Cape Town is the largest city in terms of land area in South Africa. This
flower and garden filled city which is situated in the shadow of the natural wonder
of Table Mountain is one of the most heavily tourist trafficked city of the Western
Cape which is affixed to the tip of Africa and surrounded by two oceans namely the
Indian Ocean which lies to the south and the Atlantic Ocean which lies to the west.
At the heart of the Western Cape is the gorgeous city of Cape Town, whose stunning
natural harbor was originally established by the Dutch East India Company as a supply
station for Dutch ships on their way en route to India and the Far East. This harbor
continues to play an important role in the economy of Cape Town until today as shipping
along with tourism and information technology are the most prominent industries
in this multicultural city which is inhabited by the descendants of the of its original
Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers who all lay down roots in
this city through the ages. The influence of these various waves of settlement can
also be witnessed in the real estate landscape of the inner city of Cape Town which
features a diverse mix of architectural styles in the form of modern high-rise office
towers, quaint cobble stoned streets and Edwardian and Victorian buildings.
is the legislative capital of South Africa as it is here that the South African
National Parliament meets and where many government offices are located. Aside from
being the center of administration, though the city is also considered to be a major
economic hub of South Africa as Cape Town is an important manufacturing hub of the
Western Cape Province and it is also home to the region's main port and airport.
Economic activity in Cape Town is distributed amongst its four main commercial hubs
namely the Cape Town Central Business district, Century City, the Bellvile/TygerValley
and Claremont. Located within these hubs are the regional headquarters of various
South African companies like Standard Bank, ABSA financial services, Investec Meyer
and Ferreira Furniture, Giant Killers Advertising/ Loyiso Media Entertainment as
well as outposts of various foreign companies like LG, Rentokil Initial, and Exxon
Mobil amongst others.
to its immense popularity on the tourism circuit, Cape Town has in recent years
also become an important destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events
(MICE). To promote itself as a favored MICE destination the city inaugurated its
state of the art Cape Town International Convention Center in June 2003. This center
is currently being expanded in order to enhance its exhibiting capacity and other
services like accommodation and office space. The Cape Town International Convention
Center is conveniently located within close proximity to Cape Town's breath-taking
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and the city center. In fact not only the Cape Town
International Convention Center but all of Cape Town is at present is witnessing
a massive construction and renovations boom as the city along with the South African
capital city of Johannesburg is getting ready to host nine matches of FIFA 2010,
the eagerly anticipated world cup soccer event which is scheduled to be held during
the months of June- July 2010.
event is no doubt going to bring thousands of soccer fans to Cape Town shores and
in order to serve these fans better; the city is also upgrading its Cape Town International
Airport which hosts airlines from all over the world and is the main gateway to
Cape Town and the rest of the Western Cape Province.
As a prominent epicenter of commerce and the tourist trade in South Africa, Cape
Town is also well equipped with a large range of accommodation options which include
a wide variety of hotels which are kitted out with wide array of business necessary
amenities. Some of the favored business hotels in Cape Town include the waterfront
facing Cape Grace, the historic boutique hotel Ellerman House, The Mount Nelson
Hotel which is located at the foot of Table Mountain and the Radisson Hotel Waterfront.
Additionally most business travelers who travel to Cape Town on work also make it
a point to take in the city's many wondrous sights like Table Mountain, Robben Island,
the Cape Point Nature Reserve, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the Kirstenbosch
Botanical Gardens which are situated on the eastern slope of Table Mountain and
the Winelands of the Cape which are home to some of South Africa's most famous vineyards.
someone who is based in the US, a trip to Cape Town may appear to be extremely daunting
for the journey usually involves an extremely long haul flight which approximately
extends over twenty hours with perhaps one or two layovers. If you or your colleagues
need to travel to Cape Town for work regularly then the only way you can hope to
arrive at your destination in meeting-ready shape is to travel in the business class
cabin of an airline that flies to Cape Town from the US. However business class tickets to South Africa from the US are quite
prohibitive as they are often priced over $7000.
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