8 days in South Africa & Mauritius Itinerary

8 days in South Africa & Mauritius Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa & Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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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.
On the 19th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg online journey planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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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.
Bring the kids along to Bloubergstrand Beach and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Get a sense of the local culture at Boschendal Wine Estate and The Franschhoek Motor Museum. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and head off the coast to Robben Island.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Franschhoek
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Pereybere Beach, stop by Studio 44 Mauritius, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ilot Gabriel Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Grand Gaube Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Chateau De Labourdonnais, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Mont Choisy Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Baie online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Cape Town to Grand Baie in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Mauritius Time (MUT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Grand Baie, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chamarel.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ilot Gabriel Beach, Grand Gaube Beach, Mont Choisy Beach, Chateau De Labourdonnais, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Chateau  De Labourdonnais ©
Chateau De Labourdonnais
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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night
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Le Morne Beach and then don't miss a visit to Le Morne Brabant.

To plan Chamarel vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Grand Baie to Chamarel in 1.5 hours. In January in Chamarel, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Le Morne Beach, Le Morne Brabant
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Le Morne Beach ©
Le Morne Beach
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant

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