Cape Town, the coastal city at the tip of South Africa, remains the number one business tourism destination in Africa.
The city’s improved and additional infrastructure confirms its status as a world-class destination.
Cape Town boasts a state of the art Convention Centre and a well-developed local business tourism industry catering for incentive travel, corporate and association meetings, conferences and events.
The Cape Town International Airport is served by over 20 international airlines on a weekly basis linking the destination to global hubs. The airport is a mere 20 km from the central business district, which translates into a 20 minute drive by taxi, car or the ultra convenient and affordable MyCiTi airport-to-city bus shuttle service.
The Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) System consolidates existing rail, bus, minibus and metered taxi services, connecting the city centre, the airport, and select suburbs in Cape Town and providing a world-class transport network. Road-based public transport has been transformed by the adoption of a concept known as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). BRT is a high-quality bus-based transit system that delivers fast, comfortable, and cost-effective urban mobility with segregated right-of-way infrastructure, rapid and frequent operations, and excellence in marketing and customer service.
Cape Town has a variety of venues to suit all group sizes. The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) or the venues at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World would be suitable for large conferences. For groups of 50 or so the Protea Hotel Stellenbosch and Tri Active Events provide meeting rooms, the latter also providing team building events. Our suggestions for smaller groups of 10 include Crystal Towers Hotel at Century City, The One and Only Cape Town and The Cape Grace Hotel, both located at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
No trip to Cape Town would be complete without a trip on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway for panoramic 360 degree views of Cape Town and the surrounding mountains. The Robben Island Museum can be reached by ferry for tours providing a fascinating insight into the history of the island. For stunning scenery and unique fauna and flora plan a visit to Cape Point Nature Reserve, 60km southwest of the city. This area lies within the Table Mountain National Park and is a Natural World Heritage Site.
Dining in Cape Town can be a memorable experience, with the freshest ingredients, beautiful interiors, breath taking views and world-class wines. Our recommendations include Reuben’s at the One & Only, Cape Town and La Colombe at Constantia.
For a venue that’s a little bit different try the Cape Wheel for VIP and Sky Dining with a view.
For one hotel that offers the ‘complete package’ of excellence in accommodation, service, food and facilities we suggest The Westin Cape Town. Located in the cultural centre, this hotel boasts exclusive accommodation and unique views over the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain.