Number of tourists in South Africa from 2012 to 2023

Number of tourists in South Africa from 2012 to 2023 (in millions)*

by S. Lock, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Number of tourists in South Africa from 2012 to 2023 In 2018, the number of tourists in South Africa amounted to 16.44 million – a figure that steadily increased over the past five years and is expected to see growth in the future. By 2023, it was forecasted that the number of tourists in South Africa would reach 19.6 million.
 South Africa tourist arrivals

South Africa came second in a ranking of the leading African countries in terms of international tourist arrivals. It only had around one million less international tourist arrivals than the most visited country, Morocco. The tourism industry is one of the key industries in South Africa attracting visitors from all over the world. In 2018, the largest number of visitors to South Africa from a non-African country came from the United Kingdom with 430,708 visitors.

  Who has the most hotels in Africa?

South Africa offered the highest number of chain and branded hotels in relation to other selected African countries in 2017, with a figure amounting to 430. Comparatively, Morocco, which was top of the list of most visited African countries, accounted for a smaller total of 153 chain and branded hotels.
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Number of tourists in South Africa from 2012 to 2023 (in millions)*

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