Cape Town has moved up from last years’ nineteenthplace to emerge at number ten on the list of Tripadvisor’s Top 25 Destinations in the World for 2015. The selection is part of the Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards, in which Tripadvisor used an algorithm to track the quality and quantity of user-review ratings of hotels, attractions and restaurants over a twelve month period.
Says Cape Town Tourism Executive Marketing Manager, Velma Corcoran, “Tripadvisor is a very important part of Cape Town’s market presence, generating word-of-mouth based on honest reviews and varying levels of cultural expectations. Accolades involving actual users are the ones to truly celebrate.”
Tripadvisor noted Cape Town’s natural beauty, including views from Blaauwberg Beach and
, as well as hikes through the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and the symbolic experience of a visit to Robben Island – former prison home to Nelson Mandela.
Marrakech in Morocco took the number one spot, whilst Rome, Paris and London remained as favourites alongside more exotic destinations Hanoi in Vietnam and Siem Reap in Cambodia.
Cape Town was the only South African city to feature on the Top 25 Destinations in the World 2015.