Clifton Beaches, Cape Town,

Now here’s an interesting snippet: apparently the best beach town in Africa is Cape Town. 

Thrashing last year’s winner, Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh, Cape Town also trumped Bazaruto in Mozambique, Diani Beach in Kenya and  Tanzania’s Zanzibar Island at the 2012 World Travel Awards. 

South Africa also won best airline (SAA), top villa (Ellerman House & Villa), best train (The Blue Train) and best safari lodge (the unrivaled Shamwari Game Reserve, which is where Brad Pitt soothed his heart, post-Jen, and Nicholas Cage proposed to his waitress).