Spend a week meeting some of South Africa's main attractions with this trip plan. Travel down the coastal roads outside Cape Town, which will lead you to world-class wineries, stunning scenery, and charming colonies of penguins. Keep going up to Kruger National Park for two nights of safari on the plains.
South Africa 7-Day Tours & Itineraries
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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Spend a week surveying southern Africa's wildlife on this seven-day outing. Spend three days touring Cape Town and its surroundings before you fly off to see the rush of Victoria Falls. Stay on the water with a riverboat safari down the Zambezi river to watch for animals on the banks.
"Chasing the light"—a photographer's true calling—has never been this invigorating as you explore the most 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.
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.
Take a week to wheel your wee ones through South Africa's family attractions. Lounge on the beach, rotate your way up the cable car of Table Mountain, and frolic through Franschhoek before spending three days finding the animals of the Shamwari Game Reserve.
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 out to a safari on the Eastern Cape.
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 week-long itinerary. Split your time between Cape Town and Johannesburg for wine tours, food walks, interactive storytelling experiences, and more.
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.
Take a week to try out some of South Africa's land attractions on this trip. Drive the scenic routes surrounding Cape Town up the coast, dig in to the agricultural scene of Stellenbosch and all its delicious products, and hike the caves and mountains of Cederberg in search of ancient art.
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.
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.