Cape Town is one of the leading cities in Africa, the second-most populated city in South Africa and the legislative capital of the Country. It is an economic powerhouse with a good climate, spectacular natural beauty, a fine academic legacy and an impressive portfolio of history-makers.
Professor Chris Barnard performed the world’s first successful heart transplant in Cape Town and Nelson Mandela made his first public appearance here after being released from prison. It is inspiring leaders like this that have helped to carve out the knowledge economy that has made Cape Town an ideas centre for Africa and beyond. Here, at the crossroads of most important trade routes, situated at the gateway to Africa, an innovative local government initiative to slash red tape and fast-track logistics is positioning Cape Town as a business hub that consistently outperforms the rest of the Country in terms of economic growth. With arguably the best infrastructure on the continent, there is no better place to think about, and dialogue, your African strategy.
The city is set within the unique Cape floral kingdom and is surrounded by the historic winelands of the Western Cape that have earned the city its reputation as a gastronomic destination. Iconic Table Mountain forms the backdrop of the CBD that runs down to its famous harbor and Table Bay. Add to this natural beauty an interesting cultural diversity and a creative spirit and you discover why Cape Town is Africa’s most popular tourist destination and the #1 Convention City in Africa and the Middle East.