Cape Point Ocean Safari & Seal Snorkel

Cape Point Ocean Safari & Seal Snorkel

NO DIVING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

See Cape Point from a different angle. Jump into the water with the Cape Fur Seals and have a blast with the clowns of the sea. The Cape Fur Seal activity is available all year and anybody is welcome to join in on this activity.

Cape Point Tour

See Cape Point from a different angle. Get that photo you always see in the National Geographic magazine. Make a pass through Smitswinkel bay and Buffels bay past the Dias crosses and close to the cliffs below the historic lighthouse that leads up to the point.

Visit the Roman Rock Lighthouse – the only lighthouse on our coast to have been erected on a single rock. We often see penguins, whales and a whole range of seabirds on trips down to the tip of the peninsula.

Seal Snorkeling

Jump into the water with the Cape fur Seals and have a blast with the clowns of the sea. On our way back from Cape Point we stop at Partridge Point that is home to a few hundred seals.

They are extremely curious and playful and will entertain divers and snorkelers alike. They mostly hang around the surface when they are in the water but will dive down to 25 metres to Scuba divers.

The Cape fur Seal activity is available all year and anybody is welcome to join in on this activity.

Itinerary

  • Meet at Pisces Divers at 09h00
  • Collect equipment, sign indemnities
  • Briefing for tour
  • Head down to Simons Town harbour @10h00
  • Board the boat at Simons Town Pier
  • Proceed to Cape Point, Partridge Point (seal snorkel or surface viewing) & Roman Rock Lighthouse
  • Return to Pisces Divers at roughly 13h00 for hot showers, coffee and lunch

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Warm Jacket
  • Bathing suit / Swimming costume
  • Sunblock
  • Camera
  • Own dive equipment if preferred

Minimum of 4 clients required to launch any boat trip 

Opening times: Tues  – Sunday  08h00 – 16h30 

Closed on Mondays

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valid 01 Oct 2021 – 30 Sept 2022

Cost per adult:  R  1 600

INCLUDED

  • Dive / Snorkel Equipment
  • Marine Protected Area permit for diving in protected waters.
  • Light Lunch
  • Drinks

EXCLUDED

  • Transport to Pisces Divers (can be arranged)
  • Camera

 

Minimum of 4 clients required to launch any boat trip 

Opening times: Tues  – Sunday  08h00 – 16h30 

Closed on Mondays

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Seal & Kelp Forest Boat Diving

Seal & Kelp Forest Boat Diving

DIVING CERTIFICATE REQUIRED

ALTERNATIVELY  SNORKELING WITHOUT DIVE CERTIFICATE

Kelp Forest Dive 

One of our more popular kelp forest sites is at Pyramid Rock where we have a good possibility of encountering the Sevengill shark, which is also called the Cow shark or Broadnose sevengill. The maximum depth is only 12 metres making it ideal for beginner and junior divers to join. The shallow depths and picturesque environment makes this is the ideal environment for photographers aiming to capture these sharks in their natural habitat.

The Cowsharks aggregate in the shallow channel between Pyramid Rock and the shore. If the sharks are present, there can be up to 30 sharks in the aggregation. Their curious and inquisitive nature means there is no baiting involved and we rely solely on a specific area where these animals are known to aggregate. Aside from the main attraction, the kelp forest is a beautiful environment to explore. There is an abundance of life in the kelp forest understorey.

We do have times when the sharks are not present in the area – please enquire about recent sightings when booking to have realistic expectations.

If the Cowsharks are not evident, then look out for the Spotted Gully sharks, which attain 1.7 metres in length. This is a timid shark more easily approached by freedivers than SCUBA divers. Then there are several species of catshark: the Pyjama catshark, Puffadder Shyshark, Leopard shyshark and Dark shyshark. These smaller sharks are between 50cm and 1.2 metres in length. The huge Short-tailed rays can occasionally be spotted. These rays grow up to 2 metres across the disk.

Cape Fur Seal

The Cape Fur Seal dive is a super fun and interactive dive and one of the signature dives that Cape Town has offered for more than two decades. The seals are very playful and love to show their acrobatic skills to divers.

These seals are used to divers and are not shy at all, they will often jump in the water in large numbers to come and investigate and play with divers.

We dive at Partridge Point, an exposed haul-out spot for seals. There are times when the water can be rough at the site due to waves or currents. We will make a careful assessment before entering the water and reserve the right to divert the divers to a more protected site if conditions warrant it.

A shallow section of the reef, known as the amphitheatre, is the best spot to interact with the Seals. The deeper sections of the reef offer beautiful marine life, swim-throughs and large sea fans.

ITINERARY

  • Meet at Pisces Divers at 09h00
  • Collect equipment, sign indemnities and load the boat
  • Briefing for first dive
  • Boat is launched and collects divers from beach opposite the dive centre
  • Proceed to first dive site (20 minute trip) and dive
  • Exit water and surface interval
  • Briefing for second dive site
  • Proceed to second dive site
  • Exit water and head back to Simonstown
  • Return to dive centre by 14h00 for hot shower, coffee,lunch and debrief

WHAT TO BRING

  • Dive Certification Card (Open Water or Advanced)
  • Towel
  • Warm Jacket
  • Bathing suit / Swimming costume
  • Sunblock
  • Camera
  • Own dive equipment if preferred

 

Costs valid 01 Oct  2021 – 30 Sept  2022

Boat Diving  [ Diving Certificate required ]

Cost per adult :  R  2 200

Boat Snorkeling  [ NO Diving Certificate required ]

Cost per adult :  R  1 550

INCLUDED

  • Two guided dives
  • Marine Protected Area permit for diving in protected waters.
  • Full equipment rental
  • Coffee / tea and lunch at Pisces Divers
  • Briefings
  • Water and chocolates on boat
  • Lockers for personal effects at dive centre

EXCLUDED

  • Transport to Pisces Divers (can be arranged)
  • Camera

Minimum of 4 clients required in order to launch the boat.

All trips are strictly weather permitting

Transfers available on request 

Open Tuesday – Sunday :  08h00 – 16h30 

Closed on a Monday 

Open Tuesday – Sunday :  08h00 – 16h30 

Closed on a Monday 

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Half Day False Bay Shore Dive

Half Day False Bay Shore Dive

Daily Guided Shore Dives package with full equipment, two guided shore dives, lunch and transport from dive centre to dive sites.

 Cape Town is quite unique in that there is a huge variety of shore entries available on both sides of the peninsula. False Bay has beautiful, thick kelp forests which creates an unusual environment for exploring, as well as a refuge for small animals and schools of reef fish. One will encounter numerous nudibranchs (over 80 species have been documented), crustaceans and lobsters, anemones, feather-stars, brittle-stars, sponges, sea-fans, ocopuses and cuttlefish, as well as many species of interesting fish, such as the Klipvis of which there are 34 known species in False Bay alone.

False Bay falls into a Marine Protected Area where no marine organisms may be removed or disturbed.

Shore diving lends itself to small groups, longer dives, exploration and a more intimate diving experience. Photographers often prefer shallow shore dives due to better light available and shore diving also suits less experienced and confident divers.

Our shore diving package includes all diving equipment, transfers from the dive centre to the dive site and back, lunch with hot or cold drink and a good debrief afterwards. We have many marine ID books in the dive centre to help you identify the critters you have seen.

 

MEET AT PISCES DIVE CENTRE AT 08H30

Operating days are Tuesday to Sunday, 8am to 430pm. Closed Mondays

Valid 01 Oct 2021 – 30 Sept 2022

Cost per adult:  R  1 300.00

Operating Days  are Tuesday to Sunday, 8am to 430pm.

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Rovos Rail: 10 Day Golf Safari

Rovos Rail: 9 Day Golf Safari

10 DAYS • 2100km

This safari travels the northeastern reaches of South Africa and will entertain the most discerning golfers with a delightful itinerary for non-playing guests. Travel from Pretoria to Sun City* in the hills of the Pilanesberg for game viewing. Cross the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains to Spionkop*, the perfect base for exploring the mountains, bush, birds and battlefields of the region. Traverse the scenic Valley of a Thousand Hills to Durban* for a tour of the city and botanical gardens. Interact with artisans as they create highly decorative and geometric-shaped candles. The game viewing continues at Hluhluwe in Zululand (one of the oldest reserves in the country), Mkhaya* (eSwatini’s refuge for endangered species) and the world-famous Kruger Park in Malelane*, after which this memorable journey ends in Pretoria.

