2. Cape Town, South Africa
As well as being tourist central, South Africa’s Cape Town — surrounding Table Mountain — is an economic power house. The city is South Africa’s second main economic centre and Africa’s third main economic hub city.
The city was recently named as the most entrepreneurial city in South Africa, with the percentage of Capetonians pursuing business opportunities almost three times higher than the national average.
Cape Town has recently enjoyed a booming real estate and construction market, partly because of the 2010 World Cup as well as many people buying summer homes in the city or relocating there permanently.
Cape Town’s public transport infrastructure was also given a boost by the world cup.