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Luxury Namibia Train Journey

Inspirational natural wonders holiday to Namibia and South Africa

Step back in time to a bygone era and journey through Namibia on the Rovos Rail, a luxury train offering excellent service, gourmet cuisine and lavish suites. The train journey takes you from the savannahs of South Africa's Highveld to the Atlantic in the west. Departing from Pretoria, the first stop is Kimberley, center of one of the world's famous South African diamond rushes where there is an opportunity to savor the 1870s atmosphere of the mining village. The train traverses the stark vistas of the Northern Cape to the Fish River Canyon - second in size to the Grand Canyon - and Garas Park with its quiver-tree forest. Continue then across the untamed beauty of the Kalahari Desert to a cheetah conservation project and a stop in Namibia's capital for a tour; Windhoek is a lively, cosmopolitan city with a strong German flavor. Then it's a short flight to 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 and Walvis Bay - an unforgettable end to a remarkable journey.

Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Johannesburg OR Tambo International
  • Ends - Transfer to Johannesburg OR Tambo International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Namibia, South Africa
  • Nights Icon 9 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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  • Be transported to a bygone era on the elegant Rovos Rail
  • Marvel at Namibias exquisite landscapes
  • Enjoy gourmet cuisine in the elegant, wood-paneled dining cars
  • See the famed Sossusvlei sand dunes
  • A Big 5 Safari in Etosha National Park
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Johannesburg OR Tambo International

Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Johannesburg Airport where you will be met and driven to Pretoria Station. Check into your suite on-board the Rovos Rail and depart on the Namibia Safari journey.

  • 4 nights

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person or per family sharing basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the Rovos Rail
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
Indulge your passions


Our trips offer countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Sight seeing
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Quad Biking Icon Quad Biking
  • Desert Tours Icon Desert Tours
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walk
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Springbok
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Ostrich
  • Oryx
    Beisa Oryx
  • Meerkat
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Elephant
  • Cheetah
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Flights and transfers included
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