The Desert Express travels between Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, and Swakopmund, the country's premier coastal resort. The train departs from Windhoek on Friday and from Swakopmund on Saturday. Longer journeys to Etosha are also available.
Desert Express. Windhoek Railway Station, Bahnhof St., Windhoek, Khomas. 011/913–2442; www.jbtours.co.za.