De Rust the best South Africa holiday destination?

De Rust has been named as South Africa and Namibia's Town of the Year.

The location may be popular with those on South Africa holidays becasue of its win, which came after members of the public from both countries voted for ten days.

Alan Winde, minister for finance, economic development and tourism for the Western Cape, noted the result should ensure De Rust becomes a "must-see destination".

Mr Winder – who is from the Democratic Alliance party – added the extra marketing money that will come to the area as a result of the accolade will also boost visitor numbers.

Calvyn Gilfellan, chief executive officer of Cape Town Routes Unlimited, said: "[I hope people] will visit the town in the coming month to experience for themselves the great tourism offered in De Rust."

It defeated nine other finalists to be named the best and follows in the footsteps of Graaff-Reinet from the Eastern Cape, which took the title last year.