When travelling, one of the most helpful things to encounter is locals that are eager to guide you, give you advice or even buy you a drink on a night out. Big 7 Travel asked 1.5-million of their followers to tell them where the world’s friendliest cities are and Cape Town has made us proud once again.

Participants were asked to rate the cities around the globe according to which made them feel most welcome with regards to friendly and accommodating locals, a list of the top 50 friendliest cities in the world was the result and of course Cape Town is top in Africa.

The Mother City came in at an overall spot of number 14 in the world with travellers saying that Capetonians are full of life, warm and instantly welcoming to those visiting the city. Interestingly, most travellers rated Cape Town as safe as long as you explore with common sense.

Travellers to the Mother City also said they enjoyed the unique diversity and mix of locals as well as their exciting energy. Readers rated the city very highly on its first impressions and earned Cape Town’s its coveted spot.

In order the world’s top 20 friendliest cities are as follows:

20. Siem Reap, Cambodia

19. Houstan, Texas, USA

18. Muscat, Oman

17. Cork, Ireland

16. Adelaide, Australia

15. Athens, Greece

14. Cape Town, South Africa

13. Abu Dhabi, UAE

12. Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic

11. Chiang Mai, Thailand

10. Glascow, Scotland

9. São Pauli, Brazil

8. Nashville, Tennessee, USA

7. Christchurch, New Zealand

6. Dublin, Ireland

5. Hamburg, Germany

4. Taipei, Taiwan

3. Burges, Belgium

2. Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

1. Vancouver, Canada

See the full list here.

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Aimee Pace

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