#7WondersDay: Putting SA's natural heritage on the map

2017-07-07 07:56 - Ishani Chetty
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Cape Town -  It's time to celebrate our natural wonders. 

The 7th of July marks the date when the 7 of the world's wonders  were officially chosen as hundreds of millions of voters participated in three historic global campaigns: the New7Wonders of Nature, the New7Wonders of the World and the New7Wonders Cities.

And this Friday, 7 July 2017  - countries across the globe will mark the inaugural, international 7 Wonders Day – dedicated to the 21 iconic wonders chosen a decade ago.

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Celebrating heritage, humanity and participation on this new international day, Table Mountain Cableway - as custodians of Africa’s only New7Wonder - is calling on South Africans to come together to celebrate Table Mountain and other attractions the country has to offer, by sharing their photographs and stories using the global hashtag #7WondersDay on this the 10th anniversary.

Table Mountain - A wonder of Nature

Table Mountain is often the first thing you think of when mentioning Cape Town - the mountain that can be seen from every part of the city is South Africa's natural wonder, a real pride and joy. 

The cableway opened in 1929 and is the 'go-to' attraction for tourists, while other braver souls dare to hike up for more of an adventure.  

"Through 7 Wonders Day we are able to celebrate Table Mountain as an officially elected New 7 Wonder of Nature", says Cableway MD Wahida Parker. 

"There is so much beauty in this country, its hard not to want to share it with the world" continued Wahida. 

Ain't she just splendid!! #pinksky #sunset #lagoonbeach #tablemountain

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Looking to spend the day on Table Mountain this 7 of July?  Buy your cable-way tickets here

'A day to wonder'

Here are the 7 wonders of the world for 2017 

1. Jordan - Petra 

2. Peru - Machu Picchu 

It's moments like this that I live for ?????? #TravelMore

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3. China - The Great Wall 

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4. Mexico - Chichen Itza

MTV welcome to Chichen Itza!

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5. Brazil - Cristo Redentor 

6. Italy - The Colosseum 

7. India - The Taj Mahal 

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The Natural Wonders of Africa

Focusing on the beauty of Africa - The African Vault has provided us with a list of the wonders of Africa.

1. Serengeti Migration 

It is known as the world's longest and largest on land migration as more than 1 million wildebeests cross Tanzania and Kenya.  

2.  Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater

Known as 'Africa's garden of Eden' - it lives up to its potential with an abundance of African wildlife.

View Goals ?????? #tanzania #safari #ngorongorocrater #takemeback

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3. Tanzania - Mount Kilimanjaro 

Known as the tallest mountain in Africa as it soars over the planes of Tanzania - along with its vibrant animal kingdom below.

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4. The Nile River 

Flowing through several countries and known as one of the longest rivers in the world - it is host to some astonishing sunsets.

5. Egypt - The Red Sea Reef

This stunning coral reef is teeming with all the wonders of the ocean and its crystal blue waters is filled with 1100 species of fish.

6. Sahara Desert

It is the largest hot desert in the world and is so vast and empty in its beauty - covering several countries in Africa. 


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7.  Botswana -  Okavango Delta 

The lush waters and greenery makes this the largest inland delta, teeming with wildlife.

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Africa holds so many natural wonders of its own - why travel thousands of miles to see the Chichen Itza when we have our very own Jaw dropping table mountain? #EXPLOREAFRICA

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