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FFind out more about planning an event in South Africa, including information about regions and how we can assist you in the planning process with resources and toolkits. Offering quality facilities, venues and service providers, South Africa is an ideal conference destination, hosting many world-class congresses, conventions, events and trade fairs each year.

TOP REASONS

to plan your event in
South Africa

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Best-in-class venues

With more than 1 700 meeting venues, and international convention centres located in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, East London and Port Elizabeth, South Africa is equipped to take care of any meeting and event need no matter how large or how small.

02

Dynamic incentives options

South Africa's warm and welcoming people, rich cultural experiences, fascinating history, award winning hotels, renowned food and wine, magnificent natural attractions and world-class infrastructure will enable you to create the ultimate incentive programme.

03

World-class events

Hundreds of organisations from across the country choose South Africa as their destination of choice. 

01 Best-in-class venues
02 Dynamic incentives options
03 World-class events
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Quick facts about South Africa

People
Population

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Population

South Africa is home to multi-cultural melting pot of 55 million beautiful people of diverse origins, cultures, languages, and religions.

Languages

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Languages

Although English is widely spoken and is used for informational signage, South Africa celebrates diversity in language with a total of eleven official languages. These languages are Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga and English.

Religions

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Religions

Enshrined in the South African constitution is the right for all people to practice their religion free from persecution. The most practiced religions in South Africa include Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.

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16 April 2019

Africa’s Travel Indaba teams up with local street art talent in Durban!

Press Release | 16 April 2019
Africa’s Travel Indaba teams up with local street art talent in Durban!

SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg – Monday, 15 April, 2019: From the hieroglyphics in Egypt to the cave paintings in Maropeng, art has always been a vehicle for documenting history and telling our stories. Art is also an interpretation of life and takes many different forms, such as music, paintings, graffiti and dance.

15 April 2019

Breaking News: Non-stop flight between Cape Town and USA announced

Press Release | 15 April 2019
Breaking News: Non-stop flight between Cape Town and USA announced

Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) welcomes the announcement by United Airlines that they intend launching a new non-stop route between the US and Cape Town, from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, New York.

14 April 2019

SA Tourism celebrates 25 Years of Democracy with 25 of the best Instagrammable locations

Press Release | 14 April 2019
SA Tourism celebrates 25 Years of Democracy with 25 of the best Instagrammable locations

South African Tourism (SA Tourism), along with partners Travelstart and @SouthAfrica will collaborate in an exciting Instagram initiative that will showcase the best of South Africa through the month of April 2019.

04 April 2019

Africans have the power to rehaul Africa’s story

Press Release | 04 April 2019
Africans have the power to rehaul Africa’s story

SOUTH AFRICA, Durban – Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019: In a bid to boost tourism in Africa, it is time that we change our narrative from a continent that needs saving to one that is thriving. This was the key insight at Africa’s Travel Indaba Media Launch held at The Plant Venue Co., Durban on 3rd April 2019.

02 April 2019

Statement from the South African Tourism Board

Press Release | 02 April 2019
Statement from the South African Tourism Board

The Board of South African Tourism has resolved to investigate allegations received against the organisation’s CEO, Mr Sisa Ntshona, through its anonymous tip-offs reporting mechanism. The Board is obligated to thoroughly investigate these allegations, in the best interest of all parties concerned.

18 March 2019

South African Tourism appoints new Hub Head for North America

South African Tourism appoints new Hub Head for North America

Well-known and respected Marketing and Advertising Executive, Jerry Mpufane, will swop his Johannesburg office for the Big Apple. Mpufane has been appointed as the new South African Tourism Hub Head for USA and Canada, taking over from Bangu Masisi whose term in office has come to an end.

17 March 2019

Andrew Young leads delegation to four African countries

Andrew Young leads delegation to four African countries

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – A delegation of about 50 professionals from the United States arrived in South Africa on Sunday, 17 March, led by former United Nations Ambassador and Mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young and his wife Carolyn. Among many highlights of this once-in-a-lifetime trip will be  the unveiling of a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Cradle of Humankind exhibition, a short drive from Johannesburg.

11 March 2019

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News | 11 March 2019
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