Monday, 21 November 2011


South Africa’s effort to solicit for vote for its Table Mountain so that it can be among the new 7 wonders of the word yielded the good results for the South Africans  when its feature turned out to be the 7th feature in the world ranking. There were many other features which were expected to be among the top 7 position like the Mt.Kilimanjaro or the Masai Mara game reserve situated in Kenya which unfortunately did not get enough votes to get them to the top 7 positions and therefore leaving only Cape Town’s Table Mountain to bring the honor to African.
There are different tourism attractions from different parts of the world that are among the top 7 and they include the countries below in their respective positions.
  1. The Amazon Rain forest from Brazil.
  2. Halong Bay from Vietnam.
  3. Iguassu falls in Brazil and Argentina.
  4. Jeju island in South Korea
  5. Komodo Island in Indonesia
  6. Puerto Princesa which is an underground river in Philippines.
  7. The Table Mountain from South Africa.
Unfortunately, there was no single tourist attraction from the big countries like North America, Europe and not even from Australia or the southern part of the Pacific that was among the top positions in this year. This time round, the top positions were all taken up by countries from the far South Eastern countries, some of them from South America and one from Africa which is South Africa.
Congratulation to all the South African tourism team in Cape Town as well as all the other well wishers from all over the world who sent as many votes as possible to see Table Mountain among the top 7 wonders of the world.

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