Cape Town is the world’s top destination

TripAdvisor Travellers' ChoiceTripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has named Cape Town as the world’s top travel destination for 2011, based on millions of opinions posted by TripAdvisor travellers.

The city’s top attractions are listed as Robben Island, Table Mountain, hiking, cycling and tours.  They describe it thus: “Cape Town glistens at the southern toe of the African continent. Tourist brochure-views at Blaauwberg Beach and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are within easy driving distance of ‘The Mother City.’ The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve provides sweeping sea vistas, hiking trails and wildlife encounters. On a more somber note, travelers can visit Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years.

Their top 25 destinations are:

  1. Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Sydney, Australia
  3. Machu Piccu, Peru
  4. Paris, France
  5. Rio de Janiero, Brazil
  6. New York City, New York
  7. Rome, Italy
  8. London, United Kingdom
  9. Barcelona, Spain
  10. Hong Kong, China
  11. Kyoto, Japan
  12. Queenstown, New Zealand
  13. Jerusalem, Israel
  14. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  15. Prague, Czech Republic
  16. Venice, Italy
  17. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  18. Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
  19. Honolulu, Hawaii
  20. St Petersburg, Russia
  21. Florence, Italy
  22. Grand Cayman
  23. San Francisco, California
  24. Petra/Wadi Musa, Jordan
  25. Las Vegas, Nevada
Excerpt from TripAdvisor's website

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