Mar 312014

Atlantic Beach Hotel is a four-star boutique hotel located in the tranquil village of Melkbosstrand, the gateway to the West Coast and is 300 meters from a 7 kilometer stretch of pristine sand beach offering an unparalleled view of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain. This independently managed and privately owned hotel was established in 2009 and is decorated in muted and rustic tones reflecting the hotel’s beachside location.



The Atlantic Beach Hotel offers a variety of modern facilities, 2 suites and 36 spacious en-suite bedrooms. Managed by a team who pride themselves on their professional, friendly and personal service, whether your stay is for pleasure or business, Atlantic Beach Hotel aims to make your visit a pleasant one.

Situated approximately 40 kilometers from Cape Town International Airport and approximately 30 kilometers from Cape Town’s city centre, the Atlantic Beach Hotel is an ideal venue for a relaxed getaway, conference or meeting.

Atlantic Beach Hotel features:

  • 38 Bedrooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Belon Bar and Restaurant
  • Secure, complimentary on-site parking
  • The Belon Terrace
  • Business Centre with Internet
  • Conference Centre with three flexible venues and modern facilities

The Atlantic Beach Hotel and Conference Centre offers a relaxed environment in which to hold a product launch, meeting, conference, presentation, banquet, luncheon, private dinner, cocktail function, or a wedding. Each of the three conference venues can operate simultaneously or independently and have natural light with block out blinds.

The Conference Centre is flexible depending on the individual requirements and includes a conference foyer for a registration or hospitality desk, or for coffee and tea breaks. The foyer leads onto an undercover outdoor area for fresh air breaks.

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Feb 112014

Monchique in  Hout Bay which is often called a hidden gem, is named after the picturesque Algarve mountain village renowned for its mineral springs, citrus groves and local food.



Exclusive and private, Monchique is bordered by a river and set in acres of lush gardens. The majestic surrounding mountains provide shelter from wind and provide a stunning backdrop. The barn set behind an elegant fountain has an inviting Mediterranean ambience. It features a banquet-sized fireplace, bar service and hayloft. The barn flows onto a thatched verandah overlooking the gardens

The large gazebo bar surrounded by Cape cobbled paving overlooks a stream which flows all year. The gazebo is an ideal setting for pre dinner cocktails and canapes. There are several locations for photos to be taken. A quaint chapel set amongst tall trees is available for signing of the registry.

Monchique has a growing reputation for delicious seasonal cuisine with a Cape culinary slant. Guests love the relaxed atmosphere and personal attention, which only a family business can afford.

Monchique specializes in lunch parties, weddings, private dinners and small conferences, christenings, office parties, birthdays and whatever memorable event you want to celebrate. The venue is not licensed which affords clients the flexibility to acquire their own refreshments and wines. The attentive bar staff set up and serve whatever the hosts provide.

The thatched barn is set in acres of garden behind a quaint fountain. The barn flows onto a large thatched verandah overlooking lush gardens. The barn can accommodate a maximum of 80 guests when formally seated. In summer months,  the thatched verandah can accommodate additional tables. More guests can be accommodated for cocktail functions.

The barn features an impressive fireplace which can be used for winter celebrations. There are 2 x toilets and a marble topped bar facility.

The large thatched gazebo adjoining a river features a large cocktail bar and fridge facilities. In the summer month’s guests often choose to hold the entire celebration at the cobbled areas and gazebo where they can enjoy the gardens, river views and mountain. The gazebo is used for serving starters/canapes and cocktails.

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Oct 022013

Conference Venues welcomes Riad Morocco Guest House in Durbanville, Cape Town to the list of conference venues. Experience authentic Moroccan living at this unique guest house, situated in leafy Durbanville only a short drive from Cape Town city centre.


Riad Morroco offers guests 7 individually furnished guest rooms, each featuring warm colours and attractive décor elements. Enjoy breakfast in the comfort of your room or next to the tranquil rock pool. Each bedroom is comfortably furnished and complete with a coffee station and satellite TV. Those seeking ultimate pampering and privacy can enjoy a delicious breakfast served in the comfort of their suite.

With many attractions in close vicinity, including various golf courses, wine routes and beaches, guests can take advantage of a number of personalized day tours on offer. Relax, after a busy and long day, in the garden area or prepare dinner in the large farmhouse kitchen.

The conference facility accommodates 24 people and includes Wi-Fi, whiteboard and data projector compatible with laptops.
Tea times, lunches and dinners can be provided according to clients requirements and budget.

