14 days in Mozambique Island & South Africa Itinerary

14 days in Mozambique Island & South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in Mozambique Island & South Africa Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Mozambique Island, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Barberton, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  20​h 15​min
End: Brussels, Belgium

2
nights
Mozambique Island, Mozambique

Mozambique Island ©
Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fort Sao Sebastian and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Governor's Palace Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Mozambique Island trip itinerary builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Mozambique Island is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Mozambique Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Historic Sites
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

2
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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.
On the 30th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, then contemplate the long history of Union Buildings, and then try your luck at Emperors Palace, The Palace Of Dreams. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square, try your luck at Montecasino, and then contemplate the long history of South Western Townships.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and train from Mozambique Island to Johannesburg in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barberton.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandton, Pretoria, Emperors Palace
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Emperors Palace ©
Emperors Palace
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument

2
nights
Barberton, South Africa

Barberton ©
Barberton is a town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, which has its origin in the 1880s gold rush in the region. On the 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Barberton Museum, stroll through Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Barberton vacation builder.

You can drive from Johannesburg to Barberton in 4 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barberton: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Barberton

Outdoors Museums Trails
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Barberton Museum ©
Barberton Museum

3
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

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 out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Kruger National Park (Safaris & Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kinyonga Reptile Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hoedspruit travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Barberton to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Traveling from Barberton in November, things will get a bit warmer in Hoedspruit: highs are around 33°C and lows about 19°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Safaris

2
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg by combination of flight and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hoedspruit in November since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Theme Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Square
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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