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African ports vie to be crowned as the best cruise port

Votes are open for World Travel Awards

AFRICA: South Africa, Tanzania and Kenyan ports are all in the running to be crowned as Africa's Leading Cruise Port 2020 as voting in the World Travel Awards remains open until midnight on 22 August. 

The six ports vying for the coveted title include: 

  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Port of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Port of Durban, South Africa
  • Port of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Port of Zanzibar, Tanzania 
  • Port of Mombasa, Kenya 

The Africa leg opened for voting on 15 June and members of the public have until midnight on 22 August 2020 to vote for their favourite port.

Having won in 2018 and 2019, the Port of Durban is seeking to make it a hattrick this year with three consecutive wins. 

Transnet National Ports Authority's Acting Chief Executive, Khomotso Phihlela, said getting these repeated nods from an international body has been a privilege for TNPA, but the authority remained cognizant of the need to reconsider the role of its cruise ports in a post-COVID-19 world.

The World Travel Awards, founded in 1993, recognises, rewards and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. For now, the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2020 is scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, 3 October 2020.


To cast your vote for the Port of Durban, Port of Cape Town or Port Elizabeth, register an account on  https://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote. A verification email will be sent to your email account and you will need to click the verification link before you can login to cast your vote. Check your junk mail folder if you do not receive the verification email in your inbox. Select ‘Africa’ as the region and the category of ‘Africa's Leading Cruise Port’ to vote.

PHOTO: The lookout area at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal

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