The Mother City has done again!

Cape Town was named the best city in Africa and the Middle East, and the 10th best city globally in the 2016 Travel + Leisure awards in New York. We beat out cities from Peru, Thailand, Cambodia and Italy to make it into the top 10, with Charleston, South Carolina taking the number one spot.

load shedding

This adds another (well deserved) feather in our city’s cap. This year we have already seen Cape Town ranked as the 11th best place to visit globally by US News & World Report and the best city in the world by The Telegraph in the UK.

truth coffee

We also have the worlds best coffee shop in Truth Roasting Coffee (an award title they have held on since last year) and one of the worlds best beaches with Camps Bay. Our very own Test Kitchen is the only restaurant in Africa to make the World’s Best Restaurant List, and that not even counting the numerous natural, historical, artistic and cosmopolitan offerings we have.

camps bay beach

It seems our city is unstoppable! Here at Cape Town ETC, we get to see first hand how hard people work to make their business, art or initiatives great, and this in turn makes our city great.  We could not be prouder. Here’s to ranking higher next year!

Photography courtesy

Article written by