13 days in South Africa & Mauritius Itinerary

13 days in South Africa & Mauritius Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa & Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Curitiba, Brazil


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and then wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg driving holiday planning tool .

Curitiba, Brazil to Johannesburg is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Traveling from Curitiba to Johannesburg, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

3
nights
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.
Explore Flic En Flac's surroundings by going to Chamarel (Rhumerie de Chamarel, Seven Colored Earths, & more) and SSR Botanic Garden (in Pamplemousses). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Ile aux Cerfs, hike along Sophie Nature Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, and explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Flic En Flac day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and car from Johannesburg to Flic En Flac takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Flic En Flac is 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Flic En Flac, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Chamarel, Sophie Nature Walk, SSR Botanic Garden
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs

3
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island, and learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Flic En Flac to Cape Town in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Flic En Flac to Cape Town. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Flic En Flac in January; daily highs in Cape Town reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

First South African Perfume Museum
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kruger National Park side-trips: Hoedspruit (Kumbaya Home Decor & Safaris). Spend the 2nd (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Idube Game Reserve and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip planning app .

Getting from Cape Town to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hoedspruit
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

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