South Africa wins big at World Travel Awards

Posted by Anita Froneman on 10 November 2020

The winners of the World Travel Awards have been announced and South Africa has scooped up coveted accolades.

Cape Town International Airport won Africa’s Leading Airport.

Cape Town was also declared Africa’s Leading Festival and Event Destination and the majestic Table Mountain won Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction.

South Africa wins big at World Travel Awards

Table Mountain was voted Africa’s Leading tourist Attraction.

Durban was voted Africa’s Leading City Destination

This image was taken early in the morning on Ushaka's Main Beach in Durban, SA. These are the Durban Seine Netters. They are the only netters allowed along Durban's beachfront and they still use an old wooden rowboat which they use to take out their net and then they pull the net in from the shore. They often catch, but on some occasions they don't get much. I loved the feel of the modern pier and architecture as a backdrop for years old traditional fishing still in practice. Camera model: Canon 5D Mk II. Lens model: Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM. ISO: 800. Aperture: f/2.8. Shutter Speed: 1/25s.

Lavender Sunrise. Picture: Deon Calitz

Africa’s Leading Beach Destination is Plettenberg Bay

The Lookout Deck sitting pretty at the Blue Flag Lookout Beach. Picture: Vanessa Brewer

It’s also no surprise that Sun City was voted Africa’s Leading Casino Resort

WIN: Two night stay for two at Sun City

The Palace. Picture: Getaway Gallery

The Blue Train has been named Africa’s Leading Luxury Train

The Blue Train, new route, Durban to Pretoria

The Blue Train. Picture: Getaway Gallery

Graham Cooke, Founder of World Travel Awards, says: ‘Our winners represent the very best of Africa’s travel and tourism sector and my congratulations to each of them. They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges.’

‘The World Travel Awards 2020 programme received a record number of votes cast by the public. This shows that the appetite for travel and tourism has never been stronger and bodes well for the industry’s future as the global recovery begins,’ he adds.


Picture: Unpslash

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