Table Mountain Cableway passes 22m visitors

23rd Nov 2012

More than 22 million holidaymakers have used the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway since it opened in 1928, according to South African tourism officials.

The prominent landmark, which provides a spectacular backdrop to Cape Town, was provisionally voted as one of the latest 'Seven Wonders of Nature' last year.

Sabine Lehmann, managing director of the Table Mountain Cableway, said the accolade had a positive impact on tourism, with the cableway experiencing record numbers between December 2011 and February this year.

"South Africa stands to benefit more than the other seven wonders of nature because Table Mountain is the most accessible of the new seven wonders and is the only one to be found in a city," said Lehmann.

"Cities are constantly trying to find ways to differentiate themselves."

Table Mountain is the only African-based wonder of nature, while South America is represented with the Amazon rainforest and Iguazu Falls in Argentina.

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