Destinations: Namibia, South Africa

Day 1

Meal Basis: Full Board

This spectacular 12-day journey starts in Pretoria and winds its way to the coast of Namibia, a country of compelling beauty, abundant sunshine and seemingly endless space. First stop is Kimberley for a visit to the Big Hole and diamond mine museum village before continuing on to Upington for a walking tour and wine tasting. After crossing the border, guests visit the Fish River Canyon, second in size to the Grand Canyon, followed by tours of historical towns Lüderitz,

Kolmanskop and Keetmanshoop. Day seven sees guests overnighting at Sossusvlei Lodge, surrounded by the dramatic dunes of the NamibNaukluft Park, with visits to the natural Sesriem Canyon and the 170mhigh star-dune “45”. The train then leaves the vast stillness of the Kalahari Desert for a city tour of Windhoek. On day ten guests travel to the Etosha National Park for an overnight stay with game-viewing activities before ending the journey in the quaint seaside town of Swakopmund.

Day 2

Meal Basis: Full Board

10h00 Visit the Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum in Kimberley.

12h30 Return to the train in Kimberley and depart for Upington.

Day 3

Meal Basis: Full Board

09h00 Morning tour of Upington and wine tasting at Belazel Brandy & Wine Cellar.

12h00 The train departs Upington for Nakop for border formalities with Namibia. Overnight Holoog.

Day 4

Meal Basis: Full Board

09h00 Morning visit to the Fish River Canyon, the largest in the southern hemisphere.

12h30 Return to the train and depart for Aus for overnight.

Day 5

Meal Basis: Full Board

09h00 Full-day tour of the ghost town Kolmanskop and Lüderitz, well known for its colonial architecture and wildlife.

18h00 The train departs for Keetmanshoop for overnight.

Day 6

Meal Basis: Full Board

09h00 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.

13h00 Return to the train and depart for Mariental.

Day 7

Meal Basis: Full Board

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

Meal Basis: Full Board

06h00 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

Meal Basis: Full Board

09h00 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.

12h00 Return to the train and depart for Otjiwarongo.

Day 10

Meal Basis: Full Board

09h30 Transfer to a lodge in Etosha National Park. Enjoy game-viewing activities. Overnight at lodge.

Day 11

Meal Basis: Full Board

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

Meal Basis: Full Board

11h30 Arrive at Swakopmund Station where your tour ends. Check out of the train.

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