Tutu and the ”fantastic gateway in the South”

[:en]It goes without saying that Archbishop Desmond Tutu has left an indelible mark on the world. He is remembered fondly for his infectious smile, his inspirational preaching and his unwavering battle against the injustice of the inhumane policy of apartheid. Once described by Mandela as “the voice of the voiceless”,…

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[:en] Bernard Weber has had a varied career as a filmmaker, museum curator, aviator, and…

Global Memory

When Philon of Byzantium declared the Ancient 7 Wonders, the then-known world was very…

On top of Table Mountain: South African classical and jazz pianist, Charl du Plessis

Charl du Plessis plays on top of Table Mountain

The South African classical and jazz pianist Charl du Plessis became the first person in history to perform on a grand piano on Table Mountain on 29 March, International Piano Day. Afterwards, he said people asked the same two questions: How did he get a grand piano to the top?…

#7WondersDay
celebration on 07.07.

This year, and every year from now on, the world celebrates 7 Wonders Day. The event honours the 21 iconic wonders chosen by hundreds of millions of votes following three historic global campaigns.

Enjoying the view on Signal Hill

Viewing Table Mountain through the Signal Hill frame

A giant yellow picture frame, the second in a series of such structures to be introduced across Cape Town, has been unveiled on Signal Hill, providing a perfect vantage point for visitors to compose a photograph of themselves, friends and family with Table Mountain as the spectacular backdrop. The 2.8m…
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille in the foreground with Table Mountain in the background, as seen through the New7Wonders legacy picture frame on the V&A Waterfront.

New7Wonders legacy project puts Table Mountain in the frame

To mark World Tourism Day today, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille unveiled a large picture frame that offers a unique view of Table Mountain, one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The 2.8m tall by 4m wide frame by local artist Porky Hefer is a permanent interactive artwork and is part…
Forres Preparatory School

Forres pupils sing “The Wonders we have chosen”

"We are committed to providing a balanced and dynamic education for every child, with the belief that children are unique and that individual minds learn differently," says Kim van der Hoven, Head of Forres Preparatory School in Rondebosch, one of the southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. Rondebosch…
Left to right: Jean-Paul De la Fuente, Director of New7Wonders; Maurice Closs, Governor of Misiones, Argentina; Daniel Aguilera, Undersecretary for Tourism, Argentina; Wilson Dockhorn Jr. representative of the Embassy of Brazil in Dubai, and Marcelo Almada, Director of Visit7Wonders.

Visit7Wonders: a new global tourism platform for the New7Wonders of Nature

Visit7Wonders launched in Dubai on 7 May 2013: A new global tourism platform bringing together the New7Wonders of Nature from across the world was announced today at one the leading international travel fairs, the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. The New7Wonders of Nature, elected following a global four-year campaign with hundreds…

Table Mountain inauguration celebrations continue in Pretoria

The celebrations marking the Official Inauguration of Table Mountain as one of the New7Wonders of Nature moved to Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa, yesterday with the unveiling of a memorial plaque at the headquarters of South African National Parks in Muckleneuk. Speaking in Muckleneuk, Bernard Weber, Founder-President of…

Table Mountain makes headlines following New7Wonders of Nature inauguration

The joyful ceremonies that accompanied the Official Inauguration of Table Mountain as one of the New7Wonders of Nature yesterday in Cape Town were the subject of extensive coverage in South African and global media: "Table Mountain secures spot on 'new wonders' list", CNN International: "One of the most recognizable mountains in…

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