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Overview

This nine-day sojourn begins in Pretoria, where the train will depart Rovos Rail Station and travel to Kimberley, where travellers will get the opportunity to explore the Big Hole and visit the Diamond Museum. The train will transverse the Northern Cape to the Fish River Canyon and Garas Park near Keetmanshoop in Namibia. Guests will be treated to breath-taking views as the train travels across the Kalahari Desert to Namibia’s cosmopolitan capital, Windhoek. After this, travellers will board a light aircraft and fly to Sossusvlei, where they will enjoy an overnight stay. The train will then travel to Etosha National Park for a thrilling game drive and an overnight stay. The view on the last leg of the trip is exquisite as the train traverses the Namib. The journey will end in Walvis Bay in Namibia. (Available in reverse.)

Namibia Highlights

  • Kimberley Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum.
  • Karoo.
  • Kalahari Desert.
  • Upington.
  • Fish River Canyon.
  • Keetmanshoop.
  • Windhoek, capital of Namibia.
  • Sossusvlei – largest sand dunes.
  • Desert dinner and bush drive.
  • Etosha National Park and game lodge.
  • Etosha Pan.
  • Namib Desert.
  • Swakopmund.

Itinerary (9 Days)

Highlights on the journey include the Kalahari Desert – a semi-arid savannah known as the home of the San or Bushmen peoples. Namibia is also a highlight on any journey, as this diverse country is home to many naturally beautiful vistas. The capital of Windhoek is vibrant and bustling, and the city houses many interesting historical buildings. Travellers will also visit the Etosha National Park – a game-filled park home to 114 mammal species. The game drive on the trip is bound to boast views of lion, cheetah, leopard, zebra, wildebeest and hyena.

  • 1

    Day 1: Departure

    ► Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and travel south towards the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. ► (Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

  • 2

    Day 2: Arrival at Kimberley

    ► Arrive Kimberley for Big Hole and Diamond Museum. ► Depart for Upington and travel the Karoo semi-desert.

  • 3

    Day 3: Arrival at Upington

    ► Optional two-hour walking tour of Upington. ► Arrive at Holoog after border formalities at Nakop.

  • 4

    Day 4: Arrival at Fish River Canyon

    ► One-hour transfer to visit the Fish River Canyon. ► Depart for Keetmanshoop. Traverse the Kalahari. ► Visit Garas Park (Quiver Tree Forest/Giant’s Playground).

  • 5

    Day 5: Arrival at Windhoek

    ► Arrive in Windhoek for a city tour. ► Depart in light aircraft for 1-hour flight to Sossusvlei Lodge for lunch, desert drive, bush dinner and overnight.

  • 6

    Day 6: Sossusvlei Adventure

    ► Sossusvlei drive with breakfast in the vlei. ► Depart Sossusvlei for one-hour flight to Windhoek. ► Depart Windhoek and travel north towards the game-rich Etosha National Park.

  • 7

    Day 7: Etosha Adventure

    ► Transfer to a lodge in the Etosha National Park for lunch, game drive and overnight.

  • 8

    Day 8: Etosha Departure

    ► Early morning game drive in the Etosha National Park. ► Enjoy lunch on board en route to the Atlantic.

  • 9

    Day 9: End of Journey

    ► Enjoy breakfast as the train traverses the Namib. ► Arrive at journey’s end in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Inclusions

  • 24-hour Full room service and bar facilities.
  • Entrance fees to places of interest.
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide.
  • All meals and beverages.
  • Golf activities inclusive of green fees, golf carts, halfway house and beverages.
  • Government tax.
  • Limited laundry service.

Exclusions

  • International flights.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Items of a personal nature.

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