Africa Travel Week

Host City of Cape Town

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Cape Town, the Host City of Africa Travel Week, is Africa’s leading festivals and events destination. The city ranks among the world’s top destinations to visit and has all the attributes that appeal to people looking for a great city in which to live, work, study, play and invest.


Invest Cape Town is giving all citizens, from young entrepreneurs to business leaders and investors across various sectors, the opportunity to share their Cape Town success stories. Every Capetonian is part of a community of brand ambassadors for Invest Cape Town. Watch and read the success stories that have already been shared and ignite your sense of pride for Cape Town and its people. Because together, we can inspire more people through our stories of investing in Cape Town.



Invest Cape Town brand ambassadors started their stories in Cape Town and they’ve been investing ever since by choosing to do business here, creating opportunities and inspiring others to do the same. Watch their success stories and see what drives them and how they invest in Cape Town every day.



Cape Town offers a tremendous range of experiences from arts and culture to mountains and sea. Click here to explore the Top 8 and plan to make the most of your visit to Cape Town!

Top Facts
  • Cape Town is twinned with London, Buenos Aires, Nice, San Francisco and several other international cities.
  • Table Mountain was formed about 600 million years ago under the sea, and the movement of glaciers produced the flat tabletop.
  • South Africa has 11 official languages, though most people can speak English. Afrikaans and Xhosa are also widely spoken in Cape Town and the Western Cape.
  • About 3.5-million people live in Cape Town, South Africa’s second most-populated city.
  • Cape Town was officially founded in 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck of the Dutch East India Company based in The Netherlands arrived to set up a halfway point for ships travelling to the East.
  • The world’s first heart transplant was performed by Dr Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town in 1967.
  • Cape Town is sometimes called the “Tavern of the seas”. The Port of Cape Town is deemed to be one of the busiest shipping corridors in the world.
  • Cape Town was originally named by Bartolomeu Dias as the Cape of Storms.
  • The Table Mountain National Park alone has more plant species within its 22 000 hectares than the whole British Isles or New Zealand.