21 days in South Africa & Mozambique Itinerary

21 days in South Africa & Mozambique Itinerary

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Hazyview, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Inhambane, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights

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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 20th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch and then stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, Head underground at Cango Caves, and then stop by La Chocolaterie Rococo.

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Cape Town to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Hoedspruit.
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Hoedspruit, South Africa — 5 nights

Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Get outdoors at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park (Tshokwane Picnic Site & Bushmans Trail) and Amarula Lapa (in Phalaborwa). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hoedspruit trip builder tool.

You can fly from Oudtshoorn to Hoedspruit in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Oudtshoorn, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hoedspruit, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 10°C. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to Hazyview.
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Hazyview, South Africa — 3 nights

A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Shangana Cultural Village and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hazyview trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Hazyview sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Inhambane.
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Inhambane, Mozambique — 2 nights

Inhambane, Terra de Boa Gente is a city located in southern Mozambique, lying on Inhambane Bay, 470 km northeast of Maputo. On the 31st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inhambane online journey planner.

You can drive from Hazyview to Inhambane in 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hazyview in July, with highs in Inhambane at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 8 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get outdoors at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Abseil Africa. You'll get in some beach time at Clifton Beaches and Fish Hoek Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cape Point, hike along Platteklip Gorge, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online road trip planner.

Drive from Inhambane to Cape Town in 27 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Inhambane in August: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.
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Mozambique travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
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.
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