About Cape Town
Cape Town is a booming and award winning congress destination, elected multiple times as Number One City in Africa for Business Events by the International Congress and Convention Association.
Over the next couple of years, it will not only host the World Ophthalmology Congress, but many other world-class events, such as the World Congress on Human Genetics, the International Congress of Immunology, and the International Cytology Congress.
Perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, there is nowhere like Cape Town. The “Mother City” is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years.
Visitors can expect beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads, traditional dancers with painted faces performing in the streets, the smell of spicy Malay cooking and the taste of a well-made wine when delving into this exciting city.
It has the top five national attractions in South Africa, all of which should appear on every visitor’s itinerary all year round. These include:
KIRSTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
Furthermore, if the wind is right, you could fly off Lion’s Head with a qualified tandem paraglider pilot, and land on the beach in time for sundowners. If that’s not your thing, there is a cultural variety of live music, art exhibitions, museums, plays and even opera, ballet and concerts available.
Beyond the city
The Western Cape is home to the world’s longest wine route, found along Route 62, a scenic tourist route that runs from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, 850 kilometres up the eastern coast. If you don’t have time to complete the whole route, consider visiting the wine-growing areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek, Ceres, Worcester, Bonnievale and Robertson. The Garden Route, from Cape Town to Knysna, is gorgeous, passing through many a quirky town, complete with welcoming locals and fresh produce stalls. Stop in at Swellendam, a town where the jailer once doubled as the postmaster, to experience Cape Dutch architecture at its best.
THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
The Cape of Good Hope is a popular excursion for visitors staying in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a beautiful spot, and is known as the point where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet. You might meet a few baboons that will boldly try to raid your car, adorable penguins playing in the ocean, monkeys and ostriches. Other Day excursions include:
MEET THE PENGUINS AT BOULDERS BEACH
Cape Town definitely has no shortage of amazing beaches, but Boulders Beach in False Bay offers something extra special – a colony of African Penguins in all their smartly dresses, waddling glory, right under your nose. In fact, it’s the only place in the world where you can get close to African Penguins.
EXPLORE HOUT BAY
SEE THE BIG FIVE
27 January 2020
Open 1 March 2020
Early Bird Registration Deadline
17 February 2020