General

The Victoria Falls – A Leisurely Sojourn by Luxury Train through South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe

Valid 01 September 2013 – 30 September 2014
Your two-night three day adventure begins with the departure from Rovos Rail’s gracious station in Capital Park Pretoria.
This special journey departs in the morning and slowly meanders westwards through Mafikeng into Botswana and then north towards Mahalapye, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn just after Gaberone. Once the train has passed through the dry reaches of Botswana we arrive at Plumtree in the late afternoon for border formalities with Zimbabwe.
We continue in a north-westerly direction passing Bulawayo heading towards Thompson’s Junction and Hwange Game Reserve. Journeys end is the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River.
Please note that depending upon railways capacity this journey could be routed northwards through Beitbridge and Zimbabwe.

PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS

Thursday

10h00 The Pride Of Africa departs from Rovos Rail’s private Station in Capital Park 13h00
Lunch is served en route to Zeerust. 19h30
After traversing the Magaliesberg Range dinner is served as the trains heads towards Mafikeng for border formalities.

Friday

07h00 Breakfast served in the dining car/s. 13h00
Lunch is served in the dining car/s. 17h00
Border formalities at Plumtree. 19h30 Dinner is served in the dining car/s.

Saturday

07h00 Breakfast served in the dining car/s. 13h00
Lunch is served in the dining car/s. 17h00
Arrive at the Victoria Falls where your Rovos Rail journey ends.

PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS DEPARTURE DATES

01 SEPTEMBER 2013 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2014

Month / YearDeparture dates
October 20133 / 17 / 31
November 201314 / 28
December 201326
January 20149 / 23
February 20146 / 20
March 20146 / 20
April 20143 / 17
May 20141 / 15 / 29
June 2014n/a
July 201424
August 20147 / 21
September 20144 / 18

VICTORIA FALLS TO PRETORIA

Sunday

10h00 Depart Victoria Falls Station. 13h00 Lunch is served in the dining car/s. 19h30 Dinner is served in the dining car/s.

Monday

07h00 Breakfast served in the dining car/s. 13h00 Lunch is served in the dining car/s. 19h30 Dinner is served as the train heads towards Lobatse. 23h00 Arrive at Mafikeng for border formalities.

Tuesday

05h00 The train departs Mafikeng. 07h00 Breakfast served in the dining car/s. 13h00 Lunch is served in the dining car/s. 16h00 A short stop at Centurion where the Rovos steam engines take over the haulage of the train. 17h00 Arrive at journey’s end, the gracious Capital Park Station in Pretoria

VICTORIA FALLS TO PRETORIA DEPARTURE DATES

01 SEPTEMBER 2013 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2014

Month / YearDeparture dates
October 20136 / 20
November 20133 / 17
December 20131 / 29
January 201412 / 26
February 20149 / 23
March 20149 / 23
April 20146 / 20
May 20144 / 18
June 20141
July 201427
August 201410 / 24
September 20147 / 21

Please contact one of our travel consultants for this information. Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed