Cape Town named by Time Out as “one of the best cities in the world”

Time Out survey of 34 000 people placed Cape Town on the list of "Best Cities in the World".

It’s happened again. Cape Town has pulled out another big performance on the international stage, coming 12th in Time Out’s “Best Cities in the World to Visit” poll. Despite the challenges posed by the recent drought, the Mother City has managed to keep pace with the big boys once more.

Cape Town shines once more

The publication surveyed a whopping 34 000 people in their study, made-up of other city-dwellers and Time Out contributors.

They were asked about the food, drink, culture, nightlife, community, neighbourhoods, overall happiness and other factors, such as their city’s beauty, affordability and convenience…

Cape Town felt the love from both its own residents and the international community, ranking above the likes of Barcelona, Toronto and Miami. It’s a good day to be smug if you’re a Capetonian!

It perhaps comes as no surprise that New York tops the list – the city that never sleeps is adored by its locals and visitors alike. Melbourne, Australia comes second and it’s back to the USA to complete the top three, with Chicago taking bronze. London and Los Angeles make up the top five.

How Cape Town got its Time Out ranking

According to Time Out contributor Lizzie Williams, Cape Town is “instantly likeable and captivating”, boasting one of the most “stunning urban backdrops” in the world. Table Mountain, you keep doing the most for CPT!

“Most visitors to South Africa come for safaris, and Cape Town doesn’t really cater to that taste – but don’t overlook this instantly likeable and captivating city.”

“Nine out of ten Capetonians agree that their city is beautiful, with Table Mountain forming one of the most stunning urban backdrops in the world, and few other cities can offer mountain hiking, lazing on a beach, and checking out a vibrant food and drink scene all in one day.”

The accolade is just another in a long list of huge global prizes for the Mother City.

  • Back in December, Cape Town was listed as The Telegraph’s “Best City in the World”.
  • Even its quirky suburbs are turning heads: Kalk Bay was named as one of the “Coolest Neighbourhoods in the World” by Forbes in 2018, too.

See the full report in The South African 

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