14 days in Mauritius, Mpumalanga & Malawi Itinerary

14 days in Mauritius, Mpumalanga & Malawi Itinerary

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14 days in Mauritius, Mpumalanga & Malawi Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
3
Hazyview, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
4
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

2
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Escape the urban bustle at Gris Gris Beach and Ebony Forest Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Black River Gorges National Park and Le Dernier Comptoir. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lavilleon Natural Forest, and take in the dramatic natural features at Seven Colored Earths.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chamarel trip builder site .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Chamarel is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in April: highs in Chamarel hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Black River Gorges National Park, Le Dernier Comptoir, Alexandra Falls, Gris Gris Beach
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Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Gris Gris Beach ©
Gris Gris Beach

5
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chateau De Labourdonnais and Patrick Mavros Atelier. For shopping fun, head to Historic Marine or Mont Choisy - Le Mall. Venture out of the city with trips to Post Lafayette Beach (in Poste Lafayette), Belle Mare (Scuba & Snorkeling & Speed Boats Tours) and Grand River South East Waterfalls (in Beau Champ). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mont Choisy Beach, stroll through Ile Plate Beach, and admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Baie road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chamarel to Grand Baie takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Grand River South East Waterfalls, Plage de Trou aux Biches, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ile Plate Beach, SSR Botanic Garden
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Chateau  De Labourdonnais ©
Chateau De Labourdonnais

2
nights
Hazyview, South Africa

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Head to Bagdad Farmers Market and Casterbridge Lifestyle Centrefor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Kruger National Park and South African National Parks. Step out of Hazyview to go to White River and see Antiques & Artifacts, which is approximately 54 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hazyview trip itinerary app .

Explore your travel options from Grand Baie to Hazyview with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In April, Hazyview is little chillier than Grand Baie - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Hazyview

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

White River, Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre ©
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre
Antiques & Artifacts ©
Antiques & Artifacts

1
day
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Kibebe Malawi, and then make a trip to World War I Memorial.

Plan my day in Lilongwe using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Hazyview to Lilongwe in 24.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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World War I Memorial ©
World War I Memorial

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