Did you know?
Cape Town is the most visited city on the African continent.
The Western Cape’s popularity as a first-rate meetings and incentives destination with unrivalled scenic beauty, top class facilities, and superb attractions is growing daily. Cape Town and the Cape winelands are two Western Cape meeting destinations highly sought-after by the meetings industry.
Cape Town has achieved international recognition as a superior, value-for-money business-tourism destination, offering a diverse range of affordable yet top-notch meeting venues, accommodation options, and experiences. Combine this with first rate telecommunications, IT and transport infrastructure, abundant leisure activities and renowned attractions, and Cape Town becomes a meetings destination that’s hard to beat.
The city is member of the BestCities Global Alliance, which comprises convention bureaus that guarantee the highest services standards in convention planning, bid assistance, onsite event servicing, destination expertise, and attendance building; and the greatest service experience for meeting and event planners.
The award winning Cape Town International Convention Centre is certified with the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management. It offers 56 000m² of usable space.
The lush Cape winelands offer a large choice of meeting venues in beautiful country settings. Conference venues can be found on magnificent wine estates in Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. The award winning Spier, one of Stellenbosch’s most illustrious wine estates, which is accredited by responsible tourism organization Fair Trade in Tourism, can comfortably seat 430 delegates. On-site activities include a craft market, farm visits, a heritage walk, horse riding, and spa treatments.
In Paarl, Allée Bleue wine farm offers stylish onference facilities for 130 delegates. Guests can enjoy wine tasting, relax in the beer garden, and overnight in a small boutique hotel offering luxury accommodation in a historic building.
Further south, along the Garden Route, scenic golf estates and country houses have high-tech meeting and accommodation facilities. Fancourt, South Africa’s prestigious golf resort estate with 3 golf courses, a conference centre, and luxury accommodation options, can cater for 400 delegates in its largest meeting venue.
The Tramonto Wedding & Function Venue in George with its beautiful Cape-Dutch architecture, four-star country guest house, and a miniature horse farm – has meeting facilities for 600 guests.
The Western Cape and Cape Town have so many treasures worth exploring that no Western Cape meeting would be complete without going on a pre-or-post tour adventure.
Whether it’s visiting Robben island, taking the aerial cableway up Table Mountain, lazing on the Western Cape’s Blue Flag beaches, hiking up Cape Town’s Signal Hill, searching for San rock art in the Cederberg Mountains, or enjoying township jazz in an authentic shebeen, the Western Cape offers memorable experiences.
There are also an array of thrilling adventures to be had from shark-cage diving, sailing, fishing, and surfing, to mountain climbing, abseiling, rock climbing, hiking, scenic flights and more.
Western Cape Sites and Activities at a Glance:
• Cape Town’s Long Street for after-hours fun
• Table Mountain (either by aerial cableway or on foot)
• Superb beaches – Clifton, Camps Bay, Muizenberg, Boulders
• Robben Island – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• The Cape Winelands for a wine-tasting safari
• Whale watching in the Overberg
• The West Coast National Park
• The Garden Route – spectacular natural beauty
• The V&A Waterfront – shop til’ you drop