09:30 The train departs Rail Station in Pretoria. 13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars as the train travels north through Warmbaths and Nylstroom, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn. Enjoy afternoon tea and dinner en route to Messina and Beitbridge for Zimbabwe border formalities. (Breakfast 07:00-10:00 • Lunch 13:00 • Tea 16:30 • Dinner 19:30)
Day at leisure. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served as the train travels towards Bulawayo via Rutenga and Somabhula. Overnight stop on board at Mpopoma.
07:00 Breakfast is served as the train departs Mpopoma. 13:00 Enjoy lunch while travelling along the eastern edge of Hwange Park along one of Africa’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres. 15:00 Arrive at Kennedy Siding for a game drive at The Hide. 19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Thompsons Junction for the overnight stop.
07:00 Breakfast is enjoyed while travelling towards the Zambezi River. 10:00 Arrive at journey’s end in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
RELIVE THE ROMANCE OF A BYGONE AFRICA ON A NOSTALGIC EXPEDITION TO ONE OF THE SEVEN NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD. This three-night 1 600-kilometre adventure begins with the train’s departure from Capital Park, Pretoria. It then winds its way south through Johannesburg and the goldfields of the Witwatersrand before travelling west alongside the Magaliesberg Mountains and across the Bushveld Igneous Complex – one of the richest areas for valuable minerals. After border formalities at Mafikeng, the train travels north the following day through Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, crosses the Tropic of Capricorn and continues via Francistown to the Zimbabwean border at Plumtree. Botswana largely consists the Kalahari semi-desert with the majority of the population living along the north-south railway line where there is plentiful evidence of cattle ranching. The next day the train passes through Hwange National Park – a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary – where animals can be spotted from the train and a game drive excursion is enjoyed, time permitting. After a service stop at Thompsons Junction, the sojourn ends at the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River. The surrounding area offers travellers many recreational opportunities including cruises, whitewater rafting as well as superb game viewing and photo safaris.
Africa abounds with incredible sights, from soaring sand dunes to savannas teeming with wildlife. Witness the annual wildebeest migration on safari in the Serengeti. Spot lions, elephants, giraffes, and many more on a thrilling family safari.
For true lovers of wildlife who enjoy capturing scenic environments, Africa is the place for keen photographers! Needless to say, Africa is very well known for its spectacular locations, varied landscapes, geological features and of course… for its wildlife.