14 days in Madagascar, Mozambique & Cape Town Itinerary

14 days in Madagascar, Mozambique & Cape Town Itinerary

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14 days in Madagascar, Mozambique & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  6​h
1
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Maputo, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
5
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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2
nights
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Digue Market, pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts, then stop by La City Centre Commercial, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Open-air markets: Andravoahangy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, stop by Lisy Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Is´art Galerie, explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Soarano.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Antananarivo trip itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Antananarivo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Antananarivo due to the time zone difference. October in Antananarivo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Isalo Window
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Isalo Window ©
Isalo Window
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

2
nights
Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy Be ©
The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemuria Land.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nosy Be trip generator.

Getting from Antananarivo to Nosy Be by flight takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Antananarivo in October, expect Nosy Be to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve
Mont Passot ©
Mont Passot
Nosy Fanihy ©
Nosy Fanihy

3
nights
Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maputo Central Market and Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. Get some cultural insight at Fisheries Museum (Museu das Pescas) and Iglesia de San Antonio de la Polana. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and head off the coast to Xefina Pequena.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Maputo vacation planner.

You can fly from Nosy Be to Maputo in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nosy Be to Maputo. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nosy Be in October: high temperatures in Maputo hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Shopping Museums
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Louis Tregardt Memorial Garden ©
Louis Tregardt Memorial Garden
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo

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Tofo, Mozambique

Tofo ©
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach, then stroll through Praia do Tofo, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tofo travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Maputo to Tofo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Tofo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Vilanculos, Mozambique

Vilanculos ©
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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vilanculos online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Vilanculos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you're off toCape Town.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Robben Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Bebe's Chocolaterie and Gluten Free Patisserie, examine the collection at The Franschhoek Motor Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Biscuit Mill, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, and finally do a tasting at Groot Constantia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip generator.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vilanculos in October; daily highs in Cape Town reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek Motor Museum, Bebe's Chocolaterie and Gluten Free Patisserie
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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