Readers of the popular UK publication The Telegraph have voted the South African hub of Cape Town as their ‘Favourite City’ in the world for the second year running, in their annual Telegraph Travel Awards.
Scooping the honours at the London-based event yesterday, the Rainbow Nation’s colourful cape once again ruled supreme and beat off competition from Vancouver and Venice to be recognised with the prestigious title.
Cape Town of course boasts a plentiful itinerary of pursuits for travellers on personalised holidays to South Africa to enjoy such as Table Mountain, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Robben Island.
Now it seems that Brits have fallen in love with this generous tourism offering all over again with as many as 75,000 readers voting in the 2013 edition of the awards that also recognises the Best Country Worldwide, the Best Travel Website, the Best Travel App and so on.
With The Telegraph negotiating significant repute in the UK, the news has been received with great delight and satisfaction by South African tourism chiefs.
Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism, enthused “Cape Town has received this award for two consecutive years now, and this clearly reflects the UK visitors’ desire to travel to Cape Town.
“The UK remains our biggest source market and visitors continue to return annually to further explore our diverse and inspirational destination.”
In an interesting category phenomenon, of the top three ‘favourite city’ destinations – Cape Town, Vancouver and Venice – all reside by the banks of the sea with travellers obviously receiving such landscapes much more favourably than those without such scenic beauty.