Cape Town voted one of the best cities in the world

Travel+Leisure magazine has released its list of top cities to travel to in 2015, and Cape Town has been ranked among the best.

The South African city was ranked as the 9th best city in the world, according to the magazine.

The “World’s Best” awards are determined by popular vote among the publication’s readers via survey, where people were asked to rate various aspects of their journeys.

The scores represent indexed averages of responses concerning applicable characteristics.

Specifically, the world’s best cities were determined by looking at Sights/landmarks in and around the city, culture/arts, restaurants/food, people/friendliness, shopping, and overall value.

Cape Town is seen as South Africa’s prime destination for travelers, having been ranked among the top cities in the world by several global travel publications, including Conde Nast.

While Johannesburg serves as the primary destination for business travelers, and linking flights into other locations in Africa, according to MasterCard, Cape Town is consistently voted as the top holiday and tourist destination in the country.

Here are the top 10 cities in the world, by popular vote from some of the magazines over 3 million readership.

1. Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto
Kyoto

2. Charleston, USA

Charleston
Charleston

3. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap
Siem Reap

4. Florence, Italy

Florence
Florence

5. Rome, Italy

Rome
Rome

6. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok
Bangkok

7. Krakow, Poland

Krakow
Krakow

8. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona
Barcelona

9. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town
Cape Town

10. Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem
Jerusalem
# City Country Score
1 Kyoto Japan 91.22
2 Charleston USA 89.84
3 Siem Reap Cambodia 89.57
4 Florence Italy 89.43
5 Rome Italy 88.99
6 Bangkok Thailand 88.91
7 Krakow Poland 88.69
8 Barcelona Spain 88.59
9 Cape Town South Africa 88.27
10 Jerusalem Israel 88.18

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