Aerial view of Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, lovingly referred to as the "Mother City" is located at the southern tip of Africa. It is the place of golden beaches, bountiful vineyards and the majestic Table Mountain. It is a top holiday destination attracting visitors from all over the world. As a visitor, you can lose yourself in all the beauty the city has to offer (many do!) though you can also plan your trips to the many historical and cultural sites.

Cape Town also offers state-of-the-art conference facilities, accommodation, infrastructure and plenty of opportunities to do business. 

Things to do

We know that your time is limited when attending a conference, but if you plan on travelling to Cape Town, we recommend visiting a few of our top attractions: 

  • Table Mountain: The ride on the aerial cableway is a gentle one: the rotating state-of-the-art cable car takes visitors from the lower station to the top in around 5 minutes. You will be 1000 m above the city, and here in this unique location, you will find rock hyrax, lizards, butterflies and the odd porcupine. There is also a wide array of birdlife flying above great patches of fynbos, the Cape's indigenous flora. Atop the mountain is a self-service buffet cafe while you can always pack a picnic and enjoy what still is part of a national park. Find out more on the Table Mountain website
  • Robben Island is visited every year by thousands of people keen to understand and honour the important aspects of South Africa's history that the island represents. Find out more on the Robben Island website
  • V&A Waterfront is a precinct in the city center that offers a wide variety of attractions and activities to enjoy. From arts and culture, such as the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) to more leisurely pursuits such as a sunset cruise on one of the chartered boats berthed here or restaurants and shopping. Do pay a visit to The Watershed with local products, arts and crafts. Find out more on the V&A Waterfront website.
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch with the slopes of Table Mountain as a backdrop. In summer, the gardens host open-air concerts and tickets usually sell fast. Find out more on the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens website
  • Cape Winelands are for wine tasting, and a trip here is one of the best ways to spend a day in Cape Town. Combine the delicious wines with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century-old architecture, and awe-inspiring food, and it's no surprise that it's one of Cape Town's most beloved activities for visitors and locals alike. Find out more on the Cape Winelands website
  • Cape Point is the scenic outlook where rugged rocks and sheer cliffs tower more than 200 metres above the sea and cut deep into the ocean, providing a spectacular background for the park's rich biodiversity. Cape Point falls within the southern section of Table Mountain National Park. The natural vegetation of the areas – fynbos – comprises the smallest but most diverse of the world's six floral kingdoms. Find out more on the Cape Point website

Places to stay

Useful links

  • For more things to do, see the Cape Town Tourism website
  • For information on trade and tourism in Cape Town, see the Wesgro website