18 days in Africa Itinerary

18 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa vacation planner

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chamarel, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
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Drive to Mauritius, Fly to Praslin Island, Ferry to La Digue Island
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Garden Route National Park and Knysna Elephant Park. When in Plettenberg Bay, make a side trip to see Knysna Heads in Knysna, approximately Knysna away. It doesn't end there: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

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Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: highs in Plettenberg Bay hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 2 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
On the 17th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Farm and then relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Chamarel.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Chamarel, Mauritius

— 3 nights
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Le Morne Brabant and Le Morne Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tamarin Bay and Flic en Flac Beach. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamarel online trip maker.

You can fly from Oudtshoorn to Chamarel in 12.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Oudtshoorn to Chamarel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in October, expect Chamarel to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Grand Baie, Mauritius

— 3 nights
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
On the 23rd (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont Choisy Beach, and then stroll through Bain Boeuf Public Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): kick back and relax at Grand Gaube Beach, then kick back and relax at Ile Plate Beach, and then kick back and relax at Pereybere Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Baie sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Chamarel to Grand Baie takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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La Digue Island, Seychelles

— 3 nights
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
You'll get in some beach time at Anse Coco Beach and Anse Severe. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Petite Anse and Anse Fourmis. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge di Anse Marron and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Anse.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read La Digue Island visit planner.

Getting from Grand Baie to La Digue Island by combination of car, flight, and ferry takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in La Digue Island when traveling from Grand Baie in October, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 3 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Anse Kerlan Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Anse Volbert and Anse Possession. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Anse Georgette, and head off the coast to Curieuse Island.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Praslin Island online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from La Digue Island to Praslin Island takes an hour. October in Praslin Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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