September 27, 2013
Picture Perfect V&A Waterfront Backdrop for Table Mountain in #LoveCapeTown
World Tourism Day on Friday 27 September, 2013 was an auspicious occasion for #LoveCapeTown‘s wonder of nature, Table Mountain , as it celebrated its new status as co-signee of the Responsible Tourism Charter with the City of Cape Town and unveiled a large picture frame, which provides an iconic view of the mountain from the V&A Waterfront.
The 2.8m tall by 4m wide yellow frame produced by local artist Porky Hefer, is a permanent interactive artwork and is part of the Table Mountain N7W legacy project , which has been nominated to be included on the list of sites to visit as part of World Design Capital Cape Town 2014.
Locals and visitors, eager to get that perfect backdrop of the mountain without trekking all of the way up to the top, will enjoy the spectacular view within the frame.
The frame, the first in a series of N7W legacy frames to be installed throughout Cape Town, was unveiled by Cape Town Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille.
“The unveiling of the first New7Wonders of Nature frame means that local residents and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy and be part of this wonderful journey that Cape Town has been privileged to relish. This will certainly make a significant contribution in maintaining and sustaining the World Design Capital spirit throughout 2014,” said Mayor de Lille.
It’s a sentiment shared by Sabine Lehmann, CEO of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company: “We are delighted that visitors to the V&A Waterfront will get to interact with the frame in the build-up to World Design Capital 2014; it is a wonderful way to celebrate nature’s perfect design of Table Mountain.”
As a precursor to the unveiling of the frame, the CEOs of these iconic sights and representatives of the City of Cape Town co-signed a Responsible Tourism Charter, committing to a more sustainable and responsible tourism industry in Cape Town, in line with the 2013 World Tourism Day theme, Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future.
The unveiling and signing was attended by various members of the media, tourism attractions and representatives, including Cape Town Tourism’s CEO Enver Duminy.
Don’t miss your chance to get the ultimate Table Mountain pic:
Get down to the V&A Waterfront, find the frame just outside of Den Anker and pose like you’re #LoveCapeTown ‘s next Top Model for the ultimate pic.
For more information, please visit www.tablemountain.net.
Editor’s note: Content sourced from Splash PR for Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.