Cape Town, found on South Africa’s south west coast is a port town beneath Table Mountain. As the oldest European settlement in Africa, Cape Town has had a rich and, at times, turbulent past.
Why exhibit there?
Cape Town can be an amazing place to do business thanks to its location it is a perfect lifestyle city. The city has also become much more investment friendly , with Cape Town’s Foreign Direct Investment Policy recently named the best in Africa and 21st in the world.
Be aware though, navigating the South African legislative and compliance world can be very challenging for foreigners starting and growing their companies here.
Cape Town’s international airport is located approximately 12 miles (20 km) from the city centre. Getting down town is easy with the MyCiti bus rapid transit which offers direct connections from the airport to the city centre, or via taxi.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
It is illegal to bring the following goods into South Africa:
- Any poison and other toxic substance.
- Unlawful reproductions of any works subject to copyright.
- Any prison - or penitentiary - made goods.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
- Cape Town is positioned between mountains and the sea, and it flaunts its natural beauty with pride. Table Mountain is the perfect place for panoramic views along the coast, and it’s sandy beaches are considered some of South Africa’s finest. There is a wealth of outdoor activities, from hiking and biking to surfing and cage dives with great white sharks.
- Take a trip to Robben Island, to see where Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years.
- The Pot Luck Club. At The Pot Luck Club, the focus is on the five flavour profiles (salty, sour, bitter, sweet, and umami), and plate-sharing is encouraged, so you get to savour them all.
- La Tête. A fresh, original and utterly delicious French bistro famous for its staunch nose-to-tail stance (where no part of the animal goes to waste)
- Local currency is rand.
- There are eleven official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho,Sotho, SiSwati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.
- If you’re not from one of these countries you will require a visa.
- Most places use the 2 or 3 round pin plug socket.
- Cultural sensitivities:
- South Africa is a very diverse country so be prepared to adapt to different customs within each business.
- The business community can be seen as risk averse.