South Africa Kenya and Botswana Rank in 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards ‘Top 10 Best Countries’ for Holiday Destinations

○ South Africa, Kenya, and Botswana rank among the Top 10 Best Countries for holiday destinations, with South Africa named the Best Country in the World.

Cape Town
Cape Town / ©Tobias Reich

The 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards were recently announced, with three African countries featuring among the Top 10 Best Countries for holiday destinations in the world.

South Africa was named the Best Country in the World for holidays, while Cape Town was awarded first place in the Best Worldwide City category. Kenya and Botswana also received recognition, ranking 7th and 10th, respectively.

2023 Telegraph Travel Awards: Top 10 Holiday Destinations in Africa

South Africa (1), Kenya (7), Botswana (10), Mauritius (13), Seychelles (15), Namibia (16), Tanzania (17), Zambia (44), Zimbabwe (45), and Morocco (49).


According to The Telegraph Travel Awards, nearly 30,000 Telegraph readers cast their votes for their favourite destinations, airlines, and travel companies.