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South Africa, Mozambique, Kingdom of Swaziland, Kingdom of Lesotho 17 days

Day 1
Flight from Europe to South Africa.
Day 2 (180 km)
Arrival in Johannesburg, welcome by a representative of African Discovery. Panoramic tour of the "City of Gold" – Johannesburg. Transfer to Gold Reef City, a village which gave start to the great Johannesburg. In 1886 for the first time gold was found here. In the afternoon (16:30) we visit Cultural Vilage Lesedi, where we will familiarize ourselves with the culture of five different African tribes. After traditional dancing and singing of the African people – dinner, where we have an opportunity to taste African cuisine with dishes prepared from different wild animals. In the evening by the fire we listen to African stories from locals. Overnight in the village – hotel 3 * in stylized houses covered with grass, adapted for the comfort of tourists.
Day 3 (300km)
After breakfast drive to Sun City – Las Vegas of Africa. On the way visit to the local market – the great opportunity to purchase souvenirs. Visit to the Lost City followed by leisure time in the Valley of Waves, tropical gardens, and the casino complex. At about 14:00 drive to Pretoria (new name Tswane) – administrative capital of the country, also called Jakaranda City (80 000 of these beautiful trees). Visit Voortakker Monument, Paul Kruger House, Church Square, downtown, complex of government’s buildings – Union Buildings. Overnight in Pretoria at hotel 3 *.
Day 4 (480km)
After breakfast early departure to the province of Mpumalanga. Drive through the battlefields of the Boer War. In the afternoon visit museum in Laydenburg, where puzzling “clay heads” of the twelfth century can be seen. Drive through one of the most scenic routes – Panorama Route. Visiting “Three Rondawals”, natural miracle Blyde River Canyon – the third largest in the world, Bourkes Luck – Potholes (a fantastic rock formations carved by water). Photo session at the scenic God’s Window, unique tropical rainforest, waterfalls Berlin and Lisbon. Overnight in Hotel 3 * in the village at Drakensberg Mountains.
Day 5 (360km)
After breakfast, drive to the Kruger National Park. Kruger National Park is one of the most famous reserves in the world – a symbol of South Africa, stretches 400 km from the north to the south and 70 km from the east to the west. The northern part of the park is located in the Limpopo Province and the southern – in Mpumalanga. In this vast area there are 147 living species of mammals (including the so-called. "Big Five": lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceroses, buffaloes), as well as 114 species of reptiles, 33 amphibians, 50 species of fish and 300 species of trees. It was noted the presence of more than 500 different types of birds. Photo safari in minibus from 08:30 to 12:00. The afternoon we spend in the camp in the park. 16:30 – 20:30 – the night safari on off-road vehicle (at extra charge 30USD).Overnight in one of the camps in the park in bungalows.
Day 6 (240 km)
Early in the morning (06:00 – 12:00) safari with a minibus. Breakfast in one of the Camping sites. After leaving the park, crossing to Maputo through plantations of tropical fruits and endless fields of sugar cane. City tour of Maputo, where time has stopped after "Red Tulip" Revolution in Portugal. Time at leisure in the beaches of the Indian Ocean. In the evening sea food dinner. Maputo at night. After return overnight at the hotel. 4 *
Day 7 (540 km)
After breakfast, cross the border of Swaziland. Drive through the forgotten, hidden in the mountains – Kingdom of Swaziland, place of proud man and beautiful women. Then visit the Swazi family (gifts welcome). Back to South Africa's Zulu heart-land. Night on a wild animals farm of in the heart of KwaZulu Natal. Lodge 3 *
Day 8 (370 km)
St.Lucia, DURBAN
Immediately after breakfast early departure to St. Lucia and a boat cruise on the lake in search of hippos, crocodiles and water birds. Drive through the dolphin coast, Umshlanga Rocks. A short visit to the Sharks Board the agency responsible for protecting beaches from sharks. Free time for swimming in the Indian Ocean, sunbathing or strolling along the famous “Golden Mile'' with unique beaches and warm climate. Dinner, followed by a tour of Durban. The city called Bombay of the South is a bustling port with an atmosphere characteristic of the Indian Ocean region – whith the mixed culture of Asian, African and European. Overnight at hotel 3 *
Day 9 (340km)
The morning journey to the Valley of a Thousand Hills and a visit to a traditional Zulu Village, where we will look at the culture of this fascinating tribe. Local show of traditional dances, songs. A visit to the crocodile farm and in the terrarium. Visit to a manufacturer of Swazi Candles. In the afternoon visit to the Dolphinarium, and an aquarium – unique tank, which is located on the old ship. Overnight at hotel 3 *
Day 10 (380 km)
Early in the morning farewell to the Indian Ocean. After leaving land of Zulu we enter into the land of the Basutu, where Drakensberg mountains greet us. We visit formation of a mountain “Amphitheatre" where in good weather conditions we see the second highest in the world waterfall Tugela (850 meters). We visit the place where there are rock drawings, painted by ancestors of the Bushmen – San People – thousands of years ago, in which they expressed success in hunting. The impressive size of Dragon Mountains (3300 meters) and canyon Golden Gate, created by the nature in the sandstone in shades of African gold will amaze us with their majesty. In good weather we'll see mountain formations, such as the "Palace of the Giants". During a visit to the Basotho village we familiarize our self with the culture and customs of the tribe, which not so long ago practiced cannibalism. Overnight in the park 3 *
Day 11 (630 km)
After breakfast, cross the border with Lesotho, we pass through endless villages of Basoto people. We will be able to see the people and shepherds in traditional headgear and a tunics traveling on a small mountain ponies – the only means of transport in the mountainous terrain. We will visit the country's capital Maseru. We stop at the place where Pope John Paul II blessed the crowds of the faithful during his visit to Lesotho. A visit to a local school (welcome gifts such as crayons, pencils, pens, balls, and wool to crochet, and other school supplies.) Also see (if road conditions allow) one of the villages and the local ex-cannibals, "sangoma" – local shaman. After a busy day overnight in the historic hotel from the time of the gold rush in town Cradock. Overnight in hotel 3 *.
