Nowhere Does It Better
While Cape Town is largely considered the jewel in the crown, it is the Western Cape’s natural beauty, its rugged mountains and pristine coastal stretches, its amazing beaches and its huge variety of experiences that truly sets it apart from any other destination of choice.
WHY VISIT AN EVENT TAKING PLACE IN CAPE TOWN
One of the major benefits of conferencing in Cape Town and the Western Cape is that there are so many ways to fill any spare time with plenty of attractions within close travelling distance.
The iconic Table Mountain looms over the Cape Town city centre, while the Cape Winelands, home to award-winning vintages, are just short drive away. Discover the Marine Big Five in the Cape Overberg, adventure in the Garden Route, hit the surf along the Cape West Coast and get off the grid in the Cape Karoo.
Cape Town International Airport offers direct flights to 21 international hubs such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dubai, Qatar, etc., with an average flying time of between 10 to 11 hours. In terms of regional flight connections, Cape Town International Airport carries out regional flights via Johannesburg’s or Tambo International Airport.
Cape Town’s transport is varied and there are great options for all budgets. Cape Town has become a very bike-friendly city, with dedicated bike lanes in most areas and some of the world’s biggest cycle races are hosted there. Cycling in Cape Town is not only a fun and healthy sport—it can also be a great way to get around the city.
Cape Town has several private bus companies and commuter bus services, as well as the City Sightseeing bus. The MyCiti bus is another quick and easy way to get around.
Hotels in Cape Town
As a popular destination, Cape Town offers a wide variety of accommodation options and has about 20,000 formal 3, 4 and 5-star hotel bedrooms. Most of these hotels are located within the City Bowl, Waterfront and Atlantic Seaboard areas, all in close proximity to the Cape Town International Convention Centre. There are also many deluxe boutique hotels, serviced apartments and B&B’s in the area.
ATTRACTIONS IN CAPE TOWN
Six of the top ten tourist attractions in South Africa are all within an hour’s drive from the city centre. From museums and galleries, which speak to the country’s turbulent past, to streets festivals and flea markets, the Cape has something for everyone.
One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Table Mountain is Cape Town’s centrepiece. If you are relatively fit and are feeling energetic, a hike up Platteklip Gorge allows you to immerse yourself in the mountain’s rich biodiversity. For those pressed for time, the cableway offers a quick and convenient ascent. The cable cars rotate 360 degrees during the trip, giving you spectacular views of the mountain below.
Good food, good wine, good experience
Home to some of the world’s most bountiful vineyards, boasting numerous award-winning restaurants, Cape Town and the Western Cape is a gastronomic wonderland, with a history intrinsically tied to the vine.
The six regions of the Western Cape are, of course, all very different to one another, each enjoying a unique vibe and flavour. From the lamb in the Cape Karoo to the rooster koek in the Cape Overberg, here you can discover a myriad of different tastes.
From abseiling down the iconic Table Mountain to diving with Great White sharks in Gansbaai, Cape Town and the Western Cape is a playground for the fearless, those brave souls seeking real adventure. Explore underground cave systems in Oudtshoorn, dive with Cape Fur seals in the Atlantic Ocean or simply explore the trails – there is something for everyone.
Culture & heritage
The Western Cape is a hugely diverse province, a melting pot of cultures and heritage. From the storied past to the present, there is a huge amount to explore. From the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the San people to the rock art of the Cederberg and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art, you will find more than just paint on canvases inside a building.
KID-FRIENDLY CAPE TOWN
Cape Town has it all: from penguins, whales and dolphins to wonderful beaches and botanical gardens where every family will enjoy their trip to Cape Town to the fullest.
All Visitor Information Centres, spread around the city, are open on public holidays.
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