Course selection is dependent on availability: Sun City Gary Player/Lost City, Champagne Sports Resort, Durban Country Club/Beachwood, Royal Swazi, Highland Gate.

Day 1: Pretoria

12h00   Depart Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Guests may freshen up in their suites before meeting fellow passengers in the lounge car and observation car.
13h00   Lunch is served in the dining cars en route to Rustenburg.
16h30   Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19h30   Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

The old town of Rustenburg grew as the church and administrative centre for a rich farming area. It is here, in the centre of a volcanic valley surrounded by the dun slopes of the Pilanesberg Mountains, a wilderness wonderland
rises from the dust, the fantastical Sun City Resort. It was a vision realised through one man’s unshakable faith in the religion of tourism, the South African hotel prodigy Sol Kerzner. It was officially opened on 7 December 1979
in what was then Bophuthatswana, which had been declared as an independent state by the apartheid government. This meant it could provide entertainment such as gambling, which was banned in South Africa. The
UN had imposed a cultural boycott on South Africa in condemnation of apartheid. In the early 80s, several acts disregarded the boycott and performed (with substantial financial incentives from Kerzner) to desegregated crowds
at the venue, such as the Beach Boys, Cher, Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra, Status Quo, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Queen. Today the resort is one of the world’s largest entertainment centres, a luxury theme park for grownup kids. The two championship golf courses – one with crocodiles at the 13th hole – are bordered by the Pilanesberg National Park, which contains the Big Five and has a vigorous conservation programme.

Day 2: Pilansberg  / Golf

Golf Players –

06h00  Breakfast is served until departure. Transfer (±60 min) to Sun City’s Gary Player/ Lost City Golf Course for tee off and lunch.
Enjoy an afternoon of golfing and leisure.
17h30  Return to the train.
20h00  Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Heidelberg. Dress: Formal

Leisure Guests –

06h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars.
07h45  Transfer (±60 min) to Sun City.
09h00  Game drive in the Pilanesberg Reserve.
12h00  Lunch with the golfers. Afternoon at leisure at Lost City’s Sun City.
17h30  Return to the train.
20h00  Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

Day 3: At Leisure on Board

Day at leisure. All meals enjoyed on board en route to Ladysmith. Dinner Dress: “Africa” Theme or Smart Casual

The train climbs to Majuba Hill – site of the decisive battle that ended the First Anglo Boer War – then passes Newcastle, which has what is reputed to be the largest cella-dome Hindu temple in the southern hemisphere,
and Glencoe, site of the first battle of the Anglo Boer War and now the centre of the province’s coalfields.

Day 4: Spionkop / Golf

Golf Players –

06h00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure. Transfer (±60 min) to Champagne Sports Resort for tee off and lunch.
17h00 Return to the train.
19h30 Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

Shortly after Chieveley, on the right of the track, stands a memorial to Winston Churchill who was captured here in November 1899 while trying to free an armoured train trapped by a Boer ambush

Leisure Guests –

06h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars.
09h00  Transfer (±30 min) to Spionkop Lodge to hear the historic tale of the Battle of Spionkop and walk in the footsteps of Churchill and Gandhi.
Enjoy lunch at the lodge.
14h00  Afternoon game drive in the 11 000-acre reserve OR relax at the lodge. Return to the train at 16:00.
16h30  Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19h30  Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

Day 5: Durban / Golf

Golf Players –

05h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure.
Transfer to Durban (±15 min) OR Beachwood (±15 min) for tee off and lunch.
15h30  Return to the train.
16h30  Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19h30   Dinner is served in the dining cars en route  to Hluhluwe. Dress: Formal

Please ensure that the Train Manager or Admin Deputy is in possession of your passport.

Leisure Guests –

05h00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars.
09h00 Enjoy a Durban city tour, a visit to the botanical gardens and lunch at Umhlanga’s beachfront with an afternoon at leisure. Durban is the third
largest city in South Africa and enjoys great importance due to its industry and very large port.
16h30  Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19h30  Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

Please ensure that the Train Manager or Admin Deputy is in possession of your passport.

