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FFind out more about planning an event in South Africa, including information about regions and how we can assist you in the planning process with resources and toolkits. Offering quality facilities, venues and service providers, South Africa is an ideal conference destination, hosting many world-class congresses, conventions, events and trade fairs each year.

TOP REASONS

to plan your event in
South Africa

01

Best-in-class venues

With more than 1 700 meeting venues, and international convention centres located in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, East London and Port Elizabeth, South Africa is equipped to take care of any meeting and event need no matter how large or how small.

02

Dynamic incentives options

South Africa's warm and welcoming people, rich cultural experiences, fascinating history, award winning hotels, renowned food and wine, magnificent natural attractions and world-class infrastructure will enable you to create the ultimate incentive programme

03

World-class events

Hundreds of organisations from across the country choose South Africa as their destination of choice. 

01 Best-in-class venues
02 Dynamic incentives options
03 World-class events
Planning a meeting in South Africa? Find a venue here.

Popular Venues

Capacity 300

Mopani Conference Centre, Kruger National Park

Limpopo
Capacity 300

Mopani Conference Centre, Kruger National Park

Three stars. 53 guest cottages sleeping three and six guests. Meeting venue: 300 delegates cinema-style plus three breakaway rooms.

Capacity 400

Protea Hotel The Park, Makopane

Limpopo
Capacity 400

Protea Hotel The Park, Makopane

Three stars. 85 rooms. Nine meeting venues. Largest venue: 400 delegates cinema-style.

Capacity 400

Sanrock Resort & Conference Centre, Modimolle

Limpopo
Capacity 400

Sanrock Resort & Conference Centre, Modimolle

Spectacular mountain backdrop. 34 guest rooms. 28 self-catering chalets. San rock art, fun activities. 5 conference rooms. Largest venue: 400 delegates.

Capacity 400

Tshipise, A Forever Resort, near Mussina

Limpopo
Capacity 400

Tshipise, A Forever Resort, near Mussina

Three stars, 163 guest rooms. Mineral baths, game drives. Four meeting venues. Largest meeting venue: 450 delegates cinema-styl

Capacity 500

Legend Golf & Safari Resort

Limpopo
Capacity 500

Legend Golf & Safari Resort

220 guest rooms. Big 5 game drives. Two golf courses, one with extreme 19th hole. Three meeting venues. Largest venue: 500 delegates cinema-style.

Capacity 600

Meropa Casino & Entertainment World, Polokwane

Limpopo
Capacity 600

Meropa Casino & Entertainment World, Polokwane

Four stars. Casino, restaurants, bars, shows. Four meeting venues. Largest venue: 600 delegates cinema-style.

Capacity 1000

Oasis Hotel Mokopane, near Polokwane

Limpopo
Capacity 1000

Oasis Hotel Mokopane, near Polokwane

Three stars. Dedicated conference hotel. 72 guest rooms. Six meeting venues: six Largest meeting venue: 1 000 delegates cinema-style.

Capacity 1300

Protea Hotel Ranch Resort, near Polokwane

Limpopo
Capacity 1300

Protea Hotel Ranch Resort, near Polokwane

Four stars. 150 guest rooms. Golf course, team building. 13 meeting venues. Largest venue: 1300 delegates cinema-style.

Capacity 45000

Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane

Limpopo
Capacity 45000

Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane

45000-seater stadium. Various meeting venues and executive suites, indoor/outdoor exhibition areas. Largest meeting venue: 500 delegates cinema-style.

Capacity 60

Thornybush Game Lodge

Limpopo
Capacity 60

Thornybush Game Lodge

Five stars. 20 suites. Team building, Big Five safari, spa. Largest meeting venue: 60 delegates cinema-style.

Capacity 2000

Bolivia Lodge, Polokwane

Limpopo
Capacity 2000

Bolivia Lodge, Polokwane

Three stars. 106 guest rooms. 15 conference venues. Largest meeting venue: 2 000 delegates cinema-style.

