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November 14, 2012

Cape Town is the Telegraph’s Favourite Worldwide City

Evening falls over the V&A Waterfront by Cape Town. Live It. Love It. Flickr group member Day is Coming

Cape Town has scored another touchdown for South African tourism by beating Vancouver and New York into top spot as Favourite Worldwide City – as voted by readers of UK online news journal The Telegraph.

The Mother City’s Telegraph Travel Awards win comes courtesy of 17 000 Telegraph readers polled on their favourite travel companies, airlines, countries, cities and other travel-related topics.

This latest accolade follows close on that of Condé Naste Traveller readers, who recently voted Cape Town the second-best city in the world, and Africa’s number one, in the travel publication’s 25th annual Readers’ Choice survey.

Cape Town also happens to be the city with the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in South Africa. All eight beach submissions won the coveted international accolade, a guarantee to beachgoers that international environmental management, environmental education, safety and security, and water-quality standards are met.

The city also topped the podium in Travel & Leisure’s annual online poll of the world’s best establishments and destinations, in the Top City in Africa and the Middle East category. An added bonus saw Cape Town ranked fourth overall in the publication’s Top 10 Cities list.

Cape Town Tourism’s Twitter followers are never shy when it comes to praising their favourite city, with positive comments posted regularly:

“Awesome Cape Town week-end! Such a great city and yeah for summer! Really one of the best cities in the world! #lovecapetown”
“We're enjoying the jazzy sounds of All in One at @CTworldMusicFest.Book a jazz safari in #CapeTown by visiting http://www.capetown.travel

“The Western Cape produces about 1,000,000,000 litres of wine annually... #100women”

“The UK remains #CapeTown and the Western Cape's primary tourism market …”

“Cape Town is One of the World's Most Popular Gay Tourism Hotspots for 2013 #loveCapeTown”

Being well-equipped in terms of support services for the thousands of international and local visitors who flood the city every year is obviously a tourism plus for the city, adding value to its overall appeal. In addition to its amazing destinations, culture, history, natural attractions and diverse citizenry, Cape Town is geared for visitors, with more than 1 000 accredited establishments offering a wide range of accommodation options.

Flowers on Rondebosch common by Cape Town. Live It. Love It. Flickr group member j_hallward

Whether it’s a modern apartment in Bloubergstrand, a home overlooking Hout Bay or a self-catering spot in the Cape Town city centre, self-catering accommodation is never a problem. A wealth of places to see and things to do are conveniently located on Cape Town Travel's website in a downloadable visitor guide, along with guidelines and suggestions on an array of itineraries.

Making sure visitors are able to negotiate every corner of the city is paramount, making a handy getting around Cape Town guide welcome.

Whether prospective visitors are planning a trip up Table Mountain or contemplating shark-cage diving in the crisp waters of the Atlantic Ocean, they are guaranteed that this award-winning city is geared to make every visit a winner. 

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