18 days in Africa Itinerary

18 days in Africa Itinerary

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

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Plettenberg Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 5-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

Side Trip

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Nature / Park
Robberg Nature Reserve
4.8

2
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Oudtshoorn ©

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), stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm and then experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn route planner.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Nature / Park
Cango Wildlife Ranch
4.4
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Scenic Drive
Swartberg Pass
4.7
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Nature / Park
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
4.1

3
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Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
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 Tamarin Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Le Morne Beach 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 14 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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Must see
Le Morne Brabant
4.7
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Must see
Le Morne Beach
4.6

3
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Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
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 find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Baie trip builder site.

You can drive from Chamarel to Grand Baie in 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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Must see
Mont Choisy Beach
4.5
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Ile Plate Beach
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La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Escape the urban bustle at Anse Coco Beach and Anse Fourmis. Explore hidden gems such as Petite Anse and Anse Severe. 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 photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the La Digue Island trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Grand Baie to La Digue Island takes 8 hours. Traveling from Grand Baie in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in La Digue Island, 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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Must see
Anse Coco Beach
4.6
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Anse Severe
4.4

3
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Praslin Island, Seychelles

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 Possession. Take a break from the city and head to Anse Kerlan Beach and Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Anse Volbert, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Georgette, and head off the coast to Curieuse Island.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from La Digue Island to Praslin Island takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Praslin Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Beach
Anse Volbert
4.0

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