With more than 1,700 meeting venues across South Africa - and international convention centers located in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, East London and Port Elizabeth - South Africa is amply equipped to take care of your meeting and event needs. The country's largest meeting venues accommodate more than 20,000 delegates and come fully equipped with the latest technology and communications infrastructure.
Planners and groups coming to South Africa should expect a modern country with world-class infrastructure: from three high-tech international airports, excellent highways and award-winning hotels and lodges to friendly, helpful people who are willing to go the extra mile. South Africa is home to a multi-cultural melting pot of 55 million people of diverse origins, cultures, languages and religions.
Offering quality facilities, venues and service providers, South Africa is an ideal conference destination, hosting many world-class congresses, conventions, events and trade fairs each year. South Africa's excellent track record in international events has seen it host meetings such as COP17, the 5th BRICS Summit and the World Economic Forum. Few other destinations offer the variety of meeting and incentive options available in South Africa. This is one of a handful of countries that has played host to most of the major sports world cups including the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, as well as the Cricket and Rugby World Cups.
A visit to South Africa is an enriching voyage of discovery that will also inspire incentive travelers with the incomparable range of experiences available. World-class facilities and unforgettable experiences make this the perfect incentive destination. Each of South Africa's nine provinces offer excellent options for incentives. The Western Cape and the South African safari route are extremely popular incentive destinations as well as Sun City, Kruger National Park, and Robben Island-a famous landmark in the life history of Nelson Mandela. Sun-soaked beaches, wildlife safaris, winery and art history tours, and golfing are just a few activity options awaiting visitors.
Find out more about planning an event in South Africa, including information about regions and how South African Tourism can assist you in the planning process with resources and toolkits.