28 days in Frankfurt & South Africa Itinerary

28 days in Frankfurt & South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
3
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
4
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 4 nights
5
St Lucia, South Africa
— 3 nights
6
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
7
Hermanus, South Africa
— 4 nights

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt day trip planning app.

Hamm to Frankfurt is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Hamm in July, you will find days in Frankfurt are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Main-Taunus Zentrum, Rhine Valley, Eberbach Abbey
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Main-Taunus Zentrum ©
Main-Taunus Zentrum
Rhine Valley ©
Rhine Valley
Eberbach Abbey ©
Eberbach Abbey

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canal Walk Shopping Centre and The Old Biscuit Mill. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shimansky and Het Vlock Casteel. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Darling (Darling Sweet, The Darling Wine Shop, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cape Point, stop by Alon Shina - African Designs, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and learn about winemaking at Vergelegen Estate.

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Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Cape Town takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in July; daily highs in Cape Town reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Darling, Het Vlock Casteel
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill

4
nights
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Old Nick Village. Get in touch with nature at Radical Raptors and Knysna Elephant Park. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (The Waterfront Knysna Quays, Peggy's African Art and Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: stop by The Potter, explore the galleries of Porcupine Ceramics, pick up some local products at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, and savor the flavors at Harkerville Saturday Village Market.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cape Town in July since evenings lows in Plettenberg Bay dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Knysna
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Radical Raptors ©
Radical Raptors
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

4
nights
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
Shop till you drop at Outeniqua Farmers' Market and Lugro Ostrich Leather Products. Discover out-of-the-way places like Meiringspoort and De Zeekoe Farm. There's much more to do: stroll through Meerkat Magic, relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, and explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn travel route planner.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Oudtshoorn, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Meiringspoort, Outeniqua Farmers' Market
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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

3
nights
St Lucia, South Africa

St Lucia ©
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Escape the urban bustle at Heritage Tours & Safaris and iMfolozi Game Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Mtuba Mall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Lucia: Zamimpilo Community Market (in Ophondweni) and Hluhluwe (Ilala Weavers & Tunga Needlework Studio).

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read St Lucia trip builder site.

You can fly from Oudtshoorn to St Lucia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Mtubatuba, Hluhluwe, Heritage Tours & Safaris, Zamimpilo Community Market
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Heritage Tours & Safaris ©
Heritage Tours & Safaris
iSimangaliso Wetland Park ©
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Zamimpilo Community Market ©
Zamimpilo Community Market

4
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
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.
Visiting Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Tshukudu Game Lodge will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Ponieskrantz and 24 Degrees South. The adventure continues: stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit trip planner.

You can fly from St Lucia to Hoedspruit in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Ponieskrantz
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Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge
Ponieskrantz ©
Ponieskrantz

4
nights
Hermanus, South Africa

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Step off the beaten path and head to African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary and Platform 62. Escape the urban bustle at Waenhuiskrans Caves and Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Shark Diving (in Gansbaai), Shipwreck Museum (in Bredasdorp) and Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm (in Robertson). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Klein River Cheese, enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater, view the masterpieces at Lembu Gallery & Studio, and stop by Hermanuspietersfontein Wines.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hermanus trip planner.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Hermanus in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Hoedspruit in July, you will find days in Hermanus are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gansbaai, Arniston, Platform 62, Shipwreck Museum, Klein River Cheese
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Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary ©
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary
Waenhuiskrans Caves ©
Waenhuiskrans Caves
Shark Diving

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