The New7Wonders of Nature are:
2. Halong Bay
3. Iguazu Falls
4. Jeju Island
6. Puerto Princesa Underground River
7. Table Mountain
…according to The Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille
“It is because Cape Town is a symbol. It is a symbol of permanence in a world that is full of change. It is a symbol of the heritage that we are privileged to have. And it is a symbol that reminds us that we are privileged enough to live in an incredible country with incredible assets, giving us hope for the future.
It is a symbol for South Africa and now, the entire world.
For us Capetonians, it is a symbol of home.
The mountain reminds us of the time it has taken to build the society we have today in its shadow.
It has seen the pain we have endured through that history. But it has also seen our triumphs.
It has been a witness to our lives and our history.
Because of that, it is a part of ourselves and we are proud to share it with the world.
I want to thank everyone who voted. The odds seemed stacked against us but we managed to beat them, as we have so many times in the past.
This whole experience has reminded us that we can all come together for something greater than ourselves and be united in our diversity.
It reminds us of who we really are. “