- The Mother City is a favourite for international travellers
- Cape Town boasts a host of activities which have become world-famous
- The most famous of all is the iconic Table Mountain which gives Cape Town its unique skyline
Over 39 000 people can't be wrong. Telegraph readers voted Cape Town the best city in the world for the 7th consecutive year. Telegraph readers were asked to vote for the best city in the world, with Cape Town being the winner.
Briefly.co.za learned that second place was Vancouver, Canada and third place Kyoto, Japan. The fact that Cape Town has managed to win every year for the past seven years against the stiff competition is a testament to the beauty of the Mother City.
International tourism is a cutthroat industry and having an attraction like Cape Town is a massive advantage for South Africa.
The Telegraph readers were asked to give reasons why they chose the best city in the world and here are some reasons Cape Town came in first place.
People wrote in that they enjoyed seeing the Boulder's penguins, touring the Winelands, retail therapy at the V&A Waterfront, taking a day out to the Cape Point, strolling through Kirstenbosch gardens, the colourful houses and the call to prayer in the Bo-Kaap according to the southafrican.com.
The jewel in the crown, of course, was visiting Table Mountain.
“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.
Here is a list of the top 20 cities that Telegraph readers voted for:
- Cape Town
- St Petersburg
- Luang Prabang
- New Orleans
- New York
- Buenos Aires
Recently, Briefly.co.za reported on another tourist attraction which recently made history with Durban opening up the longest beach promenade in Africa.
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