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Luxury Rail Safaris

The Pride of Africa in Namibia
Pretoria - Kimberley - Fish River Canyon - Windhoek - Etosha Pan - Swakopmund.

In May 1998, Rovos Rail reopened the passenger rail link between Pretoria and Namibia. This nine-day, eight-night journey takes passengers 3400 kilometers from the savannahs of the Highveld to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean at Swakopmund.


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Highlights of the journey include Kimberley and the Big Hole, the spectacular Fish River Canyon, the stark beauty of the Kalahari and Namib deserts, a visit to Windhoek the vibrant capital of Namibia, and an overnight stay at a game lodge bordering Etosha Pan.

Journey's end is at Swakopmund, a perfectly preserved nineteenth-century German Hansa town, picked up from the Baltic and set down in the desert of Africa.

It's a remarkable sight and a fitting end - or starting place - for this fascinating journey.

Pretoria to Swakopmund 2012Swakopmund to Pretoria 2012

Day 1
15h00 Depart Pretoria from Rovos Rail's private Capital Park station in Pretoria.

Day 2
09h45 Arrive in Kimberley. Tour of the Mine and Diamond Museum.
12h30 Depart Kimberley.

Day 3
02h00 Arrive in Upington.
08h00 Two hour walking tour in Upington.
13h30 Arrive in Nakop for border formalities.
23h00 Arrive in Holoog siding.

Day 4
08h00 Visit to the Fish River Canyon.
11h00 Depart Holoog for Keetmanshoop.
15h00 Walking tour of Keetmanshoop.
17h00 The train departs for Windhoek.

Day 5
09h00 Arrive in Windhoek for a city tour.
11h00 Depart Windhoek in light aircraft for 1 hour scenic flight to Sossusvlei for lunch, desert drive, bush dinner and overnight.

Day 6
06h00 Sossusvlei excursion with breakfast in vlei.
12h00 Depart Sossusvlei for 1 hour flight to Windhoek.
14h00 The train departs Windhoek.

Day 7
10h40 Arrive in Tsumeb. Transfer to Mokuti Lodge and Etosha National Park for lunch, game drive and overnight.

Day 8
06h00 Early morning game-drive in the Etosha National Park.
13h00 Depart from Tsumeb.

Day 9
12h00 Arrive in Swakopmund.

Day 1
12h00 Depart Swakopmund.

Day 2
10h40 Arrive in Tsumeb. Transfer to Mokuti Lodge and Etosha National Park for game drive and overnight.

Day 3
06h00 Morning game-drive in the Etosha National Park.
13h00 Return to the train and depart from Tsumeb en route to Windhoek.

Day 4
08h00 Arrive in Windhoek for city tour.
11h00 Depart in light aircraft for 1 hour scenic flight to Sossusvlei for lunch, desert drive, bush dinner and overnight.

Day 5
06h00 Sossusvlei excursion with breakfast in vlei.
12h00 Depart Sossusvlei for 1 hour flight to Windhoek.
14h00 The train departs Windhoek.

Day 6
08h00 Walking tour of Keetmanshoop.
15h00 Arrive at Holoog Siding. Visit to the Fish River Canyon.

Day 7
01h00 Arrive in Ariumsvlei for border formalities.
08h00 Two hour walking tour in Upington.

Day 8
14h30 Arrive in Kimberley. Tour of the Mine and Diamond Museum.
16h00 Depart Kimberley.

Day 9
12h00 Arrive at Rovos Rail's private station in Capital Park Station in Pretoria.

Pretoria to Swakopmund 2011Swakopmund to Pretoria 2011
Day 1

15:00 Depart Pretoria aboard the Pride of Africa.

Day 2

09:45 Arrive in Kimberley. Tour of the Big Hole and City of Kimberley.
12:30 Depart Kimberley

Day 3

10:45 Arrive Holoog Siding. Visit to the Fish River Canyon with lunch at Canyon Lodge.

Day 4

10:00 Arrive Windhoek. Station Museum visit and Windhoek City Tour. Lunch at Okapuka Ranch with afternoon game drive.
18:00 Depart Okapuka.

Day 5

10:40 Arrive Tsumeb. Transfer to Mokuti Lodge for lunch, game drive and overnight.

Day 6

Early morning game drive into the Etosha Pan.
13:00 Depart Tsumeb.

Day 7

12:00 Arrive in Swakopmund.

Day 1

12:00 Depart Swakopmund aboard the Pride of Africa.

Day 2

10:40 Arrive Tsumeb. Transfer to Mokuti Lodge for game drive and overnight.

Day 3

Morning game drive into the Etosha Pan.
13:00 Depart Tsumeb.

Day 4

10:00 Arrive Windhoek. Windhoek City Tour. Lunch at Okapuka Ranch with afternoon game drive. Station Museum visit.
18:00 Depart Windhoek

Day 5

09:00 Arrive Holoog Siding. Visit to the Fish River Canyon

Day 6

14:30 Arrive in Kimberley. Tour of the Big Hole and City of Kimberley.
16:00 Depart Kimberley.

Day 7

12:00 Arrive Pretoria

Sossusvlei, Namibia
Sossusvlei, Namibia

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