imageEarlier this month Cape Town was included in the Telegraph ’20 Places you must visit in 2016 list of global destinations, the excellent value for money due to the weak Rand making our city very attractive.

The Telegraph accolade for Cape Town includes suggestions to enjoy lunch in Franschhoek, watch whales in Hermanus, and eat foraged food in Paternoster. ‘Everywhere you go, the food is good, the service friendly and the bill always cheap’, writes the Telegraph Cape Town correspondent Pippa de Bruyn. Given that restaurant prices now are one-third cheaper, one can ‘eat Michelin-star standard meals for the price of your average gastropub grub‘ the Telegraph recommends.

The exchange rate has made wines ‘a steal’, £2 for a ‘good quaffer’ and £6-8 for a ‘superlative wine’.  Handcrafted beers are also praised.

Accommodation is value for money too, and the new The Silo hotel opens in 2016, built into an historic grain silo in the V&A Waterfront, with the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opening in 2017 at the base of the building, at a standard of the Tate Modern.

The other nineteen destinations which made it to the Telegraph Top 20  list for 2016 are the Dominican Republic, Porto in Portugal, Masai Mara in Kenya, Park City in Utah, the Trans-Siberian train in Russia, The Vatican, Hokkaido in Japan, sailing around the coastline of Australia, Egilsstadir in Iceland, the Lake District in the UK, the National Parks in the USA, the Andes in Peru, India, Ios in Greece, La Gomera in the Canary Islands, France, the Peloponnese in Greece, the United Arab Emirates, and Wroclaw in Poland.

Cape Town can do better than being ranked 20th on the Telegraph list, having made number one position in 2014!

Source : Telegraph.

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