9 days in Africa Itinerary

9 days in Africa Itinerary

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9 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  26​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
3
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Trou aux Biches, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Houston, United States

2
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, stroll through Boulders Beach, and then explore and take pictures at Cape of Good Hope.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape Town tour itinerary site .

Houston, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Houston to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Houston in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 68°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
On the 10th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, stroll through Birds of Eden, then stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Knysna Elephant Park
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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

1
night
Flic En Flac, Mauritius

Flic En Flac ©
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Le Morne Brabant, take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flic en Flac Beach. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black River Gorges National Park and then step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Flic En Flac online travel route planner .

Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Flic En Flac in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Mauritius Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in September, expect Flic En Flac to be somewhat warmer, temps between 78°F and 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Trou aux Biches.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Le Morne Brabant
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve ©
Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve

1
night
Trou aux Biches, Mauritius

Trou aux Biches ©
Named the world's leading beach destination at the World Travel Awards in 2011, Trou aux Biches ranks among the most beautiful resorts on the island of Mauritius.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Mont Choisy Beach, then gain interesting insight with L'Aventure du Sucre, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Trou aux Biches trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Flic En Flac to Trou aux Biches by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Trou aux Biches sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trou aux Biches

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mont Choisy Beach, L'Aventure du Sucre
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Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
L'Aventure du Sucre ©
L'Aventure du Sucre

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