Holiday review by Mrs Jacqueline Abbott

Name: Mrs Jacqueline Abbott

Date of trip: 10/11/2019

Number of people: 2

Enjoyed Victoria Falls, Kimberley Diamond mine and Cape Town in particular. Also the tour round the ROVOS station with the owner Rohan Vos. He was so interesting and enthusiastic and even met us off the train in Cape Town.

  • Victoria Falls Hotel


  • Victoria Falls Hotel


  • Victoria Falls Hotel


  • Travel through South Africa on Rovos Rail


  • Rovos Rail Royal Suite


  • The dining car on board Rovos Rail


  • Rovos Rail car at sunset


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Tribes Overall:

Great holiday.

Tribes Service:

Couldn’t fault the service. No problems at all - it all went like clockwork. Thank you very much.


Didn’t have a guide.

The places you stayed

Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Hotel


Rather small and dark room compared with The Peach, but we appreciate it was an older place. Our room looked out onto the gardens where we saw warthogs and monkeys wandering about, which was great.
Our room was on the ground floor and had no nets or blinds which meant keeping the curtains closed while getting changed.
Staff all very nice. Enjoyed the massage and the pool.

Travel through South Africa on Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

South Africa

Beautiful train, lovely food and excellent staff.
We found the 54 hours on it too long for us - but we like to be busy, so can’t blame the ROVOS. The scenery was not very interesting until we got near Cape Town. Unfortunately the train did have problems, eg with an overhead cable being stolen and points failures. At one point we were 8 hours behind schedule. Having said all that, we are glad we did it.