Table Mountain’s status as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature has become official. Gallo images
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 City of Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, announced today.
The New7Wonders Foundation based in Switzerland and regulated under Swiss law, has confirmed that Table Mountain’s “provisional” status after international voting closed on 11 November 2011 has been changed to “official”.
Hundreds of millions of votes had been cast for 28 finalists across the world and all of these numbers had to be verified.
“We will now start planning for the official inaugural event later this year. An impressive commemorative plaque will be officially presented by the New7Wonders Foundation. Table Mountain is unique amongst the Seven Wonders in that it is in the heart of the city. The others are a distance away from main centres. Table Mountain is a marvel of history, geology, bio-diversity and it even has a stellar constellation named after it,” the Mayor said.
The other six wonders are the Amazon forest in South America, Halong Bay in Vietnam, the Iguazu Falls in Brazil and Argentina, Jeju Island in South Korea, Komodo Island in Indonesia and the Puerto Princesa underground river in the Philippines.