Capetown to Dar es Salaam – a long trip back from a wedding

Posted: July 8, 2015 in Preparation

1. Cape Town (South Africa) to  Johannesburg (South Africa) Shosholoza Meyl & Premier Class train

Johannesburg to Cape Town R630 (£36 or $62)

Depart: 10.00am Sunday 24th January

Arrive: 12.15pm Monday 25th January

2. Johannesburg (South Africa) to Maputo (Mozambique) – Shosholoza Meyl & Premier Class train

Johannesburg depart 18:10 Wednesday 27th January
Komatipoort arrive 06:40 Thursday 28th January
Walk across the border from Komatipoort to Ressano Garcia

 Take a CFM train from Ressano Garcia to Maputo

      This train is run by CFM, the Caminhos de Ferro do Moçambique.

      It runs daily, and has 3rd class seats.

Ressano Garcia (Mozambique) depart 12:10 on Mon-Fri, 12:30 on Sat & Sun
Maputo (Mozambique) arrive 16:40 on Mon-Fri, 17:20 on Sat & Sun
  • Johannesburg to Komatipoort costs around RS170  (about £14 or $21) in a seat, R250 in a sleeper berth in a 3 or 6 berth compartment.
  • Ressano Garcia to Maputo costs 15 MT (about 30p or less than $1)

3. Maputo (Mozambique) to Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)

Maputo Depart 13:00 Wednesday 3rd February

(change trains)

Arrive 03:42 Thursdays
Bulawayo Arrive 03:52  Friday 5th February

4. Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Daily Departure: Bulawayo 1930 Friday 5th February
Arrival: Victoria Falls 08.00 Saturday 6th February

Train – Fares are very cheap, even judged at the very poor official exchange rate.  The one-way 1st class sleeper fare from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls is $15 (£10), bedding now $4 extra.  A 2nd class sleeper is $12 (£8) without bedding.

5. Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) to Livingstone (Zambia)- taxi/bus


6. Livingstone (Zambia) to Kapiri Mposhi (Zambia)

Livingstone – Kapiri Mposhi 85

Depart: 20:00 Sunday 7th February

Arrive: 21:45 Monday 8th February

7. Kapiri Mposhi (Zambia) to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

Kapiri Mposhi to Dar es Salaam:

1st class sleeper, express = 333 Zambian kwacha (£37 or $59)

2nd class sleeper = 272 kwacha (£30 or $48)

Depart: 16:00 Tuesday 9th February

Arrive: 12:00 Thursday 11th February

Call the Kapiri (Zambia) booking office on +260 211 220 646

Total travel price: £100


South Africa –

Mozambique $85

Zimbabwe $55

Zambia $50

Tanzania $50

Total visa price: £150/$240


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