Cape Town Ranked The Third Greatest City on Earth!


The Telegraph has just completed the biggest independent destination study since the pandemic, drawing up a list of the greatest cities on earth.

For their in-depth study, they analysed a wide range of data from a shortlist of 50 cities selected by The Telegraph readers, along with selections from a panel of experts.


The criteria included factors that Telegraph readers prioritise in city break destinations, such as the number of Unesco World Heritage Sites, air quality, green space, LGBTQ+ safety ranking, disabled access and the number of Michelin-starred restaurants, among other criteria rewarding safety, practicality and cultural prowess.

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When quoting Cape Town, the Telegraph says its “topography and geography alone make it stand out above the others”. The beaches, hours of copious sunshine, iconic Table Mountain and the biggest green space out of any city on the list, bumped it into the podium position of third.

Dylan Cox-
May 2022


1. Barcelona
2. Sydney
3. Cape Town
4. Lisbon
5. Venice
6. Los Angeles
7. Dubai
8. London
9. Vancouver
10. Florence
11. Stockholm
12. Paris
13. Seville
14. San Francisco
15. Melbourne
16. Vienna
17. Madrid
18. Singapore
19. Dubrovnik
20. Beijing
21. Tokyo
22. Rome
23. Berlin
24. Dublin
25. Istanbul
26. Auckland
27. Edinburgh
28. Tel Aviv
29. Havana
30. Copenhagen
31. New York City
32.Rio de Janeiro
33. Mexico City
34. New Orleans
35. Amsterdam
36. Prague
37. Bruges
38. Toronto
39. Buenos Aires
40. Krakow
41. Las Vegas
42. Shanghai
43. Hong Kong
44. Budapest
45. Chicago
46. New Delhi
47. Athens
48. Bangkok
49. Mumbai
50. Marrakesh