carriages. The train crosses the South Africa / Zimbabwe border at Beitbridge

    • Accommodation
    • High Tea, Lunch, Dinner
    • Selected Drinks
2

Day 2

Today the journey continues through Baobab country, en-route to Bulawayo. This is the second largest city in Zimbabwe and the industrial capital of the country.
Enjoy dinner while travelling to Mpopoma, where the train will stop for the night

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea, Dinner
    • Selected Drinks
3

Day 3

After breakfast you can soak up the amazing views from the observation deck.

Today’s route takes you along one of the world’s longest straight railway line stretches, 114 kilometers in total, passing through the village of Gwaai (Ndebele word for tobacco) and Dete, a village alomng the eastern edge of Hwange National Park. A game drive will be on offer at The Hide in Hwange National Park. Known for its large elephnat herds, lion pride and wild dogs, this is a definite excursion to enjoy. The train overnights at Thompson Junction

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea, Dinner
  • Selected Drinks
  • Game drive in Hwange National Park
4

Day 4

It’s a bit of an early start this morning, but by mid morning you’ll be disembrking in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – home to the iconic Vic Falls

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast

Tour Location

PRETORIA | BEITBRIDGE | HWANGE NATIONAL PARK | VICTORIA FALLS

Victoria Falls
ROVOS RAIL - PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS
ROVOS RAIL - PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS
ROVOS RAIL - PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS
ROVOS RAIL - PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS
ROVOS RAIL - PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS
ROVOS RAIL - PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS
ROVOS RAIL - PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS