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Republic of South Africa "Root of the first settlers" + Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe 17 days

Western Cape, Central Drakensberg, the Coast of Indian Ocean, Swazi kingdom, Land of the Rising Sun of Africa, Kruger Park, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls

Day 1
Departure to Cape Town (day flight). Late Arrival in Cape Town. Transfer to hotel – overnight in a hotel in Cape Town 3*.
Day 2
After breakfast, Cape Town City Tour: Botanical Gardens, Malay Quarters – buildings once occupied by slaves, Marketplace, time at leisure in the city center. Transfer to hotel time to refresh. We visited the famous Water Front – the part of port available for tourists. Cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain. Welcoming the African sunset with a glass of local wine. Transfer to 3* hotel. (Breakfast, dinner)
Day 3
Departure to visit the Cape  Peninsula. Drive along the coast to the picturesque Hout Bay. Boat trip to the Seal island. Then on the way to the Cape of Good Hope, a place where two oceans meet the Indian and Atlantic, Drive through the scenic Chapman’s Peak, we visit the place where the famous explorers Bartolomeo Diaz and Vasco da Gama put first Christian crosses on the African continent. On the way back to Cape Town, visit to Simons Town, time at the penguins beach where you can meet colony of thousands penguins. Dinner on Long Street in Cape Town. Back to the hotel 3*. (Breakfast dinner)
Day 4
After breakfast, drive to the airport and flight to Johannesburg. After landing, proceeding to Drackensburg Mountains and Golden Gate National Park. Dinner and overnight at the hotel 4*. (Breakfast, dinner)
Day 5
Canyon "Golden Gate" created by nature of sandstone in shades of African gold, infinite space will delight us with his magic. Visiting 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 left memories of successful hunting. The impressive size of Dragon Mountains (3300 meters). The impressive size of Dragon Mountains (3300 meters) and canyon Golden Gate, created by the nature in the sandstone will delight us with its magic scenery.  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 6 
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
Drive to Pretoria though Blyde River Canyon Reserve which is located in the Drakensberg Mountains. 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 waterfall of Berlin and Lisbon. Arrival in Pretoria – Tswane. Dinner and overnight 3* hotel. (Breakfast, dinner – hotel)
Day 12
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 monument to Voortrekkers (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 Lesedi Cultural village, where we familiarize ourselves 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 13
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’s 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 own expense.) In the evening transfer to airport and departure to Europe. (Breakfast – hotel)
Day 14
Afret breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls (2 hours). On arrival at Victoria Falls (Viza multiple cross-border U.S. $ 40) transfer to hotel at Victoria Falls. Free time to plan your activities Around 16h00 transfer to the pier by the river for boat cruise for the sunset over the Zambezi River. On the boat snack and unlimited drinks are available (Cost $ 45) After return to the hotel dinner with show of local African dances. Overnight at 3*+ (breakfast and dinner).
Day 15
After breakfast we visit the Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides cost $ 45 (USD70 visa for crossing to Zambia). Optional: helicopter flight cost $ 85 over the waterfalls, or motor-glider cost of $ 85 over the waterfalls and the canyon Victoria Falls, Bangi jumping cost $ 95 (111m). In the evening transfer for dinner at Boma – traditional African dishes from wild animals. During dinner – traditional African dances, chance to participate with active drums playing cost 60USD. Overnight in 3* hotel (breakfast)
Day 16
After breakfast optional:  safari on elephants (cost about $ 85.) In the afternoon, transfer to airport and fly to Johannesburg 13H45, 15H25 16h25, then change of plane for continued flight to Europe (breakfast)
Day 17
Arrival to Europe.
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 places, Meals: as per program, transportation with air conditioning, professional tour guide.
NOT INCLUDED: Flight, entrance tickets: about $ 410, (excluding entrances with prices in itinerary), insurance, optional night safari in the Kruger Park (30USD). Tips: about 35 USD.
Payments accepted only in U.S. dollars printed after 2004

 
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