14 days in South Africa, Mauritius & Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

14 days in South Africa, Mauritius & Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa, Mauritius & Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Torreon, Mexico
Fly:  28​h
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Torreon, Mexico

3
nights
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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, theme parks, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, try to win big at Gold Reef City, and take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg day trip app .

Torreon, Mexico to Johannesburg is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Torreon in March: highs in Johannesburg hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and stroll through Clifton Beaches.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tee off at Mont Choisy Le Golf. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaylasson Temple, then admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, and then examine the collection at L'Aventure du Sucre.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Baie online travel planner .

Fly from Cape Town to Grand Baie in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Mauritius Time (MUT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Grand Baie: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pamplemousses, Mont Choisy Le Golf, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kaylasson Temple
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Mont Choisy Le Golf ©
Mont Choisy Le Golf
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, and then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and then explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Grand Baie to Zanzibar City takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time to Eastern African Time is minus 1 hour. In March in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

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