Arrival at the airport in Cape Town.
Departure to Cape Town's sleeping area - False Bay, Simon’s Town. The beaches and activities of the False Bay Peninsula will delight any tourist. Here everyone will find something for themselves - a favorite corner of surfers in Muizneberg (especially for beginners) and Kommetje (for more advanced ones), antique shops, museums and fish corner restaurants Kalk Bay and St. James, in fine weather, just lie down on Fish Hoek Beach. A unique opportunity to plunge near the penguins on the famous Boulder’s beach in Simon’s Town. For romantics, a sunset at one of the beautiful beaches of the Scarborough Peninsula.
For wine lovers, the Constantia and Steenberg area are just a 20-minute drive away.
Included: Accommodation with breakfast, transfer from the airport to the hotel (attention to moving to the airport takes an average of 1 hour, but can take up to 2 hours, depends on traffic jams.), events depend on the arrival time.
Accommodation: aha Simon’sTown Quayside Hotel
Simon's Town is a small cozy town that was once the center of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, and now South Africa. You can just walk along the promenade or the streets of the city, sit in a cafe, for those with a sweet tooth, be sure to visit - The Sweetest Thing.
On a free day, you can lie on the beach or order additional activities within easy reach of Simon's Town - visiting the Cape of Good Hope, the oldest wine farm in South Africa - Groot Constantia, etc., the historical museum and the South African Navy Museum in Simon's Town, a penguin colony, a sea walks or walks to see sharks, fishing, kayaking with penguins, surfing or scuba diving with equipment rental. (activities depend on the wishes of the group, entrance to the park is paid separately)
Included: Breakfast included.
Accommodation: aha Simon'sTown Quayside Hotel
After breakfast, a half-day Cape Town city tour with a local guide. During the tour you will climb Table Mountain (depending on weather conditions!); get acquainted with the history of the city - the fortress of Good Hope (1679) - the oldest building in the country that has survived to this day; walk through the former Malay quarter of Bo-Kaap and feel its unique Muslim culture of ancient times. The architecture of the area is the heritage of the city of Cape Town; drive through the central part of the city to the Parliament, Slave Lodge, City Hill; walk through the first garden (The Company Garden) of South Africa, founded by Jan van Reyebek himself in 1952. (city tour depends on the wishes of the group, entrance to the park is paid separately).
Stop at an oceanfront hotel overlooking Table Mountain. Meeting the sunset on the shore.
Included: Accommodation with breakfast.
Accommodation: Lagoon Beach Hotel
After breakfast, drive north across the west coast of South Africa to Namibia.
On the way, visit the national park of fossilized remains of animals, some of which, according to archaeologists, are more than 5 million years old! The researches of local and foreign scientists studying the park amazed with their discoveries - more than 100 species of fossilized remains of mammals, including a bear, 3 species of elephants, a giant pig, short-necked giraffes and many others.
We drive along the scenic R27 road, part of which passes through the West Coast National Park. The park covers the Langebaan lagoon and several islands at the foot of the lagoon in Salhanha Bay.
The length of the Langebaan lagoon is considered the most biologically rich site in South Africa and is protected by the international convention RAMSAR. Salt wetlands support more than 400 species of birds - that's tens of thousands of birds all year round.
Included: Accommodation with breakfast, dinner, visit to the park.
Accommodation: Draaihook Lodge
After breakfast, we set off for the small West Coast pearl town of Lambert’s Bay. Walk to the bird island. Bird Island is a massive stone area, about 2 hectares in size, connected to the city by a breakwater. The inhabitants of the island are mostly boobies, there are also cormorants, gulls, small colonies of penguins.
We continue our way to the valley of the red bush - Rooibos tea. Visiting plantations and a tea factory. This endemic shrub of South Africa's Cedebrega region supplies the world with this amazing caffeine-free drink created by nature itself. Medical cosmetics and sauces are also produced from the red bush.
