11 days in Cape Town & Mauritius Itinerary

11 days in Cape Town & Mauritius Itinerary

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11 days in Cape Town & Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Doha, Qatar

4
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 some cultural insight at Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia. Get outdoors at Cape of Good Hope and Platteklip Gorge. The adventure continues: stroll through Boulders Beach, admire all the interesting features of Greenmarket Square, stop by Prins & Prins, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Maclear's Beacon.

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Doha, Qatar to Cape Town is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Cape Town is colder than Doha - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

1
night
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel, take in the dramatic natural features at Seven Colored Earths, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, then trek along Ebony Forest Reserve, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at La Vallee des Couleurs. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park and then browse for treasures at Le Dernier Comptoir.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chamarel road trip planning tool .

Getting from Cape Town to Chamarel by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Mauritius Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect Chamarel to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, La Vallee des Couleurs, Le Dernier Comptoir
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): browse the different shops at Trianon Shopping Park and then stroll through Ile aux Cerfs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take an in-depth tour of L'Aventure du Sucre, and then admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Baie trip planner .

You can drive from Chamarel to Grand Baie in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Baie can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pamplemousses, Chateau De Labourdonnais, Trianon Shopping Park, Ile aux Cerfs, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Scuba & Snorkeling

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