7 days in Mozambique & Johannesburg Itinerary

7 days in Mozambique & Johannesburg Itinerary

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7 days in Mozambique & Johannesburg Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Xai-Xai, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
3
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
End: Cape Town, South Africa

1
night
Xai-Xai, Mozambique

Xai-Xai ©
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Bilene.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Xai-Xai trip itinerary site .

Cape Town, South Africa to Xai-Xai is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in November; daily highs in Xai-Xai reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tofo.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Bilene ©
Bilene

1
night
Tofo, Mozambique

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tofo trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Xai-Xai to Tofo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. November in Tofo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Vilanculos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic

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.
Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, try to win big at Emperors Palace, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg road trip planner .

You can fly from Vilanculos to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Vilanculos in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Johannesburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Wildlife

Side Trips

Voortrekker Monument, Emperors Palace
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Emperors Palace ©
Emperors Palace

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