Freewalker Adventure Travel has put together the prefect 5 star luxury trip incorporating two very unique travel destinations and attractions in Southern Africa. The trip starts in Victoria Falls on the 25th May 2017, spending 3 nights near the Falls. Followed by the luxuries of the Hotel, Staff and facilities, we continue to spend 3 nights on the Rovos Rail with a game drive at Zimbabwe’s most famous and largest game reserve, Hwange National Park. The train trip is sure to leave a lasting memory after spending time in their comfort and first class hospitality. Join Freewalker on this once in a life time adventure.
The Victoria Falls Hotel: Victoria Falls Hotel is a grand 112 year old Hotel. If it is Colonial grandeur you are looking for Victoria Falls Hotel is the perfect place. On arrival at the Victoria Falls Hotel you are greeted by the friendly staff. As you enter the building your senses are splashed with grand splendour as rich teak furnishings and century old picture frames take you back in time to the early 19th Century. The Hotel is steeped in history as it was originally built in 1904 as accommodation for the workers building the Victoria Falls Bridge. Enjoy a Gin and Tonic or the famous Victoria Falls Hotel High Tea on the wide veranda as you take in the epic views of the bridge and the magnificent Victoria Falls themselves. Standing on the terrace you look straight down the Batoka Gorge at the bridge with the spray of the falls in the background. The Victoria Falls Hotel has a private pathway that leads to the Victoria Falls which is an easy 10-minute walk away. The Rovos Rail: The Rovos Rail is known as the Pride of Africa and is the most luxurious train in the World. Rovos Rail is a private railway company operating out of Capital Park Station in Pretoria, South Africa. Rovos Rail runs its train-hotel to a regular schedule on various routes throughout Southern Africa, from South Africa to Namibia and Tanzania. The trains consist of restored Rhodesia Railways (NRZ) coaches with two lounges, two restaurant cars, private sleeping compartments, each with private ensuite facilities. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard our reconditioned wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury.
Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport, Met by Freewalker Guide and transferred to Hotel, Welcome at Hotel and check into rooms, Depending on your flights and time of arrival there are leisure activities and adventure options in and around Victoria Falls. (Bookings can be made at Hotel), Leisure time at facilities and surroundings if no interest in activities, Enjoy dinner and dancing in the elegant Edwardian Livingstone Room
7:00 am breakfast at the Hotel, 08:00 am Mists of Time Tour: The Mists of Time Tour of the Falls takes you on a journey through the discovery of the magnificent falls through the eyes of Dr David Livingstone. A moving and true tale of heroism and determination, this tour is led by professional guide and Livingstone Historian, 11:00 am Traditional high tea at Stanley’s Terrace (Open every day from 11:00 am), 12:00 noon – Flight of Angels Helicopter Ride, Lunch while various flights are taken/ or late lunch after all completed, Dinner at the Jungle Junction venue (Fusions of African flavours)
Leisurely breakfast at the Hotel, 11:00 am Traditional high tea at Stanley’s Terrace (Open every day from 11:00 am), 15.45 pm Zambezi Royal Sunset Cruise, Drift elegantly down the mighty Zambezi River as a finale to your stay in Victoria Falls Delicious canapés, tasty cocktails and a breathtaking sunset are all part of this luxury river cruise, Final dinner at either Stanley’s Terrace or Hotel (Your choice of venue)
Final leisurely breakfast at the Hotel, Options of day activities from the Hotel, Freshen up before lunch and afternoon relax, 5:00 pm The Pride of Africa departs from Victoria Falls Station in Zimbabwe and travels south east towards Thompsons Junction. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the midway lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train, Dinner is served in the dining cars, Overnight on the train at Kennedy Siding
Early morning wake-up call, A continental breakfast is served in the dining cars until 06:00 am disembark for a game drive at The Hide in Hwange National Park, Brunch is served in the dining cars until 13h00, The train travels between Dete and Gwaai along one of the World’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres – and continues to Bulawayo: second city of Zimbabwe, capital of Matabeleland and industrial capital of the Country, Tea in the midway lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train, Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to the border Overnight on board at Beitbridge
Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10h00 as the train departs Beitbridge, leaves baobab country, and travels in a southerly direction towards Polokwane Lunch is served in the dining cars as the train crosses the Tropic of Capricorn, Tea in the midway lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train, The train traverses 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, Dinner is served in the dining cars as the train passes the edge of the escarpment where the Highveld drops precipitously, Overnight on board at Pyramid Station
Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09h30 as the train travels towards Capital Park, Arrive at journey’s end, the gracious Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria, Gautrain ride to Oliver Tambo International, Fly out of Johannesburg