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New7Wonders of Nature inauguration celebrations conclude at SANParks

  • By Stuart Buchanan
  • December 5 2012

Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain was officially inaugurated as one of the New7Wonders of Nature in Pretoria on Monday, the third of the weekend-long celebrations.

Table Mountain forms part of the Table Mountain National Park, which is managed by South African National Parks (SANParks).

Dr David Mabunda, SANParks CEO, said: “Long after we are gone, Table Mountain National Park will remain a national park and now it will forever more remain a New7Wonder of Nature.”

Dr. David Mabunda (left), unveils the New7Wonders commemorative plaque, along with Bernard Weber, Founder-President of the New7Wonders Foundation, and Jean-Paul de la Fuente, Director Dr. David Mabunda (left), unveils the New7Wonders commemorative plaque, along with Bernard Weber, Founder-President of the New7Wonders Foundation, and Jean-Paul de la Fuente, Director

Traditional African dancing entertained the delegates and ambassadors at the inauguration ceremony in Pretoria on Monday Traditional African dancing entertained the delegates and ambassadors at the inauguration ceremony in Pretoria on Monday
He said the initiative had touched the lives of South Africans and was a symbol of hope, unity and transformation. The mountain has brought South Africans together for a common goal.

“We are elated to be part of this gallery of icons and are looking forward to capitalising on the status,” said Dr Mabunda.

SANParks took over the management of Table Mountain National Park in 1998.

“Since we took over, we have improved its biodiversity so much so that it gained the world renowned natural heritage status as part of the Cape Floristic Kingdom World Heritage Site, and is now one of the New7Wonders of Nature.”

Thumbs up to the Table Mountain Cableway team! (From left) Taryn Skuce, Sabine Lehmann and Collette van Aswegen celebrate the official New7Wonders of Nature status Thumbs up to the Table Mountain Cableway team! (From left) Taryn Skuce, Sabine Lehmann and Collette van Aswegen celebrate the official New7Wonders of Nature status

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