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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

Day 1 

15h00    Depart from Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.

Day 2 

10h00    Arrive in Kimberley for a tour of the Big Hole and Diamond Museum.
12h45    Depart Kimberley.

Day 3

08h00    Arrive in Upington for a walking tour.
23h00    Arrive in Holoog Siding.

Day 4

08h00    Visit to the Fish River Canyon.
11h00    Arrive Keetmanshoop for walking tour.
17h00    The train departs for Windhoek.

Day 5

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. 

Day 6

06h00    Excursion with breakfast in Sossusvlei.
12h00    Depart for 1-hour flight to Windhoek.
14h00    Train departs Windhoek.

Day 7

10h40    Arrive in Tsumeb. Transfer to Mokuti Lodge in Etosha National Park. Lunch, game drive and overnight.

Day 8

06h00    Early morning game drive in Etosha.
13h00    Depart Tsumeb.

Day 9

11h00    Arrive in Swakopmund.

This itinerary is also available in reverse  -  Swakopmund to Pretoria 


01 - 09 May  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


Pretoria to Swakopmund or Swakopmund to Pretoria

Trip Dates 2014 Suite Cost per adult sharing
As per departure dates Pullman Suite ZAR 45,600
Deluxe Suite ZAR 68,160
Royal Suite ZAR 91,200

Single Supplement +50% on all suites

Departure dates are specific and excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved.

Please check schedule with African Welcome Safaris  - tours@africanwelcome.com

Visas are to be purchased and paid for prior to departure for Africa.

Please check with the relevant embassies for visa requirements.

Passengers are advised to take anti-malarial precautions as might be prescribed

Trip insurance is compulsory


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