JENMAN African Safaris

Southern Cross Train Tour • 12 Days

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$ 7,181.00

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Our experienced travel consultants will design bespoke, private itineraries according to your needs and budget. All our group tours are offered on a private basis, and can be customized.

A 12-day luxury train tour from Pretoria to Victoria Falls, covering a distance of 2500 kilometers. Your tour begins as you traverse the scenic Drakensberg Mountains, eventually linking up with the Panorama Route with amazing game viewing opportunities in Kruger National Park. Moving forward, you explore the capital of Mozambique, Maputo, and venture into the mountainous landscapes of the Kingdom of eSwatini. An exciting game drive awaits you at Kapama, and you’ll visit the Great Zimbabwe Monument. Your itinerary continues with visits to Antelope Park and the World Heritage Site, Matobo National Park. Game viewing in Hwange follows before reaching the grandeur of Victoria Falls. Here, you’ll partake in a walking tour of the village and witness the awe-inspiring falls, concluding your journey with a serene sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi River.

It’s the Perfect Add-on Tour: This luxury train tour is a perfect add-on to any of our South African package tours and tailormade safaris. Feel free to ask our travel consultants about integrating this incredible train experience into your itinerary. View all our South African packages here.

Highlights of the Train Tour

  • Bourke’s Luck Potholes visit
  • Drakensberg Mountains
  • Great Zimbabwe Monument tour
  • Hwange National Park game drive
  • Kapama game drive
  • Kruger National Park game drive
  • Mantenga Cultural Village visit
  • Matobo National Park game drive
  • Pilgrim’s Rest visit
  • Swazi Candles visit
  • Victoria Falls



Royal Suites

The wood-paneled sleeper coaches, meticulously restored and renovated to pristine condition, provide an array of contemporary conveniences and comforts, featuring top-tier fittings and facilities for an exceptional experience.

Deluxe Suites

The elegantly refurbished wood-paneled sleeper coaches, meticulously restored to a state of perfection, provide a seamless blend of modern comforts and conveniences. Every detail, from the fittings to the facilities, has been carefully curated to meet the highest standards of luxury and sophistication.

Pullman Suites

Sleeper coaches exude timeless elegance while offering an array of modern comforts. Step aboard the Pullman Golds, reserved for our long journeys, where one or two passengers can indulge in the luxurious en-suite bathroom complete with a shower, toilet, and basin. These lavishly appointed cabins ensure an opulent experience that exceeds the highest standards of refinement and convenience.


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All beverages on board
  • Room service
  • Limited laundry service
  • Guided excursions (where applicable)
  • Onboard historian; entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Government tax


  • Off-train beverages
  • International sparkling wine
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Pre- and post-tour accommodation
  • Flights and transfers

Departure Dates

2024 Departure Dates

Start: 18 January 2024
End: 29 January 2024

Start: 21 March 2024
End: 1 April 2024

Start: 18 April 2024
End: 29 April 2024

Start: 22 August 2024
End: 2 September 2024

Start: 19 September 2024
End: 30 September 2024

Start: 14 November 2024
End: 25 November 2024

Depart from Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Guest may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge cars. The train travels on the eastern line towards the harsh eMalahleni coal-mining area and Middelburg, known as the “stainless steel capital of Africa”. The Dutch railway building company, NZASM, built the eastern line between Pretoria and Lourenço Marques (Maputo) from 1893 to 1895.
Full-day tour of historical areas Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Graskop with lunch. The Graskop viewing lift (own account) descends 51m down the face of the gorge into the forest below where wooden walkways and suspension bridges meander along a 600m trail through the indigenous forest with an interactive exhibit.
Full-day game viewing in the Kruger Park with lunch.
City tour of Maputo, Mozambique, with lunch.
Disembark at Mpaka. Transfer (±90 min) to Swazi Candles and visit Mantenga Cultural Village with lunch at Mantenga Lodge
Game drive in Kapama Game Reserve followed by visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
Day 7 is spent on board the train travelling to Rutenga in Zimbabwe.
Transfer to the Great Zimbabwe Monument for a tour with lunch.
Depart for a full day at Antelope Park with lunch. Optional extras include canoeing, game drives, horseback game viewing, elephant interaction, bird-watching cruises and so on.
Full-day tour of Matobo National Park with lunch. Visit the grave of Cecil John Rhodes as well as bushmen caves with rock art.
Full-day game viewing in Hwange National Park with a packed lunch.
Arrive Victoria Falls Station. Check out of train and walk across to Victoria Falls Hotel (luggage can be stored on the train). Walking tour of the village and the falls with lunch. Meet at the hotel for a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Tour Ends.
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