South Africans banded together and voted for Cape Town’s Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, as it has been announced as Africa’s Leading Tourism Attraction by the World Travel Awards.

“At this point in time where tourism and travel has suffered greatly as a result of COVID-19, we are extremely pleased to bring this accolade home to South Africa and Cape Town in particular,” says Wahida Parker, Managing Director of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC).

“This incredible award recognises the enigmatic beauty that has made Table Mountain one of the best tourist attractions in the world – having seen more than 29 million visitors reach the top of its summit by the aerial cableway over the decades.”

“We are excited about the recognition, honour and responsibility that this place on us, and inspired at the prospect that we could claim the distinction of leading attraction of the world!”

Parker salutes and thanks TMACC’s fellow contenders, which included iconic African giants; Mountain Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, and two of the fellow Cape Town Big Six attractions – Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront.

In addition to Table Mountain’s win this year, Cape Town also walked away with the recognition of being ‘Africa’s Leading Festival & Event Destination’ in the awards.

Picture: TMACC

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