Get ready to start voting for our World Travel Awards 2023 nominees! – Voting closes on 22 May 2023.

Vote for Your Favourite Cape Town Big 6 Attraction – Voting closes on 22 May 2023 here!

2023 – The   is a prestigious event that celebrates the best of the best in the travel industry, and we’re thrilled to announce that three of our Cape Town Big 6 attractions: Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, and Table Mountain, have been nominated in the category of “Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2023”.


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Recognising Excellence in Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality

Since 1993, World Travel Awards has been acknowledging, rewarding, and celebrating excellence across all major sectors of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards is universally recognised as the ultimate symbol of industry excellence.

World Travel Awards holds a series of regional gala ceremonies, known as the Grand Tour, annually to recognise excellence in each continent. The gala ceremonies are considered milestone events in the travel calendar, with attendance by the industry’s key decision-makers, figureheads, influencers, and media.

Robben Island   

For the 12th consecutive year, Robben Island has been nominated as “Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction” at the World Travel Awards. With a rich history that can be traced back to the early 1300s, Robben Island has become an icon of South Africa’s past. Robben Island Museum is committed to preserving and promoting public and cultural heritage by acknowledging the important aspects of South Africa’s history. The museum strives for greater inclusivity and accessibility for all South Africans by creating additional touchpoints that celebrate the country’s heritage.

V&A Waterfront

2023 marks the 18th year that the V&A Waterfront has been featured as a nominee at the World Travel Awards, and it’s no surprise why. The V&A Waterfront is a well-known tourist destination in Cape Town, sought after for its breathtaking views of the ocean and Table Mountain. It offers an extensive selection of activities, restaurants, and shops to choose from.

With a unique blend of modern and historical architecture, it is an ideal spot for photography enthusiasts. Visitors can also enjoy boat rides, live music performances, and cultural experiences at The V&A Waterfront. Catering to all ages and interests, this attraction continues to be a must-see destination for anyone visiting or living in Cape Town.

Table Mountain

Coming in with 11 nominees in the category “Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction” at the World Travel Awards is Table Mountain. Table Mountain’s towering height and flat tabletop shape provide sensational panoramic views of Cape Town city, the ocean, and surrounding landscapes. These views and the mountain’s unique flora and fauna continue to attract visitors from all over the world.

Additionally, the mountain offers various hiking trails as well as cable car rides for those seeking outdoor adventures, and even restaurants to appease your appetite after a great day of exploration. Overall, Table Mountain’s natural splendour and leisure activities make it a desirable location for travellers.

How to vote

Register for an account on the World Travel Awards website. A verification email will be sent to your email account, and you will need to click the verification link to verify your email address before you can log in to cast your vote. Register here.

With so much to see and do, Cape Town is a must-visit destination for any travel enthusiast, and we can’t wait to see which attraction takes home the coveted award. Voting closes on 22 May 2023.

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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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