26 days in South Africa, Mozambique & Okavango Delta Itinerary

26 days in South Africa, Mozambique & Okavango Delta Itinerary

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26 days in South Africa, Mozambique & Okavango Delta Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
2
Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Bus + Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
3
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
5
Sun City, South Africa
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

3
nights
Vilanculos, Mozambique

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Get outdoors at Parasailing & Paragliding and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vilanculos online itinerary creator.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Vilanculos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Tofo, Mozambique

Tofo ©
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofo vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Tofo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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Barra Beach
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

5
nights
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Take a break from the city and head to Okavango Delta and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Explore Okavango Delta's surroundings by going to Maun (Okavango River, Helicopter Tours, & more). There's more to do: take in the views from Khwai River Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Okavango Delta trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Tofo to Okavango Delta in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ngamiland East
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach and Camp's Bay Beach. Visiting Table Mountain National Park and Cape of Good Hope will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Okavango Delta to Cape Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Okavango Delta in March: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sun City.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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nights
Sun City, South Africa

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. Get outdoors at Pilanesberg National Park and Sterkfontein Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Sun City: Broederstroom (Safaris & River Rafting & Tubing), Ukutula Lion Park (in Brits) and Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij (in Magaliesburg). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Valley of Waves, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy some diversion at The Maze of the Lost City, and meet the residents at Predator World.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sun City trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Sun City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cape Town in March, you will find days in Sun City are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sun City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sterkfontein Cave, Ukutula Conservation Center, Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park
Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave

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