Cape Town, the capital of South Africa's Western Cape province and the parliamentary capital of the country, is a remarkable city. Historic buildings have been saved, businesses are booming, and it has a laid-back kind of attitude. Groups can find whatever they want from a trip to Cape Town, whether it's hosting a conference in any of the renowned Cape Town event venues or conference centers, relaxing on white-sand beaches or climbing Table Mountain. In fact, with its business-friendly atmosphere, stunning natural beauty and outstanding vineyards, groups will discover - like many before them - that it's easy to lose track of time while in this unique Southern African city.
Direct flights from Europe and the U.S. make Cape Town easily accessible. Regarded as the third-busiest airport in Africa, Cape Town Airport sits 12 miles east of the downtown district of the city; it and handles a rapidly expanding average of eight million passengers each year, along with almost 100,000 aircraft.
Large Cape Town meeting venues include the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), set against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain (recently designated as one of the "seven natural wonders of the world"). CTICC has 11,200 square meters of dedicated, column-free space, and features 36 meeting rooms, on-site restaurant and catering, a business center, audio-video capabilities and more. The Pavilion Conference Centre is conveniently located on the waterfront, 10 minutes away from the city's center. Also with Table Mountain in the background and expansive views over Table Bay, the Pavilion Conference Centre features deluxe conference, exhibition, meeting and banqueting facilities. Four miles away, The Cape Sun Conference Centre has nine different-sized conference facilities, as well as 368 comfortable, fully air-conditioned rooms.
The center of Cape Town has grown fantastically over the last few years and its mix of European and African cultures means it is buzzing with a heady mix of culture, nature and history, as well as an eclectic mix of people. Groups can experience South Africa's interesting past in Cape Town event venues like the South African Museum, the Castle of Good Hope, Company Gardens, Government Avenue and other museums and galleries lining the center of town.