It’s a coastal gem in the shadow of an iconic mountain, where fine wine flows and penguins roam.
It could only be Cape Town!
After a poll of 90,000 readers in the 2017 Telegraph Travel Awards, the South African city was victorious, beating Vancouver and Tokyo to the top prize.
Remarkably, it’s the fifth consecutive year you’ve named Cape Town your number one – and with all eyes on South Africa in 2018, the centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth, few would bet against it repeating the trick in 12 months time.
The rest of the upper end of the ranking has a familiar look. Vancouver has played second fiddle to Cape Town for the last five editions of the awards, while Venice, Sydney and New York are perennial members of the top 10. Tokyo, however, knocked La Serenissima off the podium for the first time since 2012.
The Japanese capital finished fifth last year, and seventh two years ago – can it challenge Cape Town’s dominance in 2018?