Cape Town best city in the world - poll

2012-11-15 09:36

Cape Town - The Mother City is the best city in the world, according to a United Kingdom poll.

About 17 000 readers of British newspaper The Telegraph not only thought it was the best city in the world, but ranked South Africa the third best country, after New Zealand and the Maldives.

The poll results were released on The Telegraph's website. It was conducted earlier in the year as part of the annual Telegraph Travel Awards. Readers were asked about their favourite travel companies, destinations, hotels and websites.

Cape Town was ranked above Vancouver in Canada and New York in the United States.

"The UK market has an ongoing love affair with Cape Town," the city's tourism CEO Mariƫtte du Toit-Helmbold said in a statement.

"British Airways confirm that Cape Town is one of their top 10 global routes... The loyal UK market has high spending capacity and still holds much potential for us to nurture and cater to."

  • - 2012-11-15 10:47

    And in conclusion, Cape Town should become the capital city, sorry Pretoria and Bloem.

      Fixzoza - 2012-11-15 12:14


      terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-15 14:25

      Don't be sorry Chris Cape Town rocks and I live in Pta!!

  • - 2012-11-15 10:53

    Well Done DA!!!

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-11-15 14:45

      As long as we dont forget to praise the DA even when things go wrong, u should not start pointing fingers at the ANC, lets keep in consistent

      barneydebarn.andrews - 2012-11-15 15:06

      apparently the ANC did not to bad either, rated 3rd best country in the world, now thats a mean feat if you ask me since we making this about the political parties,because according to you its the political parties thats hosting and entertaining our visitors and private citizens like you and i dont play any role these outcomes - we should really stop been so short sighted

  • pmsdude - 2012-11-15 10:59

    Nice, and who are the wise cracks at SAA who decided not to fly between Cape Town and London anymore?? Viva BA! I love the way tourists dangle out of the windows gawking at Table Mountain when coming in to land, it is such a stunning sight.

  • gideon.walt - 2012-11-15 11:31

    Must be because of all those Brit girls i took home with me :)

  • thepatrickwinter - 2012-11-15 12:03

    Tourists are just that, they don't have to deal with the day to day BS that we do.

  • shelley.bazleysmyth - 2012-11-15 12:05

    Maybe this could be shown to the people currently burning land in the farming protests...and let them realise that they're throwing away their own livelihoods...idiots

  • jocelia.petrick - 2012-11-15 12:16

    Not for long!! Let's see how the farm worker's strike messes this up!!

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