Cape Town voted best city in the world

Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane would like to congratulate Cape Town for being voted best city in the world for seven years in a row by Telegraph readers.
The award was decided by over 39 000 readers who voted as part of the Telegraph Travel Awards survey.

Cape Town won the top spot ahead of other mega tourist cities such as Vancouver, Kyoto, New York, Rome, Florence and many others. “The original Khoi inhabitants named the iconic flat-topped massif “Hoerikwaggo,” Mountain of the Sea, and it is precisely this unique geography, towering mountains that drop, at times perpendicularly, into the vast blue, that is so seductive,” said the Telegraph.

In addition to appreciating the splendor of and climbing Table Mountain, tourists can also visit Boulder’s penguins, take a trip to the Winelands for wine tasting surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes and century-old architecture, or go on a tour to Robben Island, one of South Africa’s World Heritage Site.

“Cape Town is one of the clear illustrations of what makes South Africa a destination of choice for tourists across the globe. The diversity of tourist attractions and the diverse cultures of the multiple population groups that make up the inhabitants of the city make Cape Town a unique tourist destination.

It is these unique features of the city that provide visitors of the city the most authentic and memorable South African tourism experience,” said Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.

This content was issued by the Department of Tourism.

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