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Rovos Rail - Pretoria to Victoria Falls

4 day Luxury Rail Journey - from £1919

Pretoria | Hwange National Park | Victoria Falls

Travel in style aboard the luxurious Rovos Rail on its journey between Pretoria and the world famous Victoria Falls.


  • Impressive and iconic Victoria Falls
  • Hwange National Park game drive
  • Elegant cabins and public areas
  • Crossing the Tropic of Capricorn
  • Travel one of worlds longest stretches of straight track

Life on Board

Rovos Rail offers a five star experience on rails, capturing the elegance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you travel through Africa’s diverse landscapes. The classic wood panelled coaches offer period charm, accompanied by attentive and friendly service.

The observation car is located at the end of the train and offers a relaxing place to enjoy the views from its enlarged windows and unique open-air balcony. In the lounge, deep sofas and wingback chairs offer a comfortable place to catch up with fellow guests over a drink and enjoy afternoon tea.

Meals are served in one seating and are an occasion in their own right with silver service and fine cuisine, accompanied by outstanding South African wines. During the day the dress code is smart-casual, whilst dinner is the time to dress to impress with more formal attire.

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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Pretoria & Limpopo Province

This morning depart Pretoria on your northbound journey aboard Rovos Rail. Travel through the towns of Warmbaths, named after its mineral waters and then Nylstroom, which was once believed to be the source of the Nile by the Voortrekkers. Passing along the escarpment of Limpopo Province, the train then crosses the Tropic of Capricorn towards the Zimbabwean border.

Day 2 - Zimbabwe

Your luxury rail journey crosses the South Africa – Zimbabwe border at Beitbridge and continues through the Zimbabwean landscape towards Bulawayo for its overnight stop.

Day 3 - Hwange National Park

Experience one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line as you skirt the eastern edge of the famous Hwange National Park between Gwaai and Dete. This afternoon, enjoy an exciting game drive to seek out the park’s prolific game which includes impressive elephant herds, prides of lion and a wild dog population.

Day 4 - Victoria Falls

Relax in your elegant surrounding before the journey comes to an end at the magnificent Victoria Falls where you may like to add a few nights at one of the excellent hotels and book some of the numerous activities on offer.

4 day Luxury Rail Journey - from £1919


Rovos offers a choice of three elegantly styled cabin types, each with air conditioning, en suite shower and a safe.

Pullman suites

  • One fifth of a carriage in size, with a sofa that converts into twin upper and lower berths, or a double bed.

Deluxe Suites

  • one third of a carriage in size, including a lounge area
  • your choice of a twin or double bed

Upgrade to a Deluxe Cabin from £899

Royal Suites 

  • half a carriage in size, including a lounge area
  • full bathroom with a Victorian style bath in addition to a shower
  • your choice of twin or double bed

Upgrade to a Royal Suite from £1789

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Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin. Depending on rail traffic, this journey may need to re-route.

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First class service and spectacular scenery has made Rovos Rail one of the world’s greatest rail journeys.

Your Rovos Rail experience includes:

  • 3 nights on board the luxurious Rovos Rail Train including:
    – your choice of Pullman, Deluxe or Royal Suite
    – 24 hour butler service
    – use of the Lounge Car and Observation Car
    – complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • All meals, on board the train
  • Afternoon tea served in the Lounge Car
  • Off train excursions

All Rovos Rail train routes can be booked as they are or added into a longer South Africa holiday.



Depart selected Thursdays 10:00
Arrives Sundays at 10:00


Departs selected Sundays at 17:00
Arrives Wednesday 10:00

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