Rates valid for SADC Resident Only.
The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.
PricesJNB: R 23,361.00CPT: R 26,161.00
Valid From17th of March 2018 (Saturday)
Valid To20th of May 2018 (Sunday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: YesBritish: YesEuropean Union: YesAmerican: Yes
Quick Holiday Overview
Experience the most luxurious train in the world combined with a night at the legendary 5 star Victoria Falls Hotel! For set departure on 27 May 2017.
Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era and experience the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxes and elegant fashion. Enjoy the colonial opulence of a Rovos Rail journey from Victoria Falls or from Pretoria.
Victoria Falls Hotel is a luxurious 5-Star Hotel on a World Heritage site overlooking the magnificent "Victoria Falls", One of the Natural Wonders of the World. This gracious colonial style hotel is set in the lush tropical gardens and epitomizes the romance of grand travel, offering total relaxation.
Rovos Rail combines the opulence of pre-war travel with subtle modern innovations. Relax in the privacy and comfort of spacious suites, each with a perfect blend of period ambience and modern features.
About the Holiday
- DAY 1 - Depart Victoria Falls Station and travel towards Zimbabwe's largest reserve, the Hwange National Park. Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Kennedy Siding for the overnight stop.
- DAY 2 - Early wake-up call with a continental breakfast. Disembark for a game drive at The Hide. Brunch is served as the train travels along one of Africa's longest stretches of straight railway line - 114km. Dinner is served en route to the border at Beitbridge.
- DAY 3 - Breakfast is served as the train leaves baobab country. Lunch is served as the train crosses the Tropic of Capricorn towards Warmbaths and Nylstroom. Dinner is served as the train passes the edge of the escarpment. Overnight Pyramid.
- DAY 4 - Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09h30. Arrive at journey's end in Pretoria.
- Rates valid for SA Residents only.
For days on the train dress is smart casual. Evening attire is more formal - for the gentlemen a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement while for ladies we suggest cocktail, evening dresses or suits. Please include warm clothing for cold mornings and evenings. With regard to off-train excursions, we strongly recommend comfortable walking shoes, sun lotion and hats. If required, blankets and rain capes are available. For game drives, which are on open vehicles, please dress accordingly: mornings can be cool then warm up considerably; afternoons can be warm then cool down considerably. Please see average temperatures as a guide.
Anti-Malaria and yellow fever precautions may be required in countries being visited. Although all countries travelled through don't require yellow fever or medical exemption certificates, countries guests return to after the trip often require them.Duration: 4 Nights
Includes & Excludes
- One-way flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone including airline levy
- Transfer from airport to hotel
- 1 Night accommodation at the 4* Victoria Falls Safari Lodge including breakfast
- Hotel Added Values: Complimentary shuttle service will transport guests to Victoria Falls rainforest, town centre and to the boma, Complimentary activities are nature trails and at 13h00 daily viewing of feeding of the vultures near waterhole, Receive a bottle of water nightly on turndown.
- Transfer from hotel to train station
- 3 Nights on board the Luxury Rovos Rail.
- All meals on board the train.
- Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Off train excursions as per itinerary.
- Laundry and pressing facility on board.
- Meals and beverages not specified
- Items of a personal nature
- Medical and travel insurance
- Staff gratuities
Rates valid for SADC Resident Only.
Victoria FallsStraddling the western border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, at the point where the Zambezi River drops into the Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls is justifiably called one of the Wonders of the Natural World.
Famously described in 1855 by the explorer David Livingstone as exuding such power that they must have been "gazed upon by angels in their flight," and named by him for his Queen, the falls are the world's largest, spanning almost 2km (just more than 1 mile) and dropping some 100m (328 ft.; twice the height of Niagara).
The sight of more than 9 million liters of water crashing down into the Batoka Gorge is one not easily forgotten; on a clear day the veil of roaring spray can even be seen from up to 80km (50 miles) away. It is this phenomenon that gave the falls its local name: Mosi-Oa-Tunya -- literally, "the smoke that thunders."