Cape Town has been voted the best city in the world by Telegraph readers, for the seventh year in a row.
Over 39,000 readers voted as part of the Telegraph Travel Awards survey and decided that, despite recent water troubles, Cape Town still reigns as the best city for visitors from across the world.
‘We’ll put up with the occasional discomfort for the sheer joy of waking up with a real, natural beauty,’ the Telegraph said.
Vancouver, Canada came second (find the top 20 list below).
When writing about what makes Cape Town the best city, the Telegraph noted some expected staples when it comes to holidaying in the Mother City. These included visiting Boulder’s penguins, taking a day out to the Winelands, seeing the developments in the V&A Waterfront, adventuring at the iconic Cape Point, meandering through Kirstenbosch gardens, seeing the colourful houses and hearing the call to prayer in the Bo-Kaap and of course travelling up Cape Town’s largest natural asset, Table Mountain.
‘The original Khoi inhabitants named the iconic flat-topped massif “Hoerikwaggo”, Mountain of the Sea, and it is precisely this unique geography- towering mountains that drop, at times perpendicularly, into the vast blue- that is so seductive,’ said the Telegraph.
With natural beauty and incredible experiences, it is no surprise Cape Town has remained on top.
Telegraph readers’ top 20 cities in the world:
1. Cape Town
5. St Petersburg
8. Luang Prabang
10. New Orleans
12. New York
20. Buenos Aires