Highlights
  • Enjoy the timeless elegance on Rovos Rail
  • Watch the changing Southern African landscape
  • Visit the Kimberley Big Hole & Fish River Canyon
  • Go game viewing in the renowned Etosha National Park

Experience a luxury rail journey of discovery through some of the most scenic areas of South Africa and Namibia, including Etosha National Park, on this 9-day train safari.Board the luxury Rovos Rail train and embark on a memorable and elegant journey across South Africa, through Namibia, and ending in Swakopmund. Stop along the way at Kimberley and the Big Hole, as well as the Fish River Canyon, before taking in the stark beauty of the Namib Desert and Sossusvlei. Stay overnight at a game lodge near the Etosha National Park before arriving in Swakopmund.

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Luxury South African & Namibia Rail Journey

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Highly Recommend January 2017

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We can highly recommend Go2Africa! We have recently been to Botswana and Zimbabwe, a trip of a lifetime. The end 2 end service provided by Go2Africa (Natasha) has been exceptional. The support in finding the perfect fit for us has been outstanding. All our questions were answered with passion. Both service by e-mail and phone were polite, professional and fast. Adjustments to better suit our budget were made instantly. We always had the right amount of choices incl. the expert advise. Once the booking was done we were updated regularly about topics that should prepare us for the trip. The trip itself was incredibly smooth. All camp transfers by air and ground were on time and an experience in itself. We enjoyed all the camps we stayed in, especially Gunn's and Pom Pom in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Once again thanks to Natasha @Go2Africa for her perfect support!
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Perfect safari November 2016

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Go2Africa really knows Africa and can tailor make a perfect safari for almost any requirement. Amazing service and follow up. They're with you every step of the way.

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Enjoyed our trip November 2016

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I would recommend Go2Africa to anyone who would like to enjoy a stress free Africa vacation! They cater for your every need, depending on what you would like to experience in your itinerary and what you can afford!
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Great travel agency November 2016

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Great travel agency. Our agent was incredibly knowledgeable and helped us with every single detail of our booking, and made us feel very confident booking our holiday through Go2Africa. Highly recommended.
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Amazing trip October 2016

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Amazing trip. It should be a once in a lifetime experience, but it was so good that there is no way that we aren't going back. Ramona was amazing helping us out together this amazing journey.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Rovos train

Depart from Pretoria’s Capital Park Station in the late afternoon. Experience the excitement and atmosphere of luxury rail travel as this historic steam locomotive hauls the train through some of the most historic and scenic areas of Southern Africa.

Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner in the oak-panelled dining car. Dress for dinner is formal as the evening recreates the romance of a bygone era.

Day 2: Explore Kimberley & the Big Hole

This morning, you’ll arrive in the famous diamond town of Kimberley for a brief morning excursion to the Big Hole Diamond Mine. Head back to the train before lunch to continue your journey towards Namibia.

Day 3: Crossing into Namibia

This morning stretch your legs with a tour of the South African town of Upington - a former mission station on the Orange River. Board the train again in the late morning and head towards the Namibian border.

After some border formalities in Nakop your journey continues to Holoog Siding near the famous Fish River Canyon. Enjoy an evening on the train before leaving the next morning for Fish River Canyon.

Day 4: Discover the Fish River Canyon

This morning you’ll enjoy an excursion to the spectacular Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world, where you’ll have the opportunity to stand on the edge and marvel at the sheer size of this dramatic geological feature.

This is followed by lunch at Canyon Lodge before you make your way back to the train to continue your journey to Windhoek via Keetmanshoop. Enjoy a walking tour of this small colonial town.

Day 5: Fly to the Sossusvlei

Arrive in Windhoek where you’ll enjoy a visit to the Station Museum before heading out for a city tour of this lively and cosmopolitan city with a strong German flavour.

Following the short tour of Namibia's capital, you'll board a light aircraft for a flight to the famous Sossusvlei sand dunes. Enjoy a scenic drive in the afternoon to marvel at the rugged terrain and large mountains.

Day 6: Experience the massive sand dunes

Wake up early to set out on excursion to view some of the world's highest sand dunes in the Sossusvlei region. Take a walk to the stunning Deadvlei - a clay pan dotted with dead camelthorn trees.

Enjoy seeing the region by air as you fly back to Windhoek around the lunch hour to board your train and continue the journey north to Etosha National Park.

Day 7: Arrive at the Mokuti Game Lodge

On arrival at Tsumeb in the late morning you will be transferred to Mokuti Game Lodge in time for lunch. Mokuti Lodge is situated on the eastern edge of the game-rich Etosha National Park. You will then have some time to relax at the lodge and settle into your thatched chalet before being taken out on a game drive.

Day 8: Explore the Etosha National Park

You’ll start your day early with a game drive in the Etosha National Park before heading back to Mokuti Lodge for breakfast. Departure from Tsumeb by Rovos train will be at 13h00.

Day 9: Conclude your rail trip in Swakopmund

Arrive in Swakopmund - a perfectly preserved 19th-Century German town set between the dunes of the Namib Desert and the roaring Atlantic Ocean – where your elegant rail journey comes to an end.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 6,155

Price Per Day:

$ 684 per day
 
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • 6 Nights on a Rovos Rail train on fully inclusive basis
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide
  • Government tax
  • 1 Night at Sossusvlei Lodge on fully inclusive basis
  • 1 Night at Mokuti Etosha Lodge on fully inclusive basis
  • Limited laundry service
  • Entrance fees to places of interest
  • 24-hour Full room service and bar facilities
Trip Excludes
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Intimate Group - 12 max
Accomodations
  • 4 nights at Rovos Rail
  • 1 night at Sossusvlei Lodge
  • 1 night at Rovos Rail
  • 1 night at Mokuti Etosha Lodge
  • 1 night at Rovos Rail
Start City
Pretoria
End City
Swakopmund
Cancellation Policy:

In the event that you cancel your booking, in full or partially, for any reason whatsoever Go2Africa will levy cancellation charges as defined in 7.3. In the occasional instance where Go2Africa is able to obtain waivers of cancellation fees and/or secure an ex-gratia refund from suppliers Go2Africa will pass this on to you less the Service Fee. However, Go2Africa makes no guarantees as to securing such waivers or refunds.

Cancellations of bookings must be done in writing. Where cancellations are sent by e-mail, you must obtain an e-mail proof of receipt and retain written acknowledgement of receipt from Go2Africa.

Cancellation of bookings

  • 61+ days before departure: Deposit non-refundable
  • 0-60 days before departure: 100% Cancellation fee

Go2Africa will make every effort to confirm your requested travel services upon receipt of your deposit payment.

In the unlikely event of us being unable to confirm your requested travel services, you will be offered alternative available travel services. Should the alternative available travel services not be acceptable to you, we will provide a full refund, subject to the terms and conditions of the relevant Supplier.

Go2Africa will make every effort to avoid misquotation. However we reserve the right to cancel a reservation without liability or penalty if an obvious error or omission leads to a material cost implication.

No refunds will be given by Go2Africa for partly used vouchers or for no-shows.

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