Durban conference venues are sought after by national and international conference organisers looking for a well rounded destination which can combine bush and beach options. Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is a major seaport, industrial centre and year-round resort. The weather, the lifestyle, the people and the activities make it a great place to be. This vibrant city and its upmarket neighbour, Umhlanga Rocks, form the core of the largest domestic tourism destination in South Africa.
Why choose a Durban conference venue, South Africa
Durban is a short flight from Johannesburg and well connected for both national and long haul flights. Durban conference venues benefit from the excellent highway system and spacious surroundings so visitors enjoy a relaxed stay.Durban offers diverse accommodation across the city to suit any budget. Conference organisers can source great hotel and resorts options. The city is known for its beachfront high rise hotels and apartments and Umhlanga Rocks for its luxury resorts. Popular Umhlanga Rocks is a 15 minute drive north of Durban. Luxury country lodges, hotels and bush camps can be found in the interior.
Industries in greater Durban
- Leisure & Tourism
- Shipbuilding and repair, import & export
- Sugar and petroleum refining
- Automobile assembly
- Fishing and manufacturing
Leisure and TourismGreater Durban is an optimal place to live and work. An abundance of water, the best infrastructure on the continent and great natural beauty combine in a winning formula. Durban experiences an average of 320 days of sunshine a year and its balmy sub-tropical climate makes it a superior "winter" holiday destination.Durban conference venues can be found in the city, along magnificent beaches and rivers, in Big Five game reserves, traditional Zulu villages and in the Drakensberg Mountains. Visitors will find a melting pot of diversity - a heady mix of African, Indian and European cultures. Fabulous activities on land and sea keep everyone enjoying the great outdoors. Top international events occur in surfing, marathon road running and canoeing.
Academics and IndustryMany academics attend Durban conference venues as there are 4 Universities in the region. The University of KwaZulu-Natal is the larges direct contact University in Africa with more than 45 000 students.The Durban port is the largest and busiest in Africa and supports a growing industry profile. Major Durban players in manufacturing include producers of food products, paint, chemicals, fertilizers, soap, footwear and textiles.
A recent example of a top conference at a Durban venue: NAAMCAM (National Automobile and Components Manufacturers Association) Conference & Gala Dinner, October 2010, Moses Mabhida Stadium.
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