Popular Cities in Africa

Top cities in Africa, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

Marrakech #1 most popular location
Not long ago, Marrakech was a poor, bustling caravan town. It’s still bustling, but the poverty has long since drained away, replaced with moneyed European tourists and plenty of air condit…
586travelers 243reviews 139blogs
Cape Town #2 most popular location
The iconic image of Cape Town centers around a severe drop off, from the top of the magical, inspiring peaks of Table Mountains right down to the seal laden beaches and shark-infested waters …
1,750travelers 155reviews 162blogs
Cairo #3 most popular location
Cairo or (Al-Qahira as pronounced by Egyptians), one of the oldest cities in the world, the Capital and the biggest city in Egypt, only the river Nile is separating Cairo from Giza as locals …
2,434travelers 217reviews 193blogs
Johannesburg #4 most popular location
Sadly for Johannesburg, if there’s one thing that it’s known for internationally, it’s the quite incredible murder rate. Certain parts of the city see body bags appearing on an all-but …
854travelers 59reviews 94blogs
Sharm El Sheikh #5 most popular location
An ever more popular diving destination that’s tourist numbers seem to soar on an almost day by day basis, Sharm El Sheikh makes its name though an enticing mix of adventure and relaxation,…
201travelers 78reviews 29blogs
Fez #6 most popular location
Fes is one of the four so-called "imperial cities" (the others are Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat). It is separated into three parts, Fes el Bali (the old, walled city), Fes-Jdid (new Fes, home …
98travelers 70reviews 28blogs
Nairobi #7 most popular location
Traditionally known as the “green city in the sun”, and long a center of importance in the region, Nairobi is the most populated city in East Africa, as well as the largest city and capit…
646travelers 114reviews 95blogs
Luxor #8 most popular location
The South Egyptian city of Luxor has been nicknamed by some enterprising locals as ‘the world’s greatest open air museum’ and while that may be emphasizing the point a little too much, …
88travelers 54reviews 92blogs
Hurghada #9 most popular location
One of the major tourist headquarters along the Red Sea for European travelers is Hurghada. It is a relatively modern resort town, and while it boasts a wide variety of resorts and restaurant…
90travelers 43reviews 20blogs
Essaouira #10 most popular location
Essaouira, formerly known as "Mogador" is a popular sea-side medina (walled) town, located about a 2.5 hours drive west of Marrakech on the Atlantic coast. The city's walls have been kept in …
34travelers 27reviews 20blogs
Accra #11 most popular location
Accra is the bustling capital city of Ghana. It is located in the southeastern part of the country along the Atlantic coast. It is Ghana's largest city. Points of interest are the Makola Mark…
245travelers 24reviews 51blogs
Casablanca #12 most popular location
While most people immediately think of the movie going by the same name, Casablanca is much different than it was portrayed in the film that popularized the name. These days it is the industr…
443travelers 40reviews 78blogs
Hammamet #13 most popular location
Hammamet is one of the most touristic places in Tunisia. You can find in Old Hammamet The Medina. A very nice place. If you are early in the year, you may find it disturbing that the people f…
13travelers 19reviews 9blogs
Durban #14 most popular location
Durban is a culturally rich city in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. With a population of about 3.5 million and a subtropical climate with beautiful long stretching beaches it's ea…
292travelers 21reviews 22blogs
Dahab #15 most popular location
Dahab is a small town in the Sinai Peninsula by the Red Sea. The Red Sea is known for its diverse ecosystem that is a must-see for many a traveler and local. The waters are clear blues and gr…
41travelers 40reviews 26blogs
Agadir #16 most popular location
130travelers 19reviews 5blogs
Pretoria #17 most popular location
The Administrative capital of South Africa is a beautiful city famous because of the blooming Jacaranda's in October where the whole city with over 100 000 Jacaranda Trees turns purple, and t…
244travelers 8reviews 17blogs
Knysna #18 most popular location
Knysna is one of the Southern Cape coast's best known holiday destinations, situated between lush forests and the shores of the peaceful lagoon - it offers many activities and attractions of …
13travelers 5reviews 10blogs
Addis Ababa #19 most popular location
Addis is a safe city you can walk around anytime of the day, taxis are helpful and not costly if you know where exactly your destination (plan ahead) the city is pretty big to get around. …
148travelers 36reviews 17blogs
Zanzibar #20 most popular location
An archipelago off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar as a whole is a grouping of Zanzibar Island, Pemba Island, and a variety of other smaller islands that create the perfect environment for an…
358travelers 36reviews 47blogs
Arusha #21 most popular location
Arusha is a city of northern Tanzania surrounded by some of Africa's most famous landscapes and national parks. Beautifully situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch…
141travelers 38reviews 38blogs
Stellenbosch #22 most popular location
