Logistics

Travel & Accommodation

All delegates are requested to contact travel and accommodation providers directly to make bookings.

Visa requirements and applications

Information on visa requirements and visa applications  to visit South Africa are available on the Department of Home Affairs website. More Info

All delegates wishing to attend are encouraged to timeously consult with the South African Embassy or Consulate and make the necessary arrangements. Visa applications may take up to six weeks to process. Kindly apply for visas well before the conference. Information regarding visas can be found at: http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/applying-for-sa-visa Conference organizers cannot be held liable should a visa application not be successful. 

Flights and Travel Arrangements

Should you wish to make flights and travel bookings through a local South African company and qualify for discounted rates, kindly contact Ansu Colditz at XL Millennium. Ansu can assist with accommodation and transport bookings, flight bookings and airport transfers, sightseeing and restaurant guides, and so forth.

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Transport in and around Cape Town

The hotel concierge is generally very helpful in calling a taxi should this be needed. Costs range on average around R10 per km but it is advisable that a fare estimate be agreed upon before accepting the services of a taxi.

The following companies are contactable:

THE GREEN CAB: 021 788 3706 or Afterhours Operations : +27 81 708 2825

SPORT Taxis & Shuttle 24 hrs service: 021 447 4444 or bookings@sport24hrs.co.za (http://sport24hrs.co.za/)

INTERCAB: 021 44 777 99 or bookings@intercab.co.za (www.intercab.co.za)

Tourism

A visit to Cape Town cannot be complete without taking in the breathtaking natural beauty, swimming in the icy Atlantic ocean or at the very least strolling on the many Blue Flag status beaches, and visiting the many wonderful tourist attractions. Click on the icon on the left to visit Cape Town Tourism or call them on: +27 (0)21 487 6800 for further information.

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Tips & Hints

LANGUAGE: English is widely spoken in Cape Town along with Afrikaans, Xhosa and various locals might surprise and answer in French, Portuguese or other European languages!

FINANCIAL ADVICE: The South African RAND is the currency used with banks and auto-tellers readily accessible. Be extremely vigilant when using Auto-tellers and do not accept any help from 'passers-by'. VAT (Value Added Tax) of 14% is levied on almost all consumer products and services. Foreign visitors can claim this back upon exit upon presentation of the original tax invoices, passport and all the items on which a refund is claimed at the CUSTOMS AND EXCISE OFFICE at the airport.

HEALTH AND SAFETY: As in any other city around the world, certain areas are safer than others. Kindly take appropriate precautions at all times to keep safe. Click on the icon on the left for Health and Safety advice. World class hospitals are available should it be needed. Cape Town is NOT a malaria area. Kindly visit http://www.health.gov.za/ for any health-related queries.

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