Table Mountain, an iconic symbol of Cape Town, has once again been nominated for the prestigious World Travel Awards.

Table Mountain offers unmatched views of the city and a rich history that spans millions of years. Consistently recognised, its nomination for Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction is another example of its global acknowledgement.

Selma Hercules, executive director at Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC), emphasised the importance of community support in securing this international accolade.

‘Your vote can help the mountain walk away with the title of Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction.’

The mountain’s nomination is not just about its beauty; it represents many other parts of the Cape, too: nature, history and sustainable tourism practices.

Geographically, its distinctive plateau, carved by volcanic activity and erosion, offers a unique wilderness experience just minutes away from urban life.


For outdoor enthusiasts, the mountain is full of iconic hikes, and for those who prefer a more leisurely experience, the Cableway offers a safe and enjoyable way to ascend to the summit.

Beyond its natural wonders, Table Mountain is known as a leader in environmental stewardship and community upliftment.

TMACC’s commitment to conservation and socio-economic development initiatives has been vital in preserving the mountain’s pristine state while benefitting the surrounding communities.

Through projects like the Kuyasa housing initiative, TMACC demonstrates its commitment to offsetting carbon emissions and supporting sustainable living practices.

As voting opens for the World Travel Awards, Table Mountain competes against esteemed landmarks like Mount Kilimanjaro and the Ngorongoro Conservation Park. With five previous wins in this category, Table Mountain’s nomination reaffirms its status as a global tourist destination.

To cast your vote and support Table Mountain, visit the World Travel Awards website.


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Article originally written by Jules Keohane for Cape Town Etc.