PICS: Top 10 most Instagrammed hashtags in SA

2016-01-06 16:00 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - It's no secret that the South African Mother City is perhaps the biggest drawcard for international tourists. 

It is a one-stop South African hub where you can get the Robben Island Nelson Mandela prison experience, see one of the 7 natural wonders of the world Table Mountain and get the best views and wine from the tip of the African continent all in one go. 

So much is it loved, that a total of 634 000 hashtags for only six iconic landmarks in Cape Town are currently posted on Instagram. And this is only including photos which are captioned with the simple hashtags mentioning the landmark. 

READ: Western Cape still a winner with travellers

We went in search of the most hashtagged places in South Africa on Instagram, which is your favourite? 


10. Robben Island
#robbenisland on Instagram has been used over 20 000 times. Other variations (such as #robbenislandmuseum) have also been used, but much less frequently.




9. Gold Reef City
Over 25 000 Instagrammers have hashtagged #goldreefcity.

A photo posted by Lesa (@palesalfry) on




8. Drakensberg
The hashtag #drakensberg has been used over 35 000 times.

A photo posted by @muggyicegoat on




7. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
The Cape’s favourite botanical gardens for locals and tourist alike has over 37 000 travellers tagging #kirstenbosch. 

SEE: Discover SA's 10 Botanical Gardens




6. Cape Point
Almost 42 000 Instagrammers have used #capepoint when visiting the scenic southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula.




5. Garden Route
The Garden Route is perhaps SA's longest-stretching attraction. And with almost 50 000 tags for #gardenroute alone, it’s a popular one at that.

READ: Garden Route National Park launches brand new MTB route




4. Signal Hill
The most poplar sunset spot has to be Signal Hill. Over 95 000 people have tagged #signalhill selfies, sunsets and sunrises on Instagram.




3. Lion’s Head
Over 126 000 Instagrammers have hiked their way up the great Lion’s Head, snapped a pic and posted #lionshead to Insta.




2. Kruger National Park
The great national park pulls over 208 000 collective tags with just over 92 000 for #kruger, more than 50 000 for #krugerpark and over 66 000 for #krugernationalpark.

A photo posted by Sven Surma (@svensurma) on





1. Table Mountain
South Africa’s iconic mountain stands leagues above the rest with a whopping 314 000 tags (and counting by the second) for #tablemountain.




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