Day 6: Hluhluwe -Imfolozi Park

BORDER: GOLELA, SOUTH AFRICA / MPAKA, ESWATINI

05h00  Continental breakfast is served until departure.
06h00  Transfer (±30 min) to Hluhluwe for a game drive. As the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa, Hluhluwe consists 960km² of hilly topography in central Zululand and is known for its rich wildlife and conservation efforts. It is the
only state-run park in KwaZulu-Natal with all the Big Five game animals and is also a prime birding destination.
10h30  Return to the train.
12h00  Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels towards eSwatini. Border formalities take place.
16h30  Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19h30  Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Mpaka. Dress: Formal

Day 7: Eswatini / Royal Swazi Spa

Golf Players –

06h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure.
Transfer (±90 min) to Royal Swazi Sun for tee off and lunch.
16h00  Return to the train.
18h00  Depart for Komatipoort, South Africa. Border formalities take place.
19h30   Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Malelane. Dress: Formal

Leisure Guests –

06h00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars.
Transfer (±60 min) to Mkhaya Reserve. Board game vehicles for a game drive.
10h00  Transfer (±90 min) to Swazi Candles for a visit with lunch and an opportunity for curio shopping.
Transfer (±15 min) to Royal Swazi to join the golfers AND/OR return to the train (±90 min).
16h30  Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19h30  Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

The tiny Kingdom of eSwatini (Swaziland) covers only 17 000km2, most of which is mountainous. For such a small country, it is surprising that it sustains two capital cities: Mbabane is the administrative capital and Lobamba is the royal
and legislative capital. In April 2018, Swaziland changed its name to the Kingdom of eSwatini (meaning “place of the Swazi”) and is an absolute monarchy. It is landlocked and borders South Africa and Mozambique. At Swazi Candles,
guests are invited to interact with the artisans as they make a variety of candles. Woodcarvings, colourful textiles and superb basketwork are also on display. Mantenga Lodge is nestled in the mountains overlooking ‘Execution Rock’

Day 8: Kruger National Park

If available, golf at Leopard Creek may be booked on request for your own account

05h30  Breakfast is served in the dining cars.
06h30  Game drive in the Kruger National Park with tea,lunch and an opportunity for curio shopping.
15h00  Return to the train.
16h30  Tea in the lounge and observation cars. The train travels west across the Drakensberg Mountains and climbs the spectacular escarpment.
19h30  Dinner is served. Dress: Formal

Day 9: Dullstroom / Golf

Golf Players –

07h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure.
08h45  Transfer (±40 min) to Highland Gate for tee off and lunch.
16h00  Return to the train.
16h30  Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19h30  Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: “1920s” Theme or Smart Casual

Leisure Guests –

07h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars.
09h30  Visit the Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Centre.
11h00  Transfer (±30 min) to Walkerson’s Hotel for a presentation on flyfishing with lunch.
15h00  Return to Dullstroom for an introduction to whisky distilling and a tour of the Arts & Crafts Centre.
19h30  Dinner is served. Dress: “1920s” Theme or Smart Casual

Day 10: Pretoria

Please ensure your luggage is ready for collection at 09:45 and that you have your passport.

07h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars.
10h00  The train arrives at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria.

Please dress accordingly for excursions/game drives: mornings can be cool then warm up considerably; afternoons can be warm then cool down considerably. Warm clothing, comfortable shoes, hats and sun protection are advised. Rain capes are available.

Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved. Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed.
The golfers’ itinerary is prebooked so non-golfer additions are not accepted. Please consult with the Golf Pro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01 January 2022  – 31 December 2022

Costs are indicated per person

Pullman Suite Deluxe Suite Royal Suite Single Supp
R 78 000 R 118 000 R 155 000 + 50 % all suites

01 January 2023 – 31 December 2023

Costs are indicated per person

Pullman Suite Deluxe Suite Royal Suite Single Supp
R 84 000 R 127 500 R 167 500 + 50 % all suites

INCLUDED: Accommodation; all meals; all beverages; room service; limited laundry; excursions with a qualified guide (where applicable);
entrance fees as per itinerary; government tax; golf activities (green fees, carts, halfway house).

EXCLUDED: International/French Champagne; gratuities; personal expenses; visas; travel insurance; pre- and post-tour transfers, accommodation and flights.

2022 Golf Safari 

START

END

03 Jan  2022

11 Jan  2022

02 Feb 2022

11 Feb  2022

21 April 2022

30 April 2022

10 Sept 2022

19 Sept 2022

02 Nov  2022

11 Nov 2022

2023 Golf Safari 

START

END

15 Feb  2023

24 Feb 2023

13 Sept 2023

22 Sept 2023

23 Oct 2023

01 Nov 2023

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Rovos Rail: 10 Day Namibia Safari

Rovos Rail: 10 Day Namibia Safari

9/10 DAYS • 3400km

This journey takes the train from the savannahs of the Highveld to the Atlantic in the west. Departing from Pretoria, the first stop is Kimberley, centre of one of the world’s famous diamond rushes where there is an opportunity to savour 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. Guests continue across the untamed beauty of the Kalahari Desert to Namibia’s capital for a tour; Windhoek is a lively, cosmopolitan city with a strong German flavour. 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. Available in reverse.

From 2022, the Namibia Safari will be 9 nights/10 days including a visit to a cheetah conservation project. See itineraries for details.

Day 1: Pretoria

11h00   Depart from Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Travel south via the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train.
13h00   Lunch is served in the dining cars.
16h30   Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19h30    Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

Please ensure that the Train Manager or Administration Deputy is in possession of your passport.

Day 2: Kimberley

07h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars.
09h45  Enjoy a tour of Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1871.
13h00   Lunch is served in the dining cars. The observation car will be leading the train until after tea. Travel through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea. Over millions of years, volcanic matter
was ground down and deposited as silt upon the seabed to form what geologists call the Karoo system.
16h30  Tea is served in the lounge car and observation car at the front of the train.
19h30   Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to De Aar, an important railway junction. Dress: Formal

Day 3: Upington

BORDER: NAKOP, SOUTH AFRICA / ARIAMSVLEI, NAMIBIA

07h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
09h00  Disembark the train for an optional two-hour walking tour of Upington.
13h00   Lunch is served in the dining cars. Border formalities with Namibia.
16h30   Tea is served in the lounge car and observation car at the rear of the train.
19h30   Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Holoog. Dress: Formal

Attorney General of the Cape, Sir Thomas Upington was principally responsible for liquidating the business activities of all the Orange River pirates and capturing their leader, Klaas Lucas. When the desperadoes were finally chased away in 1884, the town was founded on the banks of the Orange River and named in his honour.

Day 4: Fish River Canyon & Garas Park

Please wear comfortable non-slip walking shoes for the excursions today.

06h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure.
08h00  Board vehicles for the one-hour drive to the Fish River Canyon. Return to the train at 11:00.
13h00   Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels along the southern reaches of the Kalahari Basin.
15h00   Visit Garas Park (Quiver Trees), home to roughly 300 specimens of the Aloe dichotomy. The prehistoric trees have forked branches that reach up to 5m making for great photographic opportunities.
16h30   Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19h30   Dinner is served in the dining cars. The train travels north through the Kalahari to Mariental. Dress: Formal

The Fish River rises in the centre of the country before flowing south into the Orange River on Namibia’s border with South Africa. It has formed the great Fish River Canyon – the largest canyon in the southern hemisphere
and probably only second to Arizona’s Grand Canyon in terms of size. The vast rocky landscape breaks up into a series of spectacular cliffs. Its size is impressive: 161km long, up to 27km wide and almost 550m at its deepest

Day 5: Sossusvlei

Please pack a small overnight bag for the stay in Sossusvlei. Tog bags have been placed in your suite for your convenience. See under costs for inclusions/exclusions.

07h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
10h30  Transfer to the airstrip. Depart in a light aircraft for a one-hour flight to Sossusvlei.
12h00   After check-in, enjoy lunch at the restaurant.
16h30   Afternoon desert drive and a bush dinner after sunset. Overnight at the lodge. Dress: Casual

The dunes of the Namib were created by sand carried by the wind from the coast. The sand here is over 5-million years old and is red due to its iron-oxide content. As the light changes during the day so does the appearance of
the dunes’ characteristic colour allowing for interesting photographs at any time. The wind in the Sossusvlei area blows from all directions causing the sand to form a star shape with multiple arms, hence the name “star dunes”

Day 6: Sossusvlei & Windhoek

Please ensure your overnight bag is ready to be collected from your suite before the drive. Time of drive to be confirmed. Bags will be stored in the lodge’s baggage area before being loaded into the aircraft.

