Namibian Exploration by Trains, Planes and Automobiles Namibian Exploration by Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Namibian Exploration by Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Join us for a 17-night journey from Coast to Coast of southern Africa incorporating 2 nights at the Four Seasons Johannesburg and 9 fascinating nights on the all-inclusive Rovos Rail from Pretoria to the Atlantic in the West Coast. Upon arrival at Walvis Bay, we’ll overnight at the Strand Hotel and enjoy a sumptuous seafood dinner.

Enjoy our private plane experience through the Namibian desert. We've taken exclusive use for 3 nights at the luxurious Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge located in the famous Skeleton Coast Central Concession and nestled between the dunes with a view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Board our private planes bound for &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge which we've taken exclusively for Latitude 33 guests. Cradled against ancient mountains, the stone and glass desert villas blend the grandeur and solitude of the Namib with sophisticated elegance and comfort.

Spend your time with excursions of exploration by quad bike, nature drives or 4x4 safari vehicles on the NamibRand Nature Reserve and by night enjoy dune dinners in dramatic desert locations with star-strewn skies with resident astronomer. A balloon safari offers an awe-inspiring experience soaring above the desert.  This tour is limited to just 20 guests. 

"Our recent trip with Latitude 33 was truly one of our best holidays ever! Meticulous attention to detail, a unique itinerary, immersive experiences, luxurious accommodation and a great small group of like-minded travellers" - J. & B. Shaw 

Destinations: Africa, Rail & Sail, South Africa

Commencing: Johannesburg

Duration: 17 nights

Departure Date: 04 May 2021

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Highlights

 

  • Small group limited to only 20 guests
  • Fully hosted by a Latitude 33 Tour Host 
  • 9 nights on the all inclusive Rovos Rail
  • Private charter flights between lodges 
  • Exclusive use of Shipwreck Lodge
  • Exclusive use of &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Rovos Rail | A World Class Experience 

  • Step aboard the Pride of Africa, Rovos Rail for a 8 night sojourn from Pretoria to Walvis Bay, Namibia
  • Discover Africa in the wood-panelled, gleaming five-star luxury of a bygone era 
  • Pullman, Deluxe or Royal Suites are available on board 

 

Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge, Namibia | Land of the Untamed

  • Spend 3 nights exclusive use at Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge
  • Located in the famous Skeleton Coast Central Concession and situated on the southern bank of the Huarusib River Mouth
  • The 'shipwreck-style' design was inspired by the famous shipwrecks found along the Skeleton Coast
  • Home to a diversity of wildlife including seabird colonies, Cape fur seals, zebra, gemsbok, desert-adapted elephant, lion and much more 
  • Emphasising a light footprint in the area, the cabins are operated eco-friendly and use solar power

 

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia | Total tranquility

  • Spend 3 nights exclusive use at &Beyond
  • A spectacular masterpiece of glass, rock and steel pavilions with a bold geometric structure at the centre 
  • The lodge extends over an ocean of dunes and gravel planes, in perfect harmony with its elemental surrounds
  • Stargazing at a sophisticated observatory, accompanied by a resident astronomer
  • At sunset, wildlife is drawn to a nearby waterhole, a double bonus to sundowner time in the desert
  • Desert adventures include special-interest guided nature walks; dune ecology activity; fatbiking; quad bike excursions; hot air ballooning; San rock painting excursions; outings to the renowned salt pans of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, and the deep gorge of Sesriem Canyon.
 

Full Itinerary

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    Day 01

    Tuesday 04 May 2021

    Australia | Johannesburg

    Welcome to South Africa! On arrival in Johannesburg you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

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    Day 02

    Wednesday 05 May 2021

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Enjoy a day at leisure at the Four Seasons or take an optional tour. Tonight you’ll get to know your fellow travelers by enjoying a welcome dinner at one of our owners favorite restaurants.

    Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff (B)

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    Day 03

    Thursday 06 May 2021

    Johannesburg | Pretoria

    This morning we transfer to Pretoria to board Rovos Rail.

    The Pride of Africa departs from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and travels south via Johannesburg and Germiston towards the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. 

    Rovos Rail (B-D)

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    Day 04

    Friday 07 May 2021

    Kimberley

    This morning Rovos Rail will arrive into the city of Kimberley where you will embark on an excursion to visit the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum.

    Rovos Rail (B-L-D)

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    Day 05

    Saturday 08 May 2021

    Upington

    Today the train crosses into Namibia at Nakop.  After border formalities the train then travels through the semi-desert of the Great Karoo.

    Rovos Rail (B-L-D)

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    Day 06

    Sunday 09 May 2021

    Fish River Canyon & Garas Park

    Today you visit Fish River Canyon with an off-train excursion. The train then travels along the southern reaches of the Kalahari Basin. This afternoon you disembark for a visit to Garas Park.

    Rovos Rail (B-L-D)

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    Day 07

    Monday 10 May 2021

    Windhoek & Sossusvlei

    Today passengers disembark at Windhoek Station. Visit the train museum followed by a city tour en route to the airport for your evening staying at a desert lodge in the Sossusvlei.

