The Telegraph lists the following reasons why Cape Town won the award:
- the brooding Table Mountain is too recognisable
- the beach resorts of Camps Bay too enticing
- the history which swirls around the metropolis, reaching its dark zenith on Robben Island, too absorbing.
- mid 20s Celsius as Europe is going through winter
- just two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time
- gateway to the Cape Winelands
- gateway to the road-trip joys of the Garden Route