Conference Package includes all standard conferencing equipment such as projector, white boards, and markers, pens and notepads.

Half Day Package includes Bottled water, Tea and Coffee, Snacks.

Full Day Package includes Bottled water, Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and coffee, Snacks

Dinner can be arranged for guests staying over and a marquee tent can be arranged at an additional

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Jul 182013

The New Tulbagh Hotel is a new addition to the list of Conference Venues South Africa. The conference venue is located in the beautiful city of Cape Town in the Western Cape. The New Tulbagh Hotel is within walking distance from the famous V&A Waterfront, City Centre, and Cape Town International Convention Centre.


The New Tulbagh Hotel offers stylish and modern accommodation in warm welcoming shades of red and the finest amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Wireless connectivity throughout the hotel enables talking to loved ones via the internet. The New Tulbagh Hotel Restaurant offers fine dining with a street cafe flair, as well as in-house dining.

The New Tulbagh Hotel offers 60 luxuriously appointed air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms, designed for comfort and tranquillity. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities and have feature bathrooms.

The Hotel offers stylish and modern accommodation in warm welcoming shades or red, and the finest amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.


Conference Facilities for up to 40 delegates

24 Hour Security Service

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning

Luggage Storage

24 Doctor on Call

Special rates for Chilren

Babysitting service

24 Hour shuttle service in and around Cape Town

Secure Parking

Concierge Service

Free Uncapped Wi-Fi available throughout the Hotel

Interactive Television available

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Jul 052013

The Caledon Hotel Conference Venue is located only an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The Caledon has a range of conference and corporate event options available to suit any requirements including dinners, private functions, product launches, press conferences, dinner dances, awards functions, private parties, seminars, business meetings, corporate events and team building.

The Caledon Conference Venue has announced the following conference and accommodation specials from the 15th July until 30th September 2013:



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May 072013

Two Oceans Auarium Winter Conferencing Special

Host your next Cape Town conference in a truly unique and inspiring venue. Until 31 August 2013, the Two Oceans Aquarium conference venue in Cape Town  is offering special winter warmer conference packages for half- and full-day conferences.

The half-day package at R205 (excl VAT) per person is valid for conferences between 08:30 and 13:00 daily. The full-day conference package at R245 (excl VAT) per person is valid for conferences between 08:00 and 17:00 daily. Both packages include all catering breaks, staff costs, mints, notepads, pens, jugs of water and access to the Aquarium (between 09:30 and 18:00) for conference delegates. The packages exclude any additional beverages and a minimum number of 20 delegates are required per booking.

The Two Oceans Aquarium offers conference organizers two equipped venues to choose from.

Auditorium Think Tank:

Opening onto the Marina Residential and with a magnificent view of Table Mountain, the Auditorium Think Tank provides the perfect space for knowledge-sharing, creative thinking and strategic planning.

This versatile venue is professionally furnished with audiovisual equipment (screen, projector and sound) and lends itself to flexible seating arrangements. Access to the outside deck area is via full glass doors which allow natural light to fill the room thus creating a distinctive conferencing atmosphere. (Max 120 pax cinema-style seating.)


With its four metre-high window onto a spectacular view of the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit, tasteful décor and furnishings, Tranquility offers an inspirational and tranquil venue for board meetings, smaller group presentations, intimate dinners and cocktail celebrations. Find inspiration in the gentle swaying of the kelp and the shimmering of the fish as sunlight filters through this underwater forest and creates a truly peaceful atmosphere. The venue is equipped with a screen and sound. A projector can be supplied. (Max 22 pax boardroom-style seating.)

The special conference packages are available from

1 June – 31 August 2013. Minimum 20 pax per booking.

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May 062013

Ruslamere Conference Centre Cape Town

The Ruslamere Conference Centre is known for its atmosphere of luxury and tranquility as well as its friendly and efficient service at all times. Conveniently situated in Durbanville mid-way between the Winelands and Waterfront, just a mere half-hour’s drive from Cape Town’s CBD and the Cape Town International Airport, Ruslamere is considered by many as the number one choice for executive conferencing in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs.

With six luxury conference venues at its disposal, Ruslamere is the ideal venue for conferences, seminars, workshops, functions, product launches and weddings. Large functions for up to 140 conference delegates can be accommodated on the domed pool deck over the indoor swimming pool. For conference accommodation, Ruslamere has 32 luxury bedrooms where delegates will be accommodated in style. The venue has a Spa, indoor and outdoor pools and gym, in addition to its conference facilities. The conference centre also has service partnership agreements offering delegates additional services such as relaxation and beauty treatments and professional décor advice.