    Sossusvlei Lodge (B-L-D)

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    Day 08

    Tuesday 11 May 2021

    Sossusvlei

    Early this morning enjoy a desert drive with breakfast in the vlei. On return to the lodge, check-out and transfer to the airstrip. Depart Sossusvlei in a light aircraft for the one-hour flight to Windhoek to rejoin the train.

    Rovos Rail (B-L-D)

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    Day 09

    Wednesday 12 May 2021

    Etosha National Park

    Transfer from Otjiwarongo Station to Mokuti Lodge in the Etosha National Park. Check-in and enjoy lunch. Afternoon game drive (approximately 3 hours).

    Mokuti Lodge (B-L-D)

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    Day 10

    Thursday 13 May 2021

    Etosha National Park

    Enjoy a game drive in the Etosha National Park. Return to the lodge for breakfast and check-out. Meet in the foyer to check out and transfer to the train at Otjiwarongo Station. Enjoy lunch on board as the train departs.

    Rovos Rail (B-L-D)

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    Day 11

    Friday 14 May 2021

    Walvis Bay, Namibia

    Today the train traverses the Namib Desert towards Walvis Bay. On arrival in Walvis Bay you will be met and transferred to The Strand Hotel for your overnight stay in Swakopmund.

    The Strand Hotel (B-D) 

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    Day 12

    Saturday 15 May 2021

    Walvis Bay | Skeleton Coast

    After breakfast transfer from Strand Hotel to Swakopmund Airport for your onward flight to Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge.

    Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge is located in the famous Skeleton Coast Central Concession and nestled between the dunes with a view of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge, Namibia (B-L-D)

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    Day 13

    Sunday 16 May 2021

    Shipwreck Lodge, Skeleton Coast

    This morning head out for a game drive to spot some of the fascinating animals that inhabit the area. Among them are desert adapted elephant, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok and occasional cheetah. 

    Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge , Namibia (B-L-D)

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    Day 14

    Monday 17 May 2021

    Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge

    Surfing enthusiasts are drawn to these powerful waves and photographers flock from around the globe to snap a shot of this eerie shipwreck graveyard. This coast is desolate but breathtakingly beautiful. 

    Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge, Namibia (B-L-D)

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    Day 15

    Tuesday 18 May 2021

    Shipwreck Lodge | &Beyond

    This morning you will depart Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge for your onward charter to &Beyond. 

    As the perfect gateway to the iconic sights of Sossusvlei, &Beyond embodies the luxury desert experience.

    &Beyond Sossusvlei Lodge (B-L-D)

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    Day 16

    Wednesday 19 May 2021

    &Beyond Sossusvlei, Namibia

    Discover the mysterious 'fairy circles', which dot the landscape and sip on sundowners while watching the sunset over the unspoilt ancient landscape.

    &Beyond Sossusvlei Lodge (B-L-D)

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    Day 17

    Thursday 20 May 2021

    &Beyond Sossusvlei, Namibia

    Sossusvlei is situated within the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, characterised by huge dunes and flat valley floors.

    &Beyond Sossusvlei Lodge (B-L-D)

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    Day 18

    Friday 21 May 2021

    &Beyond | Windhoek | Australia

    Today transfer to the airstrip for your onward flight to Windhoek. On arrival in Windhoek connect to your international flight back to Australia.

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01 | FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS

  • Return International Economy Class airfares from Australia 
  • Transfers in Johannesburg 
  • Private charter flights between lodges in Namibia
  • Upgrade to Business or First Class (subject to availability) 
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  • Four Season the Westcliff
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02 | ACCOMMODATION

  • Four Seasons The Westcliff, Johannesburg (2 nights)
  • Rovos Rail (9 nights)
  • Strand Hotel, Swakopmund (1 night)
  • Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge, Skeleton Coast (3 nights)
  • &Beyond Sussusvlei Desert Lodge, NamibRand Nature Reserve (3 nights exclusive use)
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03 | ROVOS RAIL

Inclusive of: 

  • 7 nights on board the luxurious Rovos Rail 
  • 1 night off-train at Sossusvlei Lodge
  • 1 night off-train at Mokuti Lodge
  • All meals and beverages consumed on board (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Complimentary mini-bar in suite
  • Limited laundry and pressing facility on board 
  • Pre-paid gratuities on board 
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04 | SHIPWRECK LODGE

Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge is located in the famous Skeleton Coast Central Concession and nestled between the dunes with a view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Inclusive of:

  • All meals
  • WIFI
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Local drinks
  • Daily excursions to choose from
  • Quad bike activity
  • Sun Downers
  • Beach Lunch (weather permitting)
  • Park fees
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05 | &Beyond Sossusvlei

The perfect gateway to the iconic sights of Sossusvlei, &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge embodies the luxury desert experience. 

Inclusive of:

  • All meals
  • WIFI
  • House wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Excursion to Sossusvlei
  • Safari activities, stargazing with astronomer, guided nature walks and quad biking (subject to availability)
  • Park fees
  • Laundry
  • All local drinks (excluding premium imported brands and champagne)
 
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from $22,029.00 per person

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