While we may be enjoying warmer weather and extended sun-filled days, there’s nothing wrong with feeling a bit nostalgic and looking back on autumn in the Mother City, especially when it’s been voted the most Instagrammed autumn city in Africa with 2 017 hashtags.


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Premier Inn has done the painstakingly research on over 350 cities on Instagram to reveal the places that are being photographed and shared the most on the social media platform during the autumn season.  

The number of hashtags for #autumnincity and #fallincity were counted and compared for cities in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East.  

Instagrammers are wrapping themselves up warm and tight to capture the bright marigold and bronze leaves that can be found changing colour across the UK’s cities. The nation’s most popular autumn city is London, followed by the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

However, it’s the most popular autumnal choice in Africa that really has us buzzing. While Capetonians enjoyed the mild days throughout March and May, they took the time to document the changing colours and beauty of the Mother City with over 2 000 hashtags on Instagram. South African cities such as Johannesburg and Durban came in second and third place respectively. 


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Here is the full list of all the African cities:
  • Cape Town – 2 017
  • Johannesburg – 250
  • Durban – 128
  • Marrakech – 32
  • Cairo – 20


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