Table Mountain becomes a new world wonder of nature

Table Mountain was provisionally named one of the new seven wonders of nature by a global poll on Friday, said accounting firm Grant Thornton.

Table Mountain made the top list organised by, 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..

“South Africa will gain an additional 108 000 international tourists a year due to the increased exposure of Table Mountain as a new seven 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, South America’s Iguazu Falls, South Korea’s Jeju Island, Indonesia’s Komodo National Park, and the Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.—Sapa

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