Capacity 200

Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro, Naboomspruit, Waterberg

Limpopo
Capacity 200

Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro, Naboomspruit, Waterberg

Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro, Naboomspruit, Waterberg

Capacity 260

Zebula Gold Estate & Spa

Limpopo
Capacity 260

Zebula Gold Estate & Spa

4- and 5-star accommodation. 36 guest rooms. Safari, animal encounters, team building. Six meeting venues. Largest venue: 260 delegates cinema-style.

Capacity 300

Tzaneen country Lodge

Limpopo
Capacity 300

Tzaneen country Lodge

Four stars. 54 guest rooms. Spa, green hotel. Five meeting venues. Largest venue 300 delegates cinema-style.

Capacity 60

Kimberley Club, Kimberley

Northern Cape
Capacity 60

Kimberley Club, Kimberley

Four stars. Historical building. 21 guest rooms. Two meeting venues. Largest venue: 60 delegates, cinema-style.

Capacity 120

William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley

Northern Cape
Capacity 120

William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley

Three meeting venues. Largest venue: 120 delegates, cinema-style.

Capacity 120

Protea Hotel Kimberley

Northern Cape
Capacity 120

Protea Hotel Kimberley

Four stars. 94 guest rooms. Conference venue: 120 delegates, cinema-style

Capacity 150

Boitumela Jwa Sechaba Luxury Guesthouse, Kimberley

Northern Cape
Capacity 150

Boitumela Jwa Sechaba Luxury Guesthouse, Kimberley

Four stars. 47 guest rooms. Two conference venues. Largest venue: 150 delegates schoolroom-style.

Capacity 150

Kalahari Lodge, Kimberley

Northern Cape
Capacity 150

Kalahari Lodge, Kimberley

Thirty guest rooms. Two meeting venues. Largest venue: 150 delegates, cinema-style.

Capacity 240

Flamingo Casino, Kimberley

Northern Cape
Capacity 240

Flamingo Casino, Kimberley

Three stars. Casino. Adjacent to Kimberley Golf Club. Largest meeting venue: 240 delegates, cinema-style.

Capacity 250

Protea Hotel Oasis, Upington

Northern Cape
Capacity 250

Protea Hotel Oasis, Upington

Four stars. 38 guest rooms. Next to Big Hole. Various meeting venues. Largest venue: 250 delegates.

Capacity 250

Protea Hotel Upington

Northern Cape
Capacity 250

Protea Hotel Upington

Four stars. 90 guest rooms. Four meeting venues. Largest venue: 250 delegates.

Capacity 300

Broadwater River Estate, Douglas

Northern Cape
Capacity 300

Broadwater River Estate, Douglas

Four stars. Several accommodation options. River cruises, fishing, team building. Four meeting rooms. Largest venue: 300 delegates.

Capacity 320

Desert Palace Hotel & Casino Resort, Upington

Northern Cape
Capacity 320

Desert Palace Hotel & Casino Resort, Upington

Three-star hotel. 60 guest rooms. Two meeting/function venues. Largest venue: 320 delegates, cinema-style.

Popular Incentives

The Nossob 4X4 eco trail

Northern Cape

The Nossob 4X4 eco trail

Are you one of those adventurers who enjoy tackling the road less travelled? The wide open landscapes of the Northern Cape are perfect for off-road and 4x4 adventurers

Mattanu Private Reserve

Northern Cape

Mattanu Private Reserve

Mattanu Private Game Reserve specialises in tailor-made packages according to the guests’ specific needs.

San boarding on the Witsand Dunes

Northern Cape

San boarding on the Witsand Dunes

The Northern Cape is an excellent sandboarding destination and a number of local operators offer sandboarding lessons and tours.

Boating on the “Sakkie se Arkie” in Upington

Northern Cape

Boating on the “Sakkie se Arkie” in Upington

A great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Orange River is to take a sundowner boat cruise.

Stargazing in Sutherland

Northern Cape

Stargazing in Sutherland

Home to the South African Astronomical Observatory and the Southern African Large Telescope, its clear night skies have earned the town the name, “the Gateway to the Universe”.

