Luxury Train Sightseeing Safaris in Africa

9 Days Namibia Rovos Rail Train Journey

A 3,400km annual train journey from the Highveld savannah to the Atlantic – a remarkable journey on this 9 days Namibia train journey with Rovos Rail.

Journey to Kimberley, the centre of one of the world’s famous diamond rushes and savour the 1870s atmosphere of the mining village. Traverses the stark vistas of the Northern Cape to the spectacular Fish River Canyon – 2nd in size to the Grand Canyon. Continue across the untamed beauty of the Kalahari Desert to Windhoek with its strong German flavour. A short flight takes you to Sossusvlei, a stunning pan in the Namib Desert, followed by the game-rich Etosha National Park, ending in Walvis Bay. An unforgettable experience- Make sure to tick this Namibia train journey off your bucket list.

As of 2024, the Namibia Safari and Dune Express will merge to become 11 NIGHTS. The running times have been tweaked with the addition of a visit to Kolmanskop and Lüdertiz, known for its museum, architecture and coastal wildlife.



  • Kimberley Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum
  • Karoo
  • Kalahari Desert
  • Upington
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Keetmanshoop
  • Windhoek, capital of Namibia
  • Sossusvlei – largest sand dunes
  • Desert dinner and bush drive
  • Etosha National Park and game lodge
  • Etosha Pan
  • Namib Desert
  • Swakopmund

What makes the Rovos Rail Train Journeys unique?

  • Most luxurious train in the world
  • Best way to tour Southern & Eastern Africa with ultimate luxury and privacy
  • All meals and drinks included on board (incl. alcoholic drinks)
  • Doctor & Hairdresser on board
  • Excursions included in your journey
  • 24-hour room service


All Meals & Drinks on Board

9 Days / 8 Nights
Luxury Train

South Africa


15h00 - Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria & travel south towards Witwatersrand.

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

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

08h00 - One-hour transfer to visit the Fish River Canyon.
11h00 - Depart for Keetmanshoop. Traverse the Kalahari.
15h00 - Visit Garas Park (Quiver Tree Forest / Giant's Playground).

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.

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

09h30 - transfer to a lodge in the Etosha National Park for lunch, game drive and overnight.

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

07h00 - Enjoy breakfast as the train traverses the Namib.
12h30 - Arrive at journey’s end in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Rates quoted per person sharing

9-Day Namibian Journey with Rovos Rail

In South African Rand Sharing Single
2023 Rates - 9 Nights
(Both Directions)
Pullman Suite R125,000 R187,500
Deluxe Suite R167,500 R251,250
Royal Suite R214,000 R321,000
2024 Rates - 11 Nights
(Both Directions)
Pullman Suite R165,000 R247,500
Deluxe Suite R210,000 R315,000
Royal Suite R258,000 On Request
Departure Dates
Depart Pretoria
Depart Walvis Bay
2023 04 Apr'23 15 Apr'23
26 Apr'23 07 May'23
2024 02 Apr'24 15 Mar'24
30 Apr'24 15 Apr'24
17 May'24
15 Nov'23

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  • Accommodation in a luxurious suite on board the Rovos train
  • All meals
  • All beverages including alcoholic beverages while on-board
  • 24-hour full room service and bar facilities
  • Limited laundry service
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Government tax
  • Excursions as per itinerary
*MEALS ON-BOARD (unless adjusted)
Breakfast 07:00-10:0 0 • Lunch 13:00 • Tea 16:30 • Dinner 19:30.

  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Pre/post-tour accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Off-train beverages
  • International/French Champagne
  • Visa fees
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of personal nature
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.
All suites are spacious and offer travel in privacy, comfort and luxury, with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. All are equipped with a writing surface, personal safe & bar fridge filled with beverages of the passengers’ choice.

The Pullman Suite (±7 sq metres)
Equipped with a comfortable sofa seat during the day with a conversion to double/twin beds for the evening. The suite features an en-suite bathroom with shower, hair dryers and shaver plugs.

The Deluxe Suites (±10 sq metres)
Accommodates two passengers in twin/double beds with a lounge area & en-suite bathroom with shower, hair dryers and shaver plugs.

The Royal Suites (±16 sq metres)
Each Royal Suite takes up half a carriage. These spacious suites each have its own private lounge area and full bathroom with a Victorian bath and separate shower, hair dryers and shaver plugs. Royal Suites can accommodate two people by either side-by-side twin or spacious double beds.

Facilities in Suites:

  • Bath (Royal Suite only)
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Basin
  • Air conditioner
  • Heated towel rail
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Safe
  • Luggage rack
  • Adaptors
  • Plug points/shaver plugs
  • Hair dryer
  • Fridge
  • Tea drawer
  • Amenities
  • Dressing gown and slippers
  • Goggles
  • Laundry bag
  • Shoe bag
  • Writing desk
  • Internal telephone system
  • Room service

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