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Namibia & the Pride of Africa

(Tour code: NMJ17)Wine, wildlife and wondrous sights in Africa

Discover the highlights of Namibia and South Africa on this fantastic holiday by rail. Explore Cape Town and Table Mountain, see the Big Five in Etosha National Park, experience the mighty Sossusvlei and enjoy six indulgent nights on the incredible Pride of Africa - the world's most lavish and luxurious hotel train.

Tour Highlights
  • Cape Town, Table Mountain and Cape Point
  • Voortrekker Monument
  • Franschhoek and Stellenbosch
  • Swakopmund and Windhoek
  • The Pride of Africa
  • Etosha National Park
  • The Sossusvlei
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Kimberley and the Big Hole
  • Pretoria
What’s Included (Full details)
  • First Class Rail
    6 Nights on the Pride of Africa
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
    7 Nights' Hotel Accommodation
  • All Transfers Included
    Selected Porterage
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available
    Internal Flights

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Our tours of Africa typically depart the UK in the evening, between 7pm and 9:20pm.

We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Fly Options

Regional Departures Available

To make your travel arrangements even more convenient for you, we are excited to announce that we are now offering some regional airport options outside London for this tour.

To view prices and flight options, please click the 'View Dates & Prices' button and select the departure that you are interested in as options may vary. Alternative, click the image on the left to see flight options and call us on 01904 734 111 to book.

Table Mountain, Cape Town
Days 1-2

To Cape Town

We depart London Heathrow on a flight to Cape Town via Johannesburg, arriving on the morning of Day 2. We take an orientation tour before transferring to our hotel and making the cable car ascent of Table Mountain.

  • Scheduled flights
  • Table Mountain
Cape of Good Hope
Days 3-4

Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Bay

Today we travel to Cape Point on the Cape of Good Hope. We take the Flying Dutchman funicular railway up to a vantage point then continue to Boulders Beach, home to a colony of African Penguins. Day 4's excursion takes us to the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch valleys for an opportunity to sample some of the local wines.

  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Boulders Bay
  • Wine Tasting
Days 5-6

To Walvis Bay and the Pride of Africa

Today we fly from Cape Town to Walvis Bay on Namibia's Skeleton Coast. We transfer to Swakopmund, for a night at the Hansa Hotel. We board our luxury train - the Pride of Africa on Day 6.

  • Transfer Flights
  • Pride of Africa
Days 7-9

Etosha National Park, Windhoek and Sossusvlei

This morning we arrive in Tsumeb, transferring to the 5-Star Mokuti Lodge. We take an afternoon game drive and enjoy dinner in the boma this evening. After an early-morning game drive on Day 8, we return to Mokuti Lodge for brunch. Re-boarding the train we continue to Windhoek where there's time to explore. On Day 9 we enjoy a tour of Windhoek before flying to Sossusvlei. Tonight we are treated to a desert drive and a bush dinner. We stay at either Sossusvlei Lodge or the Namib Desert Lodge overnight.

  • Windhoek
  • Desert drive and a bush dinner
Days 10-12

Sossusvlei and Fisher River Canyon

We begin the day with an excursion into the desert, during which we have breakfast. We then fly back to Windhoek and rejoin the train. On Day 11 we enjoy a guided walking tour of Keetmanshoop, continuing to Fish River Canyon. The Pride of Africa takes us into South Africa on Day 12 and we stop in Upington for a guided tour.

  • Internal flights
  • Sossusvlei
  • Keetmanshoop
  • Upington
Kimberley’s ‘Big Hole’
Days 13-14

Kimberley’s ‘Big Hole’ and Pretoria

Today we reach Kimberley in time for a guided tour of the city and a visit to the 'The Big Hole' mine museum. Arriving in Pretoria on Day 14, we are given a tremendous welcome at the Rovos Rail Station then the rest of your day is free.

  • Kimberley's Big Hole
  • Pretoria
Return to London
Days 15-16

Return to London

Today we take an excursion to the famous Voortrekker Monument en route to the airport for our overnight flight to London Heathrow, arriving on Day 16.

  • Voortrekker Monument
  • Scheduled flights

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.


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