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Table Mountain makes headlines following New7Wonders of Nature inauguration

More than 120,000 people thronged Cape Town's Grand Parade, and another 40,000 lined the city's sidewalks, as the procession with the New7Wonders float and the New7Wonders bus carrying New7Wonders dignitaries and the delegates representing the New7Wonders of Nature sites passed by.

More than 120,000 people thronged Cape Town’s Grand Parade, and another 40,000 lined the city’s sidewalks, as the procession with the New7Wonders float and the New7Wonders bus carrying New7Wonders dignitaries and the delegates representing the New7Wonders of Nature sites passed by.

The joyful ceremonies that accompanied the Official Inauguration of Table Mountain as one of the New7Wonders of Nature yesterday in Cape Town were the subject of extensive coverage in South African and global media:

Table Mountain secures spot on ‘new wonders’ list“, CNN International: “One of the most recognizable mountains in the world just got a little more recognition. Cape Town’s Table Mountain spent the weekend being ushered onto the New 7 Wonders of Nature list, with an official ceremony taking place yesterday.”

Table Mountain officially named one of the seven wonders“, Sydney Morning Herald: “South Africa’s Table Mountain was formally inaugurated as one of the world’s new seven wonders of nature at a ceremony on Sunday, a move officials hope will bring major economic benefits to the area.”

Official New7Wonders Inauguration of Table Mountain in Cape Town

South Africa’s Table Mountain becomes a ‘wonder,” AFP: “CAPE TOWN — South Africa’s Table Mountain was formally inaugurated as one of the world’s new seven wonders of nature at a ceremony on Sunday, a move officials hope will bring major economic benefits to the area.”

Table Mountain is a Wonder“, iAfrica.com. “The mountain, which towers over Cape Town, was crowned one of the natural wonders last year after a global poll that allowed anyone in the world to vote via telephone, text messages or social media networks.”

Table Mountain officially inaugurated“, News24: “Cape Town — It was a proud moment for South Africans as the official inauguration of Table Mountain as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature took place at a ceremony held at the foot of the Mountain on Sunday.”

Table Mountain, freshly inaugurated as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, provides a spectacular backdrop for Cape Town at night.

Table Mountain, freshly inaugurated as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, provides a spectacular nighttime backdrop for Cape Town, one of the most picturesque cities in the world.

Table Mountain inaugurated as one of New 7 Wonders of Nature – Patricia de Lille“, Politicsweb: “Table Mountain was, this morning, officially inaugurated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature at a ceremony held at the foot of the mountain. City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille, unveiled the New 7 Wonders of Nature plaque.”

Table mountain a new ‘wonder of nature’“, Moneyweb: “The New Seven Wonders Foundation’s founder-president Bernard Weber said all South Africans should feel proud of the achievement. He described the mountain as “a spectacular backdrop for Cape Town”. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company CEO Sabine Lehmann said the mountain had more visitors in November than in any other month in the past 10 years.”

Table Mountain officially a Wonder of Nature“, Eyewitness News: “CAPE TOWN – Table Mountain has been inaugurated as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. The ceremony took place at the foot of the iconic landmark on Sunday.”

Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders (left) and  Executive Mayor  of Cape Town Alderman Patricia de Lille (right) with the Table Mountain memorial plaque.

Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders (left), and Patricia de Lille, Executive Mayor of Cape Town (right), with the unveiled Table Mountain memorial plaque.

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