4 days in Mozambique & Cape Town Itinerary

4 days in Mozambique & Cape Town Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
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Tofo, Mozambique
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Inhambane, Mozambique
— 1 night
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
On the 1st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): get great views at Cape Point and then identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town planning website.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Maputo.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
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Maputo, Mozambique

City of Acacias

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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Maputo vacation planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Maputo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: high temperatures in Maputo hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Maputo

Tours · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gorongosa National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Gorongosa National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bazaruto Archipelago holiday planner.

Getting from Gorongosa National Park to Bazaruto Archipelago by flight takes about 9.5 hours. September in Bazaruto Archipelago sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Tofo, Mozambique

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofo route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo takes 3 hours. In September in Tofo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Inhambane.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Inhambane, Mozambique

— 1 night
Inhambane, Terra de Boa Gente is a city located in southern Mozambique, lying on Inhambane Bay, 470 km northeast of Maputo. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Inhambane day trip tool.

Inhambane is very close to Tofo. In September, daily temperatures in Inhambane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inhambane

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Highlights from your trip

Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.