8 day sample Itinerary

South Africa and Zimbabwe Multi Centre

Take an unforgettable train journey of a lifetime from South Africa into Zimbabwe

Africa is a large and very diverse continent, this multi centre combines just two of its 54 countries but can easily be extended to add on more. Start your journey in Pretoria which lies just a short distance from the city of Johannesberg, here is where the inauguration of the former President Nelson Mandela took place and because of this is the Administrative capital of South Africa. Allow Rovos Rail to transport you in ultimate luxury from Pretoria into Zimbabwe on a three night journey which boasts fine dining, Game Drives in Zimbabwe's largest National Park and spectacular first views of Victoria Falls.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Take in the scenery on this luxury rail journey
  • Pretoria one of the countries three capitals
  • Victoria Falls one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World
  • Enjoy African hospitality

Sample Itinerary Summary

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8 days
Guide Price
£3,359 per person
Price based on
Based on December 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with British Airways, staying for 2 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard Room (Pretoria), 3 nights Rovos Rail, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) and 2 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard Room (Zimbabwe) including transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
  • Transfers from / to airports
  • Accommodation as stated
  • FB basis during Rovos rail journey
Not included
  • Visa's
  • Items of a personal nature

Itinerary Breakdown

  • Pretoria

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Freedom Park for panoramic views and to learn about the countries history
    • Union Buildings where former President Nelson Mandela's inauguration took place
    • Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
  • Zimbabwe

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Breathtaking Victoria Falls
    • Enjoy Afternoon Tea on the lawns of The Victoria Falls Hotel
    • Sunset cruises on the Zambezi river
    • Go over to Zambia for adrenaline filled activities around Victoria Falls

Spend a few days exploring Pretoria, just one of the capitals of South Africa. A splash of colour is brought to this historic city from the purple-blossom jacaranda trees dotted around among the wide streets and  colonial buildings. Best known for the location of the inauguration of former President Nelson Mandela, Pretoria also has a memorial for those killed in South African Wars, museums and Church Square a collection of public building with lots of history. 


  • National Botanical Gardens
  • Freedom Park
  • Union Buildings
South Africa

Board Rovos Rail, this elegant train will take you from Pretoria to Zimbabwe in pure luxury. With stunning scenery along the way best seen from the viewing platform of the train, enjoy experiences including game drives in Hwange National Park and of course fine dining for all your meals this really is a journey like no other.  


  • Relax in the bar as you watch the countryside fly by
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Elegant Black Tie for evening meals

Victoria Falls and The Zambezi River form the board between Zimbabwe and Zambia so while staying here it is easy to cross over the board to see the falls from a different angle. The Victoria Falls was first discovered by David Livingstone a Scottish explorer in 1840 and a statue is now in place here to commemorate him. Weather you take a cruise, microlight flight or bungee jump, discovering this Natural Wonder of the World will be truly unforgettable.