Our Top 5 Alternative Conference Venues in Cape Town – 2014


Following on from our popular blog post in 2011, Top 5 alternative conference venues in Cape Town its time to do an updated post. There are many new venues that have arisen in to meet the ever growing popularity of Cape Town from a business tourism perspective.

One very exciting development is the soon to be started Century City Hotel and Conference Centre that is being developed by Rabie properties. The first conference is expected to be hosted in 2016.

For the time being however we will focus on existing venues. All venues listed are able to host a conference and/or small exhibition

1. The Pavilion Clock Tower Conference Centre

A small, but fantastic venue boasting great views and surrounds. Perfect for smaller conferences, confexes and expos.

The V&A is just across the swing bridge as well as a host of bars and restaurants to suit any palate and a array of hotel choices are nearby.

This Slick Waterfront Conferencing Centre. which boasts 3 main venues that can be split up with mobile partitioning wall system.

Catering for group of 10 – 600pax. It also has a full internal catering service which can cater for specific dietary requirements. The Pavilion is also fully licensed.

The Pavilion Conference Centre


2. The Westin

One of Cape Towns most luxurious hotels, The Westin also has excellent conference and small exhibition facilities with state of the art IT and facilities. The Westin is widely considered one of Cape Town finest conference locations.

Offering outstanding conference facilities with eleven individual venues accommodating from 12 to 600 delegates. All venues are fully air-conditioned and state-of-the-art conference and audiovisual equipment are available.

The V&A Waterfront is an short ferry trip away on the canals. Cape Town CBD is right next door opening up a huge array of restaurants and alternative accommodation venues.

Westin Conference Centre Cape Town


3. Belmont Square

Belmont Square Conference Centre is a modern and elegant environment. Located in Cape Town and situated in Rondebosch close to Cape Town CBD, Cape Town International Airport and various golf courses and sports grounds.

Fully licensed restaurant on the premises. Full catering service with menu’s tailored to suit your needs.
Suitable for any business or private event, celebration or occasion.

Belmont Square Conference Centre offers facilities from 4 to 400 delegates and has 10 separate venues available with ample secure parking and facilities for the physically challenged.

The Belmont Conference Centre


4. Lagoon Beach

Lagoon beach hotel is Cape towns only hotel with direct beach access. 7 internal venues and meeting rooms are available accommodating 10 – 600 delegates, which make lagoon beach Cape Towns second largest conference facility.

The location right on the beach adds the advantage of team building activities such as surfing, kayaking, jet skiing, kite boarding and other beach sports.

Day conference packages and full inclusive packages are offered

Lagoon Beach - Conference centre


5. TownHouse Hotel

With a range of venue options available on two spacious levels, equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual and presentation aids, the centre is ideally placed to host functions large and small.

Thanks to the highly flexible, modular nature of its venues, the centre caters for large theatre-style presentations accommodating up to 250 people, conferences and product launches, ‘sit-down’ functions and banquets, as well as smaller meetings or ‘break-away’ sessions.

The Hotel’s Michelin-trained executive chef, provides customised menus and catering for various needs – from working breakfasts, light finger lunches and cocktails to formal banqueting functions.

townhouse hotel & conference centre


While this list is not exhaustive, they are, in our opinion, good venues that offer great facilities for both conferences and small exhibitions.

About HOTT3D

Hott3D designs, manufactures and builds trade show expo stands, conference infrastructure and temporary event infrastructure. The company provides complete expo solutions all over South Africa


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