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52 Places to Go in 2014

52 Places to Go in 2014
When Nelson Mandela was incarcerated at Robben Island prison, he found inspiration in Cape Town. “We often looked across Table Bay at the magnificent silhouette of Table Mountain,” he said in a speech. “To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return.” Cape Town’s importance to Mandela, who made his first address there as a free man, will doubtless draw many visitors in the wake of his death. The country has transformed itself since Mandela’s imprisonment, but there’s still much to be done. The city formally takes up that issue this year during its turn as World Design Capital. Cape Town is again reinventing itself, and the world is invited to its renaissance. — SARAH KHAN

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