CNN Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations

Cape Town tops the list of the 50 most beautiful cities in the world!

 

Global – Ask any urbanite in the world, and they will probably tell you their city is the best. So, Flight Network set out to name the World’s Best Cities by asking the experts — a 1000+ Travel Writers, Travel Bloggers and Travel Agencies from all around the globe, who have seen and experienced the best the planet has to offer.

And Cape Town came in at number 7!

This extensive collaboration produced the most thoughtful and definitive list of the World’s Most Beautiful Cities — a guide that will inspire travellers not only in 2019 but for years to come.

“So grab your passport, because we’re taking you from fairytale-like pink city of Jaipur to the Game of Thrones backdrop of Dubrovnik and over to the modern metropolis of Dubai. This unparalleled guide will both challenge you to take a fresh look at famous megacities like New York and dream of new destinations like chilly and charming Bergen, Norway.”

The Top Ten most beautiful Cities in the world according to flight network are:

  1. Paris
  2. New York
  3. London
  4. Venice
  5. Vancouver
  6. Barcelona
  7. Cape Town
  8. San Francisco
  9. Sydney
  10. Rome

There were only two African cities who made the list, Cape Town at number 7 and Marrakesh at number 46.

Flight Network went on to explain that Cape Town is a nature lover’s dream because it has mountains, many miles of coastline, and plenty of biking, hiking, and exploring!

“One of the best places for an amazing view (and there are many), Table Mountain is hard to beat. While it might sound intimidating, you can take a cable car to the top without having to climb (although you can if you want) to get the best of the views. Around the mountain itself is the Table Mountain National Park, which is one of the richest floral regions in the world! Other visually stunning locations include the Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach (check out the local penguin colony here), and Lion’s Head mountain.

Cape Town is a blend of distinct cultures and people groups, making it one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Thanks to its beauty, it also attracts a lot of foreign expats and immigrants as well, making it even more diverse. The ethnic and racial composition of the city is a holdover from the time of Apartheid. Ever since then the culture and social structure of Cape Town is fairly distinct with effects of Apartheid still being felt even after all these years. Despite being so far from the Mediterranean, the climate is still classified as the Mediterranean with dry, hot summers and mild and rainy winters. I’d recommend visiting in the spring or fall to avoid the heat or long periods of rain.”

You can also check out the full list here.


Sources: Flight Network 
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