Stellenbosch is largely a university town in the heart of the Cape winelands. Would you want much more as a visitor? Great parties and great wine. There are some superb wine farms, restaurant…
39travelers 11reviews 9blogs
Mombasa #23 most popular location
Mombasa is a city built on an island (Mombasa Island).It was founded by Arabs in the 11. century. The city is the only major seaport in Kenya and also the nation's second largest city with mo…
106travelers 37reviews 18blogs
Aswan #24 most popular location
The southernmost city in Egypt, sitting along the eastern bank of the Nile River at the very first cataract, Aswan promotes an almost mystical way of life that is nearly devoid of rainfall. T…
28travelers 17reviews 51blogs
Ouarzazate #25 most popular location
Ouarzazate ( ورزازات, Warzāzāt) (called The door of the desert), is a city in southern Morocco. Its name comes from a Berber phrase meaning "without noise" or "without confusion".…
30travelers 9reviews 11blogs
Rabat #26 most popular location
Rabat is located North of Morroco, about two hours away from Casablanca. There is a lot of tourism in Rabat for two main reasons: sits right on the shores of the Atlantic and it is about tw…
175travelers 22reviews 11blogs
Dar es Salaam #27 most popular location
Dar es Salaam is Arabic and literally means "The residence of peace". It is Tanzania's largest and richest city, the largest city in eastern Africa by population, and a regionally important e…
132travelers 28reviews 37blogs
Tangier #28 most popular location
Tangier has a long history of conflict, ever since it was settled in by the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians. In the 5th century, it was occupied by the Vandals. Then during the 6th century …
118travelers 19reviews 22blogs
Port Elizabeth #29 most popular location
Port Elizabeth (or PE for short)is part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality it is a popular destination for South African tourists based on its friendly people (it is called t…
76travelers 4reviews 15blogs
Kampala #30 most popular location
Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. With a population of 1,208,544 (2002), it is the largest city in Uganda. It is located in the district of Kampala. Kampala is a very populated city w…
224travelers 58reviews 28blogs
Sousse #31 most popular location
Sousse is a city of Tunisia. Located 140 km south of Tunis, the city has 220,000 inhabitants. It is in the central-east of the country, on the Gulf of Hammamet, which is a part of the Mediter…
28travelers 20reviews 6blogs
Merzouga #32 most popular location
Merzouga is a small village in south-eastern Morocco. It is located right on the edge of a large Saharan erg (sand sea) named Erg Chebbi. Merzouga is about 35km's from Rissani and a paved roa…
28travelers 18reviews 18blogs
Giza #33 most popular location
Giza or (e'Giza as pronounced by Egyptians) the hometown of the famous pyramids is the most famous location of the Giza Plateau; the site of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world…
192travelers 22reviews 24blogs
Alexandria #34 most popular location
With a population of 3.5 to 5 million, its the second-largest city in Egypt, and is the largest seaport that serves about 80% of all of Egypts imports and exports. Alexandria is also a very i…
396travelers 18reviews 28blogs
Livingstone #35 most popular location
People travel from all over the world to visit the Victoria Falls. When explorer David Livingstone first laid eyes upon the falls, he said 'scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angel…
20travelers 33reviews 36blogs
Dakar #36 most popular location
Dakar is the bustling capital city of Senegal and a major destination or connection point for travelers to West Africa with its international airport, Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor Inter…
131travelers 5reviews 37blogs
Meknes #37 most popular location
Meknes is a city in northern Morocco, located 130 kilometres from the capital Rabat and 60 kilometres from Fes. A Berber tribe called the Miknasa settled there in the 10th century, and a t…
30travelers 22reviews 13blogs
Plettenberg Bay #38 most popular location
Plettenberg Bay or "baai" in Afrikaans, is a resort town for many South Africans. It is a quaint town set aside the ocean on a hill, with lots of shopping, restaurants, and outdoor activities…
7travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Djerba #39 most popular location
7travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Mahe #40 most popular location
12travelers 5reviews 7blogs
Bloemfontein #41 most popular location
Bloemfontein, settled in the heart of South Africa, in th Free state. Bloemfontein is rich with history from the Anglo Boer war and the historic buildings are there to prove it. If traveli…
28travelers 7reviews 4blogs
Tunis #42 most popular location
Close to the ruins of the legendary Carthage, the Heart and Brain of Tunisia, with roughly a fifth of the whole country's population, Tunis is a city with many facets. Both the Ottoman and…
216travelers 18reviews 19blogs
Chefchaouen #43 most popular location
Chefchaouen is a "dry" city in the North of Morocco, which means there is no alcohol except in certain hotels. All the houses are painted blue or/and white giving Chefchaouen a really magical…
17travelers 20reviews 9blogs
Victoria Falls #44 most popular location
Without a shadow of a doubt, Victoria Falls is Zimbabwe's biggest tourist destination. The town is aptly named after Victoria Falls, and its main purpose is to accommodate visitors wishing to…
