See Victoria Falls aboard a tram

Posted by Ishani Chetty on 14 March 2019

Travellers to Zimbabwe can experience Victoria Falls’ cascading waters aboard the newly launched tram as is an ideal way to see the natural marvel. The tram includes a lunch, and a fully stocked bar.

Pure Africa Destination Management, a premier tour operator, launched a scenic tram experience with the idea behind the concept being for visitors to  “travel back in time inspired by the words of Cecil John Rhodes”.

Rhodes once said: “I want a train to stop in the centre of the bridge so that traveller can see and appreciate the grandeur of the Falls.”

Pure Africa Destination Management, General Manager for Victoria Falls Jonathan Baker, explains that the pairing of food and the tram is a unique way to visit Victoria Falls.

“We are passionate about bringing our flair for artisanal food and craft beverages to this unique experience. We believe that pairing historical relevance with a laid-back lunch and pop-up bar experience will make this a new culinary activity unique to the Falls.”

The tram available (Source: Pure Africa Destination Management)


Called the Historic Tram and Bridge Experience, guests can travel aboard from 11.45am until 2pm every day.

The ride starts at one of the oldest buildings in the area, the Victoria Falls Train Station which is right opposite the historically-rich Victoria Falls Hotel. As the tram passes through the wilderness, guests have an opportunity to see various animals in their natural habitat.

Guests have the chance to marvel the gorge that separates Zimbabwe and Zambia as the tram stops before the middle of the Victoria Falls bridge.



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Patrons will be greeted with a refreshing Pimm’s or sparkling bubbly and a selection of freshly baked snacks and sandwiches are available before the tram begins its journey.

The start of the experience at the tram (Source:  Pure Africa Destination Management in Zimbabwe)


Along the journey, guests will have unfettered access to a secret viewpoint,  and will then be ushered to a table of gourmet snacks and a refreshing drink of craft gin at the end of their journey.

A theatrical re-enactment of history will be showcased to provide an informative experience. A Signature Deck Sunset Cruise of the Zambezi Explorer and an afro-chic dinner at Zambezi House restaurant is also available to patrons.


The tram, inclusive of lunch, pop-up bar and historic bridge tour cost an estimated R1371,67  (USD 95) per person.

For those who wish to experience the sunset cruise and dinner along with the tram, there is a cost of R1833,71 (USD 127) per person.

The tram experience with a private view of the bridge (Source: Pure Africa Destination Marketing)


More information can be found here.


Picture: Pure Africa Destination Management



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