World Journeys | Rovos Rail: The Ultimate Journey

Travel through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania on this world-famous train journey with Rovos Rail. Highlights include a visit to the historic towns of Matjiesfontein and Kimberley, a two night safari in the Madikwe Game Reserve or Kwa Maritane in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, a stay at the historic Victoria Falls Hotel, and breathtaking views over the Great Rift Valley.


  • 11 nights luxury accommodation on board
  • 1 night accommodation in the Victoria Falls Hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in a game lodge
  • All meals and specified beverages 
  • Excursions as per the itinerary


Day 1: Cape Town > Matjiesfontein The Pride of Africa departs Cape Town. Later in the day, explore the quaint village of Matjiesfontein before dinner

Day 2: Kimberley > The Highveld Arrive in Kimberley this afternoon for a tour of the Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum

Day 3: Pretoria This morning take a tour of the Rovos Rail Station followed by lunch on the platform and a city tour of Pretoria

Days 4 & 5: Madikwe Game Reserve Transfer by coach to Madikwe Game Reserve for a two-night stay at Tau Game Lodge or Kwa Maritane in Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Day 6: Madikwe > Plumtree Enjoy a game drive and breakfast before rejoining the train and crossing through Botswana towards Plumtree, Zimbabwe

Day 7: On Board

Days 8 & 9: Victoria Falls Arrive at Victoria Falls and enjoy lunch at the hotel. Zambezi River sunset cruise this evening. Overnight at Victoria Falls Hotel. The next day is at leisure before departing for Zambia

Days 10 & 11: On Board

Day 12: Chisimba Falls Stop at Kasama for a morning excursion to Chisimba Falls

Day 13: Makambako > Great Rift Valley This morning perhaps take a stroll through Makambako. After departing, the train descends into the Great Rift Valley

Day 14: Selous Game Reserve Time permitting, enjoy a game visit in Selous Game Reserve

Day 15: Dar es Salaam After breakfast, arrive at journey's end in Dar es Salaam

Journey is available in reverse. 


Cape Town to Dar es Salaam - 27 Jun, 26 Sep 2020 & 26 Jun, 25 Sep 2021

Dar es Salaam to Cape Town - 28 Jan, 17 Mar, 13 Oct 2020 & 26 Jan, 12 Oct 2021

*Please note prices are per person twin share, and based off 2020 departures. Single prices are available upon request.  

Pullman Suite fr $20,349* Enquire
Deluxe Suite fr $26,976* Enquire
Royal Suite fr $35,222* Enquire
*Terms and Conditions
Prices are pp twin share and in NZ dollars (unless stated otherwise), based on the lead-in categories and dates, may vary seasonally, and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations. Prices do not include flights, travel insurance (mandatory) and visas if required. Cancellation fees apply. Further terms & conditions will apply, please ask your local helloworld Travel consultant for details.
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