Shongololo Express Namibia
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An epic 12-day journey across Southern Africa between the Highveld in the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west exploring some of the continent’s greatest destinations en route.
Shongololo Express Namibia – 12 days on the Shongololo Express
Special 2019 Itinerary:
Day 1: 14h30 The train departs from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria for Kingswood for our overnight stop.
Day 2: 10h00 12h30 Visit the Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum in Kimberley. Return to the train in Kimberley and depart for Upington.
Day 3: 09h00 12h00 Morning tour of Upington and wine tasting at Belazel Brandy & Wine Cellar. The train departs Upington for Nakop for border formalities with Namibia. Overnight Holoog.
Day 4: 09h00 12h30 Morning visit to the Fish River Canyon, the largest in the southern hemisphere. Return to the train and depart for Aus for overnight.
Day 5: 09h00 18h00 Full-day tour of the ghost town Kolmanskop and Lüderitz, well known for its colonial architecture and wildlife. The train departs for Keetmanshoop for overnight.
Day 6: 09h00 13h00 Morning tour of Keetmanshoop. See the Giant’s Playground with its 20km-long dolerite dykes as well as Quiver Tree Forest, home to 300 species of the Aloe dichotomy. Return to the train and depart for Mariental.
Day 7: 08h00 Transfer to Sossusvlei Lodge in the Namib-Naukluft Park. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, shaped over millions of years by the Tsauchab River. Overnight at lodge.
Day 8: 18h00 Enjoy sunrise from Dune 45 followed by brunch at the lodge. Take a scenic drive through the Namib-Naukluft Park. The train departs for Rehoboth for overnight.
Day 9: 09h00 12h00 City tour of Windhoek. See the Trans-Namib Transport Museum, the Alte Feste (Old Fortress), the Evangelical Lutheran Church – a striking landmark – and the Namibia Craft Centre in the old Breweries Building. Return to the train and depart for Otjiwarongo.
Day 10: 09h30 Transfer to a lodge in Etosha National Park. Enjoy game-viewing activities. Overnight at lodge.
Day 11: 15h00 Enjoy a morning game drive before checking out and returning to the train. Rejoin the train in Otjiwarongo and depart for Kranzberg for overnight.
Day 12: 11h30 Arrive at Swakopmund Station where your tour ends. Check out of the train
This Shongololo Express Namibia journey is also available in reverse
Please note the Rovos Rail Station is not adjacent to the main Pretoria Rail and Gautrain terminal – it is approximately 5kms away.
Note that there are other departure dates available. The reverse journey from Walvis Bay back to Pretoria departs 30 May 2019 & arrives 10 June 2019.
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