Luxuszugreise Shongololo-Express Dune Express - Ostwärts

12 Tage | ab ZAR 75.000 pro Person | Buchungscode: Z46

Namibia (Walvis Bay) - Südafrika (Pretoria) 3.800 km

Diese 12-tägige spektakuläre Reise startet an der Küste von Namibia, einem Land von unwiderstehlicher Schönheit, Sonnenschein im Überfluss und scheinbar unendlicher Weite, und geht dann weiter nach Pretoria. Der erste Halt ist der Etosha National Park, wo wir übernachten und die Möglichkeit zu Safaris besteht, bevor es dann weiter geht nach Windhoek, zu einer Stadtrundfahrt. An Tag 5 übernachten unsere Gäste in einer Lodge im Sossusvlei, umgeben von den malerischen Dünen des Namib-Naukluft-Parks. Hier stehen Besuche des natürlichen Sesriem Canyon und der 170m-hohen Star-Düne “45” auf dem Programm. Danach fährt der Zug weiter in die Kalahari Wüste, wo die Gäste die nächsten Tage damit verbringen, die historischen Städte Keetmanshoop, Kolmanskop und Lüderitz zu besuchen. Zudem ist ein Halt am Fish River Canyon geplant, dem zweitgrößten nach dem Grand Canyon. Nach dem Grenzübertritt können die Gäste einen geführten Spaziergang durch Upington genießen, bevor Sie nach Kimberley reisen, um das Big Hole und das Museumsdorf der Diamantmine zu besuchen. Danach geht es weiter in nordöstliche Richtung über das Highveld und schließlich kommt der Zug in Pretoria, dem Endpunkt der Tour, an.

Auch umgekehrt buchbar: Südafrika (Pretoria) - Namibia (Walvis Bay)


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Höhepunkte der Zugreise im Shongololo-Express Dune Express - Ostwärts

  • Etosha National Park
  • Windhoek
  • Sossusvlei
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Namib-Naukluft Park
  • Keetmanshoop
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Weinprobe im Belazel Brandy & Wine Cellar
  • Diamantenstadt Kimberley

    Reiseleistungen

    Im Reisepreis eingeschlossen sind:

    • Unterkunft, Frühstück, Mittagessen (geplant lt. Reiseausschreibung) und Abendessen
    • Ausflüge begleitet von qualifizierten Reiseführern, Eintrittsgelder
    • Regierungssteuer
    • bei Unterkünften außerhalb des Zuges: Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten in Lodges
    • Tee, Kaffee und Flaschenwasser an Bord (1 l / Tag)

    Nicht im Reisepreis enthalten:

    • Mittagessen außerhalb des Zuges
    • sämtliche Getränke
    • Wäscherei-Service
    • Trinkgelder, Visa, Reiseversicherung
    • Vor- und Nachübernachtungen, Flüge, Transfers

    Termine und Reisepreise 2019

    30.05.2019

    Kabine Offizieller Reisepreis pro Person Zuschlag Einzelbelegung
    Gold Cabin ZAR 75.000 ZAR 37.500
    Emerald Cabin ZAR 93.000 ZAR 46.500




    Termine und Reisepreise 2020

    28.05.2020

    Kabine Offizieller Reisepreis pro Person Zuschlag Einzelbelegung
    Gold Cabin ZAR 81.400 ZAR 40.700
    Emerald Cabin ZAR 101.000 ZAR 50.500




    Reiseroute

    DAY 1 - WALVIS BAY
    10:00 Check-in at Walvis Bay Station, Namibia.
    11:00 The train departs for Otjiwarongo.
    13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
    19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars.

    DAY 2 – ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
    07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:30.  
    Please have overnight bag ready for departure. Tog bags have been placed in your cabin for your convenience.
    10:00 Transfer to a lodge in Etosha for overnight. Enjoy lunch on arrival.
    15:30 Game drive in Etosha National Park.
    19:30 Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

    Etosha  National  Park (22.270 km²) offers excellent game viewing in one of Africa’s most accessible venues. It gets its name from the Etosha pan (4.760 km²), a large salt pan forming part of the Kalahari basin. Etosha means ‘Great White Place’.

