Table Mountain 'a haven for natural history enthusiasts'
Holidaymakers who like to immerse themselves in the natural history of destinations are likely to find Table Mountain an extremely intriguing place to visit.
People taking luxury holidays in South Africa recently saw the famous landmark named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and tourism chiefs have insisted the area is steeped in historical importance.
At 360 million years old, the Cape Town-based peak is one of the oldest mountains in the world, but it is also one of the most accessible.
The Table Mountain Cableway - which was set up in 1929 - has taken more than 21 million people to the summit, where they have been able to take in stunning views of the coastline.
It is also home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna, the tourist board added. In fact, the surrounding area has more individual species of plant than can be found in the whole of the UK.
Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille recently described the news of Table Mountain's new accolade as "incredible".