This nine-day Rovos Rail journey takes the train from the savannahs of the Highveld to the Atlantic in the west. Firstly, departing from Pretoria, the first stop is Kimberley, the centre of one of the world’s famous diamond rushes. The train traverses the stark vistas of the Northern Cape to the Fish River Canyon and Garas Park with its Quiver Tree Forest. Guests continue across the untamed beauty of the Kalahari Desert to Namibia’s capital for a tour; Windhoek is a lively, cosmopolitan city with a strong German flavour. Then it’s a short flight to Sossusvlei, for an overnight stay followed by a night in Etosha National Park. Lastly, the train travels to the town of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay – an unforgettable end to a remarkable journey.
Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and travel south towards the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. (B, L, D)
Visit the Big Hole and Diamond Museum in Kimberley. In the afternoon, depart for Upington and travel the Karoo semi-desert. (B, L, D)
Optional two-hour walking tour of Upington. In the evening, arrive at Holoog after border formalities at Nakop. (B, L, D)
This morning, visit Fish River Canyon before departing for Keetmanshoop. Traverse the Kalahari and visit Garas Park and the Quiver Tree Forest. (B, L, D)
Arrive in Windhoek where you will enjoy a city tour. You will be transferred by light aircraft to a Sossusvlei lodge for lunch, a desert drive, bush dinner and overnight stay. (B, L, D)
Begin the day with a Sossusvlei drive, with breakfast in the vlei. Depart Sossusvlei for one-hour flight to Windhoek, before continuing north to Etosha Park. (B, L, D)
Today you will be transferred to the game-rich Etosha National Park for lunch, game drive and overnight stay. (B, L, D)
Early morning game drive in the Etosha National Park. Enjoy lunch on board the train en route to the Atlantic. (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast as the train traverses the Namib. Arrive at Walvis Bay, Namibia, marking the end of your tour. (B, L, D)
Pretoria to Walvis Bay or v.v
Price per person from:
Pullman from $8,685*
Deluxe from $12,855*
Royal from $17,255*
FROM PRETORIA: Departs 9 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May 2020
FROM WALVIS BAY:Departs 9 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May 2020
*Prices per person twin share – single supplement applies.
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