Africa.com has declared – after strenuous research – that Cape Town is Africa’s Most Liveable City, stating:
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, let alone Africa, having already won a number of prestigious international travel awards. It’s where most people in South Africa wish they lived. It possesses all of the amenities and sophistication of a urban area, yet the pace is decidedly relaxed, with the city being nestled between the ocean and the mountains, creating an ideal mix of work and play. A short drive away and you can find yourself in one of the hundreds of vineyards that produce some of the world’s top wines.
I’d agree with all of that, although that second sentence is going to grate with Joburg residents (Joburg came in fourth behind Accra and Nairobi).
The authors of the report didn’t mention the high quality blogging that comes out of the Mother City, but they did manage to get in the ocean and the mountain – something I’m only too happy to remind our Gautenger neighbours about.
So – the take away message seems to be that if you’re planning to come and live in Africa, come and live in Cape Town.
Been there, done that.