The Victoria Falls - Rovos Rail (Northbound)


Experience a 1 600-kilometre journey through diverse and truly African scenery as Rovos Rail 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 it arrives at Plumtree in the late afternoon for border formalities with Zimbabwe. Continuing in a northwesterly direction, the train passes Bulawayo heading towards Thompson's Junction and Hwange Game Reserve where animals can be spotted from the train. The Falls and the elegant colonial-style Victoria Falls Hotel form an ideal destination. The surrounding areas offer travellers many recreational opportunities including cruises, whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River as well as superb game viewing and photo safaris.

* Please note that depending upon the railway's capacity this journey could be routed northwards through Beitbridge and Zimbabwe.

Itinerary


Cities Covered Mafikeng ,  Pretoria ,  Zeerust

Departs from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria at 09h30. Lunch is served in the dining car/s en route to Zeerust. After traversing the Magaliesberg Range, dinner is served as the train heads westwards to Mafikeng for border formalities.

(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • High Tea 16h00 • Dinner 19h30)

Cities Covered Rovos Rail

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served as the train travels northwards through Mahalapye and Serule en route to Plumtree for Zimbabwe border formalities.

Cities Covered Hwange National Park ,  Victoria Falls

Breakfast and lunch are served as the train passes through the Hwange Game Reserve and along one of the longest straight stretches of railway line in the world – 114kms – en route to Dete and the Zambezi River. Occasional sightings of wild animals can occur from the train. Arrive in Victoria Falls at 17h00.


Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
Dec 201820, 27Jan 20193, 10, 17, 24, 31Feb 20197, 14, 21, 28
Mar 20197, 14, 21, 28Apr 20194, 11, 18, 25May 20192, 9, 16, 23
Jun 20196, 20Jul 20194, 11, 18, 25Aug 20191, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sep 20195, 12, 19, 26

All Rates in US$ per person including ALL taxes and surcharges

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Deluxe Suite
For departures December 20,2018 through September 26,2019 US$ 5,343 US$ 3,562 CALL US
Pullman Suite
For departures December 20,2018 through September 26,2019 US$ 3,547 US$ 2,365 CALL US
Royal Suite
For departures December 20,2018 through September 26,2019 US$ 7,106 US$ 4,737 CALL US

PLEASE NOTE: The above rates are calculated based on the local currency (ZAR) and are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations. Your balance payment will be due and payable based on the exchange rate at that time. An option to pay in full and lock in today's exchange rate is also available; please contact us for details.

 

The following is included in your tour cost:


- Three superb meals daily on board the train, all beverages including alcohol

- Sightseeing excursions as per itinerary accompanied by a qualified English-speaking tour guide

- Entrance fees to places of interest as specified in the itinerary

- 24-hour room service and bar facilities

- Government taxes

- Limited on-board laundry service

- Accommodation on board the train or at game reserves/hotels as specifically mentioned in the itinerary

- Meals taken at game reserves/hotels as specified in the itinerary

 

The following is excluded from your tour cost:

 

- Off-train beverages

- Off-train laundry services

- Telephone calls

- Memorabilia purchases/souvenirs

- Gratuities or items of a personal nature

- Domestic or international airfare

- Transfers to/from the train station

- Any other items not specifically mentioned as "included"

 

Tariff is subject to revision without notice. Please call to inquire about our child policy/rates.

Terms and Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS:

(i) 30% at the time of booking

(ii) 70% or balance no later than 65 days prior to date of the first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

 

CANCELLATION FEES:

(i) 25% of the total tour value if cancelled more than 90 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

(ii) 35% of the total tour value if cancelled 89-65 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

(iii) 55% of the total tour value if cancelled 64-35 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

(iv) 100% of the total tour value if cancelled 34-0 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

 

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.






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