Find out how your favourite Cape Town Big 6 attraction can be recognized as Africa’s leading tourist attraction at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

Cape Town, affectionately known as the Mother City, is home to some of the most iconic landmarks not just in South Africa but in the whole of Africa. It’s with immense pride that we announce that three of the Cape Town Big 6 attractions—Table Mountain Cableway, V&A Waterfront, and The Robben Island Museum—have been nominated as Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction in the prestigious World Travel Awards 2024.

This nomination is not just a testament to the beauty and historical significance of these sites but also to the unforgettable experiences they offer to visitors from across the globe. The World Travel Awards, often referred to as the Oscars of the tourism and hospitality industry, sets the benchmark for excellence in travel and tourism. This year, Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island Museum stand tall amongst other African marvels, such as Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro and the Ngorongoro Conservation Park, showcasing the diverse and rich heritage that Africa has to offer.

Here’s how you can cast your vote for your favourite Cape Town Big 6 attraction:

  1. Register on to create your account and receive a verification email.

  2. Click on the verification link and scroll to the Africa section within the award categories.

  3. Cast your vote in the Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2024 category (category 64).

Table Mountain, with its imposing presence and panoramic views of Cape Town, is more than just a mountain; it’s a symbol of South Africa’s natural beauty and diversity. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway offers an unforgettable journey to the summit, providing visitors with stunning 360-degree views that stretch from the bustling city below to the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean. This isn’t just a ride; it’s an experience that captures the essence of what makes Cape Town so special. A visit to Table Mountain Aerial Cableway has become a must-do for anyone visiting the city, offering not just views but also paths to explore the rich biodiversity that the mountain is home to.

Not far from the natural wonder that is Table Mountain lies the V&A Waterfront, a vibrant hub of culture, cuisine, and shopping that draws both locals and tourists alike. Here, the rich history of South Africa’s oldest working harbour merges with modern luxury, offering a variety of experiences from shopping at over 450 retail outlets to dining at world-class restaurants with views of the ocean and Table Mountain. The V&A Waterfront is more than just a shopping destination; it’s a place where art, music, and leisure converge, making it a perfect spot for anyone looking to soak in the Cape Town vibe.

A short ferry ride from the V&A Waterfront takes you to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a poignant reminder of South Africa’s turbulent past. A visit to Robben Island Museum offers a deeply moving and educational experience, providing insight into a crucial part of South Africa’s history. It stands as a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

As the Cape Town Big 6 attractions—Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, and Robben Island—vie for the title of Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction, they need your support. By casting your vote for these remarkable destinations, you’re not just acknowledging their beauty and historical importance; you’re also helping to promote Cape Town as one of the top destinations in Africa for travellers from all around the world. Let’s unite in support of these iconic attractions and ensure they receive the recognition they truly deserve. Voting is an opportunity to show the world what we already know—that the Cape Town Big 6 attractions are, without a doubt, treasures that need to be experienced by all.

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There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 6, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 6 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.

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