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
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 travel 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 Greenmarket Square. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Old Biscuit Mill and Het Vlock Casteel. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Darling (Darling Sweet, The Darling Wine Shop, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at 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. 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 · 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 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 13°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 · Museums

Side Trip

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 Cango Wildlife Ranch. 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.

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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 Tunga Needlework Studio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Lucia: Ilala Weavers (in Hluhluwe) and Zamimpilo Community Market (in Ophondweni). 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 12 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.
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 Kumbaya Home Decor. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South.

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

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from St Lucia to Hoedspruit in 7.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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 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

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.