It comes as no surprise that Cape Town was voted as the greatest city on Earth in the Telegraph Travel Awards survey for 2018, making this the sixth year in a row that the Mother City has claimed the top spot.
The Telegraph Travel Awards performs an annual survey to find out Telegraph Travel readers’ favorite cities.
Over 45 000 readers responded to the survey and Cape Town was placed at number one, above popular cities such as New York and Tokyo.
Venice surprisingly dropped down to seventh place after having held a spot in the top three for six years in a row. Meanwhile, Seville, a small city in Spain, is slowly climbing the ranks, going from holding 13th place three years ago to holding fourth place in 2018.
Sydney, Florence and New York held their positions from last year’s awards.
From Table Mountain to wine farms to the penguins of Boulders beach, not to mention the laid-back Capetonian lifestyle, there are dozens of reasons tourists and locals flock to the Mother City’s shores.
Top 10 cities in the world as voted by the Telegraph Travel Readers (UK)
1. Cape Town
6. New York
10. San Francisco
Here are several reasons why our beloved city was voted the greatest on Earth this year.
1. The exquisite Winelands
2. Our ideal beaches, which make up the city’s unreal natural landscape.
3. Table Mountain, the landmark of Cape Town
4. The African penguins who waddle along the beaches
5. Delicious eating out options such as La Colombe, which ranks as the sixth-best fine-dining restaurant in the world according to TripAdvisor