15 days in Cape Town & Mauritius Itinerary

15 days in Cape Town & Mauritius Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa visit planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Ankara, Turkey
Bus + Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
2
Mahebourg, Mauritius
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
3
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3 h
4
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Mont Choisy, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Ankara, Turkey

6
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Spier Wine Farm and Buitenverwachting. Visiting Chapman's Peak Drive and Platteklip Gorge will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Arra Vineyards (in Klapmuts), Nederburg Wines (in Paarl) and Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum, Lynx Wine, &more). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Waterford Estate, steep yourself in history at Groot Constantia, kick back and relax at Bloubergstrand Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Visions Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town day trip tool.

Ankara, Turkey to Cape Town is an approximately 18- hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Ankara in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cape Town, with lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Mahebourg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Arra Vineyards, Nederburg Wines
Find places to stay May 15 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Beau Constantia ©
Beau Constantia
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

1
night
Mahebourg, Mauritius

Mahebourg ©
The tiny yet endearing town of Mahebourg makes a great destination for sightseeing, boating, and lazing in the sun around Maritius' largest lagoon.
On the 23rd (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Ile des Deux Cocos, contemplate the waterfront views at Pointe d'Esny, and then step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mahebourg travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Town to Mahebourg. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Mahebourg. In May, Mahebourg is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Mahebourg

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ile des Deux Cocos, Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Pointe d'Esny ©
Pointe d'Esny
Ile des Deux Cocos ©
Ile des Deux Cocos
Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve ©
Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve

1
night
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius

Rodrigues Island ©
Flung far out in the middle of the Indian Ocean, rocky Rodrigues Island sits in a turquoise lagoon surrounded by a fringing coral reef.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Francois Leguat Reserve, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale St Gabriel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trou d'Argent Beach, and finally look for gifts at Care-Co.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rodrigues Island online tour planner.

Getting from Mahebourg to Rodrigues Island by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Rodrigues Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Francois Leguat Reserve ©
Francois Leguat Reserve
Trou d'Argent Beach ©
Trou d'Argent Beach
Cathédrale St Gabriel ©
Cathédrale St Gabriel

3
nights
Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Get outdoors at Le Morne Brabant and Heritage Nature Reserve. Get a sense of the local culture at Curious Corner of Chamarel and Underwater Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Souillac (Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum & Gris Gris Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Le Morne Beach, tee off at Heritage Golf Club, stop by Tou Korek Surf Shop, and pause for some photo ops at International Slave Route Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Le Morne trip maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Rodrigues Island to Le Morne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Le Morne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mont Choisy.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Souillac, Bel Ombre, Tou Korek Surf Shop, Le Morne Beach, Curious Corner of Chamarel
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Nature Reserve ©
Heritage Nature Reserve
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Gris Gris Beach ©
Gris Gris Beach

2
nights
Mont Choisy, Mauritius

Mont Choisy ©
Gently sloping sand meets the clear ocean along the coastline of the sleepy town of Mont Choisy.
On the 28th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont Choisy Beach, stroll through Plage de Trou aux Biches, then examine the collection at Chateau De Labourdonnais, and finally play a few rounds at Mont Choisy Le Golf.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mont Choisy trip app.

You can drive from Le Morne to Mont Choisy in 1.5 hours. In May in Mont Choisy, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mont Choisy

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chateau De Labourdonnais, Plage de Trou aux Biches
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Plage de Trou aux Biches ©
Plage de Trou aux Biches
Mont Choisy Le Golf ©
Mont Choisy Le Golf

Similar Plans

16 days in Mauritius BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS August, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Cape Town BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Mauritius BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Mauritius BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Mauritius BY A USER FROM INDIA January, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: January Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 16 days in Mauritius BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Mauritius BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Port Elizabeth & Cape Town BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Cape Town & Knysna BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Seychelles & Mauritius BY A USER FROM NIGERIA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans