28 days in Frankfurt & South Africa Itinerary

28 days in Frankfurt & South Africa Itinerary

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

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©

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 travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©

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 The Darling Wine Shop. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Darling (Darling Sweet & Darling Olives). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, take in the exciting artwork at AVOOVA, and stop by Shimansky.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cape Town itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Cape Town takes 15.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in July, expect Cape Town to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 8°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 · Beaches

Side Trips

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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill

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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 Radical Raptors. Shop till you drop at Old Nick Village and Newstead Wines Restaurant. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (The Waterfront Knysna Quays, Peggy's African Art and Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at The Potter, browse the fresh offerings at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and view the masterpieces at Porcupine Ceramics.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat 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

Side Trip

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

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Oudtshoorn ©

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

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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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

Take the guesswork out of planning a St Lucia vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Oudtshoorn to St Lucia takes 8 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 · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Heritage Tours & Safaris ©
Heritage Tours & Safaris
iSimangaliso Wetland Park ©
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Zamimpilo Community Market ©
Zamimpilo Community Market

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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 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge
Ponieskrantz ©
Ponieskrantz

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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 Shark Diving. Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm (in Robertson), Shipwreck Museum (in Bredasdorp) and Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary (in McGregor). 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 (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

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Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary ©
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary
Waenhuiskrans Caves ©
Waenhuiskrans Caves
Shark Diving

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