Relive the romance of a bygone Africa on a nostalgic 3 night/4 day 1,400 km expedition from Pretoria to one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the famous Victoria Falls.
A journey on the Rovos Rail is a truly wonderful experience. The use of traditional furnishings, fine wood panelling and period decor throughout all the coaches transport you immediately back to a time when privileged travellers were fortunate to experience the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant, and almost grandeur, fashion.
The wood panelled sleeping coaches offer guests a choice of spacious air-conditioned twin or double bedded Royal, Deluxe or Pullman suites, with every modern convenience and comfort sitting comfortably alongside the period Edwardian features, including a bar fridge, and an en-suite bathroom with either a Victorian bath and separate shower, or just a shower. The elegant Royal suites in particular are the epitome in luxury - each suite takes up half a carriage, and has its own private lounge area. Each coach has its own personal history - some date back as early as 1911, others have carried royalty, but each and every coach has been meticulously restored.
This 3 night adventure begins with the train's departure from Rovos Rail's gracious station in Pretoria. The train then winds its way through Warmbaths (so named for its mineral waters) and Nylstroom (christened by the Voortrekkers as the 'source' of the Nile River because the town's river happened to be north flowing), and also passes the edge of the escarpment where the Highveld drops precipitously. You cross the Tropic of Capricorn en-route to the Zimbabwean border.
After border formalities at Beitbridge the next morning, the train travels onwards to Bulawayo, the industial capital of Zimbabwe.
On Day 3 you travel along one of the world's longest stretches of straight railway line - 114 km - before traversing the Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary where animals can be spotted from the train and a game drive excursion is enjoyed.
Your journey ends on Day 4 at the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River.
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Three meals daily; all alcoholic and other beverages; sightseeing excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide; entrance fees to places of interest; and 24 hour full room service/bar facilities are included. Please note that any off-train excursions cannot be guaranteed and will be undertaken only if time permits. PLEASE NOTE: The rate excludes any off-train beverages.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.