Lions spend can 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.
South Africa 5-Day Tours & Itineraries
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 southwestern-most 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 5" 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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Find some Cape Town favorites on this five-day trip. See out to the horizon from the Cape of Good Hope, into the past on Robbens Island, and forward to the cosmopolitan city's future on a walking tour through the busy streets.
See some of the highlights of Cape Town with this five-day trip. You'll cover plenty of ground—and even some waves—as you ride a sidecar, sea kayak, bicycle, and cable car through Cape Town's scenic surroundings.
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.
Skip through a South Africa sojourn on this family adventure. You'll sail out of Cape Town on a pirate cruise, meet the famous Boulders Beach penguins, make friends on the farms of Franschoek, and more.
Sample a small slice of the Cape Town culinary scene with this five-day itinerary. You'll focus on the city and its surroundings as you both stroll the streets and venture out along the coast and into the Winelands, tasting as you go.