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Overview

This 12-day journey from Pretoria to Victoria Falls features the best destinations in Southern Africa. Leaving the station in Pretoria, the train will travel through the Drakensberg Mountains to the Kruger National Park. After this, you’ll visit Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. You’ll also enjoy an exhilarating game drive in the Kapama Game Reserve in South Africa. The train will also travel to Antelope Park and Matobo National Park before arriving at the Victoria Falls.

  • Pretoria.
  • Soweto Tour.
  • Panorama Route.
  • Kruger National Park.
  • Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Swaziland.
  • Kapama Game Reserve.
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
  • Zimbabwe.
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
  • Antelope Park.
  • Matopos National Park.
  • Hwange Game Reserve.
  • Victoria Falls.

Itinerary (12 Days)

Highlights on the journey include game drives in the Kruger National Park and Kapama Game Reserve in South Africa, and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Besides safari excursions, other highlights include a tour of Soweto and a visit to the Great Zimbabwe Monument. At the Victoria Falls, you’ll enjoy a walking tour of the village and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. This journey is available in reverse as the Southern Cross Southbound journey.

  • 1

    Journey Begins

    ► Pretoria and Soweto tour. ► Check-in at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.

  • 2

    Day 2

    ► Panorama Route. ► Full-day panorama tour of Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window.

  • 3

    Day 3

    ► Kruger Park Game Drive. ► Full-day game viewing in the Kruger Park.

  • 4

    Day 4

    ► City tour of Maputo, Mozambique.

  • 5

    Day 5

    ► Kingdom of Swaziland tour. ► Depart in vehicles from Mpaka. ► Visit Swazi Candles and Ngwenya Glass.

  • 6

    Day 6

    ► Kapama game drive and Hoedspruit endangered species centre. ► Morning game drive in Kapama Game Reserve followed by visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

  • 7

    Day 7

    ► Day on board en route to South Africa. ► Day on board the train travelling to Oreti in Zimbabwe. ► Clear customs and immigration at Beitbridge.

  • 8

    Day 8

    ► Great Zimbabwe monument visit. ► Board vehicles and drive to the Great Zimbabwe Monument.

  • 9

    Day 9

    ► Full day at Antelope Park. ► Optional extras include canoeing, game drive, horseback game viewing and a bird-watching cruise.

  • 10

    Day 10

    ► Matopos National Park visit. ► Full-day tour of Matopos National Park. ► Visit the grave of Cecil John Rhodes as well as bushmen caves.

  • 11

    Day 11

    ► Hwange Reserve Game drive. ► Full-day game viewing in Hwange Game Reserve.

  • 12

    End of Journey

    ► Victoria Falls tour. ► Arrive Victoria Falls Station. Check out of train and walk across to Victoria Falls Hotel. ► Walking tour of the village and Victoria Falls. ► Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. ► Transfer back to Victoria Falls Hotel. Tour ends.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
  • Entrance fees to places of interest.
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide.
  • Meals at lodges/hotels/clubs/resorts.
  • Government tax.
  • Limited laundry service.

Exclusions

  • Lunches off the train.
  • All beverages.
  • Laundry.
  • Gratuities.
  • Personal Expenses

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