27 days in Africa Itinerary

27 days in Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 10 nights
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 2 nights
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 4 nights
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Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
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Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
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Durban, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 10 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Regent Safaris. Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Cullinan Diamond Mine (in Cullinan), Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary (in Hartbeespoort) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). Spend the 20th (Sat) trying your luck at Gold Reef City. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, ride a horse along Horseback Africa, try your luck at Montecasino, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Johannesburg is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Maseru.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 21:

Maseru, Lesotho

— 2 nights
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains, see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, then steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, and finally try your luck at Lesotho Sun Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Lesotho Co-operative Handicrafts and then make a trip to Morija Museum & Archives.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Maseru trip planning website.

Fly from Johannesburg to Maseru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos · Shopping

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Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Maputo, Mozambique

— 4 nights

City of Acacias

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Take a break from the city and head to Mozambique Scuba and Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesquita da Baixa, and take in the exciting artwork at CCBM - Centro Cultural Brasil-Mocambique.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maputo trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Maseru to Maputo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maseru in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Maputo: highs are around 37°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Simunye.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:

Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 2 nights
Simunye is a sugar mill town on the lowveld in eastern Swaziland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Hlane Royal National Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Sugarcane Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Mbuluzi Game Reserve and Lodges, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mlawula Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Simunye day trip website.

You can drive from Maputo to Simunye in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ezulwini.

Things to do in Simunye

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 2 nights

Valley of Heaven

Removed from the bigger and busier parts of the country, Ezulwini Valley represents a quiet place where visitors can relax but at the same time discover the wildlife that spreads across this region.
On the 30th (Tue), look for gifts at Yebo Contemporary Art Gallery Eswatini, then take a spin around town with Mantenga Craft & Lifestyle Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally try your luck at Happy Valley Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test the waters at Cuddle Puddle at the Swaziland Spa Health & Beauty Studio, identify plant and animal life at Mantenga Nature Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Malolotja Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ezulwini online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Simunye to Ezulwini takes 2 hours. March in Ezulwini sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Durban.

Things to do in Ezulwini

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Durban, South Africa

— 6 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Umhlanga Main Beach. Step out of Durban with an excursion to Scottburgh Beach in Scottburgh--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World, admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, try to win big at Giba Gorge Horse Trails, and buy something for everyone on your list at Westville Junction.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Durban trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Ezulwini to Durban in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ezulwini in March since evenings lows in Durban dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:

Lesotho travel guide

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Ski Areas · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.