Cape Town - Cape Town's sandy shores have been ranked 2nd best in the world on National Geographic's new Best Beach Cities
list, with the Clifton beaches getting a special mention in the renowned magazine's description.
NatGeo describes the Mother City's shores as "the African capital of cool" set along a peninsula that divides the icy Atlantic from the warmer Indian Ocean".
The magazine specifically mentions the Clifton beaches, saying they're known for the posh homes that overlook them. These beaches are also praised for their "stellar sunset-viewing, which are sheltered from the region’s strong trade winds by a mountainous ridge".
As we know, however, it's not only Clifton beaches that are worth mentioning. NatGeo rightfully includes the northern suburb's shores, mentioning that this is where the mighty Cape Doctor is "unleashed" to create the sweetest surfing spots of Milnerton and Blouberg. Red Bull King of the Air
kitesurfing tournament is held there. It's a spectacular event to witness, and with Table Mountain neatly setting the backdrop for all the surfers' up-in-the-air action shots, it's also a blatant show-off of SA's natural beauty.
NatGeo also includes the unique and tranquil False Bay tidal pools, saying these spots are perfect for families with small tots.
One thing NatGeo won't tell you, is that apart from Camp's Bay, Clifton and Blouberg, Cape Town has many more beaches that are hidden from the masses.
Make a point of it to venture out to find these Cape Town hidden beaches
on your next beach day out.
If you're feeling perky, you can also always head to Sandy Bay - the Cape's official nude beach. Wink!
NatGeo's full list of The 10 Best Beach Cities in the world looks like this:
1. Barcelona, Spain
2. Cape Town, South Africa
3. Honolulu, Hawaii
4. Nice, France
5. Miami Beach, Florida
6. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7. Santa Monica, California
8. Sydney, Australia
9. Tel Aviv, Israel
10. Vancouver, British ColumbiaShare your travel footage and photos with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts - and you could be featured on Traveller24.