SA travellers want to visit these 10 African countries the most

2016-05-25 21:00 - Selene Brophy
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Cape Town - Today is Africa Day - and what better day to consider the beauty and untapped adventure of our African continent... and South Africans' keen interest to explore it! 

Africa travel is on a steep incline, as more and more airlines announce flight routes to, from and between countries on our great continent. Africa is becoming accessible, and we can't hide our excitement about it. 

Recent search data shared by Cheapflights shows that tourism - not business travel, actual holiday-making - is driving more travel out of South Africa with traditional holiday destinations dominating the top ten cities and top ten countries for travel from South Africa across the African continent.

Mauritius, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, the Seychelles and Morocco all sit within the top ten searched African destinations for South Africans.

The same pattern is reflected in the top cities or destinations searched for, with Victoria Falls and Harare giving Zimbabwe two spots in the top ten.

The least popular African countries for travel from South Africa are Uganda, Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo.

These are the Top African destinations from south Africa 2016 to date:

1.             Mauritius   

2.             Zimbabwe

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3.             Namibia   

4.             Tanzania  

5.             Mozambique    

6.             Zambia   

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7.             Madagascar   

8.             Seychelles   

9.             Morocco   

10.         Kenya    

Here are the top 10 cities South Africans would most like to visit, according the the new data: 

1.            Mauritius (Mauritius)

2.            Windhoek (Namibia)

3.            Harare (Zimbabwe)

4.            Zanzibar (Tanzania)

5.            Mahe Island (Seychelles)

6.            Antananarivo (Madagascar)

7.            Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

8.            Maputo (Mozambique)

9.            Nairobi (Kenya)

10.        Inhambane (Mozambique)

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