15 days in Mauritius, Mpumalanga & Malawi Itinerary

15 days in Mauritius, Mpumalanga & Malawi Itinerary

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15 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
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
4
Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  8​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.
Get outdoors at Seven Colored Earths and Gris Gris Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black River Gorges National Park, stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel, see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel, and take a peaceful walk through Ebony Forest Reserve.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chamarel route planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Chamarel is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Chamarel is 2 hours. In April, Chamarel is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Gris Gris Beach, La Vallee des Couleurs
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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

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at L'Aventure du Sucre and St Louis Cathedral. You'll get in some beach time at Ile aux Cerfs and Pereybere Beach. Explore Grand Baie's surroundings by going to Port Louis (Pere Laval's Shrine & Blue Penny Museum) and Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche (in Bel Air). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the different shops at Grand Bay Store, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ronaq-Ul-Islam Sunnee Mosque.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Baie trip maker site .

You can drive from Chamarel to Grand Baie in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Grand Baie are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Louis, Pamplemousses, Ile aux Cerfs, Chateau De Labourdonnais, Mont Choisy Beach
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Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach

3
nights
Hazyview, South Africa

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Elephant Whispers. Venture out of the city with trips to Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit) and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre (in Hoedspruit). There's more to do: stop by Katundo Leather Shop and steep yourself in history at Shangana Cultural Village.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hazyview trip builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Baie to Hazyview. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Baie in April, things will get a bit cooler in Hazyview: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
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Safaris
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

1
day
Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mulanje trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Hazyview to Mulanje in 23 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hazyview in April since evenings lows in Mulanje dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks Nature
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

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