15 days in Mozambique & South Africa Itinerary

15 days in Mozambique & South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in Mozambique & South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
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Sabie, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
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Xai-Xai, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Xai-Xai, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
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Maputo, Mozambique
— Few hours
Drive:  6 h
9
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
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.
To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg vacation maker website .

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major airports are O R Tambo International and Pilanesberg International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll set off for Sabie on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Sabie, South Africa

Sabie
Sabie is a forestry town situated on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sabie tour itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Johannesburg to Sabie. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sabie, with lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Sabie

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Escape the urban bustle at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Kruger National Park. Go for a jaunt from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit to see Spas about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park route planner.

You can drive from Sabie to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. September in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Xai-Xai on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Spas
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Spas

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Xai-Xai, Mozambique

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Plan a Xai-Xai trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kruger National Park to Xai-Xai in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Kruger National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Xai-Xai. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off toVilanculos.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Beaches Outdoors Nature
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Vilanculos, Mozambique

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
On the 4th (Fri), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Xai-Xai to Vilanculos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October in Vilanculos, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Tofo, Mozambique

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto and Barra Beach. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Tofo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for Xai-Xai on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto, Barra Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

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Xai-Xai, Mozambique

Xai-Xai
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Bilene.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Xai-Xai trip planning site .

Getting from Tofo to Xai-Xai by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. You'll set off for Maputo on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Beaches Outdoors Nature
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Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo ©
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.
On the 10th (Thu), admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station and then admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House).

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Maputo trip builder website .

You can drive from Xai-Xai to Maputo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. October in Maputo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.
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Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) ©
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)

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Johannesburg, South Africa

On the 11th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct. On your second day here, stop by James Findlay - Collectable Books & Maps, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Johannesburg day trip planning website .

Fly from Maputo to Johannesburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Maputo in October, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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