Business Trips to Western Cape
Though better known for its scenic splendour, the Western Cape is also an excellent place to do business, thanks in no small part to its thriving tech scene and superb transport infrastructure. Cape Town, in particular, is fast gaining ground as one of South Africa’s premier business hubs and there is a growing presence of startups as well as established international companies in the city.
Conference Hotels in Western Cape
Conference hotels can be found all around the Western Cape. Stay in a seaside town located on the stunning Garden Route or opt for inland accommodation in the heart of wine country. Most conference hotels in the Western Cape are located outside Cape Town, allowing business travellers to unwind in natural surroundings and relax on post-conference tours. Business-friendly amenities including free WiFi, on-site meeting rooms and tea and coffee-making facilities are available at many of Western Cape’s conference hotels.
The Western Cape’s wide range of conference hotels prove that conferences needn’t be bland and boring. Many of the conference hotels in the region are big on character and range from small rural homestead-style lodges to big historic oceanfront properties with panoramic ocean views. Some offer self-catering options including barbecues, while others have on-site restaurants and lounges for meetings and debriefings.
Conferencing in the City Centre
Business travellers attending a conference in the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) may want to stay in the city centre or at De Waterkant, which will put them within walking distance of the venue. The well-regarded conference centre, which has received accolades for its facilities, is a multi-purpose venue capable of hosting large-scale events of all kinds.
Added Lifestyle Benefits for Business Travellers
When it comes to free-time activities in the Western Cape, the options are pretty spectacular. Get familiar with the terroir during wine-tasting trips, go on a whale-watching expedition from Hermanus, hike through ancient forests and squeeze in a round of golf with colleagues at one of the Western Cape’s championship courses. You may also want to work in a visit to a wildlife reserve or sanctuary into your itinerary to get a glimpse of stealthy big cats, giraffes and even elephants.