Despite all the security troubles in Cape Town, the city has gotten some welcome recognition.
Cape Town has been ranked as one of the world’s friendliest cities by Big 7 Travel.
The mother city is a tourist hot-spot, full of life and energy. Apart from the negative news that often dominate the media, most of Cape Town is actually very safe, and beloved by tourists and locals alike.
According to Big 7 Travel, it ranks on the list because, ”Cape Town’s locals are full of life and warmth and instantly welcome visitors to the city. It’s a safe city for travellers (once you explore with some common sense!) with a diverse mix of locals and an exciting energy.”
They continue to write, ”Our readers scored it highly on first impressions, putting it firmly as one of the friendliest cities in the world.”
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Cape Town is ranked 14th on the list, the highest of any African city. Only three other African cities are listed among the top 50:
Nairobi, Kenya – 21st
Lilongwe, Malawi – 26th
Casablanca, Morocco – 49th
These are the top 20 most friendly cities.
1. Vancouver, Canada
2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3. Bruges, Belgium
4. Taipei, Taiwan
5. Hamburg, Germany
6. Dublin, Ireland
7. Christchurch, New Zealand
8. Nashville, United States of America
9. São Paulo, Brazil
10. Glasgow, Scotland
11. Chiang Mai, Thailand
12. Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
13. Abu Dhabi, UAE
14. Cape Town, South Africa
15. Athens, Greece