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Rough Guides is a travel publication that has been travelling around the world for 41 years. The publication is known for suggesting countries to visit, activities to do and accommodation types suited to different budgets.

Rough Guides recently announced their top 10 most beautiful countries in the world as voted for by their readers.

Some of the categories were points are allocated include people, architecture, food, culture and landscapes.

South Africa came in at tenth place. This achievement makes us the only African country in the top 20.

For its wonderful food, scenic vistas of white buildings, and one of the richest collections of historic monuments in the world, Greece was given the ninth place.

Australia has been named the eighth most beautiful country in the world, according to Rough Guides. Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef, the diversity in its people and stunning beaches are what people love about this country.

Norway came in at number seven with the United Kingdom at number six.

France’s snow-capped Alps, lavender fields and the exquisite food on the Riviera earned it the number five spot.

Switzerland and Canada came in at number four and three respectively, while Italy was named the second most beautiful country in the world. From its vineyards in Tuscany, the stunning Amalfi coast, the great Italian lakes, their delicious food and beautiful cities… It’s no wonder Italy came in at number two.

The South African reports that New Zealand ranks as the most beautiful country in the world for the first time ever. The contrasting scenery, from mountains and beaches to diverse people and cultures, all play host to thrilling outdoor adventures.

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