Cape Town’s kelp forest makes Bloomberg’s new Seven World Wonders

Posted by Zimasa Katamzi on 1 June 2021

Known as the Great African Sea Forest and recognised from the award-winning documentary, My Octopus Teacher, the kelp forests of Cape Town have been named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World by Bloomberg.

Situated 16 kilometres south of Cape Town, the underwater jungle is larger than the Grand Canyon and is home to millions of creatures.

In numerical order, here are the new Seven Wonders of the World.

Antequera Dolmens, Spain

 

Cape Town's treasure makes it onto the Seven Wonders of the World list

The formations, believed to be burial chambers, resemble giant caves with stone pillars and flat roofs.

Baalbek, Lebanon

Cape Town's treasure makes it onto the Seven Wonders of the World list

Originally created to honour Jupiter and Bacchus, Baalbek is the largest temple compound of its kind, making it more like a city complex than a single site.

Nahanni, Canada

Cape Town's treasure makes it onto the Seven Wonders of the World list

Here, the great spirit water of Nailicho (Virginia Falls) tumbles down vertiginous rocks for more than 300 feet.

Top End Rock Art, Australia

Cape Town's treasure makes it onto the Seven Wonders of the World list

Top End, the northernmost tip of the Northern Territory, where a swath of sparsely populated orange-hued land roughly the size of Portugal contains a constellation of elaborate rock paintings, some more than 60,000 years old.

Kelp Forests, South Africa

Cape Town's treasure makes it onto the Seven Wonders of the World list

Craig Foster calls the kelp forests South Africa’s ‘golden forests’ because of their mesmerising appearance, and the exceptional ecosystems contained within them.

San Agustin, Colombia

Cape Town's treasure makes it onto the Seven Wonders of the World list

Erected about 2,000 years ago and abandoned in the 1300s, the figures are believed to be burial markings.

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Cape Town's treasure makes it onto the Seven Wonders of the World list

An ancient palace hewed into an elegant rock mound at the command of King Kashyapa in the fifth century A.D., Sigiriya is the perfect amalgam of human-made treasure and natural wonder.

ALSO READ

Cruising Cape Town’s kelp forests

PICTURES: Twitter






yoast-primary -
tcat - Travel news
tcat_slug - travel-news
tcat2 -
tcat2_slug -
tcat_final -