Africa by Rail: Hosted Luxury Rovos Safari 2025 – Departs 28 August 2025

enquire now 10 Days From NZD $16,066 pp twinshare
Small group
Terms & Conditions apply

Tour Description

Africa by Rail , a 10 day luxury Rovos Rail Safari, hosted by Rachel Williams – Founder and Adventure Guru from Viva Expeditions.

Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, 28 August – 6 September 2025

Join us on an exclusive nostalgic journey across South Africa and Zimbabwe aboard Rovos Rail’s vintage wood-panelled coaches, immersing yourself in the timeless allure of yesteryears. As the picturesque scenery unfolds outside the windows, indulge in attentive and warm service, exquisite dining experiences, and a handpicked selection of South Africa’s finest wines, capturing the elegance and romance of African exploration. Rovos Rail’s meticulously restored trains, hauled by diesel or electric locomotives, accommodate up to 72 passengers in 36 luxuriously appointed suites.

The meticulously restored trains, pulled by diesel or electric locomotives, accommodate a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 luxuriously appointed suites.  Three distinct suite options are available: Pullman Gold (7 square meters), Deluxe (10 square meters) and Royal (16 square meters). These refined and spacious suites prioritize passenger privacy and comfort, offering options of double or twin beds. Each suite is equipped with en-suite facilities comprising a shower, toilet, and basin, all meeting the highest standards. Ample storage is provided, along with safes, air-conditioning, quality linen, and amenities, with daily servicing to maintain the highest standards of comfort.

This bespoke experience seamlessly integrates opulent comfort with valuable networking opportunities, creating a platform for meaningful connections and collaborative discussions. Traverse stunning landscapes from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, engaging in insightful workshops and sharing industry insights while indulging in gourmet cuisine and fine wines onboard.

Encounter iconic destinations such as Kruger National Park, Kapama Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, and Hwange National Park, enjoying unique experiences that inspire creativity and foster professional growth. Whether forging new partnerships, exchanging ideas, or simply enjoying the luxury of Rovos Rail, this charter promises an enriching and unforgettable adventure tailored for the discerning traveler.

*Please note, availability is limited on this one-off charter trip, so get in touch today to reserve your place

Best Bits…
  • Explore the iconic Kruger National Park, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes and discover for yourself why its renowned for its incredible biodiversity.
  • Learn about the Endangered species center’s conservation initiatives and the importance of protecting endangered wildlife. Its been instrumental in the conservation of specific endangered species, with a particular focus on cheetahs and rhinos.
  • Witness Hwanges spectacular Wildlife, the park’s waterholes attract massive numbers of elephants during the dry season, making it one of the best places in Africa to observe these majestic creatures up close.


Day 1
Arrival Johannesburg
Day 2
JohannesburgPretoria for Rovos Embarkation
Day 3
Day 4
Kruger National Park
Day 5
Kapama Reserve & Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Day 6
Limpopo Province
Day 7
Great Zimbabwe Monument
Day 8
Hwange National Park
Day 9
Arrive Victoria Falls – Disembarkation
Day 10
Victoria Falls

What’s Included

  • 1 night Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa including breakfast
  • 7 nights oboard Rovos in your chosen Suite
  • 1 night Palm River Hotel including breakfast
  • All Meals and all Beverages on board the train
  • Tour escort ex Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Transfers from Fairlawns to Pretoria Station
  • Transfer from Victoria Falls Station to Palm River Hotel
  • Limited Laundry Service while on the train
  • Welcome Reception at Pretoria Rovos station
  • Room service and bar facilities while aboard Rovos

What’s Excluded

  • Transfers from/to the airport, flights, insurance, gratuities, or anything not specified
Contact us for all the details!
Images courtesy of Viva Expeditions