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Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the most internationally recognized cities. Cape Town receives regular accolades which are related to lifestyle, opportunities, service offerings and overall living standards. From 2011 onwards, Cape Town has received numerous accolades, including amongst others:

  1. Cape Town is named the ‘World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination’ at the 2018 World Travel Awards

  2. The Cape Town International Convention Centre was voted as the best conference and events venue in South Africa (SACCI, 2015 – 2016)

  3. Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Destination (World Travel Awards 2013)

  4. Top City in Africa and the Middle East (Travel & Leisure’s annual online poll 2015)

  5. One of the World’s Top 20 Cities 2010 (Condé Naste Traveler Readers’ Travel Awards)

  6. One of the World’s Top 10 Most Loved Cities (CNN)

  7. Best City Award 2016 (The Telegraph Awards)

  8. One of the Top 10 Beaches in the World (National Geographic, 2013)

  9. World’s Best Luxury Entertainment & Lifestyle Destination (Ethisphere, 2015)

  10. World Design Capital 2014;

  11. One of the World’s Most Beautiful Cities 2010 (Forbes)

  12. Number 1 on the New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2014 (Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for 2013)

  13. Best Airport in Africa and Airport Staff Service Excellence 2010 – 2015 (Skytrax, 2010-2015)

  14. One of the top African cities in the category Top 10 Cities in Africa & the Middle East (Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for 2013)

  15. Cape Town International Airport voted best in Africa in 2018, 2017 & 2016 (Skytrax World Airport Awards, 2018)

  16. Featured in Fodor’s Go List 2017

  17. Cape Town voted best African business tourism event destination in 2017 (International Congress and Convention Association, ICCA, 2017). It is the fourth consecutive win for the city.

  18. Awarded the Condé Naste Readers’ Travel Awards 2016 for Best Overseas City for Restaurants & Bars, as well as the second best overseas city in the World.

  19. The 2015-16 Telegraph Travel Awards chose Cape Town as Best City (for the fourth year running)

  20. In Condé Nast’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Cape Town took the honour as the number one food city in the world for 2016

  21. Cape Town has been named as Luxury City Destination of the Year for the second consecutive year in the Luxury Travel Guide Africa & Middle East Awards 2016.

  22. The Best City in the World (Telegraph Travel Awards, 2015/2016)

  23. One of the Top 10 cheapest global travel cities (Trip Adviser, 2013)

  24. Number 1 Convention city in Africa & Middle East (International Congress and Convention Association, 2012-2015)

  25. Western Cape voted Golf Destination of the Year, 2017, Africa and Gulf States (IAGTO – International Association of Golf Tour Operators).

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