Old Mutual Conference and Exhibition Centre at Kirstenbosch

The Old Mutual Conference and Exhibition Centre at Kirstenbosch is situated in the Visitors' Centre (Gate 1).

This venue is ideal for

  • conferences
  • product launches
  • banquets
  • weddings
  • corporate and private functions
  • art exhibitions
  • workshops, meetings and presentations

Old Mutual Conference Hall

The hall accommodates up to 400 people, and it can be divided into three smaller rooms, with soundproof partitioning, to accommodate 30 to 80 people. It has a registration desk, fixed stage, an adjoining foyer and breakaway rooms.

The venue is self catering, with kitchen facilities, is fully air-conditioned and wheelchair friendly. Secure and free parking is available throughout the day and evening.

For conferences and meetings, the Old Mutual Conference Centre offers packages including catering supplied by moyo restaurant, for those customers who do not wish to bring in their own caterer.

Gala dinner in the Old Mutual


If the Old Mutual Conference Centre is booked for a wedding reception, the couple can have their wedding ceremony at the Gazebo in the Sculpture Garden, and/or have their photos taken in the Sculpture Garden inside Kirstenbosch Garden. Weddings are restricted to this section of the garden only. Weddings can also be held at moyo restaurant.


The hire price allows the client to set up from 08h00 and use the venue until midnight. The venue has to be cleared on the same night unless prior arrangements have been made.

The Visitors' Centre courtyard may be used for pre-drinks after 18h00 in summer and 17h00 in winter.

No amplified music is allowed in this area.

Dimensions of hall and stage

Dimensions of the hall: length: 28.7 m. width: 13.6 m. ceiling height: 4.65 m. total floor area: 393 square metres.

Dimensions of the stage: 9.2 m x 3.4 m

Equipment provided

  • 30 rectangular steel trestle tables (1800 x 770 mm)
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • 250 hunters green fabric chairs
  • 100 hunters green plastic chairs for a ceremony in the garden
  • Data projector and screen
  • Laser pointer
  • Flipcharts and markers
  • Lectern
  • 1 Lapel microphone
  • 1 Lectern microphone
  • 2 Hand-held microphones
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Public address system
  • Amplifier
  • Overhead projectors
  • Remote control panel for audiovisual equipment and lighting

Maximum seating capacities

Conferences and lectures/presentations:
Cinema style: 380
Schoolroom: 300

Banquets with 10-seater round tables:
Set menu: 300
Set menu and dance floor: 280
Buffet menu: 250
Buffet menu and dance floor: 230

Banquets with 8-seater round tables:
Set menu: 320
Set menu and dance floor: 290
Buffet menu: 280
Buffet menu and dance floor: 250
Cocktail parties: 350

Contact Details

E-mail Ostin Gura   or Tel 021 799-8748 for bookings or enquiries.

To book functions at the Kirstenbosch restaurants, please contact moyo Kirstenbosch  or The Kirstenbosch Tea Room directly.

Last updated on 13 January 2015
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