ICOPLAST 2025

International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies Conference
17 to 19 September 2025 | Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town

“Perhaps it was history that ordained that it be here, at the Cape of Good Hope, that we should lay the foundation stone of our new nation. For it was here at this Cape, over three centuries ago, that there began the fateful convergence of the peoples of Africa, Europe, and Asia on these shores.”

Former President Nelson Mandela, during his inauguration speech on May 9, 1994

Cape Town is one of the leading cities in Africa, the second-most populated city in South Africa and the legislative capital of the Country.

The city is set within the unique Cape floral kingdom and is surrounded by the historic winelands of the Western Cape that have earned the city its reputation as a gastronomic destination. Iconic Table Mountain forms the backdrop of the CBD that runs down to its famous harbour and Table Bay. Add to this natural beauty an interesting cultural diversity and a creative spirit and you discover why Cape Town is Africa’s most popular tourist destination and the #1 Convention City in Africa.

Information on city attractions:  https://www.capetown.travel/

Table Mountain has become the single most welcoming icon to not only our people, but travellers from all over the world. It is much more than a scenic photograph background or a place from where you can take a breath-taking photo of Cape Town.

Besides the parks, the whole area has a biodiversity that is rare to find in other places on earth. The valleys and streams make it an idyllic getaway from Cape Town. The national park’s most unique feature is its fynbos vegetation that displayed here better than anywhere in the world.

Courtesy of the https://tablemountainnationalpark.org/

The V&A Waterfront is an iconic mixed-use destination located in the oldest working harbour in the Southern Hemisphere. With Table Mountain as its backdrop, the 123-hectare neighbourhood sits within the beautiful city of Cape Town, welcoming millions of people from all over the continent and the rest of the world. The V&A is a symbol of heritage and diversity, where people from all walks of life can play, live, shop, dine and work while immersed in the vibrant spirit and authentic local culture that exists in this bustling ecosystem.

It sees its role on the continent to be a platform that facilitates and champions art and design, to support entrepreneurship and innovation, lead the charge on sustainability, and drive positive social and economic change. By prioritising people and the planet, the V&A is an example of how working with communities, respecting the environment and operating with passion and integrity is a better, more productive and kinder way of doing business.

Courtesy of the V&A Waterfront:  https://www.waterfront.co.za/the-va/the-company/about/

For more information on what to do and see at the Waterfront: https://www.waterfront.co.za/

Robben Island is a World Heritage Site located in Table Bay, 6.9 kilometres west of the coast of Bloubergstrand and north of Cape Town. The island was where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of his 27 years in jail.

For more information on Robben Island: https://www.robben-island.org.za/

Cape Town is ideally situated for day trips to:

Cape Peninsula – famous for the spectacular coastal scenery and the Cape Point Nature Reserve
https://capepoint.co.za/

Winelands – Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl – beautiful old towns in the heart of wine industry
https://www.visitstellenbosch.org/
https://www.franschhoek.co.za/
https://paarl-wellington.co.za/paarl-home/

Hermanus and the Overberg Region – Hermanus famous for the whales that visit the Walker Bay in September to calf.
https://www.hermanus.co.za/

For more information please visit the Cape Town Tourism is the Official Destination Marketing Organisation for the City of Cape Town.  
https://www.capetown.travel/