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R26 950

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Pretoria to Vic Falls

Zambia, Vic Falls, Vic Falls

This three-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, and Nylstroom, christened by the Voortrekkers as the source of the Nile River as the town’s river happened to be north flowing. The train then passes the edge of the escarpment and crosses the Tropic of Capricorn en route to the border with Zimbabwe. After formalities at Beitbridge the next morning, the train travels to Bulawayo, 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 – before traversing Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary where animals can be spotted from the train and a game drive excursion is enjoyed. After a service stop at Thompsons Junction, the sojourn ends at the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River. The surrounding areas offer travellers many recreational opportunities including cruises, whitewater rafting as well as superb game viewing and photo safaris. Available in reverse. Depending upon railway capacity, this journey could be routed through Botswana.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    09h30 The train departs Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. At 13h00 Lunch is served in the dining cars as the train travels north through Warmbaths and Nylstroom, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn. Enjoy afternoon tea and dinner en route to Messina and Beitbridge for Zimbabwe border formalities.

  • Day 2

    Today you will have some leisure time on board the train. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served as the train travels towards Bulawayo via Rutenga and Somabhula. Overnight stop on board at Mpopoma.

  • Day 3

    07h00 Breakfast is served as the train departs Mpopoma. Enjoy lunch while travelling along the eastern edge of Hwange Park along one of Africa’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres. At 15h00 we arrive at the Kennedy Siding for a game drive at The Hide.

    19h30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Thompsons Junction for the overnight stop.

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights 4 Days on board the train
  • Three meals daily and all alcoholic and other beverages
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide
  • Entrance fees to places of interest
  • 24-hour full room service and bar facilities
  • Limited laundry service


Exclusions

  • Flights (domestic & international) not specified
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Rates

Dates Per Person Per Package Sharing Rate Single Rate
01 Oct 2018 - 30 Sep 2019  Pullman Suite R 26 950 R 40 425

Accommodation Included

  • Rovos Rail

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    Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard our reconditioned wood-paneled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. Rovos Rail offer various journeys across Southern Africa ranging from shorter 2 night journeys to the flagship 14 night Dar es Salaam tour.

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