Topnews, South Africa, Tourism

06. December 2013

Telegraph readers vote Cape Town tops

South Africa’s “Mother City” beat runners-up Vancouver and Venice to take the accolade for the second year running.

Cape Town got the nod as the favourite city worldwide from more than 75 000 readers of British news site the Telegraph in the 2013 Telegraph Travel Awards.

“The three cities nominated by Telegraph readers for this award are all beside the sea. But of the three, there is only one in which you can surf the Atlantic, climb mountains, eat in Michelin-starred restaurants, stay in both historical and super-hip accommodation, indulge in wine tours and still find time to relax on the beach (with or without penguins). That, of course, is Cape Town.”

The Telegraph Travel Awards is an annual event which asks readers to vote for their travel favourites in categories such as best city, best country, best travel website, best travel app and more. This year’s survey garnered 75 000 consumer votes from Telegraph readers.

Cape Town also recently ranked as the number three city in the world in Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel 2014”. The city has an exciting year ahead as it plays out its title of World Design Capital 2014. Source:



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