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October 11, 2011

Top Five Reasons to Vote for Table Mountain

Table Mountain. Photo courtesy Chris Hitchcock

Time is running out to vote for Table Mountain to be selected as one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

And if it isn’t already glaringly obvious why you should vote for the most awesome natural icon in the Mother City before the announcement on November 11, 2011, perhaps the following top five reasons can persuade you:

It’s more than just a mountain

There’s more to Table Mountain than breathtaking views along challenging hiking trails.

Did you know that not only is it home to more than 1 500 species of flora, but it is also part of the Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site?

With sister attractions like Cape Point, Boulders, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and the Silvermine Nature Reserve, you can enjoy a variety of unforgettable outdoor experiences in the Mother City.

It’s a cultural connector

Our mountain has been bringing together people from different cultures for more than 300 years.

Today, whether playing host to the lavish Table of Unity fundraising luncheon for hundreds of South Africans each May, providing a backdrop for a photo shoot of international ballet dancers, or giving visitors from near and far a wonderful cable car experience, you can be sure that Table Mountain is linking cultures.

It’s inspirational

Table Mountain is an inspiration to many iconic South Africans.

“During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we often looked across Table Mountain at its magnificent silhouette … To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return.” Former President Nelson Mandela

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been so moved by it, he’s even waxed lyrical in a couple of videos and on a TV show.

It’s an economy-booster

Thousands of jobs will be created and R1.4-billion will be generated for the tourism industry if Table Mountains wins.

It belongs to you

It’s huge, it’s gorgeous and it practically lives in your backyard. Table Mountain is an integral part of our city and deserves to be recognised as such.

Now that you know why you HAVE to vote for Table Mountain, here are a few tips on HOW to vote:

A click marks the spot

Vote for Table Mountain online (www.new7wonders.com) or vote via Facebook.

Let your fingers do the walking

It’s easy, it’s cheap and you can do it from your cellphone. For just R2, you can vote for Table Mountain via SMS or MXit. Simply SMS “Table” to 34874.

Visit Cape Town Tourism

Pop into one of our 13 visitor information centres around the Peninsula and our friendly staff will assist you in the voting process.

Let’s make history by helping Table Mountain become a New7Wonder of Nature. Cast your vote TODAY!

For more information, visit www.votefortablemountain.com or click the banner below.



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