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 Why Cape Town

 

Cape Town is considered one of the best places in the world for both residents and tourists, but don't just take our word for it – see below for a list of the awards and accolades that Cape Town has received:

2014 World Design Capital
 
 
One of the Top 25 Cities in the World in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for 2013
 
One of the one of the top African cities in the category Top 10 Cities in Africa and the Middle East Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for 2013
 
Number three in the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 Top Cities
 
Number 16 in their Top 25 Travelers’ Choice World Destinations Awards
 
 
Best Overall Use of Social Media globally at the SMITTY Awards
 
SAA, 4-Star Airline ranking for 2014 by Skytrax
 
Cape Town, FlipKey.com Top 10 Wine Destinations
 
Cape Town Tourism for Mycapetownholiday.com, Digital Tourism Think Tank Awards 2013 Best in Class Award - Creative Campaigns Category
 
Number One, New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2014
 
Number One Holiday Hotspot, Theguardian.com Top 40 destination round-up
 
Fittest city in South Africa, Discovery Health’s Vitality wellness programme
 
Africa's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination, World Travel Awards 2013
 
 
Top City in Africa and the Middle-East in Travel + Leisure's annual online poll
 
Table Mountain: One of the New7Wonders of Nature
 
Muizenberg: One of National Geographic's World's 20 Best Surf Towns
 
 
 
 

More reasons to love Cape Town...

  • Number Two City in the World, Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2012
  • Top City in Africa, Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2012
  • Blue Flag Status 2012 – Eight beaches and two marinas. Beaches: Bikini, Mnandi, Strandfontein, Muizenberg, Llandudno, Camps Bay, Clifton 4th and Silwerstroomstrand. Marina’s: Granger Bay Water Club and the False Bay Yacht.
  • Best Beach Destination in Africa, World Travel Awards 2012
  • The World's Top City in Africa and the Middle East, Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards 2012
  • Fourth Top City in the World, Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards 2012
  • Muizenberg voted One of National Geographic’s World’s 20 Best Surf Towns
  • 8th Top 10 Truly Unique Beaches in the World, Tripadvisor 2012
  • One of the World’s Ten Most Loved Cities 2012, CNNgo
  • 23rd: Top 25 Destinations in the World, Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012
  • 8th: Top 10 Beach Destinations in Africa, Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012
  • Table Mountain announced as a New7Wonder of Nature
  • Announced World Design Capital 2014
  • Top City in Africa and the Middle East, Condé Nast Traveler 2011 Readers' Choice Awards
  • Runner Up: Favourite City Worldwide, Telegraph Travel Awards 2011
  • Best Destination in Africa, World Travel Awards 2011
  • Sixth Best City, Travel+Leisure World’s Best Cities 2011
  • Second Best Beach City, Lonely Planet’s Ten Best Beach Cities 2011
  • TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice best destination 2011
  • One of the World's Top 20 Cities - Conde Naste Traveller Readers' Awards September 2010
  • Africa's Leading Destination - World Travel Awards 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2003
  • One of the World's Top 25 Places to Visit - Trip Advisor 2010 awards
  • One of the World's Most Beautiful Cities - Forbes.com February 2010
  • Best holiday destination - Heat magazine reader survey January 2010
  • Best destination - Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2009
  • One of the world's top 10 party cities - Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences 2009
  • Second favourite overseas city - Guardian, UK
  • World's Number Two City - Travel+Leisure magazine July 2009
  • World's Best Incentive Destination - Conference & Incentive Travel magazine October 2009
  • World's Best Entertainment/Lifestyle Destination - Luxury Travel Awards April 2009
  • Best Tourism Investor City of the Year - AI Tourism Investor Awards 2009
  • 3rd Best City In The World - US Travel And Leisure July 2008
  • Best City In Africa & Middle East - US Travel And Leisure July 2008
  • 4th Top City In The World - Condenast Readers' Choice October 2008
  • Best City In Africa & Middle East - Condenast Readers' Choice October 2008
  • 3rd Best City In The Top 10 World Food Cities - Lonely Planet Blue List 2008
  • Best Destination, Africa - World Travel Awards May 2008
  • Best City To Live In, Africa & Middle East - Mercer Quality Of Living Survey 2008
  • One Of The "Places Of A Lifetime" - National Geographic Traveler, July 2008
  • One Of The World's Most Sustainable Cities - Ethisphere Institute, Sept 2008
  • Boulder's Beach: World's Best Family Beach - UK Telegraph March 2007
  • Cleanest City In SA - DEAT Annual Cleanest Metro Awards March 2007
  • #1 Uk Long Haul Destination - UK Trends And Spends Survey 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
  • One Of The World's 5 Bluest Sky Destinations - Expedia.co.uk July 2006
  • Favourite Foreign City - UK Telegraph 2004, 2005
  • Ideal Travel Destination - Markinor-Sunday Times Top Brands Survey 2005
  • 27th Best City for Men to Live in - Askmen.com 2009
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