9 days in Mozambique, Lesotho & Durban Itinerary

9 days in Mozambique, Lesotho & Durban Itinerary

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Inhambane, Mozambique
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Maseru, Lesotho
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Durban, South Africa
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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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then stroll through Barra Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inhambane day trip planning tool.

Durban, South Africa to Inhambane is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. In November, daily temperatures in Inhambane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Maputo.

Things to do in Inhambane

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Maputo, Mozambique

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, then stop by Casa Elephante, and finally view the masterpieces at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio and then browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Maputo online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Inhambane to Maputo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Maseru.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Maseru, Lesotho

— 1 night
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
On the 5th (Fri), try your luck at Lesotho Sun Casino, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains, then see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, and finally contemplate the long history of Thaba-Bosiu National Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maseru trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Maseru takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maputo in November, you will find days in Maseru are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly to Durban.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games
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Durban, South Africa

— 4 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Durban is known for theme parks, parks, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum, browse the different shops at Gateway Theatre of Shopping, and make a splash at uShaka Marine World.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Durban travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Maseru to Durban takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maseru in November, expect nights in Durban to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.

Lesotho travel guide

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Ski Areas · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.