Guided trails with Kalahari bushmen or San

Northern Cape

Guided trails with Kalahari bushmen or San

For unique insights into the way of life of the Kalahari Bushmen or San people, book a space on a guided trail with a Bushman tracker in the Kalahari.

Take a ghost tour of Kimberley

Northern Cape

Take a ghost tour of Kimberley

Kimberley's ghost tours are renowned for the number and variety of their resident spirits.

Kokerboom food and wine route

Northern Cape

Kokerboom food and wine route

As an emerging food and wine destination, this route takes the traveller through the small towns of Keimoes, Kenhardt, Hakoneiland, Augrabies, Upington and Marchland

The Orange River

Northern Cape

The Orange River

For water-sport enthusiasts, activities along the Orange River are a major highlight.

Kimberley

Northern Cape

Kimberley

The diamond town of Kimberley is home to the Kimberley Mine Museum, one of the Northern Cape’s most popular tourist attractions and a tribute to the diamond-digging days of old.

Golf

Limpopo

Golf

Limpopo is a unique golfing destination. Here you’ll find the Legend Golf & Safari Resort with its extreme 19th hole

Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

Northern Cape

Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

A renowned national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Richtersveld is also home to the Nama people – herders who have lived off the land for many years.

Venda Artists

Limpopo

Venda Artists

The culture of the Venda people in places like Makhado, Elim, Giyani and Thohoyandou is steeped in legend and myth

The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Northern Cape

The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

his is a magical place where dry landscapes and red dunes provide the backdrop to a singularly unique experience, one that can only be found in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Pafuri Walking Trails

Limpopo

Pafuri Walking Trails

Highlights of the trails include visiting the Luvuvhu and Limpopo Rivers and ending off the trail with a campfire where delegates get to experience nightlife in the bush.

Flowers of Namaqualand

Northern Cape

Flowers of Namaqualand

From horizon to horizon, orange daisies take over the Namaqua National Park in spring. It’s a sight so beautiful and unique, it’ll take your breath away.

Drinks In The Largest Baobab

Limpopo

Drinks In The Largest Baobab

The Sunland Baobab is estimated to be around 6000 years old, and is the country’s biggest baobab, featuring a small pub inside its hollow trunk.

The Augrabies Falls National Park

Northern Cape

The Augrabies Falls National Park

One really shouldn’t leave the Northern Cape without visiting the spectacular Augrabies Falls

The Legend Golf & Safari Resort

Limpopo

The Legend Golf & Safari Resort

Delegates – get your golf gear ready and head to the Legend Golf & Safari Resort that’s famous for its unusual golf course

Kuhestan Organic Farm In The Magoebaskloof Mountains

Limpopo

Kuhestan Organic Farm In The Magoebaskloof Mountains

The Kuhestan Organic Farm offers cooking courses focused on the methods and flavours of Persian cuisine (using the best of local produce).

Haenertsburg

Limpopo

Haenertsburg

Haenertsburg is a charming hamlet in Limpopo’s Magoebaskloof Mountains.

The Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour

Limpopo

The Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour

The Magoebaskloof canopy tour takes explorers on an unforgettable journey above the Letaba River Gorge.

Elephant-Back Safaris

Limpopo

Elephant-Back Safaris

Experience the wonders of the African bush from a completely different viewpoint – take an elephant-back safari when visiting the Limpopo province.

Nylsvley Nature Reserve

Limpopo

Nylsvley Nature Reserve

Up to 80 000 birds can be found in the Nylsvley Nature Reserve at any one time, making it a prime birding attraction.

Quick facts about South Africa

People
Population

01/03

Population

South Africa is home to multi-cultural melting pot of 55 million beautiful people of diverse origins, cultures, languages, and religions.

Languages

02/03

Languages

Although English is widely spoken and is used for informational signage, South Africa celebrates diversity in language with a total of eleven official languages. These languages are Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga and English.

Religions

03/03

Religions

Enshrined in the South African constitution is the right for all people to practice their religion free from persecution. The most practiced religions in South Africa include Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.

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