South Africa 7-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 12 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to South Africa.

One week in South Africa is enough time for a quick tour of several regions, or a deeper dive into just one or two. Mix and match the big cities—Cape Town and Johannesburg—with the coast, Winelands, and Garden Route. You should also prioritize time in the famed wildlife safari areas like Kruger National Park or Botswana's Chobe National Park—adventurous travelers can opt to spend the whole trip in the African bush, fully immersed in wildlife viewings and the beautiful South African landscapes. 

Check out the options below, or read about our favorite 7-day tours in South Africa.

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Map of South Africa Safari: Kruger National Park - 7 Days
South Africa Safari: Kruger National Park - 7 Days

The African continent is home to thousands of species of animals, including the heaviest and tallest land mammals (respectively) in the world.  See if you can spot them on this week-long safari through Kruger National Park, filled with game-sighting opportunities and interactive experiences.

Cape Town's affluent Clifton Beach
Map of Explore South Africa: Cape Town & Kruger Safari - 7 Days
Explore South Africa: Cape Town & Kruger Safari - 7 Days

Spend a week exploring South Africa's Cape Town and Kruger National Park. You'll begin in Cape Town, discovering its highlights and history before driving along the Atlantic and False Bay coasts to reach destinations like Chapman's Peak, Cape Point, and Boulders Penguin Colony, ending the venture with stops at a couple of world-class wineries. Next, you'll have three days to go on day and night safaris to see Big Five animals, like elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinoceros, as well as plenty of avian species.

Table Mountain at sunset
South Africa Photography Adventure: Cape Town, Garden Route & Cango Caves - 7 Days

"Chase the light" as you explore mesmerizing mountains, rivers, coastlines, and plateaus across the Western and Eastern Capes in South Africa. Flexible for all budgets and skill levels, photographers will explore the shadows of Cape Town's colorful neighborhoods, capture stunning sunrises atop Table Mountain, and cruise the Stanford River in search of glistening sunbeams. End your trip by heading east along the coastal Garden Route for even more photographic scenes of nature and wildlife, including rare rhinos and meerkats in their natural habitats.

Romantic Safari Getaway
Map of Romantic Cape Town & Safari Honeymoon - 7 Days
Romantic Cape Town & Safari Honeymoon - 7 Days

This romantic and luxurious seven-day honeymoon getaway covers the best of South Africa's sights. You'll enjoy refined metropolitan dining and wine tasting in the Cape Winelands, then transfer to a private safari lodge to see Africa's Big 5 and enjoy world-class relaxation with your special someone.

V&A Waterfront art
Map of South Africa Adventure: Cape Town, Winelands & Eastern Cape Safari - 7 Days
South Africa Adventure: Cape Town, Winelands & Eastern Cape Safari - 7 Days

Find some of the most famous attractions in Cape Town and its surroundings on this seven-day saunter. Drive along the coastal cliffs to natural sights like the Cape of Good Hope, paddle through Table Bay at sunrise, and cycle through the vineyards of the Winelands before you make your way to a safari on the Eastern Cape.

African Savanna
Discover Wildlife in Cape Town and Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve - 7 Days

This 7-day wildlife tour starts in the bustling city of Cape Town, where you'll enjoy strolling its busy harbor and discovering its natural beauty along the Cape Peninsula and Kalk Bay. Visit the penguin colonies on Boulders Beach, go whale watching near Hermanus, and drive the scenic Chapman Peak at sunset. Then catch your flight to Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve where you sleep in luxury while enjoying daily safaris and bushwalks, tracking the continent's famous Big Five wildlife.

"Biltong," a South African meat jerky snack, complete with spices and herbs
Map of South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Winelands & Johannesburg - 7 Days
South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Winelands & Johannesburg - 7 Days

Whether you're sipping world-class vintages in the Winelands or barbecuing around the braai, you'll sample many of the typical flavors of South Africa with this weeklong itinerary. Split your time between Cape Town and Johannesburg for wine tours, food walks, interactive storytelling experiences, and more.

Red protea in Kirstenbosch Garden
Map of Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, & Cape Point - 7 Days
Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, & Cape Point - 7 Days

Take a week-long peek into the highlights of the Mother City with this itinerary. Dynamic Cape Town boasts world-class food and wine to go along with its multifaceted history, botanical gardens, and rocky ocean coasts, and you can experience all of them on this itinerary.

Elephants in Chobe National Park
Map of Discover Southern Africa's Natural Wonders: Kruger, Victoria Falls & Chobe - 7 Days
Discover Southern Africa's Natural Wonders: Kruger, Victoria Falls & Chobe - 7 Days

This wildlife adventure combines some of Southern Africa's most beautiful natural sights, including Victoria Falls and safaris in Kruger National Park. Perfect for those wishing to see wild game roaming the savanna while sipping their morning coffee in luxury accommodation, this trip offers endless opportunities to marvel at wildlife in their natural habitats. Traverse three countries while enjoying sunset river cruises and multiple safaris in a region with Africa's largest concentration of elephants.

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