15 days in South Africa, Mozambique & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

15 days in South Africa, Mozambique & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa, Mozambique & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Maputo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
6
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Inhassoro, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill. Step out of Johannesburg to go to Pretoria and see Union Buildings, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: try your luck at Emperors Palace, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, stop by Amatuli Artefacts, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg road trip app .

London, UK to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Johannesburg. Expect warmer weather when traveling from London in November: highs in Johannesburg hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandton, Emperors Palace, Union Buildings
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Emperors Palace ©
Emperors Palace
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. When in Kruger National Park, make a side trip to see Amarula Lapa in Phalaborwa, approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 27th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve and hike along Lonely Bull Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Simunye.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Amarula Lapa, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

1
night
Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Simunye ©
Simunye is a sugar mill town on the lowveld in eastern Swaziland. On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Sugarcane Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hlane Royal National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Simunye trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Simunye takes 7 hours. Traveling from Kruger National Park in November, expect nights in Simunye to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Simunye

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Hlane Royal National Park ©
Hlane Royal National Park
The Sugarcane Museum ©
The Sugarcane Museum

1
night
Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo ©
Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, steep yourself in history at Matola Raid Memorial, then examine the collection at Museu dos CFM, and finally admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maputo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Simunye to Maputo takes 2 hours. Traveling from Simunye in November, expect nights in Maputo to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
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Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station

2
nights
Tofo, Mozambique

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tofo day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Maputo to Tofo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Tofo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto, Barra Beach
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

1
night
Vilanculos, Mozambique

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
On the 4th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Vilanculos are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Inhassoro, Mozambique

Inhassoro
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Inhassoro Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Inhassoro trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Vilanculos to Inhassoro takes 1.5 hours. In December in Inhassoro, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inhassoro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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