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Luxury Rail Safaris

The Pride of Africa in Namibia
A journey of discovery on the world's most luxurious train

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 nine days and eight 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.

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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.

Enjoy a walking tour in Upington, the principal town of the Northern Province bound by the Orange River and the Kalahari Desert. Then it’s on through the 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.

A short visit to Keetmanshoop offers another opportunity for a walking tour as we visit this small but important sheep farming town. The train continues across the Kalahari Desert to Namibia’s capital city Windhoek, a lively, cosmopolitan city with a strong German flavour.
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A highlight of the tour is a twenty-four hour excursion to the world famous Sossusvlei, a stunning pan in the Namib Desert surrounded by massive red sand dunes. After an overnight stay at Sossusvlei rejoin the train in Windhoek where the journey continues overnight to Tsumeb and the game rich Etosha National Park.


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A night is spent in the Mokuti Game Lodge on the eastern edge of the Park and the journey then 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.

This is an unforgettable end to a remarkable journey.

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