Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Wednesday congratulated Cape Town for being included in world’s best cities for seven years in a row.

The award was decided by over 39,000 readers who voted as part of the Travel Awards survey conducted by UK Telegraph newspaper.

“Cape Town is one of the clear illustration of what makes South Africa a destination of choice for tourists across the globe,” Kubayi-Ngubane.

The Telegraph survey put Cape Town on the top spot ahead of other mega tourist cities such as Vancouver, Kyoto, Sydney,

St Petersburg, New York, Rome, Florence and many others.

Cape Town’s top rating was based on various factors such as the appreciating splendor of Table Mountain, Boulder’s penguins, the winelands for wine tasting surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes and century old architecture, Robben Island (one of South Africa’s World Heritage Site) as well as weather.

The diversity of tourist attractions and the diverse cultures of the multiple population groups that make up the inhabitants of the city makes Cape Town a unique tourist destination, Kubayi-Ngubane said.

“It is these unique features of the city that provide visitors of the city the most authentic and memorable South African tourist experience,” the minister added.

Established in 1998, the Telegraph Travel Awards are among the longest running and most prestigious in the industry, giving readers a chance to recognize those in the sector who they feel have made the biggest impact in their travelling lives. Enditem

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