South Africa, a land of unparalleled beauty and rich cultural heritage, celebrates a remarkable double triumph at the 2023 UK Telegraph Travel Awards. The country has been honoured with the prestigious title of “Best Country,” while its iconic city, Cape Town, has claimed the coveted title of “Best City in the World.” These exceptional accolades voted for by 27,000 passionate readers, are a testament to South Africa’s undeniable allure and the enduring impact it has on travellers.
The Telegraph Travel Awards, a distinguished platform within the travel industry, recognises destinations that captivate the imagination and leave an indelible mark on visitors. South Africa’s resounding success in winning both the “Best Country” and “Best City in the World” categories underscores its unparalleled natural landscapes, rich biodiversity, and vibrant cultural experiences.
Cape Town, often hailed as the “Mother City,” has long been celebrated for its picturesque beauty, world-famous landmarks, and warm hospitality. The city’s win as the “Best City in the World” is a resounding affirmation of its status as a global tourism gem. From the majestic Table Mountain and stunning beaches to the captivating Cape Winelands and vibrant neighbourhoods, Cape Town offers an abundance of experiences that appeal to the senses and nourish the soul.
Marketing and Communications Manager South African Tourism Australasia, Yana Shvarts said “It’s such an encouraging sign that South Africa has been voted ‘Best Country’ and Cape Town ‘Best City’ by UK residents. Given the similarity of the UK market to the Australian population, we’re confident Aussies will find similar appeal in the destination.”
“It is a testament to the exceptional experiences on offer in South Africa – the breath-taking scenery, diverse wildlife, and the warmth and hospitality of our people that captivate and distinguish the destination in the hearts and minds of travellers” added Yana Shvarts.