Mumbai emerged as a hot new destination, with more South Africans booking flights to Bollywood central than in previous years. People love the city for its energy, bustle and culture. African destinations:
Windhoek, Harare and Maputo remain South Africans’ favourite destinations on the continent. Local spots:
Though it’s hard to calculate how many people drive to specific destinations, in terms of flights alone, Joburg, Cape Town, Durban, George and Port Elizabeth are our most flown-to destinations. The Joburg-to-Cape Town route remains our busiest air route.
Emerging hot location: Réunion Island Since dropping its visa regulations, Réunion Island is emerging as one of South Africa’s favourite new holiday destinations. Reached via a four-hour Air Austral flight, this French island east of Madagascar is known for its volcanic rainforested interior, offshore reefs, beaches and creole culture. Notable mentions:
Another destination that became popular among South Africans this year was Vietnam. This stunning Southeast Asian country is affordable and culturally rich, while offering spectacular natural beauty. Other destinations that remain popular are those with no visa requirements, including Thailand and Mauritius.