The legendary Rovos Rail, a timeless way to explore Africa’s amazing beauty and vibrant cultures! This world-renowned luxury train journey takes travelers on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania.
Experience the breathtaking scenery and spectacular sights of this ancient African continent while traveling in the utmost comfort and style. Enjoy fine dining with delicious regional cuisine served up in elegant surroundings; and spend the night in luxurious suites topped off by welcoming staff service – all of which makes for an unforgettable experience. With its romantic atmosphere, breathtaking routes and amazing hospitality, it’s no wonder why Rovos Rail is one of the most famous train journeys in the world!
DAY 1: PRETORIA BORDER: MUSINA, SOUTH AFRICA / BEITBRIDGE, ZIMBABWE
10:00 Depart Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the
lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train.
Please ensure the Train Manager or Administration Deputy is in possession of your passport.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. Travel through Warmbaths (Bela-Bela) – 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. Pass the edge of the escarpment where the Highveld drops precipitously.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. The train crosses the Tropic of Capricorn.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars. The train crosses the Limpopo River to Beitbridge. Dress: Formal
In Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, the ‘Elephant’s Child’ departs his family for the “great grey-green, greasy
Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees, to find out what the Crocodile has for dinner.”
DAY 2: AT LEISURE ON BOARD
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. The train travels baobab country.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. Travel towards Bulawayo: second city of Zimbabwe, capital of Matabeleland and
industrial capital of the country.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Mpopoma for overnight. Dress: Formal
DAY 3: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels between Gwaai and Dete along one of the world’s longest
stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres – and along the eastern edge of Hwange Park.
15:00 Enjoy a game drive at The Hide in Hwange National Park.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Thompsons Junction for overnight. Dress: Formal
DAY 4: VICTORIA FALLS
Please ensure that your luggage is ready for collection at 09:45 and that you have your passport.
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:30.
10:00 Arrive at journey’s end at the incomparable Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.