Why Cape Town is the Best City in the World

As Capetonians, we could not agree more when we hear others speak so highly of our beloved Mother City! With stunning white sandy beaches on one side of the mountain and luxurious rolling hills filled with delicious wine grapes on the other, there is never a dull moment in Cape Town.

This year, for the 9th time, Cape Town has been named one of the ‘Best Cities in the World’ by Travel and Leisure, an International online travel site, in their 2018 Worlds Best campaign. The Mother City scored a whopping 87.63 out of 100 and came in at number 12 of the top 15 cities in the world, alongside Florence, Italy, one of the most picturesque of all.

While this comes to no surprise to us, we thought we would put together an epic list of why we (and everyone who visits us!) love this city so much. You know, just in case you needed a little reminder!

If you have yet to visit us, perhaps this list will be what sends your curiosity over the edge.

 

  1. The setting: views of both water, city and mountains all in one place

 

  1. Pristine, white sandy beaches with clear turquoise water

  1. Table Mountain, one of the most unique mountains in the world

  1. A rich, raw and unique history

  1. The big five up close and personal

  1. Many great areas for whale watching

  1. Award-winning wine and wine farms with incredible views

  1. Pulsating nightlife

  1. Diverse culture & incredibly friendly locals

  1. Sunbathing penguins!

  1. Some of the world’s best museums

  1. Some of the best local and international fresh cuisine you have ever tasted

  1. Gorgeous natural beauty and nature reserves

  1. Probably the city with the most markets…ever!

  1. High quality, craft coffee

  1. Bo-Kaap. Who doesn’t love colour?

  1. With so many amazing views to take in, you will find a rooftop bar or restaurant on almost every corner

  1. Tidal pools for safe, warm swimming with incredible views

  1. Multiple amazing, picturesque hiking trails to choose from

  1. And last but definitely not least, our mild Mediterranean climate! How could you say no to warm, favourable weather occurring most of the year?

 

 

What do YOU love about our beloved city? Pop us a comment below!