Getting there

Cape Town's most distinctive feature is its stunning setting: it lies on a dramatic coastline of pristine white beaches and icy waters, overlooked by the iconic flat-topped Table Mountain.

Then there’s its unique ethnic mix, which sets it apart from the rest of South Africa: only 31 per cent of its people are black Africans (the national average is just under 80 per cent); many Cape Town residents have a mixed heritage, including those from the distinctive Cape Malay community. And while many Capetonians still live divided lives, the generation born after 1994 is entering adolescence and paving the way for a truly integrated society, one that strives to embrace the South African concept of the rainbow nation.

Whatever challenges it faces, one thing is constant: this multifaceted city has a habit of making people fall in love with it. For some it could be the view of Camps Bay and the glistening ocean as you crest Kloof Nek that’s the draw; for others the sound of the muezzin’s call to prayer wafting over Bo Kaap on a misty morning; or the smell of a fresh espresso at the Market in gritty Woodstock; or the sensation of sand between the toes while walking with penguins on Boulder’s Beach; or simply the taste of aromatic spices as you dig into a midnight samosa from a roadside stall on Long Street

 We know that your time is limited when attending a conference! However, if you’ve travelled to Cape Town, we recommend you visit the top six visitor destinations before you head home.


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