Apr 292013


Cape Town’s world-class conference venues are complemented by stunning natural and cultural tourist attractions. Cape Town is increasingly making its mark on the local and international conference scene with most of the top hotels in Cape Town provide conference facilities for their guests. Other types of venues for hosting conferences in Cape Town, ranges from beach resorts to golfing estates, game reserves and conference centres. The conference venues in Cape Town are of a high standard, and many international conferences are hosted regularly in Cape Town.

Traveling to and from Cape Town for conferences is convenient and safe with Cape Town International Airport, the second biggest airport in South Africa. The airport has been awarded Best Airport in Africa by Airports Council International in its global Service Quality survey for 2011/2012.

Outside of conferencing, Cape Town has many fascinating historical landmarks and attractions that make the city of Cape Town one of the most popular destinations in the world. The city of Cape Town has several well-known natural features of which Table Mountain is likely the most well-known. Reaching the top of the mountain can be achieved either by hiking up, or by taking the Table Mountain Cableway. The beaches in Cape Town are also a key attraction; due to the city’s unique geography, it is possible to visit several different beaches in the same day, each with a different setting and atmosphere.

Cape Town has several notable cultural attractions. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, built on top of part of the docks of the Port of Cape Town, is one of the city’s most visited tourist attraction. It is also one of the city’s most popular shopping venues, with several hundred shops and the Two Oceans Aquarium.

The city of Cape Town encloses the 36 hectare Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden that contains protected natural forest and fynbos along with a variety of animals and birds. There are over 7000 species in cultivation at Kirstenbosch, including many unique and threatened species of the Cape Floristic Region. In 2004, this Region, including Kirstenbosch, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Recommended conference venues in Cape Town

  • State of the art facilities, easy parking, 1117 hotel rooms within walking distance and access to all the main highways makes The Pavilion Conference Centre the perfect choice for anyone wishing to take their conference experience to the next level. The Pavilion team offer clients one stop value added service by being able to organise accommodation, decor, security, transfers, exhibition stands, entertainment and specialised AV equipment to accompany any conference enquiry. Situated in one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations, surrounded with a backdrop of Table Mountain, The Pavilion Conference Centre and The Pavilion Clock Tower focuses on a “custom made conference experience” that combines a beautiful and flexible facility and service excellence.
  • The Airport Conference Centre has four conference rooms that can accommodate between 6 – 80 delegates. These rooms vary from executive boardrooms to spacious conference/ training facilities. Conveniently located, the Airport Conference Centre is situated in the Southern Office Block alongside the Domestic Terminal (Terminal 5) at Cape Town International Airport.
  • Conveniently situated in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Atlantic Imbizo Conference and Function Studios is a fully equipped business and social centre. The venue features variable furnishing configurations, all of the standard audio visual aids including digital projectors, secretarial services, adjustable lighting and exclusive in-house catering by their own Chefs who offer you personalised menus to suit your catering requirements. They offer Corporate (National and International) tailor-made Conference Packages and specialise in full and half day conferences, Cocktail Parties, Seminars, Training, Product or Media Launches Year-end Functions, Corporate Dinners or Celebrations, Weddings, 21st Birthdays and Theme Parties.
  • The four star St Georges Hotel is superbly situated for easy access to many of the city’s top tourist attractions, within walking distance to Parliament and a five minute’s drive from the V & A Waterfront. Each of the 139 bedrooms is elegantly appointed offering the best in relaxed comfort. The hotel offers conference facilities for up to 200 delegates and is an ideal choice for business and leisure visits alike. For our business visitors, we have various conference facilities available (from 10 to 200 delegates) with a range of state-of the-art audio visual equipment.
  • Among hotels in South Africa, the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront offers some of the most ideal meetings and events facilities in Cape Town. The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront is the ultimate professional partner to ensure successful business meetings and memorable events. Fully compatible with today’s dynamic business needs, this hotel offers two air-conditioned conference rooms (Granger I and II) with the latest audio-visual and technical equipment, with world-class catering. Each room has a maximum capacity for up to 70 guests and the rooms may be combined for larger groups. The hotel features three banquet rooms designed to accommodate small to large business and social events. A professional Meetings & Events Coordinator is available to ensure the success of meetings and events at this Cape Town Resort. Customised proposals are prepared based on each event to ensure 100% guest satisfaction.
  • This exquisite Cape Milner offers modern conference facilities with a stylish and contemporary ambiance. Boasting no less than four modern, eclectic styled conference rooms, The Cape Milner offers fully adjustable layouts, tailor-made for Conferences, Banquets, Presentations, Cocktail parties, Lunch and dinner parties, weddings and product launches. Accommodating all tastes, conferences delegates can look forward to an array of both local and international cuisine with impeccable service to match.
  • Set against the breathtaking backdrop of South Africa’s beautiful Mother City, the Fountains Hotel offers world-class conferencing facilities. No matter how large or small a conference you are planning, their friendly and competent staff members can arrange different rooms and set-ups to comfortably accommodate from between 20 up to 250 delegates in a U-shape, school room or cinema style format. Alternatively, smaller conferences and business meetings can take place in the intimate setting of the Fountains Apartments, which can be especially set-up as breakaway rooms if necessary. The Fountains Hotel has all the standard equipment that you would require during the conference, including overhead projectors.
  • The Westin Cape Town is an unparalleled meetings, conference, and banqueting venue. They offer some of the largest and most sophisticated hotel conference and banqueting facilities in the city, as well as a direct connection to the Cape Town International Convention Centre. With the infrastructure to support events of just about any size or description, the hotel boasts superb conference facilities, with 12 individual venues accommodating from 12 to 600 delegates. The conference facilities are supported by sophisticated communications technology, including IT hotspots on each level offering wireless connection for laptops. Business booths are available with High Speed Internet Access and international plugs.

