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 feel. In fact, with its business-friendly atmosphere, stunning natural beauty, and outstanding vineyards, MICE meeting planners 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 the Table Mountain.
Direct flights from Africa, Europe, and Asia 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 and handles a rapidly increasing number passengers each year. It is the only airport in Cape Town metropolitan area that offers scheduled passenger services.
Large Cape Town meeting venues include the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), set against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain. CTICC has 11,200 square meters of dedicated, column-free space, and features two large auditoriums, an onsite restaurant and catering, a business center, audio-video capabilities, and more. Another venue, The Pavilion Conference Centre is conveniently located on the waterfront, five 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.
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 mix of culture, nature, and history, as well as an eclectic mix of people. Event delegates 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.