Cape Town voted the Best City in the World

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Cape Town top voted as the greatest city on earth (again) according to a recent poll

90 000 readers of The Telegraph in Britain have cast their votes and they have given Cape Town the accolade as The Best City in the World. This is the fifth time that readers have chosen the Mother City as their favourite city.

In an article on The Telegraph’s website they explained why readers think that Cape Town is the world’s best city. In it there was praise for the splendid vistas and sea views where southern right and humpbacks whales can be observed. This while sipping world class wines from the four main wine regions in the Western Cape – Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington and Paarl.

Readers also love the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit they encounter when they visit townships and areas such as the Langa Quarter with its jazz bars and vibrant cafes.

It seems like it’s the untouched landscapes that is the real drawcard.  Tourists prefer the fact that Cape Town is geographically removed from other generally overpopulated holiday destinations. They journey over 9 000 km’s just to take another short drive to a game reserve where they can view the Big Five in their natural surroundings.

Hiking up Table Mountain, surfing in turquoise waters or visiting the Kirstenbosch botanical garden stay firm favourites. Visitors flock to Boulders Beach to meet penguins on the southern tip of Africa or take day trips to Seal Island to spot great white sharks and seals.

Cape Town is also known for top quality restaurants serving award-winning meals and we’re sure that shopping with pounds must be a highlight for any British tourist.

It’s important to note that although we welcome visitors, we’re also in the midst of the biggest drought in over a century and that those visiting our beautiful city should be urged to become water wise in every circumstance.

Other tourist highlights:

  • Visiting the Zeitz MOCAA, set to become Africa’s most important cultural attraction.
  • Road trips up the West Coast or down the Garden Route
  • Robben Island to visits to see Nelson Mandela’s prison cell
  • Staying in affordable, luxury hotels
  • Meeting the friendly locals (yes, that’s us!)
  • Learning more about our history at the District Six Museum, Iziko South Africa Museum and the Slave Lodge


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Submitted 20 Dec 17 / Views 1701