In last week’s annual World Travel Awards, Cape Town stormed to victory, and took the Best Beach Destination award.
Cape Town was against stiff competition from the likes of Bazaruto in Mozambique, Diani Beach in Kenya, the Garden Route’s Plettenberg Bay, and Zanzibar in Tanzania, not forgetting the previous winner, Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.
Says Grant Pascoe, Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing: “Cape Town’s beaches are a huge tourism asset, particularly because they are so diverse. We have family beaches, tidal pools, clear water, challenging surf, endless beaches, tranquil coves – and more. Our beaches are a place for relaxation, exercise, discovery, and inspiration and so appeal to a wide range of travellers and can offer so much in a single visit.”
Other South African winners at the 19th World Travel Awards included SAA for Best Airline, 1Time for Africa’s Leading Low Cost Airline, Ellerman House & Villa (“Africa’s Leading Luxury Villa”), Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa (“Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel”), The Blue Train (“Africa’s Leading Luxury Train”), Fairmont Zimbali (“Africa’s Leading Tourism Development Project”), and Shamwari Game Reserve (“Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge”).
Congratulations to all the winners!