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Tourist record for Table Mountain

2012-01-11 20:10

Cape Town - Table Mountain received a record 116 000 tourists in December, the mountain's aerial cable company said on Wednesday.

This number surpassed the previous high of 112 000 tourists in December 2006, said spokesperson Collette van Aswegen.

About 80% of visitors over the festive season were local tourists.

The mountain was provisionally named one of the "New Seven Wonders of Nature" in a global poll late last year.

The increase in visitors could be attributed to this accolade, and to stretches of good weather and the increased use of online booking facilities.

Van Aswegen said that in December 2010 there were 70 000 visitors because of unpleasant weather.

Comments
  • Alva - 2012-01-11 21:15

    Well done Table Mountain! Cape Town is such a special place because of you!

  • Sarah - 2012-01-11 21:37

    WOW...now this is the type of news we need in South Africa...makes me feel proud to say.."I am a South African"...now we just have to keep it as beautiful as it is, for future generations...

  • braamc - 2012-01-11 21:48

    Been a bumper of a season, thank Me Zille, the Western Cape works!

  • andrew.g.pratt - 2012-01-11 22:06

    Pocketing them a cool 17+ million rand just on ticket sales !! I am disgraced that it cost me R580.00 for 2 adults ,and 2 kids.I even live in the City ! Time to give discount to the locals/south africans...

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