The draw was made after the Blitzboks beat Fiji 26-14 in Saturday’s Cup Final in Dubai to win the opening leg of the 2016/’17 World Rugby Sevens series.
For their efforts, the South Africans took home 22 log points for the early lead in the standings.
They will be the defending champions at their home event at Cape Town Stadium.
Pools for the Cape Town:
Pool A:South Africa, Australia, USA, Russia
Pool B: Fiji, France, Kenya, Japan
Pool C: England, New Zealand, Argentina, Canada
Pool D: Wales, Scotland, Samoa, Uganda