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 Post subject: Table Mountain claims a top 7 spot!!
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:54 pm 
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Yep, Table Mountain has secured itself a space as one of the world’s seven most wonderful natural sites.

Read here for more insight.

Thanks to everyone who voted :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain claims a top 7 spot!!
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:38 pm 
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:thumbs_up: Great news for SA - congratulations to all who helped drive the voting process. :dance:

:hmz: This is however based on a provisional result. I am surprised that the Sanparks Media release makes no mention of this fact. Refer below for the official "provisional results" from the official website:

http://www.new7wonders.com/


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The above are the provisional New7Wonders of Nature based on the first count of vote results on 11/11/11.

It is possible that there will be changes between the above provisional winners and the eventual finally confirmed winners.

The above provisional New7Wonders of Nature are listed in alphabetical order, not in any position or ranking.

The voting calculation is now being checked, validated and independently verified, and the confirmed winners will be announced starting early 2012 during the Official Inauguration ceremonies.


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Unread postPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:44 am 
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Well now it has been confirmed. :D Cheers to Table Mountain Image

Cape Town, Thursday, 3 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 provisional list.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille described the title as “a great accolade for a unique wonder of nature that belongs to all the people of Cape Town, South Africa, Africa and the world. The New Seven Wonders title has great long-term marketing value for Cape Town and South Africa. The wonder becomes part of school curricula, it becomes a “must see” and “bucket list” item for travellers and explorers.”

Sabine Lehmann, chairperson of the Table Mountain official supporters committee (OSC), said the official confirmation would provide a significant boost to the South African tourism industry.

“Visitor numbers to Table Mountain reached record numbers after the mountain was named on the provisional list of seven sites on 11 November 2011, and we expect the official confirmation to further boost visitor interest locally and abroad. This is already the case for the Puerto Princesa Underground River, the New7Wonder site in the Philippines,” Lehmann said.

The Philippines island that is home to the Puerto Princesa Underground River used to have three flights a week and now has 22 flights a week; the site used to attract an average of 150 visitors a day and now has 2 000 visitors a day. “The Island is building a new international airport to cope with the influx of visitors,” Lehmann said.

Lehmann expressed her gratitude to all those who had supported the Vote for Table Mountain campaign including Nobel Peace Prize winners Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and former President FW de Klerk, the Springbok rugby team and countless everyday fans.

“I am very grateful to the people of Cape Town, South Africa and the entire African content for making this wonderful news possible," said Lehmann.

Gary de Kock, regional general manager of SANParks, said: “We value that this award recognizes SANParks’ significant investment in the natural heritage of this beautiful mountain chain and that conservation adds value to the tourism economy.”

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.”

Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, said it was of great significance that Table Mountain was chosen by voters globally to be the representative of Africa's unique natural heritage.

“Along with possessing a biodiversity that is exceptionally important, given its proximity to a major city, Table Mountain is notable for the historic role it played in helping Nelson Mandela cope with his long years of imprisonment," said Weber.

“Through the bars of his cell on Robben Island, the sight of the peak with its table cloth of cloud offered him hope of brighter days to come, and the statement issued by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on 8 November last year supporting the call to vote for Table Mountain was both an endorsement of the South African finalist and a tribute to its ability to inspire."

The Table Mountain OSC will now plan the official inauguration ceremony. An impressive commemorative plaque will be officially presented by the New7Wonders Foundation to Table Mountain in October.

Contact the Table Mountain OSC on 021 424 0015 for further information.

Issued by:
Splash PR & Media Consultants on behalf of Table Mountain Official Suporters Committee

For further info:

Bianca Bouwer
021 447 1208
bianca@splashpr.co.za

For comment:
Sabine Lehmann
Chairperson, Table Mountain Official Suporters Committee
082 305 9019
or
Collette van Aswegen
021 424 0015

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Unread postPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:50 am 
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