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Cape Town on Forbes.com “World’s most beautiful Cities” list

Updated Friday, 26 May 2017

Forbes.com has just published their annual “World’s most beautiful Cities” list and this year Cape Town joins Paris, Vancouver, Sydney, Florence, Venice, London as one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

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Forbes.com on Cape Town …

Open space makes Cape Town special, says Levitt. Renowned English sea navigator Sir Francis Drake once referred to Cape Town as the fairest cape in the world. The city houses the Kirstenbosch botanical garden, and the top of Table Mountain offers a breathtaking view of the city from roughly 3,500 feet above sea level. Levitt, an environmental engineer, praises the city’s minimal ecological footprint, a result of its “manageable size.

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From Forbes.com

“Since beauty is subjective, we surveyed city specialists from a range of fields, including urban planning, architecture and sustainable development. Respondents include Reynolds and Michael Kaufman, an architect at Chicago-based architectural firm Goettsch Partners, as well as Raymond Levitt, director of the construction program in civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, Tony McGuirk, an urban designer, architect, and Chairman of BDP in London, J. Hugh O’Donnell of urban engineering firm MMM International, and Ken Drucker, New York design director of architectural firm HOK”.

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Herewith the Worlds most beautiful Cities according to Forbes.com

Paris, France
Vancouver, Canada
Sydney, Australia
Florence, Italy
Venice, Italy
Cape Town, South Africa
San Francisco, USA
Chicago, USA
New York City, USA
London, England
Cambridge, England
Tokyo, Japan

Cape Town, South Africa – Known For Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch botanical garden, V&A Waterfront … what are your favourite things about Cape Town? Please share your favourite things about Cape Town in the comment field below.

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The original article on Forbes.com by Tim Kiladze

So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t been to Cape Town yet, its time! Some useful Cape Town links to begin exploring and to see what you will experience here are Cape Town Attractions and Things To Do in Cape Town. If you need to book a place to stay find hotel in Cape Town here or look for accommodation in Cape Town.

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