Durban to Victoria Falls by Rovos Rail is a 6 day / 5 night package tour by Rovos Rail

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Package Tour - Durban to Victoria Falls by Rovos Rail

Categories: Battlefields / Luxury / Rail / Sightseeing

This six-day journey commences in Durban and ends at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. After departing Durban visit the world renowned Ardmore Ceramic Art studio and learn about the Zulu people whose sense of rhythm, colour, dance and song, as well as the spirit of the African imagination manifests in a fascinating ceramic collection.

On Tuesday enjoy an excursion to the expansive game farm, Spionkop Lodge which adjoins an 11 000 acre nature reserve and is the perfect base for exploring the berg, bush, birds and battlefields of the region. During the afternoon experience the diversity of the Nambiti Conservancy, a Big Five private bush retreat set on 20 000 acres of malaria-free bushveld in KwaZulu Natal.

Arrive in Pretoria at 12h00 on Wednesday where you will be introduced to our beautifully appointed station and 60 acre property. Participate in an optional tour of the city or have the afternoon at leisure before spending the night in your hotel. The train departs on Thursday morning and slowly meanders westwards through Mafikeng into Botswana and then north towards Mahalapye, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn just after Gaborone. Once the train has passed through the dry reaches of Botswana we arrive at Plumtree in the late afternoon for border formalities with Zimbabwe.

The journey continues in a north-westerly direction passing Bulawayo and heads towards Thompson’s Junction and Hwange Game Reserve where animals can be spotted from the train. Journey’s end is the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River.

At a Glance

Tour duration
6 days / 5 nights
Tour departs from
Durban or Pretoria
From R25750 to R51500 per person

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Durban to Victoria Falls
The train departs Durban station.
Lunch is served en route to Lions River station.
Excursion to the famous Ardmore Ceramics gallery including an equestrian display and tea.

Overnight: Rovos Rail

Day 2: Durban to Victoria Falls
Wake up call for a choice of excursions :
Option 1- Game drive in Spionkop Game Reserve * Option 2 – Spionkop battlefields escorted tour.
Disembark at Elandslaagte for a game drive in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve.

Overnight: Rovos Rail

Day 3: Durban to Victoria Falls
Arrive at Rovos Rail’s Capital Park station, Pretoria.
Transfer to hotel for overnight. Tours of Pretoria and environs can be arranged on request.

Overnight: Rovos Rail

Day 4: Durban to Victoria Falls
The train departs from Rovos Rail’s private station in Capital Park.
Enjoy lunch and dinner on board en route to Zeerust and then on to Mafikeng for border formalities.

Overnight: Rovos Rail

Day 5: Durban to Victoria Falls
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the train

Overnight: Rovos Rail

Day 6: Durban to Victoria Falls
Breakfast and lunch on the train with a 17h00 arrival in the Victoria Falls.

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