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Rovos Rail, Victoria Falls & MalaMala / Rovos Rail

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as featured in our curated edit of luxury holidays for 2018

Combine a unique rail safari on the world-renowned Rovos Rail with a visit to the spectacular Victoria Falls and a Big 5 safari. The world-renowned Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ trains offer unique rail safaris through magnificent scenery combined with first class accommodation, cuisine and service. Each train consists of a maximum of twenty coaches, all beautifully rebuilt in Edwardian style. The northbound journey from Pretoria to Victoria Falls travels through Botswana, with a game drive en route in Hwange National Park. Straddling both Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls are a mesmerising sight. Almost twice as high as Niagara Falls, the world’s largest sheet of water thunders on its way, creating a spray that is visible for miles. The itinerary ends between the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park at MalaMala,where opportunities to spot the Big 5 abound.

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Price includes all economy international and internal flights, accommodation, meals as specified and transfers.

Meal basis: BB Bed & Breakfast, FI Fully Inclusive

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Rovos Rail, Victoria Falls & MalaMala /Itinerary

Rovos Rail


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Fly to Johannesburg

Depart London Heathrow on your overnight flight to Johannesburg.

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On arrival, transfer to Pretoria for an overnight stay at boutique hotel 131 Herbert Baker. From your base in the heart of Pretoria, explore the many museums and attractions, or get active in the nearby Groenkloof Nature Reserve. (BB)

131 Herbert Baker

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Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

Board the Rovos Rail train. The world-renowned ‘Pride of Africa’ trains offer unique rail safaris through magnificent scenery combined with first class accommodation, cuisine and service. Each train consists of a maximum of twenty coaches, all beautifully rebuilt in Edwardian style. Relax in the lounge cars or admire the scenery from the observation deck. Gourmet chefs prepare outstanding meals enhanced by fine South African wines, the elegance of the dining cars reflected in the evening dress code. This 3 night journey through Botswana to Victoria Falls has a game drive en route in Hwange National Park. (FI)

Rovos Rail

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Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Transfer to The Victoria Falls Hotel for a 3 night stay. One of Africa’s oldest hotels, the property is steeped in history and its location is perfect for viewing the awe inspiring Falls. (BB)

The Victoria Falls Hotel

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Big 5 Safari

Big 5 Safari

Fly from Livingstone Airport to Kruger and transfer to Rattray’s on MalaMala for 3 nights in the oldest private game reserve in South Africa. A Big 5 reserve, MalaMala is renowned for the exceptional quality of its intimate game viewing experience. (FI)

MalaMala Rattray's Camp

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Fly Home

Transfer to Kruger for the overnight flight back via Johannesburg.

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