Conference Centres in Cape Town

The Mother City is not just about the good times – although there are plenty of those – we are serious about business. The city has some of the best conference facilities available. Take a look at four of the best on offer in Cape Town and surrounds.

THE TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM:

The Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront is renowned for its incredibly displays of marine life and it a popular attractions with locals and tourists. It is also a world-class facility for functions and conferences.

There are a number of venues on offer at the Aquarium.

Tranquility (capacity of up to 140 people for cocktails): With a window into the Kelp Forest Display, the backdrop to Tranquility is, well, tranquil. Perfect for intimate cocktail gatherings and smaller functions, guests will be mesmerised by this unique backdrop.

The I&J Predator Exhibit (capacity of up to 300 people for cocktails): Easily the most popular exhibit in the Aquarium, guests will be kept company by ragged tooth sharks, manta rays and predatory fish. A fantastic and unique setting for any functions.

The Atlantic Ocean Gallery (capacity of up to 150 people for cocktails): Come face-to-face with a wide variety of marine life, including giant spider crabs and octopus. A visual delight in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.

The Auditorium (capacity of up to 100 people for cocktails): This venue is professionally fitted with audio visual equipment and offers flexible seating arrangements. The Auditorium also opens onto a deck overlooking the V&A Waterfront Marina with a magnificent view of Table Mountain.

Services offered:

Use of the following AV Equipment:

The I&J Predator Exhibit: CD player and microphone

Tranquility: CD player and motorised screen

Atlantic Ocean: Gallery CD player and microphone

The Auditorium: CD/DVD player, microphone, data projector and motorised screen

Access into the rest of the Aquarium for all guests for venues used between 9.30am and 6pm

Wifi access in Tranquility and the Auditorium

Website: www.aquarium.co.za

TAJ HOTEL:

The luxury Taj Hotel is set in the heart of Cape Town offering its guests a combination of the very best in hospitality with an authentic Cape Town experience. It also offers premier business and banqueting facilities to its business clients.

With nine banqueting rooms consisting of a range of well-proportioned and equipped spaces, the rooms are able to host a variety of meetings, conferences and events. The meeting facilities are complemented by a fully outfitted business centre.

The Reserve is the hotel’s luxury meeting and event space at the Grand African Banking Corporation Building built in 1894. The building has undergone major renovations, with meticulous restoration to preserve the heritage of this landmark building, while introducing the latest technologies and conveniences.

Built in the 1920’s, The Vault, was originally conceived as a walk-in Bank vault for the African Banking Corporation. This unique 157sq metre venue serves as a multi-function space. The Vault can be used as a stand-alone venue for a variety of events and can host up to 80 guests in an intimate cocktail setting. The venue still displays the original colossal safe-door and a wrap-around wine cellar containing over 12 000 bottles.

Services offered:

Facsimile and photocopier

Audio-visual equipment

Internet access

Videoconferencing

Conference concierge

Secretarial, Translation, Courier, Shipping and receiving services

Event Décor services

Website: www.taj.tajhotels.com

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TWELVE APOSTLES:

Nestled at the edge of the Twelve Apostles mountain range and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa boasts one of the most incredible views in the country, if not the world. Just 15 minutes from the V&A Waterfront and five minutes from some of Cape Town’s best beaches, it is the perfect place to combine business with pleasure.

The venue’s conference and banqueting team will plan every detail of your event, from cocktail parties, launches, banquets, strategy meetings, brainstorming sessions to teambuilding activities.

Lion’s Head: Magnificent with extraordinary views across Lion’s Head, this venue is ideal for candlelit dinners, presentations and special meetings. Specially created menus for buffet lunches and dinners, formal dining, or cocktail parties can be arranged.

Milkwood Rooms 1 and 2: The largest meeting room at the hotel is flexible and can accommodate up to 90 guests in a theatre-style layout and 60 guests banquet style.

Atlantic Terrace Marquee: The ultimate venue for an exclusive product launch, special lunch, cocktail party or formal sit-down dinner. The hotel’s event organiser can arrange your event down to the finest detail, from the flowers, table décor and entertainment. (For up to 80 guests)

Llandudno: Perfect for smaller and executive style meetings. (For up to 8 guests)

Services offered:

All the hotel’s function/conference venues offer standard conference equipment, as well as complimentary wifi throughout the hotel.

Website: www.12apostleshotel.com

OLD MACDADDY:

Just outside the Mother City, around an hour’s drive on the N2 highway lies probably the quirkiest accommodation available for a weekend break-away: retro airstream trailers at Old Mac Daddy in the Elgin Valley.

Well, if you love your company take it to Old Mac Daddy!

Old Mac Daddy offers a unique conference venue tucked deep into this picturesque valley with its vintage airstream trailers offering a new and memorable experience in accommodation. Team building opportunities are endless, and all in Elgin’s back-garden!

Services available:

Conference room seats up to 24

Rigged up with AV/projector and TV if needed.

Clipboards supplied

Paper, pens and mints as well as generous catering

Team building activities, such as quad biking, kayaking, wine touring or a sunset cruise can be organised in the programme.

Website: www.oldmacdaddy.co.za