SHONGOLOLO EXPRESS PRETORIA to VICTORIA FALLS
12 DAYS TRAIN TRIP
This impressive 12-day journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls stops at carefully selected locations in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Starting in Pretoria, this magnificent sojourn will spend the first few days taking guests east through the Drakensberg Mountains to the Kruger Park for game viewing and the historical areas of Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. On day four guests tour Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, before moving on to explore the Kingdom of Swaziland. Enjoy a game drive in the famous wildlife reserve of Kapama followed by a relaxing day on the train as it heads for the Great Zimbabwe Ruins for a visit. On days nine and 10, guests tour Antelope Park and Matobas National Park, site of Cecil John Rhodes’ grave, before continuing on to Hwange for game-viewing activities. The final day has the train arriving in Victoria Falls where guests enjoy a walking tour of the village and the falls with an afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
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DAY 1 – PRETORIA / JOHANNESBURG AND SOWETO TOURS
08h30 Check out of hotel. Luggage collected by Shongololo staff.
Tour of Pretoria or Johannesburg and Soweto. Transfer to Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria.
16h00 Train departs for Nelspruit.
DAY 2 – PANORAMA ROUTE
09h00 Full-day panorama tour of Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window.
17h00 Rejoin train in Nelspruit and depart for Malelane.
DAY 3 – KRUGER PARK GAME DRIVE
08h00 Full-day game drive in the Kruger Park (open-air vehicles optional).
18h00 Return to the train in Malelane and depart for Mozambique.
DAY 4 – CITY TOUR OF MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE
09h00 City tour of Maputo, Mozambique. 15h30 Return to the train for afternoon tea.
18h00 After border formalities the train heads for Mpaka in Swaziland.
DAY 5 – KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND TOUR
08h30 Depart in vehicles from Mpaka. Visit Ngwenya Glass, Mbabane and Manzini.
18h45 After border formalities at Mpaka, depart for Klaserie near Hoedspruit in Limpopo.
DAY 6 – KAPAMA GAME DRIVE and WILD DOG & CHEETAH PROJECT
07h00 Morning game drive in Kapama Game Reserve followed by visit to the Wild Dog and Cheetah Project.
13h00 Return to the train for lunch. The train departs for Tzaneen with an overnight stop at Louis Trichardt
DAY 7 – DAY ON BOARD EN ROUTE TO SOUTH AFRICA
Day on board the train travelling to Rutenge in Zimbabwe. Clear customs and immigration at Beitbridge.
DAY 8 – GREAT ZIMBABWE RUINS VISIT
09h00 Board vehicles and drive to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
17h00 Rejoin train in Bannockburn.
DAY 9 – ANTELOPE PARK VISIT
09h00 Full day at Antelope Park.
Optional extras include canoeing, game drive, horseback game viewing, elephant-back riding, bird-watching cruise, walk with lions.
17h30 Return to the train and depart for Bulawayo.
DAY 10 – MATOBAS NATIONAL PARK VISIT
09h00 Full-day tour of Matobas National Park. Visit the grave of Cecil John Rhodes as well as bushmen caves.
18h00 Return to the train and depart for Dete.
DAY 11 – HWANGE RESERVE GAME DRIVE
06h30 Game drive in Hwange Game Reserve.
18h00 Depart for Thompson’s Junction.
DAY 12 – VICTORIA FALLS TOUR
10h00 Arrive in Victoria Falls. Check out of the train and transfer to hotel. Luggage collected by Shongololo staff.
11h00 Walking tour of the village and Victoria Falls.
16h00 Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
18h30 Transfer back to hotel. Tour ends.
PRICES 2018 – FROM ZAR 71,000.00 PER PERSON SHARING