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It comes as no surprise that Cape Town has been voted the Greatest City on Earth in the Telegraph Travel Awards survey for 2018, making this the sixth year in a row that the Mother City has claimed the top spot.


The Telegraph Travel Awards performs an annual survey to find out Telegraph Travel readers’ favourite cities.

Over 45 000 readers responded to the survey and Cape Town was placed at number one, above popular cities such as NewYork and Tokyo.
Venice surprisingly dropped down to seventh place after having held a spot in the top three for six years in a row. Meanwhile, Seville, a small city in Spain, is slowly climbing the ranks, going from holding 13th place three years ago to holding fourth place in 2018.
Sydney, Florence and New York held their positions from last year’s awards.
From Table Mountain to wine farms, to local hospitality, to the penguins of Boulders beach to cosmopolitan charm of the city, not to mention the laid-back Capetonian lifestyle, there are dozens of reasons tourists and locals flock to the Mother City’s shores.
Top 10 cities in the world as voted by the Telegraph Travel Readers (UK)
1. Cape Town
2. Tokyo
3. Vancouver
4. Seville
5. Sydney
6. New York
7. Venice
8. Florence
9. Rome
10. San Francisco

Here are a number of reasons why our beloved city was voted the Greatest on Earth this year.
1. The exquisite Winelands

2. Our beautiful beaches and the city’s unreal natural landscape

3. Table Mountain, the city’s iconic landmark

4. The African penguins who waddle along Boulders Beach

5. World-class accommodations

6. Friendly locals who are open, curious and render genuine hospitality

7. Culture – a heritage of African traditions and influences of Europe & Asia

8. Variety – quite literally “a world in one city” and filled with surprises

9. Amazing flora with 8000 indigenous species alone in the Cape of Good Hope biosphere

10. English-speaking with excellent infrastructure & accommodations

11. Sumptuous food with a variety of fresh, succulent fruits and vegetables and flavorsome meats and fish Shopping:

12. Shopping – from roadside stalls to shopping malls – all at great prices!

13. A change of perspective – a journey here helps one better understand others and oneself


Adapted from of cape{town} feature

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