Enjoy this 9 day luxury train adventure which takes you along incredible scenery between Pretoria and Swakopmund in Namibia
From its home at Capital Park, Pretoria, Rovos Rail invites you on a journey of discovery through some of the most historic and scenic areas of Southern Africa. For seven days and six nights, the train will carry you in world-class style and comfort from the savannahs of the Highveld to the Atlantic Ocean, reuniting by rail the republics of South Africa and Namibia, formerly South West Africa.
The 3 400-km journey takes the Pride of Africa from Pretoria to Kimberley, centre of one of the world’s most famous diamond rushes, where there’s an opportunity to visit the Big Hole and experience the atmosphere of the 1870’s.
Then it’s on through stark vistas of the arid Northern Cape into Namibia at Ariamsvlei. There is an excursion to the spectacular Fish River Canyon – second in size and splendour to the Grand Canyon – and then across the Kalahari Desert to Windhoek, a lively, cosmopolitan city with a strong German flavour. After a city tour and an afternoon game drive the train continues overnight to Tsumeb and the game rich Etosha National Park. A night is spent in the Mokuti Game Lodge on the eastern edge of the Park and the journey continues on to Swakopmund, a perfectly preserved 19th-Century German Hansa town set between the dunes of the Namib desert and the roaring Atlantic Ocean. It is an unforgettable end to a remarkable journey.
Pretoria to Swakopmund
15h00 Depart from Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.
10h00 Arrive in Kimberley for a tour of the Big Hole and Diamond Museum.
12h45 Depart Kimberley.
08h00 Arrive in Upington for a walking tour.
23h00 Arrive in Holoog Siding.
08h00 Visit to the Fish River Canyon.
11h00 Arrive Keetmanshoop for walking tour.
17h00 The train departs for Windhoek.
09h00 Arrive in Windhoek for a city tour.
11h00 Depart Windhoek in light aircraft for a 1-hour scenic flight to Sossusvlei. Lunch, desert drive, bush dinner and overnight.
06h00 Excursion with breakfast in Sossusvlei.
12h00 Depart for 1-hour flight to Windhoek.
14h00 Train departs Windhoek.
10h40 Arrive in Tsumeb. Transfer to Mokuti Lodge in Etosha National Park. Lunch, game drive and overnight.
06h00 Early morning game drive in Etosha.
13h00 Depart Tsumeb.
11h00 Arrive in Swakopmund.
This itinerary is also available in reverse - Swakopmund to Pretoria
PRETORIA TO SWAKOPMUND DEPARTURE DATE 2014
01 - 09 May 2014
SWAKOPMUND TO PRETORIA DEPARTURE DATE 2014
11 - 19 May 2014
Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved
Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ? After our Namibia Safari, guests can join this panoramic nine-day sojourn - African Golf Collage that commences at Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and winds its way to journey’s end in Cape Town and includes a golfing and non-golfing itinerary