Rovos Rail, Victoria Falls-Johannesburg

  • days: 4
  • from: $3,485

Description

On this amazing tour extension you’ll recapture the romance of a bygone era as you step aboard the wood-panelled coaches of Rovos Rail and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. This rail adventure starts at the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River and traverses Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary where animals can be spotted from the train and a game drive excursion is enjoyed. Travel along one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line (114 kilometres), before passing the edge of the escarpment and crossing the Tropic of Capricorn. Along the way you'll enjoy ever-changing scenery, first class service and sumptuous cuisine on board this iconic train.

Package begins on selected Sundays. For departure dates and availability, please contact Bunnik Tours.

Itinerary also operates in the reverse direction from Pretoria to Victoria Falls on selected Thursdays.

Itinerary

Day 1 Victoria Falls

This evening we depart from Victoria Falls Station and travel towards Zimbabwe's largest reserve, the Hwange National Park. Sit back relax, and soak up the spectacular scenery as you chat with fellow passengers in the lounge car. Later, enjoy a formal dinner before retiring to the wood-panelled lounge car for after-dinner drinks. [D]

Day 2 Rovos Rail

Today starts with an early morning breakfast, before disembarking for a game drive at The Hide. After a light brunch, continue along one of Africa's longest stretches of straight railway line to Bulawayo, and then on to the border at Beitbridge. [B,L,D]

Day 3 Rovos Rail

As the train leaves baobab country, enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the dining car. Today the train crosses the Tropic of Capricorn towards Warmbaths and Nylstroom. On arrival at Centurion, a Rovos locomotive will collect you for the final leg of your journey. Enjoy another sumptuous dinner tonight as the train passes the edge of the escarpment. [B,L,D]

Day 4 Pretoria

After another amazing night on board the Rovos Rail as your journey continues to Pretoria. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Johannesburg in time for your onward arrangements. This marks the end of your incredible rail journey across southern Africa. [B]

Inclusions

Travel

  • Meet & greet on arrival and private airport transfers
  • 4 days travelling on-board the luxury Rovos Rail train

Accommodation & Meals

  • 3 nights on board the Rovos Rail, Pullman Suite
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners

Sightseeing

  • Game drive in Zimbabwe's larges reserve, the Hwange National Park.
  • Cross the Tropic of Capricorn towards Warmbaths and Nylstroom.

Please Note: The dress code on board the train is smart casual. For dinner, men are requested to wear a jacket/waistcoat and ladies elegant evening wear.

The Small Print: Prices are per person based on twin share with a minimum of 2 people. Seasonal surcharges apply. Alternative itineraries are also available. Please contact our office for details.

Visa Requirements: For Australian passport holders, a visa for Zimbabwe needs to be purchased upon arrival for $30pp US. For non-Australian passport holders, please check with your travel agent.