January 2022 / September 2022
Detailed day by day description
Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.
Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.
TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Owner or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..
Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Malindi. Dress: Formal.
Please ensure the Train Manager or Administration Deputy is in possession of your passport.
06:00 Enjoy a game drive at The Hide in Hwange National Park.
12:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels between Dete and Gwaai along one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line –114 kilometres –and passes Bulawayo: second city of Zimbabwe, capital of Matabeleland and industrial capital of the country.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route Mbalabala. Dress: Formal.
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. The train departs for Gwanda.
08:30 The train stops at Gwanda where guests have an opportunity to stroll through the village.
10:30 Travel south through baobab country to Beitbridge for Zimbabwean border formalities.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. The train crosses the Limpopo River to Musina for South African border formalities. In Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, the ‘Elephant’s Child’ departs his family for the“great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees, to find out what the Crocodile has for dinner.”
19:30 Dinner is served en route to Louis Trichardt. Dress: Formal.
09:00 Transfer to The Ranch Conservancy. Explore the game and prolific birdlife of this1000ha ranch followed by lunch.
14:00 Return to the train.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. Travel through Nylstroom – christened by the Voortrekkers as the source of the Nile River as the town’s river happened to be north flowing – and Warmbaths (Bela-Bela), so named for its mineral waters.Pass the edge of the escarpment where the Highveld drops precipitously.
19:30 Dinner is served in the diningcars en route to Pyramid. Dress: Formal.
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:30.
10:00 Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.