Depart Victoria Falls Station and travel in a southeasterley direction 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.
Early wake-up call with a continental breakfast. Disembark for a game drive at The Hide. Brunch is served. Travel along one of Africa’s longest stretches of straight railway line to Bulawayo. Dinner is served en route to the border at Beitbridge.
Breakfast is served as the train leaves baobab country, travelling in a southerly direction. 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.
Breakfast is served until 09:30. Arrive at journey’s end in Pretoria
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.