28 days in Frankfurt & South Africa Itinerary

28 days in Frankfurt & South Africa Itinerary

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28 days in Frankfurt & South Africa Itinerary

Start: Hamm, Germany
train:  2​h 30​min
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 4 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
St Lucia, South Africa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Hermanus, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Hamm, Germany

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt visit planner .

Hamm to Frankfurt is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Frankfurt

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

Rhine Valley, Main-Taunus Zentrum, Eberbach Abbey
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Rhine Valley ©
Rhine Valley
Main-Taunus Zentrum ©
Main-Taunus Zentrum
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 Old Biscuit Mill and Darling Sweet. Visiting Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Darling (The Darling Wine Shop & Darling Olives) and Het Vlock Casteel (in Riebeek Kasteel). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square, look for gifts at AVOOVA, buy something for everyone on your list at Canal Walk Shopping Centre, and learn about winemaking at Vergelegen Estate.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Frankfurt to Cape Town. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Cape Town is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in July; daily highs in Cape Town reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Shopping, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Darling, Het Vlock Casteel
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

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.
Head to Metelerkamps and Peggy's African Art and Toursfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Old Nick Village. Change things up with a short trip to The Waterfront Knysna Quays in Knysna (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: pick up some local products at Harkerville Saturday Village Market, savor the flavors at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, look for gifts at The Potter, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park.

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Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Plettenberg Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

#Shopping, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Knysna
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The Waterfront Knysna Quays ©
The Waterfront Knysna Quays
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safari Ostrich Show Farm and Lugro Ostrich Leather Products. Escape the urban bustle at Meiringspoort and Wilgewandel Holiday Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Oudtshoorn side-trips: Outeniqua Farmers' Market (in George) and Zorgfontein Game Farm (in Great Brak River). It doesn't end there: stroll through De Zeekoe Farm.

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Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Oudtshoorn when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Outeniqua Farmers' Market, Zorgfontein Game Farm, Meiringspoort
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Zamimpilo Community Market or Ilala Weavers. Escape the urban bustle at iSimangaliso Wetland Park and iMfolozi Game Reserve. Step out of St Lucia with an excursion to Tunga Needlework Studio in Hluhluwe--about 52 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Heritage Tours & Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Mtuba Mall.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the St Lucia vacation builder .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Oudtshoorn to St Lucia in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in July, expect much hotter with lows of 21°C in St Lucia. 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, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Hluhluwe, Mtubatuba, 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 24 Degrees South and Kumbaya Home Decor. Get in touch with nature at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Thornybush Game Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Ponieskrantz in Pilgrim's Rest (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tshukudu Game Lodge.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from St Lucia to Hoedspruit in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from St Lucia in July, plan for little chillier nights in Hoedspruit, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Ponieskrantz
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Ponieskrantz ©
Ponieskrantz
24 Degrees South ©
24 Degrees South

4
nights
Hermanus, South Africa

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Do your shopping at Platform 62 and LEMBU gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve and African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm (in Robertson), Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary (in McGregor) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Hermanuspietersfontein Wines, take an in-depth tour of Shipwreck Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Waenhuiskrans Caves, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hoedspruit to Hermanus in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in July, things will get slightly colder in Hermanus: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gansbaai, Arniston, Platform 62, Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm, Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary
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African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary ©
Shark Diving
Waenhuiskrans Caves ©
Waenhuiskrans Caves

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