Day 12 (280 km)
After breakfast on the way to Port Elizabeth  2-hour safari (Optional 40usd) off-road vehicles in the Reserve Addo. Watching the representatives of the region, elephants and black rhinos. When you reach Port Elizabeth – city tour, coupled with a tour of historic Fort Frederick, craftsman houses, a tower Kampanella, built to commemorate landing of English settlers in 1820, one of the two horse statues in the world, devoted to the 340 000 horses taking part in the Anglo-Boer War. We will visit the coastal nature reserve Cape Recifie, walk on the beach and at the coral reef. Evening in the local tavern having a local beer. Accommodation in 3 * hotel situated 100m from the beach
Day 13 (460km)
Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Oudtshoorn
After breakfast drive to Tsitsikamma region, where you can meet the last forest elephant. A visit to the site of the 800 years old “Big Tree” and his older brother knocked down by hurricane in year 2000. Entrance to the Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park, walking Otters traill though suspended rope bridge over the mouth of the Storm river. Travel through continent's largest bridge – Bloukrans to delta Knysna. For the brave an opportunity of 216m Bungie jump – the highest in the world. For those who love fresh oysters – a tasting in the local restaurant. Passing through a mountain trail Montaque which was used to transport ivory from Central Africa to the coast. Dinner with the ostrich dishes. Overnight at guesthouse with a swimming pool on a farm in Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital. Lodge 4 *
Day 14 (440 km)
After breakfast we will explore the Cango caves with their wonderful collection of colorful stalagmites and stalactites. In the Oudtshoorn we will visit an Ostrich farm. Wine, brandy and sheries of Cape province are famous in many countries. Napoleon III, drank only the Cape Colony sherry. We visit local wineries known for fine wines and port. Overnight in Cape Town hotel 3 */or 4 *)
Day 15
“Mother City” is picturesquely situated between Table Mountain and Table Bay. Under good weather conditions we take a trip on a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, which offers wonderful panoramic views. Drive along the coast to the picturesque Hout Bay where we take a boat trip to the Seal Island, drive through famous scenic Chapmans Peak. Transfer to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Peninsula, a place where two oceans meet: the Indian and Atlantic. We visit the place where the famous explorers Bartolomeo Dias and Vasko Da Gama first put Christian crosses on the African continent. On the way back to Cape Town visit Penguins Beach in Simons Town, where at any time of year can be found around 4000 penguins. The trip to the Signal Hill. Welcoming sunset with a glass of local wine. Overnight in Cape Town. (In the hotel 3 */or 4 *)
Day 16 (220 km)
After breakfast we will visit the Cape Castle, Company Botanical Gardens, Malay Quarters – complex of buildings inhabited by descendants of Cape Malay slaves. Free time at the famous Water Front – part of Cape Town port available for tourists. Transfer to the beach with view of Table Bay and the city of Cape Town, a farewell to Cape Town with a glass of champagne, transfer to the airport, checking in and departure to Europe.
Day 17
Fly to Europe, transit, continued flight home.
PRICE INCLUDES: - Accommodation: in hotels at 3 * and 4 *, bungalows, guest houses (bed room with bathroom, air conditioning – where necessary), kettle, coffee and tea in the rooms in most hotels. Swimming pools in most hotels.
- Meals: breakfast. Other meals arrange by a guide – at the expense of clients.
- Transport with air conditioning
- guide
- Entrances: about $ 490
- Visa: Mozambique, Lesotho – about $ 230
- Insurance
- Dinner – (approx. 20 USD / day) – arranged by the guide
- Optional night safari in the Kruger Park and the Addo Reserve
- Tipping: about 35 USD
Single room suppliment $ 475
We take two photographs for visas.
Payments taken after landing in U.S. dollars only printed after 2004