Namibia Safari

This nine-day 3 400-kilometre annual journey takes the train from the savannahs of the Highveld to the Atlantic in the west. Departing from Pretoria, the first stop is Kimberley, centre of one of the world’s famous diamond rushes where there is an opportunity to savour the 1870s atmosphere of the mine museum village. The train traverses the stark vistas of the Northern Cape to the Fish River Canyon – second in size to the Grand Canyon and truly a spectacular sight. Guests continue across the untamed beauty of the Kalahari Desert to Namibia’s capital for a tour; Windhoek is a lively, cosmopolitan city with a strong German flavour. Then it’s a short flight to the renowned Sossusvlei, a stunning pan in the Namib Desert, for an overnight stay followed by a night in the game-rich Etosha National Park. On the last morning, the train travels the Namib to the perfectly preserved 19th-century German Hansa town of Swakopmund – an unforgettable end to a remarkable journey. Available in reverse.

This journey is available in reverse. See next tab and Downloads below for details.

Pretoria - Swakopmund

Day1

15h00 Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and travel south towards the goldfields of the Witwatersrand.
(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day2

09h45 Arrive Kimberley for Big Hole and Diamond Museum.
12h30 Depart for Upington and travel the Karoo semi-desert.

Day3

08h00 Optional two-hour walking tour of Upington.
23h00 Arrive at Holoog after border formalities at Nakop

Day4

08h00 One-hour transfer to visit the Fish River Canyon.
11h00 Depart for Keetmanshoop. Traverse the Kalahari.
15h00 Optional two-hour walking tour of Keetmanshoop.

Day5

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

Day6

06h00 Sossusvlei drive with breakfast in the vlei.
12h00 Depart Sossusvlei for one-hour flight to Windhoek.
14h00 Depart Windhoek and travel north towards Tsumeb and the game-rich Etosha National Park.

Day7

11h00 At Tsumeb, transfer to Mokuti Lodge and Etosha National Park for lunch, game drive and overnight.

Day8

06h00 Early morning game drive in the Etosha National Park.
13h00 Enjoy lunch on board en route to the Atlantic.

Day9

07h00 Enjoy breakfast as the train traverses the Namib.
12h00 Arrive at journey’s end in Swakopmund, Namibia.

This journey is available in reverse. See previous tab and Downloads below for details.

Swakopmund - Pretoria

Day1

12h00 Depart Swakopmund and enjoy lunch as the train leaves the Atlantic and traverses the Namib Desert to Tsumeb.
(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day2

11h00 At Tsumeb, transfer to Mokuti Lodge and Etosha National Park for lunch, a game drive and overnight.

Day3

06h00 Early morning game drive in the Etosha National Park.
13h00 Return to the train and travel south to Windhoek.

Day4

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

Day5

06h00 Sossusvlei drive with breakfast in the vlei.
12h00 Depart Sossusvlei for 1-hour flight to Windhoek.
14h00 Depart Windhoek. Travel south through the Kalahari.

Day6

08h00 Walking tour of Keetmanshoop. Depart for Holoog.
15h00 One-hour transfer to visit the Fish River Canyon.
19h30 Dinner on board. Travel along the southern reaches of the Kalahari Basin to the South African border.

Day7

08h00 Optional two-hour walking tour of Upington. Day at leisure as the train travels into the Great Karoo.

Day8

14h30 Arrive Kimberley for Big Hole and Diamond Museum.
16h00 Depart Kimberley and travel north into the Highveld

Day9

07h00 Enjoy breakfast as the train travels the goldfields.
12h00 Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.

RATE 2014 Pullman Suites Deluxe Suites Royal Suites
PTA-SWAKOPMUND
Available in reverse 
R47 500 R71 000 R95 000
Single supplement
+50% on all suites
Tour price per person
sharing includes: 
accommodation, meals
and excursions as well
as all beverages, incl.
alcohol, while on board.

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DATES REGULAR TRIPS  :  1 OCTOBER 2013 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2014
Dates are specific. Please reconfirm with reservations@rovos.co.za. See Downloads below for other dates and details.
JOURNEY PTA-CT CT-PTA PTA-VF VF-PTA PTA-DBN DBN-PTA
OCT 2013 4,11,18,23 5,7,14,21,26,28 3,17,31 6,20 11,25 14,28
NOV 2013 1,8,15,22,29 4,11,18,25 14,28 3,17 8,22 11,25
DEC 2013 6,13,20,25,27 2,9,16,23,28,30 26 1,29 n/a n/a
JAN 2014 3,10,15,17,24,31 6,13,20,27 9,23 12,26 17,31 20
FEB 2014 7,12,21,26,28 3,10,15,17,24 6,20 9,23 14,28 3,17
MAR 2014 7,14,21,26 3,10,17,24,29,31 6,20 9,23 14,28 3,17,31
APR 2014 4,11,18,25 7,14,21,28 3,17 6,20 11,25 14,28
MAY 2014 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26,31 1,15,29 4,18 n/a n/a
JUN 2014 6,13,20,25,27 2,9,16,23,30 n/a 1 n/a n/a
JUL 2014 4,11,18 7,14,21,28 24 27 n/a n/a
AUG 2014 1,8,13,15,22,27 4,11,18,25 7,21 10,24 29 n/a
SEP 2014 5,10,19,24,26 1,8,15,20,22,29 4,18 7,21 12,26 1,15,29
                                                      DATES ANNUAL TRIPS 2014             *VF increases to 3 nights from July 2014
Dates are specific. Please reconfirm with reservations@rovos.co.za. See Downloads below for other dates and details.
CT-DAR ES
SALAAM
DAR ES
SALAAM-CT
GOLF 
SAFARI
NAMIBIA 
PTA-SWA
NAMIBIA 
SWA-PTA
COLLAGE 
PTA-CT
COLLAGE
CT-PTA
18-31 Jan 3-16 Feb 21 Feb-1 Mar 8-16 Apr 17-25 Apr 22-30 May 17-25 Nov
28 Jun-11 Jul 17-30 Mar 10-18 Apr 1-9 May 11-19 May 6-14 Nov  
27 Sep-10 Oct 14-27 Jul 9-17 Oct        
  13-26 Oct 28 Nov-6 Dec