Conference accommodation at Ruslamere is upmarket and facilities in the rooms are modern. There are four types of rooms to choose from including luxury studios, loft apartments, executive suits and self-catering studios. All the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, telephones, electrical safes, pocket coil mattresses and down-feather duvets. Ruslamere offers conference delegates airport shuttles, point to point transfers, car hire, as well as chauffeur drive services. You can also be assured that you will be able to access your emails and surf the internet with Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the venue.

The owners of the Ruslamere Conference Centre are Russel and Gisela Rathbone, are actively involved in the day to day running of the venue. They and their staff have a professional approach and attention to detail, ensuring that a high level of service is always being met. Ruslamere is fully accredited by the Tourism Grading Council and AA Quality Assurance Program.

Ruslamere Conference Venues

Ruslamere has six luxurious upmarket fully air conditioned venues furnished with multimedia equipment and light-blocking curtains. There is a collection of standard conference packages available, but Ruslamere will gladly customize a package to your specific requirements.

Full Day Conference Package is inclusive of:

  • Arrival tea, coffee, fruit juice and muffins
  • Mid-morning tea, coffee, fruit juice with savory snack of the day
  • Light buffet lunch with fruit juice on the tables
  • Afternoon tea, coffee and fruit juice with home-baked biscuits
  • Standard Conference Equipment
  • Venue Hire

Half Day Conference is inclusive of:

  • Arrival tea, coffee, fruit juice and muffins
  • Mid-morning tea, coffee, fruit juice with savory snack of the day
  • Light buffet lunch with fruit juice on the tables
  • Standard Conference Equipment
  • Venue Hire

24-Hour Conference Package is inclusive of:

  • Three-course Dinner
  • Luxury Sharing Accommodation
  • Full Buffet Breakfast
  • Arrival tea, coffee, fruit juice and muffins
  • Mid-morning tea, coffee, fruit juice with savory snack of the day
  • Light buffet lunch with fruit juice on the tables
  • Afternoon tea, coffee and fruit juice with home baked biscuits
  • Standard Conference Equipment
  • Venue Hire

Hourly Conference Venue Package is inclusive of:

  • Arrival tea, coffee, fresh fruit juice and muffins
  • Standard Conference

Conference Accommodation

The four types of rooms available for conference accommodation at Ruslamere are luxury studios, loft apartments, executive suites and self-catering studios.
Luxury Studios include luxurious bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and writing desk as well as modern hotel facilities.

Self-Catering Studios all have spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a writing desk. The rooms include a kitchenette equipped for two people.
The Executives suites have spacious bedrooms with a private lounge and full bathroom.

The Lofts are luxury double volume units with an open plan lounge and kitchen area and main and en-suite bathroom upstairs.

Pure Day Spa and Wellness Centre

Ruslamere’s Pure Day Spa and Wellness Centre is the perfect place to relax the body and soothe the mind. Facilities at the Spa include a Cedar-Wood Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi, Nail Studio and Gym. Here, you will receive the highest quality of personal service, and a qualified therapist is at hand to assist you. The spa has four private treatment rooms of which two are double rooms. A variety of treatments are offered by the Spa including facials, manicures, massages and indulgence packages.

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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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Jan 082013


Exporta’s Africa Trade Finance Week, incorporating the 7th Annual Africa Export & Trade Finance Conference alongside various stream sessions, roundtables and networking events, will be taking place at The Westin in Cape Town on March 4-6, 2013.

Now firmly established as the premier trade finance meeting in the region, the new extended format will cover the importance of the world and regional trade flows in one of the world’s most profitable and attractive markets.

Reflecting on the impressive progress being experienced in the region, attending delegates will have much to discuss, with particular focus on the changing funding requirements and priorities of African companies as they continue growing their trade flows. With around 300 delegates expected in attendance, including companies of all sizes and from all manner of sectors, strong emphasis will be placed on the role of both Africa’s prodigious commodity resources, as well as the continuing need for infrastructural development.

Recognising the importance of face-to-face interaction when conducting business, large emphasis will be placed on the importance of networking over the course of the week, with delegates being given the opportunity to develop and organise private meetings via Exporta in the lead-up to proceedings.

Who should attend the conference?

  • Local and international banks
  • Multinationals and SMEs
  • Independent financiers
  • Commodity brokers and traders
  • Insurance brokers and underwriters
  • Export credit agencies
  • Lawyers and consultants
  • Solution providers
  • Multilaterals
  • Market analysts and policy advisors

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