15 days in South Africa, Malawi & Mauritius Itinerary

15 days in South Africa, Malawi & Mauritius Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa, Malawi & Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Hazyview, South Africa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
3
Mulanje, Malawi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

2
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Constitution Hill and Everard Read Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mandela House and Union Buildings. Spend the 5th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and try to win big at Emperors Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg road trip planning website .

Cape Town to Johannesburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Emperors Palace
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

3
nights
Hazyview, South Africa

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Step out of the city life by going to Kruger National Park and Safaris. Shop till you drop at i'langa Mall and Joubert en Seuns Padstal. Step out of Hazyview to go to Nelspruit and see Riverside Mall, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Hazyview takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Hazyview are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Nelspruit
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

2
nights
Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 10th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Mulanje.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mulanje day trip website .

Drive from Hazyview to Mulanje in 23 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, daytime highs in Mulanje are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks Nature
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

2
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like L'Aventure du Sucre and Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche. Visiting Ile aux Cerfs and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Baie: Marche de Flacq (in Centre de Flacq) and Blue Penny Museum (in Port Louis). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont Choisy Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, and see the interesting displays at Chateau De Labourdonnais.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Baie trip site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mulanje to Grand Baie in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mulanje to Grand Baie due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mulanje in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Grand Baie, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chamarel.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pamplemousses, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ile aux Cerfs, Marche de Flacq
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Trou aux Cerfs, stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel, and then examine the collection at Curious Corner of Chamarel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chamarel trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Baie to Chamarel takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Chamarel can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mauritius
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Trou aux Cerfs ©
Trou aux Cerfs
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Rhumerie de Chamarel ©
Rhumerie de Chamarel

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