30 May 2016 by Warren Raaff

Cape Town voted the World's best city, here are 22 reasons why

South Africa, there is so much to love including amazing diversity and beauty. One the truly iconic highlights of our southern corner of Africa can be found in the Western Cape.

Yes, we’re talking about Cape Town of course, and the Telegraph has written a lovely testimony to the brilliance of our Mother City called “22 reasons why Cape Town is the world’s best city”.

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Every year, Telegraph Travel has an annual vote and the votes are in, Cape Town is the world’s best city. Although we feel it is just the tip of the iceberg, they've cited 22 reasons this fair coastal metropolis deserves this title. We’re going to run through three.

The Rovos Rail begins here

“One of the world’s greatest train journeys, passengers aboard the Rovos Rail will chug out of Cape Town before wending their way across South Africa in enviable opulence. As well as lavish sleeping carts (complete with double beds and showers, no less), passengers can enjoy haute cuisine and fine wines. The true highlight, though, is the scenery.”

Check out Rovos Rail  and get on the tracks to greatness.  

The wine is wonderful…

“And there’s plenty of it, writes Lisa Grainger, author of our essential guide to South Africa. “There are more than 200 cellars within a couple of hours’ drive from Cape Town, and four main wine regions – Stellenbosch, Paarl,Franschhoek and Wellington – in which to explore art galleries, sip wine and sample local dishes in gracious Cape Dutch estates.” We’ll drink to that.”

It’s home to the Langa Quarter

“Once described as an “apartheid dumping ground”, this 13-street township has become one of the city’s most exciting districts, which is a testament to the creative and entrepreneurial talent of its residents. As well as jovial locals, the Langa Quarter abounds with colourful street art, late-night jazz bars and cosy cafes.”

Discover more about Langa.

19 to go

What a lovely testament to one our most beautiful gems. Other things the Telegraph covers in the list include Whale Watching, Great White Sharks, Robben Island and more. We thoroughly encourage you to head on over to the Telegraph and discover 22 reasons why Cape Town is the world’s best city

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