Cape Town's Impressive Ranking in 2023 Condé Nast Traveller Awards
Cape Town, South Africa, has recently been awarded the title of the fourth-best large city in the world and the seventh-best city overall by Condé Nast Traveller in their 2023 Reader’s Choice Awards. This prestigious recognition reaffirms Cape Town’s status as a leading global travel destination.
Condé Nast Traveller, known for its influential Reader’s Choice Awards, gathered input from over 520,000 readers to compile their rankings. Among cities with populations exceeding 500,000, Cape Town shone brightly.
Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism, expressed his appreciation for the accolade, stating, “We’re honoured that Condé Nast Traveller’s discerning readership voted our beautiful Mother City as the fourth-best large city in the world. This accolade is a testament to our city’s unique beauty, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality.”
Duminy also emphasized the collaborative efforts to maintain Cape Town’s status as a must-visit destination on the global stage, adding, “This recognition is not just a win for Cape Town but for South Africa, boosting our profile on the world map and serving as a beacon for tourists contemplating their next travel destination.”
Alderman James Vos, mayoral committee member for economic growth, expressed gratitude to visitors and locals alike, saying, “The City is grateful to the hundreds of thousands of Condé Nast Travellers for once again choosing Cape Town. Most of all, we give our heartfelt thanks to every Capetonian who has extended a welcoming hand and smile to visitors from all over the world.”
Vos also highlighted the city’s commitment to further enhancing its appeal through strategic campaigns and projects.
The Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards, renowned for their recognition of excellence, are one of the travel industry’s longest-standing accolades. Each year, they gather feedback from readers to determine the winners across various categories.
Cape Town faced stiff competition from cities like Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, and Sydney in the large city category but secured a spot in the top five.
Condé Nast Traveller’s assessment of the Mother City was glowing:
The complete list of the 2023 Reader’s Choice Awards can be found on Condé Nast Traveller’s website and will be featured in the November 2023 issue of the magazine.
Duminy concluded by expressing gratitude and optimism for the future, saying, “We’re grateful to everyone who made this achievement possible, from the communities that make our Mother City so special to the travellers who took the time to vote. We look forward to welcoming visitors from around the globe to experience Cape Town’s award-winning tourism experience.”
Cape Town’s impressive recognition in the 2023 Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards underscores its timeless allure and its status as a global destination that continues to captivate travellers from all corners of the world.