26 days in South Africa, Mozambique & Okavango Delta Itinerary

26 days in South Africa, Mozambique & Okavango Delta Itinerary

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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive to Maxixe, Bus to Maputo, Fly to Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 5 nights
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly to Lanseria, Taxi to Sun City
Sun City, South Africa
— 7 nights


Vilanculos, Mozambique — 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vilanculos online visit planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in March; daily highs in Vilanculos reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tofo.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Tofo, Mozambique — 1 night

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 discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then kick back and relax at Barra Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tofo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Tofo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Okavango Delta, Botswana — 5 nights

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.
Get outdoors at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okavango Delta: Maun (Okavango River & Motsana Maun). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Khwai River Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Okavango Delta holiday planning site.

Getting from Tofo to Okavango Delta by combination of car, bus, and flight takes about 19.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Tofo in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Okavango Delta, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cape Town.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Side Trip
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Cape Town, South Africa — 8 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. Visit Clifton Beaches and Noordhoek Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill, explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Llandudno Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town journey maker site.

You can fly from Okavango Delta to Cape Town in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Okavango Delta in March; daily highs in Cape Town reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Sun City.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Sun City, South Africa — 7 nights

Get outdoors at Pilanesberg National Park and The Palace of the Lost City. Change things up with these side-trips from Sun City: Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits).

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sun City holiday builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Sun City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cape Town in March, expect nights in Sun City to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Mozambique travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.

South Africa travel guide

Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.