Travel by Train
Zimbabwe has some of the most beautifully diverse landscapes in the world. From charming wild African bushveld, to vibrant cities buzzing with artistry and life. It is also a country known for its train travel, renowned for transporting visitors and locals to these locations in the most opulent way
National Railways of Zimbabwe passenger service
The service is strategically designed to link major cities and towns in Zimbabwe in order to offer an affordable and convenient mode of travel mainly to the medium to lower income groups of the society. Most of this service is provided during the night, giving passengers the convenience of sleeping while they travel to their respective destinations from which they intend to carry out business on the following day.
Rovos Rail, From Pretoria to Victoria Falls
This three-night adventure begins with the train’s departure from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. It then winds its way north through Warmbaths, so named for its mineral waters, and Nylstroom, christened by the Voortrekkers as the source of the Nile River as the town’s river happened to be north flowing. The train then passes the edge of the escarpment and crosses the Tropic of Capricorn en route to the border with Zimbabwe. After formalities at Beitbridge the next morning, the train travels towards Bulawayo, second city of Zimbabwe, capital of Matabeleland and industrial capital of the country. The following day sees the train travelling along one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres – before traversing Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary where animals can be spotted from the train and a game drive excursion is enjoyed. After a service stop at Thompsons Junction, the sojourn ends at the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River.