Johannesburg versus Cape Town

Posted on Oct 19 2015 - 5:01pm by Adam Meaden

There’s a known lighthearted rivalry between the two South African cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town, but how they match up when compared with each other?

Whilst both cities are known for their laid back lifestyle, beautiful scenery, friendly locals and vibrant nightlife there are some great differences that separate the two. CheapFlights have made an infographic which looks at just how the two major cities are different. Are you team Johannesburg or team Cape Town?

Johannesburg wins the claim to being not only the largest city in South Africa but also the largest city in the world that isn’t situated near a body of water. Cape Town might not be able to make such claims, but they can big up the fact that they are surrounded by majestic natural wonders such as the Table Mountain.

If you want famous national parks and to go visit “the world’s largest man made forest”, then Johannesburg is the place you want to visit. Housing a population of around 4.4 million people, the city of Johannesburg is also known for the Hillbrow Tower and the Gold Reef City. Famous people who come from Johannesburg include Charlize Theron and Trevor Noah.

Anyone interested in vineyards, botanical gardens and beautiful beaches will find Cape Town the ideal place. Known for not only it’s International Jazz Festival, it also has an annual kite festival and houses the Cape Town Stadium. Desmond Tutu can also call Cape Town his home.

Check out the infographic below for some fascinating facts on the two South African cities and maybe you might get the opportunity to visit both so that you can compare them in real life.


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Adam is based in Manchester, UK. Continuing to write outside of work, Adam enjoys writing short scripts and articles for his own blog. He is a big fan of going on short, adventures around Europe whenever he can.