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MICE in South Africa
(Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions)

South Africa is a Premier Destination for Business Tourism

"Business tourism is the provision of facilities and services to the millions of delegates who annually attend meetings, congresses, exhibitions, business events, incentive travel and corporate hospitality" (IMEX).

South Africa provides the corporate visitor with venues and facilities of the highest international standard - for corporate incentive trips, international events and exhibitions. The country is a tantalizing blend of modern vibrant cities and infrastructure, unspoiled wilderness and safaris, countless sandy beaches and with a warm and friendly rainbow of cultures.

South Africa has become an ideal location for international conferences, conventions, trade shows and symposiums.

For the corporate market, venues range from intimate bush hideaways to hotels and resorts for smaller conferences – or for larger, world class convention centers.

Rainbow Nation
Following the peaceful democratic elections in 1994, President Nelson Mandela declared in his first month of office that South Africa is "a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world".

Directory of MICE Venues in South Africa

Gauteng Province


Johannesburg hosted Africa's biggest conference to date, the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. An estimated 40 000 delegates, including about 190 heads of state, were spread across three of the city's premier venues: the Sandton Convention Centre, which boasts the most advanced conferencing and exhibition technologies available; the Expo Centre, the largest convention facility on the continent; and the Wanderers Stadium.

Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg has a capacity of 5,000 and the Coca-Cola Dome - also in Johannesburg - and Durban Exhibition Centre can host large trade shows.

KwaZulu-Natal Province

Durban, North and South Coast

Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC Durban)
45 Bram Fischer Road, Durban, 4001. KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban is one of the largest in the country. Along with its adjacent Durban Exhibition Centre, it can handle conferences of up to 15000 delegates. This venue hosts the annual Indaba travel trade show, which showcases Southern Africa's best tourism destinations and products. In 2001, it was the venue for the United Nations' World Conference Against Racism.

Western Cape Province

Cape Town

The Cape Town International Convention Centre is able to cater for conventions of up to 10,000 delegates. Operators catering specifically to the corporate market are able to organize small conferences, team building experiences, incentives and executive breakaways.

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