These are just a small selection of the conference venues in Cape Town and you will easily find many more quality venues.

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Mar 042013


The Westin Cape town is one of Cape Town’s premier conference venues, boasting panoramic views of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, Table Bay and the V&A Waterfront. Unmatched accommodation, dynamic dining venues and stylish conference facilities will ensure that your meeting, function or conference will be a memorable success.

The Westin Cape Town’s conference venues are ideally suited for meetings, conferences and functions in Cape Town.  The venue offers some of the most modern conference and banqueting facilities in the city and has a direct connection to the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Twelfth individual venues accommodating from 12 to 600 delegates, ensure that this venue can accommodate events of just about any size. In addition to the superb conference facilities, The Westin Cape Town provide secure underground parking and easy access for tour buses.

Self selector menu options and a choice of state-of-the-art conference and audio-visual equipment and lighting and staging options make The Westin extremely versatile as a conference venue. The conference facilities are supported by modern communications technology, including IT hotspots on each level offering wireless connection for laptops. Business booths are available with High Speed Internet Access and international plugs.

Some of the standard conferencing equipment offered at the venue includes all the essentials such as data projectors, overhead projectors, white screens, plasma screens, and sound equipment. All conference rooms are remote-controlled allowing control over light level, closing and opening of shades, room temperature, and the audio-visual equipment. The main ballroom features sockets in the ceiling adjacent to the prop rails linking to an audio-visual room for stage lighting operations. This space can accommodate 600 delegates making it perfect as a main plenary room for congresses or conferences. The flexibility of the space also makes it suitable for gala dinners and other formal functions. A spacious lobby leading into the main ballroom serves well as a pre-function venue, ideal for pre-dinner drinks, conference registration and lunches, art exhibitions, and congress exhibitions.

There are two boardrooms on the Mezzanine floor. The boardrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, offering natural lighting and breath-taking views. All the conference rooms feature luxurious furnishings and videoconferencing facilities.

The Westin provides more than enough accommodation for conferences with 483 rooms and suites. The style and decor of the rooms are uniquely South African, with Afro-chic interiors, panoramic views, and a large collection of local artworks.

At The Westin Cape Town’s Arabella Spa, visitors can enjoy personalised treatments. Refresh with a swim in the indoor infinity pool or recharge at the venue’s state-of-the-art gym. A fully-equipped business hub allows guests to finish any last-minute tasks, and internet connection throughout the venue ensures guests are always connected. The complimentary shuttle service to the V&A Waterfront, keep guests in close contact with shopping, entertainment venues, and restaurants.

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Nov 132012

Before the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910, the Western Cape was referred to as the Cape Colony. After 1910 and prior to 1994, the Western Cape area was part of an extended Cape Province which included the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape and North West regions.

Western Cape Conference Venues

With one of the fastest growing economies in South Africa, the Western Cape is already the second largest contributor to the country’s total GDP.  The province has some of the most highly educated residents and skilled work force in Africa. It also has the highest high school and university graduation rate in South Africa.  The Western Cape is home to three world class universities with the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University and the University of the Western Cape. When it comes to the employment rate, the Western Cape is once again lower than the national average.

The financial, business services and real estate sectors are the biggest sectors in the Western Cape.  Other industries that are rapidly gaining importance in the province include high tech industries, international call centers, fashion design, advertising and television production.

Western Cape’s network of highways does not have to take a back seat to any country in the world. All the main roads are tarred, and the major gravel roads are well maintained.  The telecommunication network is highly sophisticated, and landlines are readily available. Most areas have access to ADSL and other high speed internet services.

Cape Town is the capital of the Western Cape and the most entrepreneurial city in South Africa. The city is the second most populated city in South Africa. It is the seat of the National Parliament and also the legislative capital of the country. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Cape Town is famous for its harbor, natural settings and landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point.

Venues in the Western Cape

Here are some of the exceptional conference venues in the Western Cape, for a full list of venues in the Western Cape click here.

