South Africa 5-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 6 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to South Africa.

Five days might not seem like a lot for a country as big as South Africa, but it's enough to see the highlights—especially as part of a larger, multi-country tour of the region. A great option is to stay in Cape Town, with day trips to the Winelands region for tastings in rolling vineyards and Cape Peninsula to see the continent’s southwesternmost point. If nature and wildlife are your priority, opt for a 5-day safari in Kruger National Park, with flights into and out of nearby Johannesburg. Here, the famed African "Big Five" roam the wide-open landscapes. 

Browse the options below or read our guide to the best 5-day trips in South Africa.

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See lion prides in South Africa's Kruger National Park
Map of South Africa Safari: Kruger National Park - 5 Days
South Africa Safari: Kruger National Park - 5 Days

Lions can spend up to 20 hours a day sleeping, but you'll want to be awake for as much of this safari as possible. You've got five days to find your way to the animals of Kruger National Park with the help of guided game drives and walks, a visit to a rehabilitation center, and more.

Cederberg Mountains
Map of Nature in South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, & Cederberg - 5 Days
Nature in South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, & Cederberg - 5 Days

Frolic through the fynbos on this five-day itinerary. You'll spend two days in Cape Town exploring the city and attractions along the Cape of Good Hope, then travel to the Cederberg Mountains, a natural reserve filled with hiking trails, ancient cave art, dramatic rock formations, and more.

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