LONDON, January 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Cape Town's natural landmark provisionally shortlisted for coveted honour
- Confirmed 'Seven Wonders of the Nature' to be announced early 2012
DialAFlight, one of the UK's leading travel operators, is delighted to announce that the World Heritage site Table Mountain, in South Africa, has been shortlisted to receive special status as one of the world's 'Seven Wonders of Nature'. The famous landmark, overlooking the coastal city of Cape Town, has provisionally been shortlisted to receive the honour along with six other famous natural wonders, with confirmation due to be announced early next year.
The flat-topped mountain is popularly earmarked as a 'must see' by tourists- whilst on their South Africa Holidays. Protruding a thousand metres above sea level, the mountain plateau is most commonly reached by cable car and provides unforgettable views of Cape Town below and the surrounding landscape- on clear days, local guides claim you can see 150 km out to sea.
However, Table Mountain's appeal is not solely based on the stunning panoramic views it provides. The mountain also offers a stern test for keen rock climbers and mountaineers. Hiking is a popular alternative to ascending the mountain as opposed to cable car, plus many hiking trails pass local fauna. Although some trails will test climber's physical endurance, many hiking routes are purposefully family-friendly and provide a gradual incline to the top of the mountain.
Commenting on Table Mountain's nomination, a spokesman for DialAFlight said today:
"I've been fortunate enough to visit Cape Town on more than one occasion in recent years and every time we've taken the trip up to the top of TableMountain. Those views never grow tiresome. I'm not surprised the site has been shortlisted for the honour. The whole range eclipses the city of Cape Town; everywhere you go you can see the mountain, it's a site really worth beholding."
"The mountain is one of the prime reasons tourists visit the city of Cape Town, during their holidays. Our customers are always enquiring about TableMountain, accommodation nearby and the various hiking tours available up the mountain. We [DialAFlight] have plenty of South Africa flights available at fantastic prices."
The Seven Wonders of Nature are to be announced early next year in Zurich, Switzerland. The seven provisionally shortlisted for the accolade include: The Komodo Dragon, Table Mountain (South Africa), Halong Bay (Vietnam), the Amazon Rainforest (South America), Iguaza Falls (Brazil/Argentina), Jeju Island (South Korea) and the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River (Philippines).
DialAFlight is one of the UK's leading travel companies and has been in business for 30 years. Our sales people have 2000 collective years experience between them and our buying power is second to none. Each year hundreds of thousands of people come to us for cheap flights, hotels, car hire, weekend breaks and business flights. DialAFlight offer more than six million cheap flights to a wide range of destinations around the world including flights to Bangkok and flights to Dubai.
Karen Hart - Head of Legal and Consumer Affairs, DIALAFLIGHT - Tel +44(0)20-7459-3762 - Fax +44(0)20-7464-0028, email@example.com