and the winner is... Cape Town

Readers of the  The  Daily Telegraph in UK  have voted Cape Town their ‘Favourite City Worldwide’ for 2012, and South Africa their ‘Third Favourite Country Worldwide’.

 17 000 resaders participated , voting for the cities, countries, travel websites and travel apps they favour most.

CEO of Cape Town Tourism Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold responded: 'What makes this win so special is that, not only have readers voted for Cape Town as number one, but that this is being shouted from the rooftops by one the UK’s most widely read daily newspapers.

'"British Airways confirms that Cape Town is one of its top 10 global routes and the airline just increased its service to Cape Town to 2 flights a day for summer – our peak UK tourism season"