Cape Town most congested city in South Africa

Johannesburg now in second place

Cape Town is the most congested city in South Africa according to the annual global traffic index report for 2013 by navigation company TomTom.

The result means that Cape Town has overtaken Johannesburg which was previously the country's worst city for traffic.

Cape Town received a 27 per cent congestion level, meaning that motorists need to add 27 per cent to the time it takes in free-flowing traffic to reach their destination. This figure compares to 25 per cent in Johannesburg.

Traffic authorities in Cape Town highlighted the N1 road into the centre as the worst route during rush hour, with motorists regularly stuck in traffic from 06.15 to 09.30 as they make their way into town.

The report also said that South Africans spend an annual average of 10 working days stuck in traffic.

Cape Town was rated the 33rd-most congested city in the world, while Moscow was the worst with a 74 per cent rating.