    DAY 3 – ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
    06:00 Breakfast at the lodge followed by a morning of game viewing in Etosha National Park.
    Please be checked out with luggage before departure.
    12:00 Return to the train at Otjiwarongo Station with lunch en route.
    15:00 Depart for Kranzberg.
    19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars.
     
    DAY 4 – WINDHOEK
    07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
    12:00 Enjoy a city tour of Windhoek with visits to the Trans-Namib Transport Museum, the Alte Feste, the Evangelical Lutheran Church (one of the city’s most striking landmarks) and the Namibia Craft Centre in the old Breweries Building.
    16:00 Return to the train. Depart for Mariental.
    19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars.

    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 Alte Feste is a fortress and museum featuring displays that lend insight into Namibia’s complex history.

    DAY 5 - SOSSUSVLEI AND SESRIEM CANYON
    07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:30. Please have overnight bag ready for departure.
    10:00 Transfer (3.5 hours) to a lodge in Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft Park for overnight. Enjoy lunch on arrival.
    16:30 Visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon.
    19:30 Dinner and overnight at the lodge.  

    The Tsauchab River has shaped the Sesriem Canyon over millions of years. It is one of the few places in this area that holds water all year round. The early Afrikaans explorers named the canyon after the fact that they had to use six (“ses”) leather straps (“riem”) tied together to create a rope long enough to lower water buckets into the canyon below.

    DAY 6 – SOSSUSVLEI AND NAMIB-NAUKLUFT PARK
    06:00 Early breakfast is served at the lodge. Please be checked out with luggage before departure.
    07:00 Transfer (1 hour) to Dune 45 and Deadvlei for a visit.
    11:00 Return to the lodge for lunch.
    13:00 Scenic drive across the Great Escarpment – formed over 80-million years ago – and the largest landscape formation in Namibia, the Central Plateau, which gives way to the Kalahari Basin.
    17:00 Arrive at Mariental. Depart for Keetmanshoop.  
    19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars.

    The dunes of the Namib Desert were created by sand carried by the wind from the coast of Namibia. The sand here is over five million years old and is red in colour 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 7 – KEETMANSHOOP AND GARAS PARK
    07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 08:30.
    09:00 Visit Keetmanshoop, Garas Park and the Quiver Tree Forest, 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.
    11:00 Return to the train. Depart for Aus.
    13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
    19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars.

    DAY 8 – LÜDERITZ AND KOLMANSKOP
    06:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 07:45.
    08:00 Visit the ghost town of Kolmanskop. Arrive in Lüderitz, known for its museum, colonial architecture and wildlife including seals, penguins, flamingos and ostriches. Look out for the legendary horses rumoured to roam the Namib. Lunch en route (own account).
    17:00 Return to the train. Depart for Holoog.
    19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars.

    DAY 9 – FISH RIVER CANYON
    07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 08:30.
    09:00 Visit the Fish River Canyon.
    11:30 Return to the train. Depart for Nakop and Ariumsvlei for border formalities.
    13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
    19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Upington.
    Please put your watches FORWARD by ONE hour to SAST (South Africa Standard Time) or UTC/GMT+2.

    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 10 – UPINGTON
    07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 08:30.
    09:00 Arrive Upington. Visit historical sights beginning with a drive past the Donkey Memorial – which honours the life of the working donkey – and the railway on the Orange River followed by a tour and tasting at Bezalel Wine & Brandy Estate.
    11:00 Return to the train. Depart for De Aar.
    13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
    19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Holoog.

    DAY 11 – KIMBERLEY
    07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 08:30.
    09:00 Arrive Kimberley. Disembark for a tour of the city, Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole, William Humphrey Art Gallery and McGregor Museum. Enjoy lunch en route (own account).
    15:00 Depart Kimberley.
    15:10 A shallow lake appears on the left-hand side of the train where, on most occasions, there are spectacular flocks of Lesser Flamingos (approximately 23.000).
    19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Potchefstroom.

    DAY 12 – PRETORIA
    07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. Please have luggage ready for collection at 11:30.
    12:00 Arrive Rovos Rail Station in Capital Park, Pretoria. Check out of train. Journey ends.