Table Mountain named Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction

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Table Mountain has been named as Africa’s leading tourist attraction by the World Travel Awards.
Table Mountain has been named as Africa’s leading tourist attraction by the World Travel Awards.
Andrew Thompson
  • Table Mountain has been awarded the title of Africa's Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards.
  • The attraction competed with Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Pyramids of Giza.
  • Table Mountain and the cable car are still competing in another two categories.

The World Travel Awards has named Table Mountain Africa's leading tourist attraction.

The Cape Town destination went head-to-head with several other tourism attractions at the awards, a globally recognised platform created to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. These included Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and two Cape Town Big Six attractions: Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront.

"This award could not have been announced at a better time. As South Africa is finally removed from the UK's red list, we can definitely expect to see more tourists from all over [the] world coming to experience Africa's leading tourist attraction," said Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) managing director Wahida Parker.

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In addition to Table Mountain's regional win this year, the TMACC has also been nominated as the world's leading cable car.

The competitors for this World Travel Awards (WTA) category include Bondinho Pão de Açúcar in Brazil, the Cable Car at Sun World Ba Na Hills in Vietnam, the Disney Skyliner Cable Car in the United States, Mi Teleférico in Bolivia, PEAK 2 PEAK 360 in Canada, the Skyline Queenstown in New Zealand and finally the Wings of Tatev in Armenia.

"We are one of only three rotating cable cars and our impeccable safety track record should stand us in good stead to bring it home for the industry," Parker said.

Table Mountain is also in the running for the World's Leading Tourist Attraction title.

The winners are expected to be announced at the WTA 2021 Grand Final Gala Ceremony in November.

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