12 days in Africa Itinerary

12 days in Africa Itinerary

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12 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Maputo, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Brisbane, Australia


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3
nights
Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo ©
Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Paroquia Santo Antonio and Mesquita da Baixa. Step out of the city life by going to Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo) and Inhaca Island. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museu dos CFM, don't miss a visit to Praca Independence Praça da Independência, browse the exhibits of CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano, and steep yourself in history at Matola Raid Memorial.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Maputo online holiday builder .

Brisbane, Australia to Maputo is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Maputo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brisbane in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Maputo, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio

6
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Point and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and trek along Platteklip Gorge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Maputo to Cape Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Maputo in October: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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