31 days in South Africa & Grand Baie Itinerary

31 days in South Africa & Grand Baie Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Hermanus, South Africa
Drive
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Montagu, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Knysna, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dullstroom, South Africa
Drive
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Skukuza, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Fly to Johannesburg
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly to Mauritius, Drive to Grand Baie
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 10 nights
Drive to Mauritius, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Cape Town, South Africa — 6 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Noordhoek Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours and Platteklip Gorge. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Muizenberg Beach, and hunt for treasures at The Old Biscuit Mill.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Cape Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in September, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stellenbosch.
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Stellenbosch, South Africa — 1 night

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
On the 28th (Wed), sample the tasty concoctions at Remhoogte Wine Estate and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, learn about winemaking at La Bourgogne Farm, learn about winemaking at Stony Brook Vineyards, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stellenbosch journey app.

You can drive from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Stellenbosch can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hermanus.
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Hermanus, South Africa

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hermanus itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Stellenbosch to Hermanus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Hermanus sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Montagu.
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Montagu, South Africa — 1 night

A gateway to the fertile hills and valleys of the Little Karoo and a stop on historic Route 62, the scenic village of Montagu captivates with its quaint Cape Dutch architecture and mineral hot springs.
On the 30th (Fri), stop by Platform 62, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Leidam Bird Sanctuary, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mildred's Chapelry.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Montagu online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Montagu takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Oudtshoorn.
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary website.

Drive from Montagu to Oudtshoorn in 3 hours. In October in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Knysna.
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Knysna, South Africa — 1 night

Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, hike along Drupkelders Hiking Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pledge Nature Reserve.

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You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Knysna in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Elizabeth.
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa — 1 night

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth day trip site.

You can drive from Knysna to Port Elizabeth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Port Elizabeth can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 2 nights

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 4th (Tue), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kruger House Museum, then browse the different shops at Irene Village Mall, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Mowana Day Spa.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Elizabeth in October, expect nights in Johannesburg to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dullstroom.
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Dullstroom, South Africa

Dullstroom, also known as Emnothweni is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, and along with Underberg, it is one of South Africa's premier flyfishing destinations. On the 6th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at Calson Massage Clinic and then play a few rounds at Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dullstroom day trip planning website.

Getting from Johannesburg to Dullstroom by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: high temperatures in Dullstroom hover around 28°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Skukuza.
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Golf · Spas · Outdoors
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Skukuza, South Africa — 3 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Parks Shop and AM Spa - Kruger.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Skukuza trip planner.

Drive from Dullstroom to Skukuza in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Dullstroom in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Skukuza, with lows of 17°C. You will leave for Johannesburg on the 9th (Sun).
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get some fabulous bargains at The Diamond Ring By GC Manufacturing Jewellery, and then browse the different shops at Sandton City Shopping Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Skukuza to Johannesburg with the Route module. Traveling from Skukuza in October, Johannesburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Baie.
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Grand Baie, Mauritius — 10 nights

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pereybere Beach and Bain Boeuf Public Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mont Choisy Beach and La Cuvette Public Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Baie: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Henrietta), Bel Ombre Nature Reserve (in Bel Ombre) and Takamaka Boutique Winery (in Vacoas). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Dodo Divers, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ved Holistic Care Centre, admire all the interesting features of Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Belle Mare Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Baie trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of flight and car from Johannesburg to Grand Baie in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Mauritius Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in October since evenings lows in Grand Baie dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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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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Mauritius travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars
A small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colors, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, with plenty to do along the coast and deeper inland. A tour of Mauritius usually includes long stops at the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Farther away from the water, you can discover a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Mauritius is made for explorations on foot, with several volcanic summits and a large national park sheltering abundant species of indigenous plants and birds.
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