The Shongololo Express


The Shongololo Express

Book your Shongololo Express tour with Umzantsi Afrika Tours and you will qualify for complimentary shuttles from the airport to the station and return.

Having been in operation for over 20 years, the Shongololo Express is an experience unto itself. The Express gives travelers a way to tour through parts of Southern Africa onboard a luxurious train. With three journeys across 12 to 15 days, the Shongololo Express traverses through South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique as well as Zimbabwe.

With its comfortable cabins, world-class cuisine, and other amenities that you can enjoy whilst on your journey, experience a luxury travel tour of Southern Africa by train.

The Shongololo Express offers the following tours.

The Dune Express – Westbound

TRAVELING FROM PRETORIA TO SWAKOPMUND IN 12 DAYS

A spellbinding 12-day journey that starts in Pretoria and ends on the coast of Namibia, a beautiful country. This tour can also be taken in reverse.

The first stop is Kimberly where we’ll visit the Big Hole as well as a diamond mine museum village before carrying on our journey towards Upington for a walking tour and some wine tasting. Once we cross the border, guests will visit the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. This is followed by historical tours of the towns of Lüderitz, Kolmanskop and Keetmanshoop.

Day seven of our tours sees guests spend a night at a lodge in Sossusvlei where they’ll be surrounded by the majestic dunes of the Namib-Naukluft Park. Visits to the natural Sesriem Canyon as well as the 10m high dune “45” are in order during the stop.

Leaving the Kalahari Desert behind, we travel to the city of Windhoek for a city tour, as well as a visit to the Etosha National Park which include game-viewing activities. We end the journey in the seaside town of Swakopmund and Walvis bay.

Rates

EMERALD CABIN (±10sqm)
2017: R75 000 per person sharing (From 11 May 2017 to 22 May 2017)
2018: R81 000 per person sharing
GOLD CABIN (±7sqm)
2017: R59 800 per person sharing
2018: R65 000 per person sharing
Single supplement: +50%

Schedules

Departure City Arrival City Start Date End Date
Pretoria Swakopmund 11 May 2017 22 May 2017
Swakopmund Pretoria 25 May 2017 5 June 2017
Pretoria Swakopmund 12 July 2018 23 July 2018
Swakopmund Pretoria 26 July 2018 6 August 2018

 

Choice of double or twin beds. All cabins have an en-suite bathroom.

For more info on tariffs or to book through Umzantsi Tours, contact us today.

The Southern Cross – Northbound

TRAVELING FROM PRETORIA TO THE VICTORIA FALLS IN 12 DAYS

A panoramic journey over 12 days from Pretoria to the majestic Victoria Falls, with stops at specific locations across South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, as well as Zimbabwe. This tour also has the option of being enjoyed from Victoria Falls down to Pretoria.

The journey starts east through the Drakensberg Mountains towards the Kruger National Park for a spot of game viewing and a few visits to some of the historical sites in the area, after which we tour Maputo and the Kingdom of Swaziland. We enjoy a  game drive in the famous Kapama wildlife reserve followed by a relaxing train ride to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. We tour the Antelope Park and Matobo National Park, the site of Cecil John Rhodes’ grave before we travel to Hwange for some game-viewing.

The final day of this tour sees us arriving in Victoria Falls where we will be enjoying a walking tour of the village and the falls themselves, with an afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

Rates

EMERALD CABIN (±10sqm)
2017: R65 000 per person sharing
2018: R71 000 per person sharing
GOLD CABIN (±7sqm)
2017: R52 000 per person sharing
2018: R57 000 per person sharing
Single supplement: +50%

Schedules

Departure City Arrival City Start Date End Date
Pretoria Victoria Falles 5 January 2017 16 January 2017
Victoria Falls Pretoria 19 January 2017 30 January 2017
Pretoria Victoria Falls 13 April 2017 24 April 2017
Victoria Falls Pretoria 27 April 2017 8 May 2017
Pretoria Victoria Falls 20 July 2017 31 July 2017
Victoria Falls Pretoria 3 August 2017 14 August 2017
Pretoria Victoria Falls 4 January 2018 15 January 2018
Victoria Falls Pretoria 18 January 2018 29 January 2018
Pretoria Victoria Falls 12 April 2018 23 April 2018
Victoria Falls Pretoria 26 April 2018 7 May 2018
Pretoria Victoria Falls 10 May 2018 21 May 2018
Victoria Falls Pretoria 24 May 2018 4 June 2018
Pretoria Victoria Falls 6 September 2018 17 September 2018
Victoria Falls Pretoria 20 September 2018 1 October 2018

 

Choice of double or twin beds. All cabins have an en-suite bathroom.

For more info on tariffs or to book through Umzantsi Tours, contact us today.

Good Hope/Golf – Southbound

TRAVERSING FROM PRETORIA TO CAPE TOWN IN 15 DAYS

A grand 15-day journey that can include a golfing itinerary and comprises of visiting some of the most well-known destinations in South Africa along this route. Non-golfing itineraries are also available as is the option of taking this journey from Cape Town to Pretoria.

Our journey starts through the Drakensberg Mountains to Nelspruit, the Kruger Park, and various historical sites in and around the area. Next, we explore the Kingdom of Swaziland, the Hluhluwe wildlife reserve and the St. Lucia Wetland Park, which is a world-heritage site.

Day 7 sees us arriving in Durban as we visit the PheZulu Safari Village, after which we travel to Bloemfontein for a wonderful city tour. We travel to Kimberly for a tour of the Diamond Mine Museum before our trek takes us to the historic town of Graaf Reinet. We settle down in Oudtshoorn for a pit stop at the ostrich farm and the magnificent Cango Caves.

From here our tour takes us across beautiful mountain passes to the Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna, followed by a spectacular meander towards Ashton. We then travel by road through Hermanus to arrive, on our final day, in Cape Town where we will tour the Mother City.

Rates

EMERALD CABIN (±10sqm)
2017: R95 000 per person sharing
2018: R103 000 per person sharing
GOLD CABIN (±7sqm)
2017: R75 000 per person sharing
2018: R81 000 per person sharing
Single supplement: +50%

Schedules

Departure City Arrival City Start Date End Date
Pretoria Cape Town 9 February 2017 23 February 2017
Pretoria Cape Town 18 September 2017 2 October 2017
Pretoria Cape Town 1 February 2018 15 February 2018
Cape Town Pretoria 20 March 2018 3 April 2018
Pretoria Cape Town 4 October 2018 18 October 2018
Cape Town Pretoria 20 November 2018 4 December 2018

 

Choice of double or twin beds. All cabins have an en-suite bathroom.

For more info on tariffs or to book through Umzantsi Tours, contact us today.