15 days in South Africa & Mozambique Itinerary

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Fly to Cape Town International Airport, Drive to Montagu
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Montagu, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hazyview, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Fly to Vilankulo Airport, Drive to Bazaruto Archipelago
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Drive to Vilankulo Airport, Fly to OR Tambo International Airport, Drive to Vaalwater
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Vaalwater, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive to OR Tambo International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Montagu, South Africa — 2 nights

A gateway to the fertile hills and valleys of the Little Karoo and a stop on historic Route 62, the scenic village of Montagu captivates with its quaint Cape Dutch architecture and mineral hot springs.
Explore hidden gems such as De Hoop Nature Reserve Whale Trail and Ashton Winery. Escape the urban bustle at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and Van Loveren Family Cellar. Go for a jaunt from Montagu to Swellendam to see Drostdy Museum about 52 minutes away.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Montagu itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Montagu is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 7 hours. In October, daytime highs in Montagu are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa — 4 nights

As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Knysna Lagoon. You'll get in some beach time at Plettenberg Beach and Brenton on Sea. Venture out of the city with trips to Tsitsikamma National Park (Suspension Bridge & Bloukrans Bridge) and Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Featherbed Nature Reserve). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Montagu to Plettenberg Bay in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Hazyview.
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Hazyview, South Africa — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Three Roundavels and Wonder View. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Bourkes' Luck Potholes. It doesn't end there: stroll through Elephant Whispers and take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

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Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Hazyview in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in October: highs in Hazyview hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique — 2 nights

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Inhassoro Beach.

Make your Bazaruto Archipelago itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hazyview to Bazaruto Archipelago. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hazyview in October since evenings lows in Bazaruto Archipelago dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Vaalwater.
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Vaalwater, South Africa — 2 nights

On the 19th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Welgevonden Nature Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jugomaro Predator Park.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Vaalwater travel route planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bazaruto Archipelago to Vaalwater. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
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.
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