According to the third edition of the MasterCard Index of Global Destination Cities, Johannesburg will be Africa's most visited city in 2013. The largest city in South Africa is expected to have 2.5 mil visitors in 2013. The growth rate of international visitor arrivals in 2013 is set be 5.5%. Looking at visitor cross-border spending, Johannesburg will also be Africa's top city. The visitor cross-border spending is estimated to be US$2.7 bil in 2013 (+3.4%). Looking at the global Top 20 in Growth Rates of International Visitor Arrivals (2009 to 2013), Johannesburg is currently on position 20 with a growth rate of 53.6% and therefore again the top city on the continent.
Cape Town, Durban (South Africa), Maputo, Beira (Mozambique), Nairobi (Kenya) and Kampala (Uganda) were also covered by the MasterCard Index of Global Destination Cities, but did not make it to the Top 10 lists mentioned.
The MasterCard Index of Global Destination Cities ranks cities in terms of the number of their total international visitor arrivals and the cross-border spending by these same visitors in the destination cities, and gives visitor and passenger growth forecasts for 2013. For more info about the MasterCard Index click here (pdf).