155travelers 9reviews 44blogs
Franschhoek #45 most popular location
Franschhoek was originally a settlement of the French Huguenots who came over to South Africa to avoid persecution. They settled and started to produce wine. Great job too. Franschhoek ne…
4reviews 3blogs
Praslin #46 most popular location
4travelers 9reviews 8blogs
Oudtshoorn #47 most popular location
Oudtshoorn, South Africa (Old Horn directly translated into English), is located approximately 1 hour (by car) north of George, which is the location of the closest airport and approximately …
7travelers 7reviews 10blogs
Masai Mara #48 most popular location
36travelers 11reviews 11blogs
Kempton Park #49 most popular location
13travelers 1reviews
Swakopmund #50 most popular location
Swakopmund is often accused of being more German than Germany. I wouldn't know, since I've never been to Germany, but the town is certainly full to the brim with colonial architecture. The co…
9travelers 13reviews 35blogs
Windhoek #51 most popular location
91travelers 17reviews 29blogs
Lagos #52 most popular location
Lagos is a metropolis in Nigeria with over 21 million people living in the city and surrounding area. It is also the most populous African city, with current estimation of being the seventh f…
200travelers 14reviews 18blogs
Marsa Alam #53 most popular location
Marsa Alam is a small town situated at the Red Sea Coast of Egypt. The town itself is quite small but the dessert-like area around it is a little bigger and it also belongs to the area of Mar…
10travelers 6reviews 5blogs
Monastir #54 most popular location
Monastir is a city on the central shore of Tunisia, in the Sahel area. Traditionally a fishing port, Monastir is now a major tourist resort, with loads of all-inclusive resorts stretching alo…
14travelers 6reviews 2blogs
Nelspruit #55 most popular location
Nelspruit is the provincial capital of Mpumalanga Province in South Africa. It is one of the major South African tourist destinations, due to its proximity to the world-famous Kruger National…
13travelers 4reviews 8blogs
Antananarivo #56 most popular location
50travelers 8reviews 20blogs
Umhlanga #57 most popular location
3travelers 1reviews
Moshi #58 most popular location
Moshi is a small town at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. It has lots of great markets, restaurants and hotels around and is a fantastic place to visit, whether you are climbing Kilimanjaro or …
27travelers 10reviews 40blogs
Hoedspruit #59 most popular location
Hoedspruit borders on the Kruger National Park and lies in the heart of the central Limpopo lowveld. Hoedspruit is conveniently situated to explore the many game lodges, game reserves and oth…
10travelers 6reviews 2blogs
Somerset West #60 most popular location
A town encircled by exquisite mountains and hills covered in vineyards, with views of the nearby ocean, sandy beaches, this is Somerset West. It is a veritable paradise for all who appreciate…
13travelers 1blogs
Hazyview #61 most popular location
2travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Ouagadougou #62 most popular location
Ouagadougou, situated on the central plateau (12.4° N 1.5° W), grew around the imperial palace of the Mogho Naaba. Being an administrative center of colonial rule, it became an important ur…
20travelers 18reviews 5blogs
Port el Kantaoui #63 most popular location
7reviews 1blogs
Mossel Bay #64 most popular location
Situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, beautiful Mossel Bay is a coastal village and harbour of the World Famous Garden Route. This popular holiday town is surrounded by a sun…
8travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Kruger National Park #65 most popular location
One of the largest game reserves in Africa along the borders of Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Kruger National Park is a unique place in the African landscape which is also part of the Kruger to Ca…
38travelers 8reviews 22blogs
Tripoli #66 most popular location
Tripoli in English and طرابلس in arabic said like Tarabloss, and tripoli or trabloss is one of the bigest two cities in libya.
89travelers 4reviews 12blogs
Serengeti #67 most popular location
The Serengeti ecosystem is located in north-western Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya. The region contains several national parks and game reserves. Blue Wildebeests, gazelles, zebr…
54travelers 7reviews 21blogs
Lusaka #68 most popular location
The largest city and the capital of Zambia is Lusaka. It is located in South Central Zambia approximately 5-7 hours north of Livingstone and the border with Zimbabwe. The city is densely po…
57travelers 11reviews 16blogs
Ukunda #69 most popular location
4travelers 1reviews 3blogs
Entebbe #70 most popular location
Entebbe is a city located in Uganda and has a population of about 90,900 people. It is located right on the shores of Lake Victoria about 45 minutes drive from Kampala. "Entebbe", is a Lug…
27travelers 13reviews 13blogs
Cape Coast #71 most popular location
Cape Coast is the capital of the Fante people and Central Region of Ghana. It is home to the University of Cape Coast and several boarding schools that produced many of the leaders of the cou…
20travelers 12reviews 11blogs
Kigali #72 most popular location
Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda, with a population of nearly 1.5 million people. It is home to the famous Hotel Rwanda and several genocide memorials.
