Table Mountain a new wonder

2011-11-12 07:33

Table Mountain was named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature” by a global poll yesterday, said accounting firm Grant Thornton.

Table Mountain made the top list organised by New7wonders.com, said spokesperson Martin Jansen van Vuuren.

“The voting calculation is now being checked, validated and independently verified, and the confirmed winners will be announced early next year,” he said.

The results could change during this time and the winners were provisional.

“South Africa will gain an additional 108 000 international tourists a year due to the increased exposure of Table Mountain as a New 7 Wonder,” he said.

“The value of this tourism increase is estimated to be approximately R1.4 billion per year for the first five years following the inclusion.”

Also on the list was South America’s Amazon, Vietnam’s Iguazu Falls, South Korea’s Jeju Island, Indonesia’s Komodo National Park, and the Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. 

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