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AAs Africa's top meetings and events destination, South Africa's amazing variety of venues and destinations, diverse offerings and unforgettable experiences always exceeds expectations.

South Africa's excellent track record in international events has seen it host meetings such as COP17, the 5th BRICS Summit, and the World Economic Forum. Few other destinations offer the variety of meeting and incentive options available in South Africa. This is one of a handful of countries that has played host to most of the major sports world cups including the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, as well as the Cricket and Rugby World Cups.

Quick facts about South Africa




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




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.




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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South Africa


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.


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.


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

WWhether you're planning a meeting in the wild or require the cutting edge technology available at a world-class international convention centre, the South African National Convention Bureau is here to help businesses around the world find the perfect match.

With multiple experiences lying around the corner no matter where you are in the country

Find 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.

Planning a meeting in South Africa?Find a venue here.

Case Studies

21st World Congress of IACAPAP

35th International Geological Congress

International Mineralogical Association Meeting

International Aids Conference 2016

International Union of Architects World Congress

Meetings Africa 2014

59th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

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