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This 12-day journey starts in Pretoria and twirls its way through the beautiful landscape and abundant rays towards Swakop in Namibia.

Begin your excitement with some diamond exploration in the famous ‘Big Hole’ of Kimberley. Thereafter visit the Fish River Canyon, second in size to the Grand Canyon, and tour different towns in Namibia.

Explore various natural wonders of Namibia, including immense dunes, Namib-Naukluft Park and the natural Sesriem Canyon, before halting for an overnight visit in the Etosha National Game Park. The voyage terminates with a journey to the quaint seaside towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

 

Departure City                  Arrival City                         Start Date                            End Date__

Pretoria                                Walvis Bay                           16 May 2019                       27 May 2019

Walvis Bay                           Pretoria                                30 May 2019                       10 June 2019

Pretoria                                Walvis Bay                           14 May 2020                       25 May 2020

Walvis Bay                           Pretoria                                28 May 2020                       08 June 2020

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Itineraries

Day 1

DEPART ROVOS RAIL STATION

15h00
The train departs from Rovos Rail Station in Capital Park, Pretoria, for Kingswood for our overnight stop.

Day 2

NEXT MORNING

10h00
Visit the Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum in Kimberley, capital of the Northern Cape and well known for the discovery of diamonds, which led to its establishment in 1893.

12h30
Return to the train in Kimberley for lunch and depart for Upington.

Day 3

NEXT MORNING

09h00
Morning tour of Upington, originally a mission station located on the banks of the Orange River – the longest river in South Africa. Wine tasting at Bezalel Brandy and Wine Cellar, situated in one of the most unique vine-growing regions in the world.

12h00
The train departs Upington for Nakop for border formalities with Namibia.

13h00
Enjoy lunch on board. Overnight Holoog.

Please put your watches BACK by ONE hour to WAST (West Africa Standard Time) or UTC/GMT+1.

Day 4

NEXT MORNING

09h00
Morning visit to the Fish River Canyon, an enormous ravine about 160-kilometres long and almost 550-metres deep, making it the largest in the southern hemisphere and Africa.

12h30
Return to the train for lunch and depart for Aus for overnight.

Day 5

NEXT MORNING

09h00
Full-day tour of the ghost town Kolmanskop and Lüderitz, well known for its colonial architecture and wildlife.

18h00
The train departs for Keetmanshoop for overnight.

Day 6

NEXT MORNING

09h00
Morning tour of Keetmanshoop. See the Giant’s Playground with its 20km-long dolerite dykes as well as Quiver Tree Forest, home to 300 species of the Aloe dichotomy.

13h00
Return to the train for lunch and depart for Mariental.

Day 7

NEXT MORNING

08h30
Transfer to a Sossusvlei lodge in the Namib-Naukluft Park, the largest game park in Africa and fourth largest in the world at about 50 000 square kilometres. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, shaped over millions of years by the Tsauchab River. Afternoon game drive and overnight at the lodge.

Day 8

NEXT MORNING

Enjoy sunrise from Dune 45, a star dune over 170-metres high, followed by brunch at the lodge. Take a scenic drive through the hyper-arid Namib-Naukluft Park, home to some of the most unusual wildlife and nature reserves.

18h00
The train departs for Rehoboth for overnight.

Day 9

NEXT MORNING

09h00
City tour of Windhoek. See the Trans-Namib Transport Museum, the Alte Feste (Old Fortress), the Evangelical Lutheran Church – a striking landmark – and the Namibia Craft Centre in the old Breweries Building.

12h00
Return to the train for lunch and depart for Otjiwarongo.

Day 10

NEXT MORNING

08h30
Transfer to a lodge in Etosha National Park, which gets its name from the Etosha Pan, a large salt pan forming part of the Kalahari Basin. Enjoy game-viewing activities. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 11

NEXT MORNING

Enjoy a morning game drive before checking out and returning to the train.

15h00
Rejoin the train in Otjiwarongo and depart for Kranzberg for overnight.

Day 12

NEXT MORNING

11h30
Arrive at Walvis Bay Station where your tour ends. Check out of the train.

Available in reverse.
Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved. Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

PRE- AND POST-TRAIN TOURS: Individually tailored packages are available upon request.

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  •  All alcoholic and other beverages
  • 24-hour butler service
  • Limited on-board laundry & valet service
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide (where applicable)
  • Pre/post-tours
  • Pre/post accommodation
  • International, Regional and Domestic Flights
  • External telephone calls
  • Transfers
  • Visas
  • Staff gratuities
  • French Champagne
  • Caviar
  • Memorabilia purchases

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