The ABH Training conference room is a modern, elegant venue that seats up to 16 delegates. The conference package at the venue includes airconditioning, white board, flip charts, projector screen, laptop and data projector. ABH Training is centrally located in Thibault square with secure underground parking and is close to all public transport. The room is set up in two different styles, boardroom style and class room style. Tea and coffee and water are also available at extra cost per delegate.

Set in a picturesque garden, with magnificent views of the Stellenbosch Mountains, Hoopenburg Conference Venue is a haven of peace in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa. The venue is able to host a maximum of 15 delegates.  Conference facilities include a flipchart, roll up screen, overhead projector for laptop, fax, printer/scanner, television and DVD player. The venue is air-conditioned and offers panoramic views of the vineyards and garden. There is a fireplace for cold winter days.

 Choose the special setting of Pembi Durbanville Conference Centre for any occasion including weddings, end of year functions, conferences or team building events. Whatever your needs, their dedicated team of professionals will make your event the memorable moment it should be. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the vineyards as you take a break to recollect and re-energize. On a lucky day, you may hear our resident fish-eagle or detect a stray pelican. Their decorated meeting rooms with quality finishes and furnishings, together with state-of-the-art technology, inevitably put you in the lap of comfort and luxury.  PEMBI “Durbanville” offers a wide range of conference room layouts in order to accommodate any variety of needs.

Situated in the quiet surrounds of Durbanville, Ruslamere Guest House, Spa & Conference Centre, offers luxury accommodation and executive conferencing. The first choice for executive conferencing in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs, Ruslamere offers five upmarket venues; four conference locales and a private boardroom to cater for all conference, seminar and workshop requirements. Large Functions, Product Launches and Weddings are also hosted regularly in the impressive domed Pool Deck which can seat up to 140 guests over the indoor pool.

State of the art facilities, easy parking, 1117 hotel rooms within walking distance and access to all the main highways make The Pavillion Conference Centre the perfect choice for anyone wishing to take their conference experience to the next level. The Pavilion team offer clients a one stop value added service by being able to organise accommodation, decor, security, transfers, exhibition stands, entertainment and specialised AV equipment to accompany any conference enquiry.

The Winelands Conference Centre is located just a stone’s throw outside Stellenbosch, surrounded by vineyards and Olive groves, offering delegates a rich mixture of scenic beauty, architectural integrity, mouth-watering cuisine and rural tranquillity. The Winelands Conference Centre comprises of four separate conference rooms located in two buildings adjacent to each other. Their conference facilities can accommodate from 2 -80 delegates depending on the setup. There is also a boardroom facility that can accommodate 2 – 10 delegates.

Upper Eastside Hotel Conference Venue in Cape Town offers a variety of affordable conference venues, with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology and an experienced and professional team to help you plan and realize a successful conference or strategy meeting. Choose one of the eight modern, fully-equipped rooms – from the intimate Queens 1, able to host 14 (boardroom meeting configuration/furnishing) to 60 (cocktail party), to Central 2, able to host 30 to 120 delegates, depending on your needs.  Upper Eastside Hotel is conveniently located for your Conference in Cape Town, within striking distance of the airport, Cape Town’s CBD and business parks. The hotel also offers complimentary undercover controlled-access parking for any number of guests, thereby providing additional peace of mind.

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Oct 222012

Situated in Cape Town, South Africa’s premier tourist destinations, The Pavilion Conference Centre focuses on a custom made conference experience, which combines a beautiful and flexible facility with service excellence. 

The Pavilion Conference Centre in Cape Town

The Pavilion Conference Centre in Cape Town

 The Pavilion Conference Centre in Cape Town offers state of the art conferencing facilities, convenient parking, 1117 hotel rooms and a location that is within walking distance to all the main highways of Cape Town. The staff at the Pavilion conference venue offer clients a, one stop, value added service by being able to organise accommodation, decor, security, transfers, exhibition stands, entertainment and specialised AV equipment to accompany any conference enquiry together. 

Whether it is for  a board meeting or a large seminar, the superbly designed conference rooms at The Pavilion Conference Centre comfortably accommodate delegates in various seating configurations. All the auxiliary services expected from an international conference centre are available, and their staff will gladly assist with arranging the venue and seating needs, audio-visual equipment and floral arrangements, menu requirements, decor, lighting, sound and any additional services.

The Pavilion Conference Centre recently announced the unveiling of a second conference centre in May 2012. The Pavilion Clock Tower is situated in the V&A Waterfront of Cape Town, and boasts conference venues with stunning views of the harbour and the ability to accommodate up to 21 different room configurations for conferences and events. Maximum capacities include 850 delegates for a cocktail event; 380 for a gala dinner and up to 460 cinema style seating.

The following audio-visual equipment is included in The Pavilion Conference Centre standard conference packages:

  • 1 x TV Monitor
  • 1 x PA System
  • 1 x Laser Pointer
  • 1 x Flip Chart with pad & pens
  • 1 x DVD Player
  • 1 x Standing Microphone
  • 1 x White Board

Click here for more information on The Pavilion Conference Centre in Cape Town.