South Africa named as most beautiful place in the world

South Africa's beauty
South Africa’s beauty


South Africa has been named as one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

According to TravelGuru, South Africa’s beauty beats out the likes of Canada, China and New Zealand.

A Buzzfeed user posted their personal list of the world’s prettiest spots, with South Africa at the top and the story has made people talk on Facebook and other social media platforms.

The list, by Community User TravelGuru (who has only two posts on Buzzfeed), has 47 Facebook comments, many from South Africans, with the usual mix of pessimism and optimism, neatly summed up in this exchange:

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“This country sweeps international travel prizes and has travellers raving about its beauty so much that it has the highest repeat tourism of any long haul destination in the world!” TravelGuru said in the post.

“Not only does the country have stupendous natural beauty, but it’s urban-amazing too. The town of Franschhoek has been named amongst the five loveliest in the world, and the metropolis of Cape Town is more often than not picked as the most beautiful city on earth by travel lists and tourists alike, because of both its unparalleled natural setting and gorgeous architecture.”

The list of 20 countries, accompanied by a stunning photograph of each, was compiled by a Buzzfeed community member called TravelGuru and starts with mountainous Nepal in 20th position.

Australia, Norway, Chile, Brazil and India feature in the top 20, while Kenya heralds the start of the top 10, with Italy, Tanzania and Colombia in 9th, 8th and 7th positions.

But of all the breathtaking places out there in the wide and wild world, South Africa made it out on top.

So what sets South Africa apart from the rest? IT ravelGuru says: “Not only does the country have stupendous natural beauty, but it’s urban-amazing too.”

Check out Buzzfeed’s top 10 and head on over to the article for the full list of 20:

10. Kenya

9. Italy

8. Tanzania

7. Colombia

6. Argentina

5. Namibia

4. China

3. New Zealand

2. United States of America

1. South Africa

What are your thoughts on this story and waht are some of the most beautiful places that you think beat South Africa?




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