Top African destinations for the High Networth Individuals in 2016

 AfrAsia Bank Africa 2017 recently released the ‘Wealth Report’ published by New World Wealth in association with AfrAsia Bank. The report reviewed the top destinations in Africa for the wealthy.

According to the report, Africa received approximately 48,000 multi-millionaire visitors in 2016, up from 43,000 in 2015.

Four Seasons Seychelles
Four Seasons Seychelles

Africa: Most visited countries by the super-rich, 2016

Country   No. of multi-millionaire visitors in 2016    
South Africa 15 000
Morocco 5 000
Botswana 4 000
Kenya 4 000
Mauritius 3 000
Seychelles 3 000
Tanzania 2 000
Egypt 2 000
Uganda 1 000
Zambia 1 000
Mozambique 1 000
Nigeria 1 000
Note: Figures rounded to nearest 1,000.
Source: New World Wealth

South Africa was the most popular African destination for the super-rich, with approximately 15,000 multi-millionaires visiting the country during the year. Major destinations for them within South Africa included: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Umhlanga, Durban, Paarl, Franschoek, Stellenbosch and Kruger Park (mainly around Sabi Sands).

12 Apostles Cape Town, South Africa
12 Apostles Cape Town, South Africa

The most popular hotels and lodges for millionaires (HNWIs) in Africa over the past year are listed below.


Africa: Most popular hotels for HNWIs, 2016
Rank Hotel Location    
1 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa Cape Town, SA
2 Four Seasons Seychelles Seychelles
3 Lost City and Sun City Sun City, SA
4 La Mamounia Marrakesh, Morocco
5 The Beverley Hills Umhlanga, SA
Source: New World Wealth

Major destinations for them in the rest of Africa included: Marrakech in Morocco, Casablanca in Morocco, Cairo in Egypt, Nairobi in Kenya, the Serengeti in Tanzania, Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, the Masai Mara in Kenya, Livingstone in Zambia and the Okavango Swamps in Botswana. Gorilla safaris in the Virunga Mountains and the Bwindi Forest (Uganda) were also popular.

Africa: Most popular safari lodges for HNWIs, 2016
Rank Lodge Location    
1 Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania
2 Ngala Tented Camp Kruger Park, SA
3 Savanna Kruger Park, SA
4 Royal Livingstone Livingstone, Zambia
5 Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp Masai Mara, Kenya
Source: New World Wealth

Note: “Multimillionaires” refer to individuals with net assets of US$10 million or more.Mara

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