Cape Town, South Africa Event and Conference Venues for Your Next International Conference

February 1, 2023

By Sofeeyah Lloyd

Cape Town is one of the most popular travel destinations in South Africa–and for excellent reasons! Known for its rich history, cultural diversity, and architectural quirkiness (have you seen the colorful houses in Bo-Kaap?), the city boasts everything you need to host a memorable and impactful international conference. With stunning landscapes, delicious food and wine, and a business reputation to rival some of the greatest cities in the world, it’s no wonder that so many organizations choose to host conferences at event venues in Cape Town, South Africa!

In this blog, we’ll explore some of the best tried-and-tested event venues in Cape Town, South Africa. In particular, we will explore the highly desirable V&A Waterfront and City Centre locations, which are the main hubs for conferencing and events in Cape Town, South Africa. These areas will be perfect for hosting your next international conference or event. They are sure to impress your participants as much as they will you!


V&A Waterfront

Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge

Part of the prestigious Marriott Group, this stand-out hotel on the V&A Waterfront has everything you would need in an event venue in Cape Town, South Africa. With clean and elegant decor, this destination can serve as the perfect blank canvas for your events. Bring your imagination and creativity! With 122 sleeping rooms, 18 meeting rooms, 5 breakout rooms and a 220pax meeting room in a theater style, you won’t be short of options when it comes to event space.

AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront

Another attractive offering from the Marriott Group, another stunning event venue in Cape Town, South Africa. This hotel is the perfect location for hosting side and breakaway events to complement those going on at the nearby Cape Town International Convention Centrewhich is within walking distance. Its classy atmosphere and proximity to some of the best waterfront restaurants and bars make it a highly coveted spot for informing and entertaining your participants. The AC Hotel has 188 sleeping rooms, 5 meeting rooms and the largest room can accommodate 100pax in theater style. 


Cape Town City Centre

Cape Town International Convention Centre

An all-round fantastic event venue in Cape Town, South Africa, is the aforementioned International Convention Centre! A world-renowned stage for exhibitions, conferences, and even digital hybrid events, this is among the most respected and most prestigious offerings in Cape Town. With 81 meeting rooms and an exhibition floor that can host up to 9,500pax in theater, it is an absolute must for large events. For accommodation, consider the nearby The Westin Cape Town and Southern Sun Cullinan hotels (see below).

The Westin Cape Town

For classical elegance and a larger sleeping capacity than most, look no further than The Westin Cape Town, which–again–belongs to the prestigious (and business-friendly!) Marriott Group of hotels. With high-speed internet access and the latest audiovisual equipment, this destination is well-suited to media-heavy events and conferences. As for capacity, this hotel has 483 sleeping rooms, 19 meeting rooms. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate 600pax theater  and cocktail style.

Hyatt Regency Cape Town (formerly known as Hilton Cape Town City Centre)

What was the Hilton is now the Hyatt Regency Cape Town, after the Hyatt Group decided to make this excellent destination its first hotel and event venue in Cape Town, South Africa. As with its other worldwide offerings, this Hyatt Regency has been furnished to an exceptionally high standard and makes for an excellent destination for high-end events and conferences. It boasts 137 sleeping rooms, 7 meeting rooms, 2 board rooms, and a pool deck. The largest meeting room can host 160pax theater style, which is impressive for a city center destination.

Southern Sun Cullinan

Another event venue in Cape Town, South Africa, with ample overnight accommodation for larger events is the Southern Sun Cullinan. This outstanding destination has everything you need for conference hosting, with impressive diversity in its room offerings. From quiet meeting rooms to dedicated cocktail lounges, this hotel has earned its reputation as one of the finest event venues in Cape Town, South Africa. The extensive audiovisual equipment provision and high-speed internet access make this venue an excellent choice for those wishing to livestream or record their conference proceedings. As for room choices, there are 394 sleeping rooms, 10 meeting rooms and the largest meeting room can accommodate 155pax theater style.



Are you planning an event in Cape Town? Let us help you! Hallpax has destination experts who are dedicated to making your event planning process enjoyable and stress-free. We are passionate about the cities we work with, and with our in-person presence in Africa, we help our clients navigate their cities of choice with ease.

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