SA named best country in the world to visit and Cape Town best city

Posted on 13 July 2023

Almost 30 000 readers of The Telegraph newspaper have crowned South Africa as their favourite country in the world and Cape Town as their favourite city in the world in the 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards.

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Since 2013, Table Mountain, the glistening shores of Camps Bay, the scenic promise of the Cape Peninsula and the Wineland’s award-winning wines have unfailingly captured the hearts of the globe in every edition of the Telegraph Travel Awards.

This year brings no exception.

From beautiful weather and views to wine farms and the penguins of Boulders Beach, not to mention the laid-back Capetonian lifestyle, we can see why.

South Africa also garnered its crown as the ‘Greatest Country on Earth‘, according to Telegraph readers.

A round of applause to New Zealand and Maldives who snatched the second and third spots in the ‘Best Country’ stakes, as well as to Venice and Seville who were runners up in the ‘Best WorldWide City’ category.

Top 10 Countries: 

  1. South Africa
  2. New Zealand
  3. Maldives
  4. Japan
  5. Australia
  6. Italy
  7. Kenya
  8. India
  9. Costa Rica
  10. Botswana

Top 10 Cities: 

  1. Cape Town
  2. Venice
  3. Seville
  4. Vancouver
  5. Rome
  6. Florence
  7. Rio de Janeiro
  8. Sydney
  9. Kyoto
  10. Dubrovnik

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