Namibia & Rovos Rail

Namibia & Rovos Rail

Sifting through the Sands of Time

THE EXPERIENCE

To say that Namibia is a country of untold stories is an understatement. Step back in time and travel through an astonishing landscape, both from above and in colonial class. Wend your way through the wonderful backdrop drenched in eccentric colour; orange, pink, red, ochre, black, purple. Perhaps the world’s greatest train journey, the wood panelling, fine dining and curated itinerary of Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa are the ingredients for one of life’s true adventures.


This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to two 2018 Silversea cruises.
Please see below and embark on your greatest adventure to date.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Duration
7 nights
Departure date
8 Jan 2018
14 Mar 2018
From
Cape Town, South Africa
To
Cape Town, South Africa
Fares from
Namibia
Namibia
Namibia
Namibia
Namibia
Namibia

HIGHLIGHTS

Gaze at...

Gaze at the stars from the award winning Little Kulala Wilderness Reserve.

Go flig...

Go flightseeing over the Skeleton Coast.

Ride th...

Ride the iconic and luxurious Rovos Rail and capture the charm of a bygone era.

Take a ...

Take a hot air balloon ride over the Namib Desert.

ITINERARY

Itinerary map

DAY BY DAY
ITINERARY

DAY 1
Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to the Cape Grace Hotel. Enjoy some free time to sample some of Cape Town’s magnificent views before attending an exclusive dinner.
DAY 2
From Cape Town fly to Windhoek. Enjoy a city tour with lunch before boarding a private flight to the Little Kulala Wilderness Reserve. A nature drive with a Silversea specialist will take place in the afternoon, while a barbeque with a local choir as entertainment will be ready for the evening.
DAY 3
Enjoy a morning flight tour along the Skeleton Coast over Moon Landscape and the spectacular Namib dunes. After a late breakfast, you can opt to have a walk in the desert. In the afternoon, drive to Sesriem Canyon.
DAY 4
Take to the air again for a hot air balloon flight over the Namib Desert ending with a Champagne breakfast. Return to the lodge for some rest and relaxation followed by a quad bike desert ride. The afternoon is reserved for more desert exploration, and sundowners at a view point. A farewell dinner will include music, stargazing and hunting for scorpions.
DAY 5
Fly from Kulala to Johannesburg and drive to Irene via Pretoria. In Pretoria enjoy some sightseeing before transferring to the Tintswalo on Waterfall Hotel.
DAY 6
After breakfast, prepare to board the luxurious Rovos Rail for the 1,600-kilometre voyage through South Africa. This train ride is dubbed as the most luxurious in the world. Enjoy afternoon tea and dinner while the train takes you through Johannesburg and the goldfields of Witwatersrand south towards Kimberley.
DAY 7
During the morning visit the Diamond Mine Museum and Kimberley’s Big Hole, considered one of the world’s largest man-made excavations. In the afternoon the train will continue via De Aar and Beaufort West towards Matjiesfontein.
DAY 8
After breakfast, enjoy visiting a picturesque Victorian railway village that, founded as a refreshment stop in 1890, is a National Monument today. Rovos Rail continues before lunch via Touws River and Worcester. Arrival in Cape Town.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 1 night at Tintswala on Waterfall or The Silo, depending on your trip
  • 2 nights in a deluxe suite on the world renowned Rovos Rail Pride of Africa
  • Scenic flight over the Skeleton Coast
  • Hot air balloon ride over the Namib

COMBINED CRUISES

This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to the following 2018 Silversea cruises.

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5802 itinerary
Silver Spirit

Silver Spirit
Cruise 5802

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1807 itinerary
Silver Cloud

Silver Cloud
Cruise 1807

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