28 days in Frankfurt & South Africa Itinerary

28 days in Frankfurt & South Africa Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly to Durban, Bus to St Lucia
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St Lucia, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly to Nelspruit, Taxi to Hoedspruit
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hermanus, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Drive to Cape Town International Airport, Fly to Düsseldorf Airport, Drive to Hamm

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Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

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 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Hamm in July, you will find days in Frankfurt are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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Cape Town, South Africa

— 5 nights

Mother City

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 Het Vlock Casteel. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Old Biscuit Mill and Alon Shina - African Designs. 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, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Cape Town takes 15 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 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 4 nights
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 Porcupine Ceramics. 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: browse the different shops at Old Nick Village, stop by The Potter, pick up some local products at Harkerville Saturday Village Market, and learn about winemaking at Newstead Wines Restaurant.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Plettenberg Bay, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 4 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

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 Wilgewandel Holiday Farm. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Meerkat Magic and experience rural life 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 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

St Lucia, South Africa

— 3 nights
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 Ilala Weavers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Lucia: Zamimpilo Community Market (in Ophondweni) and Tunga Needlework Studio (in Hluhluwe). There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Mtuba Mall.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Oudtshoorn to St Lucia takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Hoedspruit, South Africa

— 4 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tshukudu Game Lodge and Ponieskrantz. Shop till you drop at 24 Degrees South and Kumbaya Home Decor. Take a break from Hoedspruit with a short trip to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park in Kruger National Park, about 1 hour away.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit trip itinerary planner.

Getting from St Lucia to Hoedspruit by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Hermanus.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Hermanus, South Africa

— 4 nights
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 Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary. Escape the urban bustle at Waenhuiskrans Caves and Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Platform 62 (in Ashton), Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm (in Robertson) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Klein River Cheese, get engrossed in the history at Shipwreck Museum, kick back and relax at Kwaaiwater, and take in the exciting artwork at Lembu Gallery & Studio.

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

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Hermanus in 4.5 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 (20°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

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.