Stop at a small west coast winery in Lutzville. A unique opportunity to appreciate the wines of this richest region.
Included: accommodation with breakfast, dinner, entrance to the bird island, excursion to the Rooibos farm, wine testing.
Accommodation: Melkboomsdrift Guest House
After breakfast, departure to Namibia. Passing the border.
Departure to the Orange River, the longest in South Africa (2300 km), originating only 193 km from the coast of the Indian Ocean, crossing the continent from east to west and flowing into the Atlantic Ocean.
Included: Accommodation with breakfast.
Accommodation: Norotshama River Resort
After breakfast, a full day of rafting / canoeing on the Orange River under the guidance of an experienced guide. There are no crocodiles and hippos in the river, but there are category 1 rapids, overcoming which you will feel a surge of adrenaline, excitement, and after a short time on still water you will feel peace and tranquility, you will enjoy charming views of nature, birdsong. At the end of the rafting, everyone will feel like a newborn, filled with harmony, beauty and a sense of deep satisfaction.
Included: Accommodation with breakfast, rafting.
Accommodation: Norotshama River Resort
After breakfast, departure to the famous Fish River Canyon - the second largest canyon in the world, whose length is 161 km, width - 27 km, depth - up to 550m.
Visit the canyon from two main viewpoints.
Accommodation at the lodge.
Those who wish can meet the sunset, climbing a mountain.
Included: Bed and breakfast, visit Fish River Canyon.
Location: Canyon Roadhouse
A pre-dawn one-hour walk, meeting the dawn in nature, with a cup of tea or coffee, from where you can enjoy the most beautiful view of the Gondwana park.
After breakfast, departure to Luderitz, a port city located on the Atlantic coast, one of the first German settlements in southern Africa, founded in 1884.
On the way, stop at an observation deck near an artificial watering hole for feral horses, which miraculously managed to adapt to the harsh conditions of the desert.
Arrival at Luderitz. Introductory city tour.
At the request of tourists, a visit to Dias Cross is the place where a Portuguese ship moored for the first time in 1488 under the guidance of the famous traveler and explorer Bartolomeu Dias, who installed a cross on this place.
Included: accommodation with breakfast, city tour, visit to Dias Cross, sunrise walk in Gondwana Park.
Accommodation: Nest hotel
Let's head to the "Spergebiet" (forbidden diamond territory), where diamond mining is still going on. Around - an unusually beautiful desert landscape with many different types of desert plants. The tour includes a trip to the old "ghost town" of Pomona, which still houses equipment that was used to mine diamonds from 1910 to 1930. This trip is a journey into the past, to the time when German explorers found the first diamond. Here it is easy to imagine their harsh life and very difficult working conditions.
A cold lunch will be served in one of the old but well-preserved buildings in Pomone. After Lunch we head to Bogenfels. The extraordinary beauty of the arched rock that rises in these harsh places will remain forever in your memory.
Included: Accommodation with breakfast, full day excursion (copy of tourist passport required for permit).
After breakfast, departure to the farm towards Keetmanshoop.
Excursion to the ghost town of Kolmanskop (at the request of tourists, for those who have not been), left by people after the end of the "diamond rush", now reclaimed by the desert from people.
A visit to Giant's Playgraund - clusters of huge stones stacked like children's pyramids, and the mysterious forest Kokerboom (Quiver Tree Forest), consisting of trees of the aloe family, the name of which was given by the Bushmen, who use tree branches as quivers.
Included: Accommodation with breakfast, entrance to the Giant's Playground and Kokerboom Forest.
Accommodation: Quiver Tree Camp
Departure to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, an attractive city surrounded by the high mountains of Auas and Eros, located at an altitude of 1650m above sea level.
Sightseeing tour of Windhoek, a beautiful city with mixed Western and African, ancient and modern culture.
Included: Accommodation with breakfast, city tour.
Accommodation: Hotel Safari
Transfer to the airport. Optional continuation of the program and flight to Victoria Falls.