3rd May 2012
Table Mountain's status as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature has
become official after an international audit confirmed the result of a
global voting process.
The New7Wonders Foundation based in Switzerland has confirmed that
Table Mountain's 'provisional' status after international voting closed
on 11 November 2011 has been changed to 'official'. The results followed
three years of intense campaigning in a contest that drew more than 100
million votes from 220 countries worldwide.
Table Mountain is the 5th site to have its status confirmed, along
with Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island and Puerto Princesa
Underground River. The Amazon and Komodo Island remain on the
Paddy Gordon, manager of the Table Mountain National Park, also welcomed
the news: 'It is an honour that Table Mountain is now linked to other
new and exciting places and we hope that visitors from those places will
now visit us in return, and bring new tourism markets with them.'