The Fourth-Best Large City in 2023 by Condé Nast Traveller

Cape Town, South Africa, has claimed an outstanding accolade, securing the fourth spot among the world’s best large cities, according to the highly esteemed 2023 Reader’s Choice Awards by Condé Nast Traveller.

In an exciting revelation for travel enthusiasts, Cape Town’s alluring mix of natural wonders, vibrant culture, and welcoming hospitality has earned it this prestigious ranking. Enver Duminy, the CEO of Cape Town Tourism, expressed profound gratitude, stating, “We are deeply honoured by Condé Nast Traveller’s readers who recognized our beautiful Mother City. This recognition is a testament to Cape Town’s enduring charm and the unwavering commitment of our community to make it a global destination.”

Duminy also highlighted the significance of this recognition for South Africa, saying, “This accolade not only celebrates Cape Town but also boosts South Africa’s global profile, inviting travellers from around the world to explore our rich offerings.”

Alderman James Vos, mayoral committee member for economic growth, extended his heartfelt appreciation to visitors and locals, saying, “We extend our gratitude to the countless Condé Nast Travellers who continue to choose Cape Town. A special thanks to Capetonians who warmly welcome visitors from every corner of the globe. Your hospitality is the heartbeat of our city.”

Vos also underlined the city’s dedication to enhancing its appeal through innovative campaigns and projects.

The Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards have a distinguished legacy as the travel industry’s most prestigious accolades and each year, they collect insights from hundreds of thousands of readers to determine the winners.

Cape Town faced stiff competition in the large city category, with rivals like Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, and Sydney. Yet, it secured a place among the top five.

Condé Nast Traveller’s review of the Mother City was glowing:

The complete list of the 2023 Reader’s Choice Awards is available on Condé Nast Traveller’s website and will be featured in the November 2023 issue of the magazine.

Duminy concluded by expressing gratitude and anticipation for the future, saying, “We’re thankful to everyone who contributed to this achievement, from the diverse communities that make Cape Town special to the travellers who cast their votes. We look forward to welcoming visitors from around the world to savour Cape Town’s award-winning tourism experiences.”

Cape Town’s remarkable recognition in the 2023 Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards stands as a testament to its timeless allure and its status as a global destination that continues to enchant travellers worldwide.

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