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.
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.