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4 DAY VICTORIA FALLS TO PRETORIA – Luxury Train Journey

Created with Sketch. Hwange National Park
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Duration

4 Days / 3 Nights

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English

Overview

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

Situated in western Zimbabwe, the Hwange National Park is the country’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra and approximately 40 000 elephants. It provides a sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including a population of wild dogs thought to be among the most sizeable surviving groups on the continent. The park’s magnificent terrain ranges from desert dunes, savannah lands and mopane woodlands to rocky outcrops and sparse forests. Visitors can look forward to game drives, guided walks or horse riding safaris. Other highlights include: the Bumbusi National Monument and the Nyamandhlovu Pan.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ROVOS RAIL - Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class travel experiences. Exceptional train safaris combine some of Africa’s most magnificent scenery with travel aboard an authentically refurbished Edwardian-style train, accommodating up to 72 guests in the most spacious train suites in the world, each with its own en-suite bathroom and subtle modern conveniences. The eight scheduled journeys begin or end at Rovos Rail Station, the headquarters and private station of this independent railway company, which is situated in Pretoria.

Itinerary

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DAYS 1 - 3 : HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
DAYS 1 - 3 : HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

DAY 1: VICTORIA FALLS

17:00: Depart from Victoria Falls Station, Zimbabwe. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travelers in the lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train.

19:30: Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Malindi for overnight. Dress: Formal. Please ensure the Train Manager or Administration Deputy is in possession of your passport.



DAY 2: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

05:00: A continental breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure. Enjoy a game drive at The Hide in Hwange National Park 06:00 am

12:00: Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels between Dete and Gwaai along one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres – and passes Bulawayo: second city of Zimbabwe, capital of Matabeleland and industrial capital of the country.

16:30: Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. The train travels baobab country.

19:30: Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to the border at Beitbridge. Dress: Formal



DAY 3: AT LEISURE ONBOARD BORDER: BEITBRIDGE, ZIMBABWE / MUSINA, SOUTH AFRICA

07:00: Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. The train crosses the Limpopo River to Musina. In Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, the ‘Elephant’s Child’ departs his family for the “great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees, to find out what the Crocodile has for dinner.”

13:00: Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train crosses the Tropic of Capricorn.

16:30: Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. Travel 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 where the Highveld drops precipitously.

19:30: Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Pyramid for overnight. Dress: Formal

DAY 4 : END OF ITINERARY
DAY 4 : END OF ITINERARY

DAY 4: PRETORIA

07:00: Please ensure that your luggage is ready for collection at 09:45 and that you have your passport. Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:30.

10:00: Arrive at the journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria

Included/Excluded

  • 3 Night's Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All beverages
  • Room service
  • Limited laundry
  • Excursions with a qualified guide (where applicable)
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Government tax
  • International
  • French Champagne
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Visas; travel insurance
  • Pre- and post-tour transfers, accommodation and flights.

Tour's Location

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FAQs

NOTES
The train runs on scheduled departure dates.
Journey available in reverse departing Pretoria and ending Victoria Falls please request scheduled departure dates.
Single supplement and children rates available on request.
Child policies are applicable.
The above rates valid for 2021only, please request rates for 2022.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
The onus is upon the client to ensure passports and visas, as may be required, are valid prior to departure for Africa.
On various journeys, we travel to South Africa, Eswatini, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, DRC, and Angola. Some nationalities are eligible to purchase port-of-entry visas.
Immigration forms will be available onboard.
Please ensure you have a minimum of US$200 in cash with you. Angolan and DRC visas must be obtained prior to travel.
We request that Tanzanian visas are obtained prior to travel when possible.
Passports must have at least five blank VISA pages and must be valid for at least six months from your return-home date.
We wish to bring to your attention that Rovos Rail is solely reliant on the traction and railway services provided by the countries through which we travel.
Our hands are regrettably tied when these services fail, be they due to locomotives, signals, overhead power-cable damage and/or theft, vandalism, electricity outages, railway tracks or issues with drivers, etc. Delays can occur due to our reliance on these national organizations.
Rovos Rail is not responsible and cannot be held liable for any delays or changes in tour arrangements that may be caused by natural or other factors beyond our control.
Rovos Rail reserves the right to cancel or amend our routing, any excursions, and the tour departure dates provided we can offer clients alternative excursions or departure dates.
Rovos Rail and Shongololo Express do accommodate children but we kindly ask parents to be sensitive to the adult nature and atmosphere of the train by keeping them respectful and quiet. Long journeys are not recommended for under 13s.
Children between 0-2 years old are not permitted to travel. There are no childminding facilities or activities available for children on board.
We allow a maximum of two guests sharing per suite/cabin.
Should there be a child under the age of five, he/she will be allowed to share with two adults (in a Deluxe, Royal or Emerald category only).
However, should there be a child over the age of five, he/she should have his/her own suite/cabin (conditional).
Should parents not feel comfortable with this option, one of the parents could then share with the child.
**T’s & C’s apply. Deposits & Cancellations Policies are contingent on THOSE provided by suppliers (i.e. lodges, transfer companies, airlines etc.) and are subject to change without prior notice.**
DEPOSITS
10% Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking.
Balance of deposits are dependent on THOSE required by suppliers and advised to client upon enquiry.
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
55-49 days: 50% refund of payment EXCLUDING non-refundable deposit.
48-42 days: 25% refund of payment EXCLUDING non-refundable deposit.
41 days or less: 0% refund of payment EXCLUDING non-refundable deposit.
In case of NO SHOW on the date of tour departure, the client forfeits 100% of the total payment.
Covid cancellation policies will be advised upon enquiry.

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