to Cape Town

Cape Town is a coastal city in South Africa. It is the second-most populous urban area in South Africa after Johannesburg as well as the capital and primate city of the Western Cape province. The city is famous for its harbour, its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for well-known landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. As of 2014, it is the 10th most populous city in Africa and home to 64% of the Western Cape's population. It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa.

Why Cape Town

Cape Town is the economic hub of the Western Cape Province, South Africa's second main economic centre and Africa's third main economic hub city. It serves as the regional manufacturing centre in the Western Cape. With the highest number of successful Information Technology companies in Africa, Cape Town is an important centre for the industry on the continent. The Western Cape is an important tourist region in South Africa. In 2010, over 1.5 million international tourists visited the area. The industries in which Cape Town has the most pronounced comparative advantage compared to the country as a whole are fishing, clothing and textiles, wood product manufacturing, electronics, furniture, hospitality, finance and business services.

Get started

Cape Town is an ideal place to establish your business on the African continent. Need to transport your goods? The City offers excellent infrastructure via extensive road and rail networks, a major port and Africa’s number 1 rated airport. Looking to hire? Four of Africa’s top universities are located within 45 minutes of the City Center. Looking for support? Collaborative governmental structures are in place to assist you, from starting your business to taking your product or service across the continent.

Market info

Find out everything you need to know about doing business in your new market! Check out this great collection of white papers, articles and presentations about market entry in Cape Town.

World Energy Cities Partnership

Cape Town is a member of the World Energy Cities Partnership.

Established in 1995, the WECP is a non-profit organization whose member cities are globally recognized as international energy capitals.