According to the Mastercard Global Cities Destination Index 2016, Johannesburg and Cape Town will be the most-visited (by overnight international visitors) cities in Sub-Saharan Africa with 3.60 million (+6.2% compared to 2015) visitors and 1.37 million (+6.2% compared to 2015) visitors respectively. While in Johannesburg, visitors are estimated to spend a total of US$1.7 billions; in Cape Town, visitors will spend US$1.0 billion.
Cape Town will also be the fastest-growing destination city by international overnight visitors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CAGR 2009 & 2016 = +2.9%), followed by Johannesburg (CAGR 2009 & 2016 = +2.3%).
In terms of purpose of visit (business, leisure plus other purposes) and expenditure breakdown by category (accommodation, food & beverage, shopping, local transport, local services, misc.), Cape Town will also be ranked first in Sub-Saharan Africa, followed by Johannesburg.
The peak months for visiting Cape Town are, according to the Mastercard Global Cities Destination Index 2016, November to February, while most of the overnight international visitors are visiting Johannesburg in August and between October and December.
The Mastercard Global Cities Destination Index 2016 also provides statistics regarding Johannesburg's top five feeder cities. London in the UK is Joburg's most important feeder city, feeding 373,000 visitors who spend 285,000 million there. Harare (Zimbabwe) is the second most important, feeding 294,000 visitors with US$106 million in spending followed by Frankfurt (Germany) with 233,000 visitors and US$84 million spending. Maputo (Mozambique) is ranked fourth with 185.000 visitors (spending: US$41 million) and Paris (France) fifth with 163,000 visitors (spending: US$155 million).