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(11.2) Republic of South Africa 15 days

Western Cape, Central Drakensberg, the Indian Ocean Coast, the Kingdom of Swaziland, Africa- Land of the Rising Sun, Kruger Park, Pretoria, Johannesburg

Day 1
Departure to Cape Town
Day 2
Arrival in Cape Town, welcome by a representative of African Discovery. Cape Town city tour, Company Botanical Gardens, Malay Quarters – buildings once occupied by slaves, marketplace, time at leisure in the city center. Walk around the promenade. Transfer to the hotel, time for a refresh. We visiting the famous Water Front – part of the port available for tourists. Transfer to 3 * hotel or a guesthouse. Overnight. (Dinner-hotel)
Day 3
“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 Chapman’s 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 put the first 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. Trip to the Signal Hill. Welcoming sunset with a glass of local wine. Overnight in Cape Town. (In the hotel 3 */or 4 *)
Day 4
Trip to Gordon's bay. Getting to Cape Agulhas – Cape southernmost tip of Africa. On the way to Cape town visiting  Hermanus in search of whales. We visit one of the many wineries in Western Cape Province to try the famous South African wines. Dinner and overnight in 3 * hotel or guesthouse.(Breakfast, dinner – hotel)
Day 5
After breakfast, drive to the airport and flight to Johannesburg. After landing, we proceed towards Drakensberg Mountains and to the Golden Gate National Park. Overnight hotel 3 * (breakfast, dinner – hotel)
Day 6
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. Visit the National Park Ukhahlamba. In Basutu village Chief welcomes us with local beer, we familiarize ourselves with the culture and customs of the tribe, which not so long ago practiced cannibalism. Visit the Royal Natal Park with the formation of a mountain "Amphitheatre" where in good weather conditions we see the world's second highest 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. In good weather we'll see mountain formations, such as the "Palace of the Giants" or "Cathedral Peak." Passing through Pitermaritzburg we visit the place where Mahatma Gandhi began his political career. Dinner and overnight in Durban or surrounding Hotel 3 *.
Day 7 
After breakfast time at leisure on the beach. In the afternoon departure for city tour of Durban. The city called Bombay the South is a bustling port with an atmosphere characteristic of the Indian Ocean region filled with the mixed Asian, African and European culture. Visit a unique aquarium, which is housed in an old ship. Visit to the Dolphinarium. Dinner and overnight at the hotel 3 *. (Breakfast, dinner – hotel)
Day 8
After breakfast, drive to the village of St. Lucia, where we take a boat  cruise from which we will look for hippos, crocodiles and water birds. In the afternoon visit crocodile farm and walking safari in the reserve. Dinner at restaurant and overnight in 3 * hotel in St. Lucia. (Breakfast-hotel, restaurant, dinner)
Day 9
After breakfast, drive to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Reserve. Four-hour minibus safari in the reserve (or the optional off-road vehicle - 40usd). Dinner by the fire and overnight on a 3 * farm with wild animals in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal Province. (Breakfast, dinner-lodge)
Day 10
Morning drive in the direction of the Kingdom of Swaziland. On the way visit terrarium, and visiting one of the poor families living in the south of Swaziland. Visits to local school. After departure from the Kingdom of Swaziland, we enter the Kruger National Park. In the evening, night drive on off-road vehicle. Dinner and overnight at the camp park - bungalows. (Breakfast, dinner or a grill-restaurant)
Day 11
After breakfast, photo safari in minibus, break for lunch (at own expense). In the afternoon - another minibus safari in the 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. Dinner and overnight in 3 * hotel in the Drakensberg Mountains. (Breakfast, dinner-hotel)
Day 12
Drive to Pretoria though Blyde River Canyon Reserve which is located in the Drakensberg Mountains. Blyde River Canyon and surrounding areas offer the most spectacular scenery in South Africa. Canyon is the third largest in the world, and unique geological formations such as Burke Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels,  God's Window are the major attractions of this canyon. Drive through one of the most scenic route "Panorama Route" the tropical rainforest, a waterfalls Berlin and Lisbon. Arrival in Pretoria – Tswane. Dinner and overnight 3* hotel. (Breakfast, dinner – hotel)
Day 13
After breakfast, city tour of Pretoria. Pretoria (Tshwane new name), which is the administrative capital of South Africa, also known as the "city of gardens" or "city Jakaranda" (more than 80,000 trees). The Union Building, the complex of government buildings, extends to a breathtaking view of the city. We visit the house of Paul Kruger – famous farmer and president of the Transvaal Republic. We visit the Voortrekkers Monument (Monument to Boer settlers), presented the history of the Great Track (Groot Trek), carved in the 93 meters long marble fresco. In the afternoon we go to Cultural village Lesedi, where we familiarize our self with culture of five different tribes of Africa: Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho, Pedi, Ndebele. After the dancing, singing of local people a dinner where we have the opportunity to try African cuisine with dishes from wild animals. At the evenings by the fire we listen to the African stories. Dinner and overnight at the 3 * village, in huts covered with grass, adapted for the comfort of tourists. (Breakfast, dinner – hotel)
Day 14
After breakfast drive to Johannesburg, we visit Gold Reef City, a copy of the mining town of the early gold mining era. You can explore the old mine at a depth of 220 m (Crown Mine),in which there is still gold. We visit the old mint, and participate in gold melting demonstration. Bars, restaurants and shops of the old town remind us of atmosphere of a pioneer life at those times. In the afternoon tour to Soweto – 3.6 million settlement with the world's only street, where lived two Nobel Prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Bishop Tutu. Will visit one of the typical Soweto clubs, bars, "Sheben" and try the local cuisine (at their own expense.) Evening transfer to airport and departure to Europe. (Breakfast-hotel)
Day 15
Trip to Europe.
extra charge for Single room. USD 460
PRICE INCLUDES: Accommodation in hotels at 3 * and 4 * luxury bungalows (bed room with bathroom, air conditioning (where necessary), kettle, coffee and tea in the rooms in most hotels. Swimming pools in most hotels. Meals mentioned in the program. Transportation with air-conditioning. Care of Local licensed guide in South Africa, Swaziland.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: entrances to these events and tastings – USD 420, off-road vehicles for Safaris (on request for extra charge), flights, visas, porters (about 1.USD for luggage, tips, insurance (health, accident, luggage) 

 
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