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Fast becoming the world’s most popular travel destination, South Africa's scenic beauty, diverse wildlife, kaleidoscope of cultures and heritages, the great outdoors, sport and adventure opportunities, eco-tourism and conference facilities offer the most discerning traveler the original African experience.

It is the variety of South Africa's spell-binding and diverse peoples that is its greatest asset, along with leading the world in adventurous and adrenalin activities.

As a full service Destination Management Company, AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS offers a complete range of services throughout Southern Africa. Offering incredible service, exacting budget planning, versatile itineraries, exclusive added value and insight into little known tour and safari destinations AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS, with intimate knowledge of the region, and many years of experience, its the natural choice for meeting travel needs - from the moment of initial contact, to the conclusion of the journey.


African Classic Encounters were honored to be appointed the DMC for the prestigious MasterCard Global Board meeting held in Cape Town.  VIP delegates  from all corners of the world experienced and enjoyed a flawless program for its 185 delegates. 


AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS exceeds expectations from the most luxurious to the most adventurous and enables encounters of the subcontinent with true African hospitality.

AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS specializes in Southern Africa, which includes South Africa,  Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia, Mozambique, Mauritius and Seychelles.

Tailor-made tours, safaris, scheduled tours, self drive itineraries and special interest itineraries including Mountain Climbing, Scuba Diving, Gorilla trekking,, Golfing, Bird Watching, Photographic tours and Food & Wine tours.

From diverse culture to awe inspiring scenery, traveling in luxury and lazing around on picture postcard beaches, assuring attention to detail of experienced professionals.

The incentive world is changing, new trends are taking hold, and incentive professionals are adding innovation to long-time practices. Corporations and incentive houses are constantly looking for fresh ways to motivate employees.


The selection of incentive destinations continues to expand as employers increasingly choose non-traditional venues.

Group incentives are taking on an individual flavor because many participants prefer not to have incentive schedules crammed with pre-planned activities. There is a trend away from orchestrated events, and toward more individual activities.


South Africa's unusual locations, wildlife activities, and exhilarating adventure sports give South Africa an edge when it comes to choosing an incentive destination.


Rugged coastlines, playful dolphins, Southern Right Whales, luxurious accommodation, unusual locations, impeccable service, sublime cuisine, wildlife safaris, river cruises, luxurious health spas, championship golf courses and adrenalin packed adventure - South Africa offers incentive organizers a dream destination.

The demands are for bigger venues with excellent leisure facilities and South Africa has developed a reputation for being able to host exceptional conferences, meetings and events regardless of size.

From the picturesque Cape to the majesty of the Zulu dynasty of Kwa Zulu Natal, to the rugged splendor of the North West Province, to the fiscal power base of Johannesburg - South Africa has the finest collection of conference and meeting facilities.

South Africa's conference and meeting facilities are ideally located, all within comfortable reach of major airports offering direct flights and frequent connections to the world's major cities.


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The International Conference Centre (ICC) located centrally in the business district of Durban is an extremely functional venue enhanced by the aesthetic beauty of this coastal city. The ICC Durban is surrounded by a range of hotels adequately accommodating thousands of delegates.

The ICC in Durban can accommodate conferences of up to 15 000 delegates offering a full range of business facilities and conference related services, allowing your conference to be as simple or as technically sophisticated as you choose. The latest in conference technology and logistical support is available and a comprehensive list of services will meet the most detailed and specific arrangements - from international scale conferences to small groups.

The auditorium, seats 1800 delegates and can also be divided into two halls seating up to 840 delegates each. Double operable walls separate Halls 1, 2 and 3 can be moved to create a venue which seats up to 5 000 delegates. Hall 4 can accommodate 1 800 guests in theatre style seating. There are 23 smaller meeting rooms ranging from 43m2 to 396m2

Cape Town is proud to join the global community with a world-class international Convention Centre. Cape Town is not only the powerhouse of the Western Cape region, but it is also renowned as one of the world's most beautiful cities.

Its two auditoriums offer excellent technological infrastructure and superb acoustics with dedicated tiered seating for a total of 2 120 seated guests.

The Cape Town International Convention Centre provides 10 000m˛ of dedicated, column-free exhibition and trade show space. The exhibition halls are sub-divisible and can be configured into five separate venues for smaller exhibitions, banquets or conferences.

The magnificent 2 000m˛ Grand Ballroom has striking views of the vibrant city and the Table Mountain range. Spacious function rooms of varying sizes include four Meeting Rooms, each accommodating up to 330 delegates. The Meeting Rooms are sub-divisible and can be set up for a variety of configurations. There are 1 400 secure on-site parking bays available for visitors.

South Africa's economic powerhouse, Johannesburg has an international standard event venue for international corporations and business travelers. Located in the heart of Sandton's hotel, business and entertainment district, Sandton Convention Centre offers 22,000m˛ of convention, exhibition and special event space.

There is easy access to over 5 000 hotel rooms, is adjacent to the country's top shopping and entertainment complexes and provides 10 600 secure parking bays.

The Pavilion can seat 4,500 patrons. The Ballroom can seat 2,000 banquet guests and the 13 other meeting rooms can accommodate up to 350 delegates. The two exhibition levels have a combined floor space of 11,000m˛.

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The Palace offers a great venue.  With its Gary Player designed golf courses and its extraordinary architecture The Palace is sure not to disappoint.


Sandton Convention Centre is South Africa's most technologically advanced convention centre and is purpose built to cater to your every need. With state-of-the-art lighting, audio, structures, power, rigging, audio-visual and daylight screens.

The Sandton Convention Centre has hosted many international events requiring world-class technology and amenities, with the World Summit on Sustainable Development being their most acclaimed.

A business centre offers total telecommunications solutions and services. Mobile and desk telephones with speaker facility; video conferencing; video streaming; web hosting; digital, analogue and ISDN lines as well as ADSL are a few examples of what the business centre has to offer.

Other conference venues in Johannesburg include Gallagher Estate, a country venue situated midway between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Facilities include 19 multi-functional venues and secure parking for 9 000 vehicles. The Auditorium provides seating for 1 500 delegates and 500 banquet style. There are five large exhibition halls for exhibitions, concerts and trade shows, as well as other smaller areas.

The Dome situated north of Johannesburg's city centre offers approximately 30 000m˛ exhibition space. The spacious main arena and mezzanine
(12 500m˛) is ideal for exhibitions, concerts, large conferences and other special events. It accommodates up to 16 000 people standing. A number of smaller areas can host smaller groups. Additionally there is also an open-air amphitheatre located alongside the main arena that can host 500 people.

The Expo Centre at Nasrec is set amidst Johannesburg's mine dumps and offers yet another superb alternative. Ample secure parking for up to 25 000 is available. The exhibition facilities offer a total of 42 000m˛ and facilities can be configured in various formations, accommodating 15 000 people.




























Meeting Planners delight in the many choices available in South Africa.