Long term parking options
Hello Tony & Boo, could you advise of any establishments that do long term parking around Victoria falls (aware of several over the border in Livingstone) or if you know of any long term parking in other parts of the country that could be a suitable option to leave our landrover for several months before flying back and continuing our travels.
Kind regards G&B
From Victoria Falls to Hwange and back
We are planning to leave Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park and then back the following day by the end of August 2017. Could you please advise on timings of buses? Thank you very much for your help.
Crossing border with borrowed vehicle
We are coming to Victoria falls next year and will be using my brothers 4x4 vehicle. will we be able to cross the border with it? We will be traveling from Cape Town.
If you do not have the info, can you refer me to authorities that can give me the info?
Thank you kindly
Self driving trip
With a friend a mine (two girls) we plan a self driving trip. I have a few questions.
- Is it enough to hire a (smaller) sedan or is it necessary to have a 4x4 to drive from Namiba (Etosha) to Vic Falls and then to Johannesburg? We plan to be there in the second part of next January....
- which is the best route to get to Johannesburg, via Zimbabwe or Botswana (regarding safety, fuel shortage, etc)
- (is these long drives safe for us or do you recommend to fly there)?
Thanks a lot in advance :-)
Taking a 4x4 into Zim
We have rented a 4x4 through an independent company and will be taking this through Botswana and were hoping to cross into Zimbabwe to go to Vic Falls. We are South African residents. From what I can tell the cost of taking a 4x4 (classified as a CGV)into Zim is around 120$, which is ridiculous!
We were hoping to leave our vehicle in Kasane and hitch a taxi to Vic Falls for a couple of nights.
Does anyone know of any lodges/parking lots or the like that one can overnight their car at for a small fee? It must be safe, of course.
Garden Lodge is how far away from The Kazungula/Zimbabwe border
by Garden Lodge
Please advise how far away this camp is from the Kazungula/Zim border and can a transfer company access this camp from the borders or do they have to drive first into Vic Falls
CAN YOU SAFELY ARRIVE FROM STH AFRICA OR BOTSWANA IN A STH AFRICAN RENTAL CAR?
Pathfinder November schedule
Are you running the posted bus route both ways between Vic Falls and Bulawayo for this entire month of November?
cross border 4x4 vehicle requirements
We will be leaving on Teusday 16th Sept from Richards Bay to Vic Falls via Chobe and Kazungula border post.
I need details regarding the CVG FOR 4X4 vehicles. We will be travelling in a 4x4 double cab which is registered in my name and for which we have the necessary registration papers.
I have read that this is not a requirement for private vehicles, but also have read that 4x4's are classified as commercial vehicles.
Will I need a CVG, if so, where and how is this obtainable and any idea on the cost?
Please, it would be greatly appreciated if you could come back as soon as possible - our time is getting a bit short.
Questions on Purchasing Railway Tickets V. Falls to Bulawayo
My group of four plans to travel by night train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo. We know we must buy our tickets the same day of travel.
We will be traveling on a Tuesday.
1. What time does the railway ticket office open?
2. Do the berths in the train sell out quickly? Is it safe to purchase our tickets an hour or so before departure, or should we arrive early in the morning?
3. Do all members of our party need to be present, or can one member purchase tickets on the others' behalf?
Thanks for the info!
Vic Falls self drive ex jo'burg
My friend and I would like to do a self-drive to vic falls and I would like to know if a standard diesel BMW 3-series would be suitable for this trip?
Do the game parks have tour drive packages?
Where are the best places to stay en-route?
Pathfinder schedule - changed ??
When I visit Zimbabwe later this year I was planning to fly to Vic Falls, later on take Pathfinder coach to Bulawayo and 48 hours later on to Harare.
According to most sources Pathfinder coaches run between Harare and Victoria Falls each day, in both directions; and between Harare and Bulawayo twice daily. But today I checked the Pathfinder web page and says that they run from Victoria Falls to Harare on only 4 days a week . And from Bulawayo to Harare is not even mentioned - maybe the Vic Falls to Harare coaches will stop in Bulawayo and pick up passengers, but that is not stated.
Do you perhaps know which schedule is the current and correct one?
Visiting Victoria Falls in January 2014
I will be spending 3 weeks as a solo traveller in South Africa in January, hoping to visit Victoria Falls as part of an itinerary which will include Sabi Sands, Isandlwana and ending by touring the Garden Route to Cape Town, where I have to be by 1st February. I aim to arrive on a BA flight from the UK in Johannesburg on either the 17th or 18th January and thought the easiest way to put my itinerary together would be to fly directly to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side) after arriving in Jo'burg, spend 1-2 days there and return to Jo'burg to set off for Sabi Sands - does this sound sensible, rather than having to double back from eg Kruger or Durban to Victoria Falls?
If so, I'd appreciate advice on how easy changing planes from an international flight in Jo'burg might be and how long I should leave as a connecting time. Or would it be more sensible to stay overnight in Jo'burg?
How long would be best to stay at Victoria Falls? I thought of taking one of the direct flights which arrive at VFA early afternoon, spending 2 nights and returning to Jo'burg on the midday flight.
What accommodation near the Falls that offers transport to/from the airport and organised tours can you recommend?
Any other thoughts on my proposed itinerary also welcome!
You have posted quite a detailed question, so I will respond to you, but might take me a couple of days.
by Mary Cole
(East London, South Africa)
We would like to catch the Pathfinder from Vic Falls to Hwange Safari Lodge. I saw it advertised on your website. When I enquired I was told one had to go in person to make a booking at their offices. How do people outside Zimbabwe manage to book?
This is indeed not that easy, because you have to pay in advance to secure your seat but they don't have online payment facilities and if you leave it till you get there the chances are that the bus will be full and that can mess your plans up dramatically.
I have spoken Tarisai in the Victoria Falls town office and he says that he can accept Western Union money transfers as a form of payment, I am not sure how expensive this will be but at least it will work.
Although we don't do this as a standard practice, I guess if you were stuck you could pay us through our online system and we could then go down to the pathfinder office and hand over the cash for you to secure your booking. We would have to add on a small handling fee oF about $5
Tarisai's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
and his telephone numbers can be found on our pathfinder bus page
Let me know how you get on.
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