THE AFRICACOM EXPERIENCE
Top tips and offers to help you make the most of your time in Cape Town
To help you maximise your visit to AfricaCom, we've put together a list of Cape Town's must see sights, and secured some exclusive discounts for our delegates and visitors.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
AfricaCom is lucky to call Cape Town its home; a combination of stunning natural beauty and rich urban culture, the city is one of the most exciting destinations across the globe today.
During AfricaCom, we want you to see the best that Cape Town has to offer. The city is home to lots of entertainment and activities, as well as dozens of amazing attractions, and we want your time outside of the CTICC to be filled with memorable experiences.
We are therefore excited to announce our Affiliate Partners for 2019! We've teamed up with some of Cape Town's highest-rated institutions to provide our delegates and visitors with exclusive discounts and offers.
You can redeem any of the following discounts by showing your AfricaCom 2019 visitor pass at the reception of our Partner's establishments.
Beluga considers itself an institution in Cape Town, and one that should not be missed. The restaurant is nestled in The Foundry, a century old art-deco setting that resembles a trendy New York style loft. The venue boasts a vibrant bar, sunny courtyard, cosy dining area, worldly wine attic and exclusive whisky lounge.
The menu is a Euro-Asian Fusion style with the finest ingredients and aims to offer dishes for everyone's individual preferences.
Beluga has something for everyone, whether its sumptuous sushi, classic cocktails, wonderful wines, worldly whiskies, delicious dim-sum or desserts.
Offer: 15% discount on full priced items at Beluga Restaurant.
Cape Point Funicular: 'The Flying Dutchman'
Aptly named after the magnificent vessel that met its end at the Cape of Good Hope after a battle against the elements, the Flying Dutchman Funicular is a cable drawn railway that allows visitors a comfortable and easy way of reaching Cape Point. From the bottom station, you will journey through dense foliage and fynbos to the upper lighthouse.
At the lighthouse on the summit, you will be rewarded with simply breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The most recommended time to visit is at sunrise or sunset where the landscape turns into a surreal vista of beauty and charm. While it is reasonably far out from the city centre, there is so much to see along the way. Truly a drive to savour!
Offer: R60 to take the ride (20% discount).
Grub & Vine
Grub & Vine has been hailed as one of the top restaurants in Cape Town, and boasts a menu providing beautifully prepared and executed dishes with none of the pomp that often accompanies upscale dining experiences.
This characterful and compact bistro is decked out with avian prints, rattan chairs and atmospheric hanging lights, and serves up refined bistro-style fare, in a relaxed, contemporary space. The seasonal menu changes regularly and the wine list features some of South Africa’s most respected producers.
“No-nonsense, good grub. Beautiful produce and honest cooking” – Chef Matt Manning
Offer: Free glass of bubbly on arrival & two-course working lunch special for R150.
Exclusive airline partner
oneworld®, the premier global airline alliance, brings together 13 leading airlines from around the world - American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines. Together with around 30 affiliate members, oneworld’s network currently serves more than 1,000 destinations in 150 countries.
We have partnered with oneworld to offer our delegates discounts on flight prices.
Visit www.oneworld.com/events and enter event code OW10B19 to access our online booking tool.
Sevruga invites you to come and partake in their ever-evolving passion project. A delectable fresh seafood menu boasts an accompaniment of exquisite summer cocktails and crisp wines. No two visits are the same, and as the restaurant says itself, nor should they be.
The restaurant is positioned a few feet from the Atlantic shore, providing the perfect setting to witness the sunset over the beautiful azure waters. Whether you are looking to meeting with clients or with family and friends, the restaurant promise a first-class experience.
Discount: 10% off total bill.
Shimansky Diamond Tour
Situated in the Clock Tower Precinct at the world-famous V & A Waterfront in Cape Town, The Shimansky Diamond Experience offers an exciting tour that lets you explore the fascinating world of diamonds like you’ve never seen it before. Set against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain, overlooking Robben Island and the Waterfront harbour, The Shimansky Diamond Experience lets you experience the beauty of South Africa’s most valuable treasure, in one of its most beautiful cities.
The 45 minute tour of the Cape Town Diamond Museum takes guests through the history of diamonds dating back to 3.3 billion years ago, including the discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1867 as well as a collection of unique artefacts from the early days of diamond mining.
Offer: 15% "Special Offer" voucher for use in store.
The Cape Gallery
The Cape Gallery at 60 Church Street is set in the heart of the old city off the Church Street walking mall, flanked by the colourful Georgian and Dutch facades built by the 18th and 19th century settlers. Behind these facades are some of the oldest and prestigious galleries, antique shops, and auction houses in Cape Town.
Central to the tradition of South African painting is the abiding love of the land. Early Cape painters were 'reporters' who described the topography, flora and fauna of this fascinating land, a conservative approach which is still favoured by the gallery's clients today.
Recently the emergence of the vibrant street art has added an essentially African character to the work on display.
Offer: 10% discount on entrance.
The Village Idiot
A true Inner City haven, The Village Idiot is a vintage Neighbourhood Bar & Restaurant that enthusiastically embraces South African braai culture. This restaurant and bar combines the essence of a homey drinking hole that also serves great food and drinks.
"This is a place where we raise our glasses to foolish renegades, adventurous idiots and all the people who refuse to live by the rules of conformity."
The Village Idiot's menu is a melting pot of traditional and modern South African cultures, smashed together with loads of flavour.
Offer: 10% off total bill.
Two Oceans Aquarium
The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans.
The Aquarium's awe-inspiring exhibits aim to encourage love, respect and understanding of the world's oceans so that people are motivated to take action for their future well-being and to use marine and other natural resources sustainably.
Offer: 10% off entrance to the Aquarium.
Zeitz MOCAA Museum
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is home to the biggest repository of contemporary African art in the world. This extraordinary feat makes the museum one of the most precious homes to art across the globe.
Zeitz MOCAA is a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum that collects, preserves, researches and exhibits 21st-century art from Africa and its diaspora; hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational and enrichment programmes; encourages intercultural understanding, and guarantees access for all.
The galleries, spread over several floors, are dedicated to a large cutting-edge collection gallery; exhibition galleries; and Centres for Art Education, Curatorial Training, Performative Practice, Photography, and the Moving Image.
Offer: 10% discount on daily admission tickets to the Museum.