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Cape Town voted as ‘The Greatest City on Earth’ by The Telegraph

Almost 30 000 readers voted and ranked Cape Town as ‘The Greatest City on Earth‘ in the 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards.

Since 2013, the majesty of Table Mountain, the glistening shores of Camps Bay, the scenic promise of the Cape Peninsula and the opulent fragrance of the Cape Wineland’s award-winning wines (among a plethora of other Mother City gems) have unfailingly captured the hearts of the globe in every edition of the Telegraph Travel Awards.

This year brings no exception.

From beautiful weather and views to wine farms and the penguins of Boulders Beach, not to mention the laid-back Capetonian lifestyle, we can see why.

South Africa also garnered its crown as the ‘Greatest Country on Earth‘, according to Telegraph readers.

A round of applause to New Zealand and Maldives who snatched the second and third spots in the ‘Best Country’ stakes, as well as to Venice and Seville who were runners up in the ‘Best WorldWide City’ category.

Top 10 Countries: 

  1. South Africa
  2. New Zealand
  3. Maldives
  4. Japan
  5. Australia
  6. Italy
  7. Kenya
  8. India
  9. Costa Rica
  10. Botswana

Top 10 Cities: 

  1. Cape Town
  2. Venice
  3. Seville
  4. Vancouver
  5. Rome
  6. Florence
  7. Rio de Janeiro
  8. Sydney
  9. Kyoto
  10. Dubrovnik

Followed by the likes of these gorgeous destinations, we, as Capetonians, are as proud as can be of our Mother City and all that she encompasses for attaining such a prestigious international accolade.

Take a bow, Cape Town, ‘The Greatest City on Earth’ – officially.


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