10 days in South Africa, Eswatini (Swaziland) & Maputo Itinerary

10 days in South Africa, Eswatini (Swaziland) & Maputo Itinerary

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Durban, South Africa
— 2 nights
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St Lucia, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Durban, South Africa

— 2 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at Phansi Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Mile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): laugh and play at uShaka Marine World and then look for gifts at Joe's Corner Shop.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Durban day trip site.

Johannesburg to Durban is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in March, expect Durban to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to St Lucia.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
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St Lucia, South Africa

— 2 nights
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
On the 22nd (Mon), stop by Canerat Crafts and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocodile Centre St Lucia, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the St Lucia trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Durban to St Lucia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Simunye.

Things to do in St Lucia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 2 nights
Simunye is a sugar mill town on the lowveld in eastern Swaziland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Hlane Royal National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Sugarcane Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Mbuluzi Game Reserve and Lodges, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mlawula Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Simunye travel route app.

You can drive from St Lucia to Simunye in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Simunye

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Maputo, Mozambique

— 3 nights

City of Acacias

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), then admire the natural beauty at Tunduru Botanical Gardens, then head off the coast to Inhaca Island, and finally view the masterpieces at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Maputo online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Simunye to Maputo takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature
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South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

3.4
Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.