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Rovos Rail Pretoria to Swakopmund (Namibia) Journey

7 Days

The luxurious Rovos Rail South Africa - Namibia journey is a 3410-kilometre seven-day trip which takes the Rovos train from Pretoria via Kimberley to the seaside resort of Swakopmund in Namibia.

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Rovos Rail Pretoria to Swakopmund (Namibia) Journey Overview

The luxurious Rovos Rail South Africa - Namibia journey is a 3400-kilometre seven-day trip which takes the Rovos train from Pretoria via Kimberley to the seaside resort of Swakopmund in Namibia.

 

Kimberley is the centre of one of the world's most famous diamond rushes, where there's an opportunity to visit the Big Hole, the world's largest man-made excavation, and to savour the 1870s atmosphere of the mine museum village.

The railway line covers the stark vistas of the arid Northern Cape as the train travels through Upington to the border and into Namibia. There is time for an excursion to the Fish River Canyon - second only in size to the Grand Canyon and a truly spectacular sight. The Rovos Rail train journey continues across the untamed beauty of the Kalahari Desert and onto Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.

 

After a short city tour and an afternoon game drive, the train continues onto Tsumeb for an overnight stay at Mokuti Game Lodge in the Etosha National Park. On the last morning, the train passes along the German-built railway through the Namib Desert and into Swakopmund, a perfectly preserved 19th-century German Hansa town set on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

NAMIBIA PRETORIA TO SWAKOPMUND ITINERARY

DAY 1

15h30 The Pride Of Africa departs Rovos Rail's Station in Capital Park.
Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the Midway Lounge car or Observation carriage at the rear of the train.

19h30 Dinner is served in the dining car/s.


DAY 2

07h00 Breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 09h45.

09h30 Twelve minutes before arriving in Kimberley there is a shallow lake on the right-hand side facing forward. On most occasions, there are spectacular flocks of Flamingos (approx. 23 000).

09h45 Arrive in Kimberley. Guests disembark and proceed by coach/combi for a tour of the city, the "Big Hole "and the Mine Museum.

12h30 Depart Kimberley.

13h00 Lunch is served in the dining car/s.

19h30 Dinner is served in the dining car/s.  Please ensure that the train manager is in possession of your passports before retiring to your suite.


DAY 3

06h30 Depart Nakop and Ariumsvlei after immigration formalities.

07h00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 11h00.

12h00 Arrive Holoog. Disembark the train for an excursion to the Fish River Canyon with lunch at Canyon Lodge.

16h00 We depart Holoog.

19h30 Dinner in the dining car/s.


DAY 4

07h00 Breakfast is in the dining cars until 10h00.

07h30 Depart Rehoboth.

10h00 The train arrives in Windhoek. Visit the train museum followed by a city tour.

13h00 Lunch will be taken at Okapuka Game Lodge followed by an afternoon game drive.

17h00 Return to the train and depart Okapuka.

19h30 Dinner is served in the dining car.



DAY 5

07h00 Breakfast in the dining cars until 10h00.

11h00 Arrive in Tsumeb. Disembark for coach transfer to Mokuti Lodge.

12h45 Arrive at Mokuti Lodge for lunch, an afternoon game drive and overnight stay at the lodge. Please pack a small overnight bag. Tog bags have been placed in your suite for your convenience. Comfortable clothes and shoes for hot days and cool evenings are essential. Sun tan lotion and hats are strongly recommended.  It can get freezing during the game drives so; please take along warm clothing.  Your belongings will be safe inside your compartments under the guard of the training staff.

13h00 Lunch is served in the dining area at the lodge.

15h00 Afternoon game drive.

19h00 Dinner at the lodge.


DAY 6

06h00 Morning game drive into Etosha Pan.

11h30 Depart by coach from Mokuti Lodge and rejoin the train in Tsumeb.

13h00 Lunch is served in the dining car/s while we depart from Tsumeb.


DAY 7

07h00 Breakfast in the dining cars until 10h00.

12h30 The train arrives in Swakopmund. Excursions

 

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