54travelers 16reviews 14blogs
Wilderness #73 most popular location
Located at the famous Garden Route of South-Africa Wilderniss is a small village that packs a big punch. The village is located at the a long beach with the more warmer indian ocean. The Gard…
3travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Maputo #74 most popular location
Maputo, formerly Lourenço Marques, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. A port on the Indian Ocean, its economy is centered around the harbour. It has an official population of app…
50travelers 7reviews 16blogs
Gansbaai #75 most popular location
For many years Gansbaai was this tiny village which hardly anyone used to now about. With the main industry being Fishing. Then Gansbaai experienced a tourism boom with the attraction of S…
4travelers 8reviews 6blogs
Santa Maria #76 most popular location
1travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Taroudant #77 most popular location
4travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Simon's Town #78 most popular location
Simons Town is on the Cape Peninsula, between Cape Town and Cape Point. It is home to Boulders Beach, where you can see plenty of penguins and is also the main naval base for South Africa. T…
2travelers 6reviews 3blogs
Malindi #79 most popular location
7travelers 7reviews 6blogs
Taba #80 most popular location
For those briefly passing through, Taba was a budding tourist area until an act of terrorism effectively ruined/constricted its commercial growth for a period. It is currently growing its tou…
3travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Paarl #81 most popular location
Paarl is a growing town located in the breathtakingly beautiful area of Berg river valley. The scenery is absolutely inspiring with mountains, rivers and many flowers. The scenic beauty of th…
12travelers 2blogs
Naivasha #82 most popular location
3travelers 10reviews 11blogs
Tozeur #83 most popular location
3travelers 2reviews 4blogs
Kumasi #84 most popular location
Kumasi is the capital of the Ashanti region in the southern central part of Ghana. The name Kumasi and the city establishment are much older than the Ashanti people. A Brief History As…
23travelers 4reviews 14blogs
George #85 most popular location
20travelers 1reviews
Lalibela #86 most popular location
13travelers 10reviews 14blogs
Harare #87 most popular location
The Capital, and largest city of Zimbabwe. Very modern for an Arfican city. Past british influences are still partially visible....also MacDonanalds can be found here.
71travelers 4reviews 6blogs
Zagora #88 most popular location
Zagora (30° 19′ 50″ N, 5° 50′ 17″ W) is a small town in the Draa River valley, Morocco. It is the largest town for 150km and is nicknamed 'the hottest place in Morocco'. Whether thi…
7travelers 2reviews 5blogs
Grand Baie #89 most popular location
Grand Baie is a coastal village in Mauritius located in Rivière du Rempart. In the 17th century the Dutch used to call Grand Baie the 'Bay Without End'. Today it appears as though it's the d…
4travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Addo #90 most popular location
4travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Sal #91 most popular location
7travelers 5reviews
El Gouna #92 most popular location
El Gouna is located about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north from Hurghada. It’s a complete artificial red-sea tourist resort and has been established from about 1990. El Gouna specializes …
5travelers 5reviews 1blogs
Jinja #93 most popular location
Jinja is a major town in Uganda on the north shore of Lake Victoria. On the major route between the capital Kampala and Kenya. Jinja lies in the south east of Uganda, 87 km north east of t…
15travelers 13reviews 16blogs
Etosha #94 most popular location
The dry, dazzlingly white landscape of Etosha National Park is home to a vast amount of African wildlife. The park surrounds the Etosha Pan: a giant salty and flat expanse that covers part of…
9travelers 4reviews 16blogs
Gordon's Bay #95 most popular location
Gordon's Bay is a beautiful coastal town at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains and the False Bay Coast. The town is +- 40 minutes drive from Cape Town and +- 30 minutes from the air…
2travelers 1blogs
Nakuru #96 most popular location
26travelers 10reviews 7blogs
Abu Simbel #97 most popular location
Abu Simbel is an archaelogical site comprising two massive rock temples in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser. It is part of the UNESCO world heritage site known as the Nubian …
6travelers 2reviews 12blogs
Nuweiba #98 most popular location
1travelers 5reviews 2blogs
Kilimanjaro #99 most popular location
It is an amazing experience to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. To stand under the signpost for the mandatory picture (for the "Look! I made it! show-&-tell when you come home), enjoyin…
217travelers 5reviews 25blogs
Stone Town #100 most popular location
Stone Town also known as Mji Mkongwe (Swahili for "old town") is the old part of Zanzibar City, the main city of Zanzibar, in Tanzania, as opposed to Ng'ambo (Swahili for 'the other side'). I…
8travelers 12reviews 6blogs