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 & Schedules

Departure City Arrival City Start Date End Date Emerald Gold
Pretoria Walvis Bay 16 May 2020 25 May 2020 R101 000 R81 400
Walvis Bay Pretoria 28 May 2020 8 Jun 2020 R101 000 R81 400
Pretoria Walvis Bay 24 Aug 2020 4 Sep 2020 R101 000 R81 400
Pretoria Walvis Bay 1 Apr 2021 12 Apr 2021 R113 500 R92 500
Walvis Bay Pretoria 16 Apr 2021 27 Apr 2021 R113 500 R92 500
Pretoria Walvis Bay 13 May 2021 24 May 2021 R113 500 R92 500
Walvis Bay Pretoria 27 May 2021 7 Jun 2021 R113 500 R92 500
Pretoria Walvis Bay 19 Aug 2021 30 Aug 2021 R113 500 R92 500

 

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 & Schedules

Departure City Arrival City Start Date End Date Emerald Gold
Pretoria Victoria Falls 16 Apr 2020 27 Apr 2020 R101 000 R81 400
Victoria Falls Pretoria 30 Apr 2020 11 May 2020 R101 000 R81 400
Pretoria Victoria Falls 11 Jun 2020 22 Jun 2020 R101 000 R81 400
Pretoria Victoria Falls 6 Aug 2020 17 Aug 2020 R101 000 R81 400
Victoria Falls Pretoria 17 Sep 2020 28 Sep 2020 R101 000 R81 400
Pretoria Victoria Falls 22 Oct 2020 2 Nov 2020 R101 000 R81 400
Pretoria Victoria Falls 1 Jan 2021 12 Jan 2021 R113 500 R92 500
Victoria Falls Pretoria 14 Jan 2021 25 Jan 2021 R113 500 R92 500
Pretoria Victoria Falls 18 Feb 2021 1 Mar 2021 R113 500 R92 500
Victoria Falls Pretoria 4 Mar 2021 15 Mar 2021 R113 500 R92 500
Pretoria Victoria Falls 15 Apr 2021 26 Apr 2021 R113 500 R92 500
Pretoria Victoria Falls 10 Jun 2021 21 Jun 2021 R113 500 R92 500
Pretoria Victoria Falls 5 Aug 2021 16 Aug 2021 R113 500 R92 500
Victoria Falls Pretoria 16 Sep 2021 27 Sep 2021 R113 500 R92 500
Pretoria Victoria Falls 21 Oct 2021 1 Nov 2021 R113 500 R92 500
Victoria Falls Pretoria 4 Nov 2021 15 Nov 2021 R113 500 R92 500

 

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 & Schedules

Departure City Arrival City Start Date End Date Emerald Gold
Cape Town Pretoria 17 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 R121 250 R95 400
Pretoria Cape Town 1 Oct 2020 15 Oct 2020 R121 250 R95 400
Cape Town Pretoria 17 Nov 2020 1 Dec 2020 R121 250 R95 400
Pretoria Cape Town 28 Jan 2021 11 Feb 2021 R132 000 R104 000
Cape Town Pretoria 16 Mar 2021 30 Mar 2021 R132 000 R104 000
Pretoria Cape Town 30 Sep 2021 14 Oct 2021 R132 000 R104 000
Cape Town Pretoria 16 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021 R132 000 R104 000

 

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.