Kruger Park roars ahead on most Instagrammed global travel destinations

Impalas during a sunset at the Kruger National Park. Image: iStock
The Kruger National Park has cracked the nod as one of the most popular tourist destinations to feature on Instagram.

TravelBird‚ an online travel agency‚ has compiled a list of the 470 most Instagrammed travel destinations in the world‚ based on which locations are accompanied by the most hashtags.

The mobile photo-sharing app allows users to share photographs and short video clips.

TravelBird ranked the Kruger Park‚ the oldest and largest game reserve in South Africa‚ as the 49th most popular tourist destination with 410 763 tags.

But a quick scan of Instagram on Friday afternoon by TimesLive showed that Table Mountain in Cape Town had more than 500 000 tags.

The top five most Instagrammed destinations globally‚ according to Travel Bird‚ are:

● Disneyland in California with 14 615 952 tags

● Eiffel Tower‚ Paris with 7 253 011 tags

● Walt Disney World‚ Florida with 5 465 098 tags

● South Beach‚ Florida with 4 689 396; and

● Berlin Wall‚ Berlin with 4 595 501 tags.

The only other African country on the list was Egypt at number 28 with the Giza Pyramids having 966 252 tags.

SUNDAY TIMES TRAVEL BY PETRU SAAL

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