Knysna among top 5 African cities

2012-10-22 11:23
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CNTraveller: Cape Town World's 2nd best city

Cape Town has made it into the number two slot of the world best cities - according to 8-million votes cast by Conde Nast traveller readers.

Conde Nast Traveller has revealed the results of their annual "Best in the World" reader survey and no less than two South African cities made it onto the Top 5 African cities list.

Having made it into the second position of the CN Travel World's Best Cities list, it's no surprise that Cape Town came out tops among the African cities, however, the runner-up most definitely came as a huge surprise. 

With a reader rating of 72.2, it wasn't Johannesburg, Durban or Port Elizabeth that got the accolade, but quaint and quirky Knysna!

Readers rate each city on six different criteria and Knysna's results look as follows:

Ambience: 85.5
Friendliness: 83.9
Lodging: 78.0
Restaurants: 72.1
Culture/Sites: 68.3
Shopping: 49.0 

More than 8 million readers from across the globe completed the survey. 

The full list of Africa's top 5 cities are:

1. Cape Town

Ambience: 92.3, Friendliness: 86.6, Lodging: 89.3, Restaurants: 86.0, Culture/Sites: 86.7, Shopping: 69.2. Average rating: 84,8

2. Knysna

Ambience: 85.5, Friendliness: 83.9, Lodging: 78.0, Restaurants: 72.1, Culture/Sites: 68.3, Shopping: 49.0. Average rating: 72,2

3. Marrakech, Morocco

Ambience: 75.1, Friendliness: 58.3, Lodging: 76.0, Restaurants: 65.0, Culture/Sites: 79.5, Shopping: 64.1. Average rating: 69.1

4. Fez, Morocco

Ambience: 76.6, Friendliness: 61.7, Lodging: 66.9, Restaurants: 52.3, Culture/Sites: 89.6, Shopping: 57.4. Average: 63,9

5. Cairo, Egypt

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