The Mother City of Cape Town has been voted the top city in Africa.
The South African beautiful city was chosen by the 2015/2016 Telegraph Travel Awards.
Not only that, Cape Town was also chosen as the Best City in the World for the fourth year running‚ pushing out the city of Vancouver and Venice. Vancouver trailed behind CT while Venice took the third place in the Best City category.
As announced at a ceremony in New York on Wednesday, Cape Town was found to have pulled out all the stops to attract domestic and international visitors‚ gathering awards around the globe for her magnificent beauty and tourist offerings.
A City Of Cape website had it that the Mother City also took the top honours as the number one food city in the world in Condé Nast’s famous Reader’s Choice Awards.
“This is two places up to top spot from last year’s 3rd place in the Condé Nast World’s Best Food Cities list‚” the website stated.
Bloor Happy With Cape Town
Meanwhile, Mayoral Committee member for Tourism‚ Events and Economic Development‚ Councillor Garreth Bloor, has thanked all and sundry who voted for Cape Town.
Deeply honoured and extremely proud, Bloor said: “Those of us who live in Cape Town tend to take the natural beauty of our city for granted. Such accolades make us appreciate our awesome surroundings once again. It is indeed humbling for all residents.
“While we pride ourselves in being a well-run city‚ we still have work to do. Cape Town has been one of the fastest growing cities in South Africa in terms of urbanization and I think it is quite clear why everyone wants to live‚ work‚ and play in Cape Town‚” he said.
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. The Town is the second most populous urban area in South Africa, after Johannesburg.
The town is also the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape.