14 days in Cape Town & Mauritius Itinerary

14 days in Cape Town & Mauritius Itinerary

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14 days in Cape Town & Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  27​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Beau Champ, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Newark, United States

4
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.
Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp's Bay Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Town tour planner.

Newark, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Cape Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in January, expect Cape Town to be warmer, temps between 81°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia

1
night
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Curious Corner of Chamarel, take in the dramatic natural features at Seven Colored Earths, then take a peaceful walk through Ebony Forest Reserve, and finally admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Black River Gorges National Park and then look for gifts at Rhumerie de Chamarel.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chamarel trip planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Chamarel in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Mauritius Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in January, Chamarel is a bit warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mauritius
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Blue Penny Museum and Chateau De Labourdonnais. Visit Flic en Flac Beach and Mont Choisy Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Grand Baie, make a side trip to see Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery in Bambous, approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, get engrossed in the history at L'Aventure du Sucre, don't miss a visit to Notre Dame Auxiliatrice, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Gaube Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Baie trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Chamarel to Grand Baie takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in January, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Beau Champ.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pamplemousses, Grand Gaube Beach, Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery, Scuba & Snorkeling, Chateau De Labourdonnais
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Flic en Flac Beach ©
Flic en Flac Beach
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach

1
night
Beau Champ, Mauritius

Beau Champ ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, take in the dramatic scenery at Grand River South East Waterfalls, and then kick back and relax at Ile aux Cerfs.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Beau Champ day trip website .

You can drive from Grand Baie to Beau Champ in 1.5 hours. In January in Beau Champ, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beau Champ

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ile aux Cerfs, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche
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Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Grand River South East Waterfalls ©
Grand River South East Waterfalls

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