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Rovos Rail

  • Duration
    4 days
  • Tour Type
    Short Stay
  • Tour Style
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All aboard the most luxurious train in the world. Established in 1989, Rovos Rail holds a truly world-class reputation, which will provide you with an unforgettable experience as you are transported into a world like no other. Enjoy a three night adventure starting at Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa, into Zimbabwe, all before taking part in a game drive through Matobo National Park, a World Heritage Site surrounded by bushmen caves, rock art and granite hills. You will then go on to travel along one of the world's longest stretches of straight railway line, into the Hwange National Park, a beautiful wildlife sanctuary overflowing with natural charm. On day four, you will have arrived at your final destination of Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River, where you will be met with unparalleled views.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 3 , Lunches: 3 , Dinners: 3
  • Accommodation
    3 nights in 5 star accommodation
  • Rail Journeys
    Rovos Rail
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    X A reasonable level of fitness is required and you should expect to be on your feet for much of the day. You’ll be getting on and off coaches, trains or boats and walking around the sights, often including steps, plus occasional longer walks. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our Rovos Rail tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Board Rovos Rail
    Day 1: Board Rovos Rail

    This morning you will transfer to the Rovos Rail Station, an elegant, private rail station from which this iconic train departs. Settle into your suite as the journey begins. Puylling out of Pretoria, the train will pass through Bela-Bela, once called Warmbaths thanks to its mineral springs and the fascinatingly named Nylstroom, called so by the Voortrekkers who believed the river here was the source of the River Nile. As the Highveld ends, the train will cross the Tropic of Capricorn and the Limpopo River, as it approaches the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe. Dinner onboard Rovos is always an elegant affair - hosted in 1920s carriages, make sure you dress to impress.

    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    Day 2: Bulawayo

    The train travels on into Zimbabwe - head to one of the observation cars or an open balcony as it passes through scores of majestic baobab trees to reach Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city. Cosy up on the luxury sofas of the lounge car, enjoy afternoon tea, or sip on some of South Africa's best wines and watch the world go by as the journey continues.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Hwange Game Drive
    Day 3: Hwange Game Drive

    Today you'll travel along one of the world's longest stretches of straight railway track, at 114 kilometres, which runs along the border of Hwange National Park. Disembark the train for a thrilling game drive. Hwange is well known to be teeming with wildlife and has one of Africa's largest elephant populations and regular sightings of lions, leopards and cheetahs. Back on the train, you can share your spots with your fellow passengers over after-dinner cocktails.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Arrive Victoria Falls
    Day 4: Arrive Victoria Falls

    After a final breakfast onboard it's time to disebamrk as Rovos pulls into Victoria Falls. You'll be met and transferred to your hotel. Later this evening, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, soaking up the serene beauty of this mesmerising African landscape. Keep an eye out for 'smoke' in the distance, coming from the falls themselves.

    • Breakfast

Tour Dates & Prices

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Booking Options

Departures for Solo travellers only are available for this tour on selected dates.
In addition to being for solos only these departures feature smaller group sizes, free airport lounge access and complimentary cocktails on arrival.

Depart UK
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Booking Options

There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.

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