12 days in Malelane, Mozambique & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

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Malelane, South Africa
— 1 night
Massingir, Mozambique
— 1 night
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 3 nights


Malelane, South Africa — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll around Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park and then tee off at Leopard Creek Country Club.

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Johannesburg to Malelane is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Malelane. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Massingir.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Golf · Parks
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Massingir, Mozambique — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Limpopo National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Massingir trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Malelane to Massingir. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vilanculos.
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Vilanculos, Mozambique — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vilanculos sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Massingir to Vilanculos in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Vilanculos can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tofo.
Outdoors · Beaches · Nature · Parks
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Tofo, Mozambique — 2 nights

Tofo is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo, and relax and rejuvenate at Massagem Tropical.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofo journey planner.

You can fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Manzini.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland) — 3 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Swazi Candles (in Malkerns) and Mantenga Craft & Lifestyle Centre (in Ezulwini). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Hlane Royal National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mantenga Cultural Village, relax and rejuvenate at Royal Swazi Spa, look for all kinds of wild species at Mantenga Nature Reserve, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manzini online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight, train, and car from Tofo to Manzini in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tofo in June: high temperatures in Manzini hover around 72°F and lows are around 42°F. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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Mozambique travel guide

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.

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.