15 days in South Africa & Mauritius Itinerary

15 days in South Africa & Mauritius Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa & Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Beau Champ, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Apartheid Museum and Mandela House. Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Sandton to see Montecasino about 32 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on Main.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker .

Brisbane, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Johannesburg, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Johannesburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

2
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Sudwala Dinosaur Park and then Head underground at Sudwala Caves.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nelspruit journey planner .

Fly from Johannesburg to Nelspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Museums
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Sudwala Dinosaur Park ©
Sudwala Dinosaur Park

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 in touch with nature at Boulders Beach and Robben Island. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Klein Constantia. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Groote Kerk, kick back and relax at Llandudno Beach, and stroll through Clifton Beaches.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Cape Town online attractions planner .

Fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Beau Champ.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

2
nights
Beau Champ, Mauritius

Beau Champ ©
On the 29th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Gaube Beach, stop by Studio 44 Mauritius, then admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, and finally kick back and relax at Balaclava Public Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bras d'Eau Public Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Cerfs.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Beau Champ road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Town to Beau Champ. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Mauritius Time is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Beau Champ when traveling from Cape Town in December, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beau Champ

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Gaube, Balaclava Public Beach, SSR Botanic Garden, Bras d'Eau Public Beach, Ile aux Cerfs
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Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Bras d'Eau Public Beach ©
Bras d'Eau Public Beach

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