An early wake-up call with tea and coffee. Enjoy a desert drive with breakfast in the vlei.
11h00  Return to the lodge to use the facilities, check-out and transfer to the airstrip.
12h00  Depart in a light aircraft for the one-hour flight to Windhoek. Enjoy lunch and visit the Transport Museum.
18h00  Depart Windhoek.
19h30  Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Kranzberg for overnight. Dress: Formal

Situated in Namibia’s central highlands, Windhoek is an attractive city surrounded by clusters of hills and the impressive Auas and Eros Mountains. The Trans-Namib Transport Museum outlines Namibian transport history,
particularly that of the railway. The Independence Memorial Museum focuses on the anti-colonial resistance and the national liberation struggle of Namibia.

Day 7: Cheetah Conservation Project

07h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
12h30  Lunch is served in the dining cars.
14h00  Visit a cheetah conservation project in Otjiwarongo. Founded in Namibia in 1990, the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. TIME MIGHT BE EARLIER
19h30  Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Otavi. Dress: Formal

Day 8:  Etosha National Park

Please pack a small overnight bag for the stay in Etosha. See under costs for inclusions/exclusions.

07h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
10h30  Transfer (120 min) to Mokuti Lodge in Etosha National Park. Check-in and enjoy lunch.
15h00  Afternoon game drive (approximately 3 hours).
19h30  Dinner at the lodge and overnight. Dress: Casual

Etosha National Park (22270km2) offers great game viewing. It gets its name from the Etosha pan (4760km2), a large salt pan forming part of the Kalahari Basin. Etosha means ‘Great White Place’.

Day 9: Etosha National Park

Please ensure your overnight bag is ready to be collected from your suite and proceed to checkout by 10:45. Your bag will be loaded into the vehicles. Time of game drive to be confirmed.

An early wake-up call with tea and coffee. Enjoy a game drive in the Etosha National Park.
09h45  Return to the lodge for breakfast and check-out.
11h00  Meet in the foyer to check out and transfer (60 min) to the train at Tsumeb Station.
13h00  Lunch is served in the dining cars.
16h30  Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19h30  Dinner is served. The train travels southwest towards the Atlantic Ocean. Dress: “Africa” Theme or Smart Casual

Day 10: Walvis Bay

Please ensure your luggage is ready for collection at 11:45 and that you have passport.

07h00  Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. Traverse the Namib Desert towards Walvis Bay. The observation car will be at the front of the train for last stretch – a different aspect that our rail enthusiasts enjoy.
12h00   Arrive at journey’s end in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

The Namib Desert stretches for more than 2000km along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia and South Africa. The name is of Khoekhoegowab origin and means “vast place”. Having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for
roughly 55-80 million years, the Namib may be the oldest desert in the world. The geology consists of sand seas near the coast while gravel plains and scattered mountain outcrops occur further inland.

Please dress accordingly for game drives: mornings can be cool then warm up considerably; afternoons can be warm then cool down considerably.

Warm clothing, hats, comfortable shoes and sun protection are advised (season dependent). Rain capes are available.

We strongly discourage giving any form of handout to children while travelling. This action may have detrimental consequences to local communities. If you would like to give responsibly, we support many local charities and would be happy to assist.

01 January 2022  – 31 December 2022

Valid for Pretoria to Walvis Bay / Walvis Bay to Pretoria

Costs are indicated per person

Pullman Suite Deluxe Suite Royal Suite Single Supp
R 116 000 R 155 000 R 198 000 + 50 % all suites

01 January 2023 – 31 December 2023

Valid for Pretoria to Walvis Bay / Walvis Bay to Pretoria

Costs are indicated per person

Pullman Suite Deluxe Suite Royal Suite Single Supp
R 125 000 R 167 500 R 214 000 + 50 % all suites

INCLUDED: Accommodation; all meals; all beverages on board; room service; limited laundry; excursions with a qualified guide
(where applicable); entrance fees as per itinerary; government tax.

EXCLUDED: All off-train beverages; international/French Champagne; gratuities; personal expenses; visas; travel insurance; pre- and post-tour transfers, accommodation and flights.

INCLUDED in off-train accommodation: Flights to/from Sossusvlei; overnight bag; accommodation; meals, water, tea/coffee
and breakfast juices.

EXCLUDED from off-train accommodation: All other beverages; laundry; personal expenses.

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