Venue and Location


Opened by former president, Nelson Mandela in 1997, the Durban ICC was South Africa’s first International Convention Centre and has played a pioneering role in attracting international events to its shores since its inception.
This world-class facility, renowned for its high standards of service excellence, has successfully staged some of the world’s most prestigious and complex events. This multi-award winning Centre has been voted “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre” by the World Travel Awards no fewer than 15 times since 2001 and has been rated amongst the World’s Top 15 convention centres by The International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC). The Durban ICC offers the largest flat floor, column-free multi-purpose event space in Africa. Incorporating the Durban ICC Arena and Durban Exhibition Centre, the complex offers 112,000m² of flexible exhibition and meeting space.The Durban ICC delivers a world-class events experience, that exceeds clients’ expectations in an innovative, sustainable and proudly African way. Little wonder then, that the Durban ICC is recognised as Africa’s leading convention centre.


Durban has a humid subtropical climate and easily averages about 320 days of sunshine a year. In August the temperature is generally warm and dry with minimum/maximum average temperatures of 13°/23° (55° F/73°F).


Most international and domestic travels to and in South Africa are undertaken through the O.R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA), Johannesburg. ORTIA is the busiest airport in the African continent and one of the few airports in the world that operates non-stop flights to all six continents, except Antarctica. A number of major airlines operate from ORTIA. King Shaka International Airport is the key airport that serves Durban. It is located in La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal, which is about 35 km (22 miles) north of Durban city centre. A domestic flight between Johannesburg and Durban is about 40 minutes.