Cape Town has again featured in a list of the world’s top 10 cities according to the latest Travel + Leisure survey.
Travel + Leisure, an international travel magazine, hosts the annual survey via a reader questionnaire. Readers vote on several categories, including the world’s best hotels, airports, spas and islands.
The Top 10 cities
Japan made it to the top of the list for the second year running with Charleston, South Carolina and Siem Reap, Cambodia in second and third place respectively this year. These were followed by Florence and Rome in Italy, Bangkok in Thailand, Krakow, Poland and Barcelona, Spain and Jerusalem was listed at number 10.
Ranked at number 9, Cape Town has featured in the top 10 for several consecutive years. Readers rate the top cities based on sights, culture, arts, food, friendliness and shopping.
With a score of 88,271, Travel + Leisure has the following to say about the Mother City on its website:
“Forget everything you know about Africa. Cape Town is cutting-edge, artsy, and buzzing with energy. There are few places in the world where you can exercise your shopping skills (head to Woodstock’s Neighborgoods market on Saturday morning for Afrikaans jerky and silk-and-leather sandals), take off on a safari, or indulge in world-famous cuisine all in one weekend. Atlantic-facing Clifton beaches are the South Beach of South Africa, known for enormous natural boulders tumbling into the sea, pristine sunbathing conditions, and the capoeira dancers that entertain crowds with fire and African drums on Monday nights.”
Staying in Cape Town
The Cape Grace, a Cape Town hotel, also made it on to the list of the World’s Best Hotels, ranked at number 34. Hotels were rated in terms of facilities, location and service.
However, if a hotel stay is not what you have in mind when visiting Cape Town, luxury accommodation is easily obtainable. Classic Villas has a large variety of serviced vacation apartments and villas available to cater for all travellers’ needs, at the best price guaranteed.