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Awards and Accolades

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Cape Town has a long list of awards and accolades, here are a few:

  • 2014 World Design Capital
  • One of CNN World’s 10 Most Loved Cities
  • Top City in Africa and the Middle-East in Travel + Leisure’s Annual Online Poll
  • Table Mountain: One of the New7Wonders of Nature
  • Muizenberg: One of National Geographic’s World’s 20 Best Surf Towns
  • Tjing Tjing Bar: One of Condé Nast Traveler’s 10 Hottest New Bars Around the World
  • Boulders Beach: One of TripAdvisor’s 10 Truly Unique Beaches
  • Sahara Park Newlands: Cricketer Magazine’s Second Best Stadium in the World

2011:

  • TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Best Destination
  • Second Best Beach City, Lonely Planet’s Ten Best Beach Cities

2010:

  • Top City in Africa and the Middle East – Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Awards
  • One of the World’s Top 20 Cities – Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Awards
  • Africa’s Leading Destination – World Travel Awards
  • 6th Top City for Men – Askmen.com
  • Top Ten Ethical Destinations in the World – Ethical Traveler
  • Best Holiday Destination Ever – Heat magazine
  • One of the World’s Most Beautiful Cities – Forbes
  • Skyscanner’s 33rd most searched for destination for – www.skyscanner.net
  • British Airways Top Ten List for 2010

TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards 2010 named Cape Town:

  • Twenty Fifth in the 25 Best Destinations in the World
  • First in the Top 25 Destinations in Africa category
  • Sixth as Top 25 Destinations in the World chosen by Europeans
  • Sixth again as Top 10 Beach & Sun Destinations in Africa
  • Second as Top 10 Culture & Sightseeing Destinations in Africa
  • Fourth as Top 10 Outdoor & Adventure Destinations in Africa
  • Second as the Top 10 Food & Wine Destinations in the World (Western Cape)

2009:

  • One of the World’s Top 10 Party Cities – Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Experiences
  • New Home of The Loerie Awards 2009 – 2014
  • Best Destination – Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards
  • Blue Flag beach status
  • Second Favourite Overseas City – Guardian, UK
  • 27th Best City for Men to Live in – Askmen.com
  • World’s Number Two City – Travel+Leisure Magazine
  • World’s Best Incentive Destination – Conference & Incentive Travel magazine October 2009
  • World’s Best Entertainment/Lifestyle Destination – Luxury Travel Awards April 2009
  • Best Tourism Investor City of the Year – AI Tourism Investor Awards

2008:

  • Best Destination, Africa – World Travel Awards
  • 3rd Best City In The World – US Travel And Leisure July 2008
  • Best City In Africa & Middle East – US Travel And Leisure July 2008, 2009
  • 4th Top City In The World – Condé Nast Readers’ Choice October 2008
  • Best City In Africa & Middle East – Condé Nast Readers’ Choice October 2008
  • 3rd Best City In The Top 10 World Food Cities – Lonely Planet Blue List 2008
  • One Of The World’s Most Sustainable Cities – Ethisphere Institute, Sept 2008
  • One Of The “Places Of A Lifetime” – National Geographic Traveler July 2008
  • Best City To Live In, Africa & Middle East – Mercer Quality Of Living Survey 2008
  • Favourite World City, UK Telegraph November 2008

Awards from previous years: 

  • Boulder’s Beach: World’s Best Family Beach – UK Telegraph March 2007
  • Cleanest City In SA – DEAT Annual Cleanest Metro Awards March 2007
  • #1 UK Long Haul Destination – UK Trends And Spends Survey 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
  • One Of The World’s 5 Bluest Sky Destinations – Expedia.co.uk July 2006
  • Favourite Foreign City – UK Telegraph 2004, 2005
  • Ideal Travel Destination – Markinor- Sunday Times Top Brands Survey 2005
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