In Vic Falls we bought a couple of $12 first class tickets on a sleeper train even more ancient than the one we rode to Cape Town. To book passage we had to walk through a troupe of nasty looking urbanized baboons which had more or less surrounded the train station! We arrived in Bulawayo and bought bus tickets to Pretoria. It is interesting to note the difference a border can make in terms of culture. Almost everyone we met in Zimbabwe was noticeably friendly if not outright warm and welcoming, whereas people in Botswana tended to be more closed off or aloof.
We headed to Pretoria to try and resolve a snag that came up for the next portion of our trip. Too annoying and boring to explain here, but we've been playing a complicated game of dominoes trying to line up the next few legs of our journey. The biggest problem is obtaining an Ethiopian visa in time.