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Train trip: The Dunes Express to the east

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You will discover the wonders of southern Africa by luxury train. The Shongololo train runs between Walvis Bay and Pretoria. From the rugged coast of the Atlantic to the vast savannah of South Africa, the train stops at carefully selected locations. The canyon, cities, deserts and wildlife will surprise you with their beauty along the way. Bed, breakfast, dinner and carefully selected activities are included. You spend 1 night at Etosha N.P. and 1 night in the Namib-Naukluft Park.

A trip with the Shongololo Express is still seen as a unique experience. The well-trained train staff and the multi-language guides will ensure that you will not miss anything during this trip.

These train journeys are a luxury way to get to know a country. In this case you are even introduced to two countries: South Africa and Namibia. Countries with unparalleled beauty, wide views and beautiful sunsets. The silence in the desert landscape and African wildlife will make this trip very special. The crew and guides will ensure that every day is special, no matter in which country you are, inside or outside the train.

The journey starts with a warm welcome and then continues silently into an unforgettable holiday, where you only have to pack and unpack your bags once. Unless you are going to use the optional extra excursions that are not included in the travel sum.

The excursions mentioned in the itinerary are carried out with an air-conditioned bus (you) and are included in the travel sum. Train stays are based on bed, breakfast and dinner. Lunches on board the train are included where mentioned in the itinerary.

The price on our website is based on a stay in a Gold Cabin. You can also stay in an Emerald Cabin for an additional charge:

Train Coupé type:



from left to right: Emerald double, Emerald twin, Gold double, Gold twin. Click on the images for a complete description of the room types.
From left to right: Emerald double, Emerald twin, Gold double, Gold twin. Click on the images for a complete description of the room types.

Departure date:
30 May 2019


From€ 4203/ per person
Namibia, South Africa
Pretoria, Windhoek, Swakopmund
  • Accommodation: Gold Cabin (upgrade option to an Emerald Cabin), 1 night in Etosha and 1 night in Sossusvlei / Sesriem
  • Transport per train
  • Meals based on dinner bed and breakfast
  • Lunch on board the train where mentioned
  • Coffee, tea and water on board the train
  • Mentioned entrance fees and activities
  • Flights and any visa
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses and fees
  • Lunch outside the train
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to (wild) parks not mentioned
  • Supplement possibly upgrade cabin
dinner bed and breakfast
train cabin
Children under 10 years old are not allowed. Children from 10 years pay the adult price
Shongololo Express uses the rail network of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and Mozambique. It may therefore occur that a delay occurs or that a different route must be chosen. The activities depend on the circumstances and can be shortened, adjusted or canceled. Note: From now on you are no longer allowed to take plastic bags to the national parks. All bags are taken at the gate.
Day 1: depart Swakopmund -

The train departs from the station in Swakopmund at 11:00. The trip today goes to Otjiwarongo, where you will spend the first night on the train. Meals on the train.

Day 2: Etosha National Park -
Day 3: Etosha National Park -
Day 4: Windhoek -
Day 5: Sossusvlei/Sesriem -
Day 6: Dune 45 -
Day 7: Keetmanshoop -
Day 8: Lüderitz and Kolmanskop -
Day 9: Fish River Canyon -
Day 10: Upington Tour & wine tasting -
Day 11: Kimberley -
Day 12: Pretoria -


p.o.a. = Price on request

Prices per person based on 2 travellers

Contact us for a proposal in case you are travelling with more or less travellers and/or kids.

All prices subject to availability and changes.


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