See Table Mountain ... Before You Die
Table Mountain: it´s big, it´s beautiful, it´s free and on its way to becoming one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
This iconic landmark has battled its way through to the last leg of the campaign to join an elite group of 28 finalists along with other famous sites such as America´s Grand Canyon and Australia´s Great Barrier Reef.
Table Mountain - along with Tanzania´s Mount Kilimanjaro - are the only two African sites to make it through to the final leg of the competition, which aims to document monuments and conservation efforts worldwide.
It´s also easy to see why Table Mountain is in the running: according to popular travel website MSN Travel UK it´s one of the "50 Places to See Before You Die".
"Few world cities can compete with the natural backdrop of Cape Town. This beautiful city sits below the immense bulk of Table Mountain, is fringed by gorgeous beaches and cushioned by productive vineyards. But really all it takes is a ride up the mountain in Cape Town´s iconic cable car and you´ll understand why the city is so high on our list of places to see before you die."
Here you can walk among secret forests and bizarre rock formations, and you can kick your shoes off and slip your feet into the clearest mountain streams. You can even drink water straight from the waterfalls - I´ve been told the water is so pure and the taste is so sensational that you´ll never want to drink water out of a tap again.
Home to over 1 500 species of plants - more than the entire United Kingdom - you´re sure to come across the most exquisite flowers that South Africa has to offer. You might even catch a glimpse of the rare Table Mountain ghost frog which is found in streams and dripping, forested gorges, or observe the many birds endemic to the region such as the Cape sugarbird and orange-breasted sunbird.
It´s worth mentioning that Table Mountain falls under the protection of the Table Mountain National Park which is recognised globally for its diverse and unique fauna and flora. With its sandstone flats, sheer cliffs and jagged peaks, there aren´t many other places in the world where such extraordinary beauty and bio-diversity thrive within such a large city.
So we´re all holding thumbs for Table Mountain to become one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Is it worthy of its nomination? We like to think so but perhaps you´d better come and see for yourself.
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