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ROVOS RAIL: PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS

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ROVOS RAIL: PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS

Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. In a series of bespoke train journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 days, Rovos Rail links some of the continent’s greatest destinations with a variety of off-train excursions. Step aboard the vintage wood-panelled coaches and sit back as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. With discreet and friendly service, top cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration.

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Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. In a series of bespoke train journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 days, Rovos Rail links some of the continent’s greatest destinations with a variety of off-train excursions. Step aboard the vintage wood-panelled coaches and sit back as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. With discreet and friendly service, top cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration.

Itinerary

Day 1-4

Rovos Rail Luxury

This adventure begins with the train’s departure from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. Travel north 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 and cross the Tropic of Capricorn towards Bulawayo, second city of Zimbabwe, capital of Matabeleland and industrial capital of the country.

Travel along one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114km – before traversing Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary where a game drive excursion is enjoyed. Arrive at the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River, where this sojourn ends. The surrounding areas offer travellers many recreational opportunities including cruises, whitewater rafting as well as superb game viewing and photo safaris.

The most unique and luxurious rail experience awaits you!

Activities

  • Hwange Game Drive

Accommodation

Rovos Rail in a Pullman Suite

Day 4-5

The Mighty Victoria Falls

After your incredible and unique rail experience, it's time to witness the mighty Victoria falls in all its glory (while staying in absolute luxury!). Allow our hotel ushers to transfer your baggage to the hotel and spend your day exploring Zimbabwe, and the breathtaking falls, at your leisure.

Finish off your day with a delicious dinner at the hotel, before your departure the next morning. Leaving with plenty of spectacular memories of your once in a lifetime Rovos Rail experience.

Time to view the majestic Victoria Falls in all its glory

Activities

  • Transfer To Hotel
  • Transfer To The Airport

Accommodation

5 Star Victoria Falls Hotel, in a Standard room

What's Included

Accommodation

  • Three nights on Rovos Rail in a Pullman Suite
  • One night at the 5 Star Victoria Falls Hotel, in a Standard room

Ground Transport

  • Train Transfer from Pretoria to Victoria Falls
  • Shuttle transfer from the station to the hotel, and from the hotel to the airport after your stay

Bonus

  • 24 hour full room services and bar facilities
  • Limited laundry services

Flights

Flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg

  • Please contact us to arrange any other flights you may require

Meals

  • All Inclusive package while on the Rovos Rail: Meals, Snacks, High Tea, Drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) and Cognacs
  • Breakfast and Dinner at Victoria Falls Hotel

Exclusions

  • French Champaign, caviar, memorabilia purchases and gratuities whilst on board Rovos Rail.
  • Services not mentioned.
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Christa Bothma

Since childhood, it was my dream to travel the world and experience other cultures, religions and the ways in which others live.

In my early 20s, I embarked on my first adventure that lasted 4 years, starting with a 2-year working holiday in the UK. This became the gateway to explore the UK and Europe. After that, I took on another adventure on board a cruise ship in the Caribbean.

I am extremely passionate about travel and helping other people to experience what I experienced, something which ultimately broadened my horizons! I am proudly South African and nothing gives me more joy than to showcase my beautiful country for my fellow countrymen, as well as people from all the corners of the world.

Why do I claim the title 'Best of Both Worlds'? I have experience in retail and wholesale so it’s safe to say I am an expert in getting you the best deal with extra surprises thrown in to the mix. I have 16 years’ and 6 continents' worth of experience in travel.

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