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The impressive panoramic 12-day journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls stops at carefully selected locations in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

The journey begins in Pretoria, taking the excited passengers to the Kruger National Park to indulge in some game viewing while enjoying the famed the panorama route in Mpumalanga.

Guests will be taken to Maputo, capital of Mozambique before exploring parts of the Kingdome of Swaziland. Before heading for Zimbabwe, please yourself with another wilderness experience in Kapama Game reserve.

On day 9 and 10, before transcending to Hwange reserve for other game viewing activities, spot the ‘Big Five’ in the 3000 acres of open grassland Antelope Park.

On the final day, the train arrives in Victoria Falls, where you will enjoy a walking tour of the village and the mighty, thunderous Victoria Falls before relaxing on an afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

 

Departure City                  Arrival City                         Start Date                            End Date__

Pretoria                                Victoria Falls                       06 Sep 2018                        17 Sep 2018

Victoria Falls                       Pretoria                                20 Sep 2018                        01 Oct 2018

Pretoria                                Victoria Falls                       03 Jan 2019                         14 Jan 2019

Victoria Falls                       Pretoria                                17 Jan 2019                         28 Jan 2019

Pretoria                                Victoria Falls                       18 Apr 2019                         29 Apr 2019

Victoria Falls                       Pretoria                                02 May 2019                       13 May 2019

Pretoria                                Victoria Falls                       13 Jun 2019                         24 Jun 2019

Victoria Falls                       Pretoria                                27 Jun 2019                         08 Jul 2019

Pretoria                                Victoria Falls                       08 Aug 2019                        19 Aug 2019

Victoria Falls                       Pretoria                                19 Sep 2019                        30 Sep 2019

Pretoria                                Victoria Falls                       02 Jan 2020                         13 Jan 2020

Victoria Falls                       Pretoria                                16 Jan 2020                         27 Jan 2020

Pretoria                                Victoria Falls                       16 Apr 2020                         27 Apr 2020

Victoria Falls                       Pretoria                                30 Apr 2020                         11 May 2020

Pretoria                                Victoria Falls                       11 Jun 2020                         22 Jun 2020

Victoria Falls                       Pretoria                                25 Jun 2020                         06 Jul 2020

Pretoria                                Victoria Falls                       06 Aug 2020                        17 Aug 2020

Victoria Falls                       Pretoria                                17 Sep 2020                        28 Sep 2020

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Itineraries

Day 1

DEPART ROVOS RAIL STATION

08h30
Check-in at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Full-day tour of Pretoria and Soweto. Transfer to Rovos Rail Station in Capital Park, Pretoria.

16h00
The train departs for Nelspruit for our overnight stop.

Day 2

NEXT MORNING

09h00
Full-day Panorama Tour of Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window, one of the Blyde River Canyon’s most spectacular viewpoints.

17h00
Return to the train in Nelspruit and depart for Malelane.

Day 3

NEXT MORNING

08h00
Full-day game viewing in the Kruger Park, unrivalled in diversity of life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques.

18h00
Return to the train in Malelane and depart to Mozambique

Day 4

NEXT MORNING

09h00
Tour of Maputo, Mozambique, a city of contrast and mix of cultures with an architectural blend of African, Portuguese and colonial traditions.

15h30
Return to the train for afternoon tea.

18h00
After border formalities the train heads for Mpaka, Swailand.

Day 5

NEXT MORNING

08h30
Depart in vehicles for Mpaka, Swaziland. Drive through the Ezulwini Valley, past the Ludzidzini Royal Residence and stop briefly at Swazi Candles before heading east to Manzini to experience the Swazi market. Continue north to visit Ngwenya Glass then travel through the Komati River Valley to the border.

18h45
After border formalities with South Africa at Tjaneni, rejoin the train in Kaapmuiden. Depart for Klaserie, south of Hoedspruit.

Day 6

NEXT MORNING

07h00
Morning game drive in Kapama Reserve, home to over 40 different mammal species, followed by a visit to the Wild Dog and Cheetah Project.
13h00
Return to the train for lunch. Depart for Tzaneen with an overnight stop at Louis Trichardt.

Day 7

NEXT MORNING

07h00
Day at leisure on board the train travelling to Rutenga in Zimbabwe. Clear customs and immigration at Beitbridge.

Day 8

NEXT MORNING

09h00
Transfer to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins – the largest precolonial monument south of the Egyptian border – for a tour.

17h00
Return to the train at Bannockburn. Depart for Somabhula for an overnight stop.

Day 9

NEXT MORNING

09h00
Full day at Antelope Park. Optional extras include canoeing, game drive, horseback game viewing, elephant-back riding or bird-watching cruise.

17h30
Return to the train and depart for Bulawayo.

Day 10

NEXT MORNING

09h00
Full day tour of Matobo National Park. Visit the grave of Cecil John Rhodes as well as bushman caves. 16h00
Return to train and depart for Dete.

Day 11

NEXT MORNING

06h30
Full day game view in Hwange Reserve, Zimbabwe, the nation’s largest wildlife area well-known for its sizeable elephant population.

19h00
The train departs for Thompson’s Junction.

Day 12

NEXT MORNING

10h00
Arrive in Victoria Falls. Check out of train and walk across to Victoria Falls Hotel (luggage will be stored here).

11h00
Meet for walking tour of the Village and the Falls.

16h00
Meet at the Hotel for a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River.

18h30
Transfers back to Victoria Falls Hotel. Tour Ends.

Please dress accordingly for game drives/excursions: mornings can be cool then warm up considerably; afternoons can be warm then cool down considerably.

Warm clothing, hats and sun protection are advised (season dependent). Rain capes are available.

Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved. Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  •  All alcoholic and other beverages
  • 24-hour butler service
  • Limited on-board laundry & valet service
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide (where applicable)
  • Pre/post-tours
  • Pre/post accommodation
  • International, Regional and Domestic Flights
  • External telephone calls
  • Transfers
  • Visas
  • Staff gratuities
  • French Champagne
  • Caviar
  • Memorabilia purchases

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