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Cape Town voted fourth-best in world

The Cape Grace Hotel. Picture: Brenton Geach

The Cape Grace Hotel. Picture: Brenton Geach

Published Jul 8, 2013

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Cape Town has been voted the fourth-best city in the world to visit by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine – and the Cape Grace hotel as one of the best hotels in the world.

The New York publication has more than 4.5 million readers and is run by American Express.

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The Travel + Leisure readers rated their best travel experiences in a questionnaire put together by the editors of the magazine.

Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, chief executive of Cape Town Tourism, said “Cape Town has consistently featured in the Travel + Leisure line-up and we are proud to maintain a top-of-mind position with the world’s most avid travel lovers”.

The top three cities on the list were Bangkok, Istanbul and Florence. Kyoto, Japan, was fifth and Rome sixth.

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The Cape Grace was nominated as the 26th top hotel in the world, up from number 44 last year.

A few luxury safari lodges in the Kruger National Park also made the top hotels list.

Du Toit-Helmbold said:

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“The prevalence of these exclusive hotels bodes well for the luxury market as many high-end safari travellers include a trip to Cape Town on their itinerary. That they continue their journey in Cape Town in some of the continent’s – and the world’s – best hotels means Cape Town remains firmly on the luxury travel map.”

Cape Town was rated the top city in Africa and the Middle East. - Cape Times

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