Travel to Cape Town

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There is nowhere like Cape Town. Perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, it’s a place to renew and reconnect.
Cape Town, the “Mother City”, is the oldest city in our country and has a cultural heritage spanning hundreds of years. It also has the top five national attractions in South Africa that should appear on every visitor’s itinerary all year round.

Don’t miss a visit up Table Mountain; the V&A Waterfront, a unique shopping and holiday experience on a scenic working harbour; Robben Island, the former home of Nelson Mandela; the Cape Town Wine Routes, where some of the world’s best wines are produced and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, internationally acclaimed as one of the great botanical gardens of the world.

The unique topography of the region makes it easy to orientate oneself as long as you remember that with Table Mountain behind you and Robben Island before you, you are facing north, looking across Table Bay and up the west coast of Africa.

To help you find your way around the Cape Town region, the area is divided into four tourism areas – Cape Town Central, Cape Town North, Cape Town South and the Cape Town East. These areas are defined by their geographical location and within each area there are a number of suburbs. Please visit http://www.tourismcapetown.co.za for more details.

Cape Town is one of the most popular long haul destinations in the world

It is in Cape Town that the Rainbow Nation really covers the spectrum. Between beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads, traditional dancers with painted faces performing in the streets, the smell of spicy Malay cooking and the taste of a well-made wine, this city will fill your senses.

You will never be bored in Cape Town. Table Mountain offers some of the best climbing in the world, and it’s right here in the city. The surfing is fantastic; the diving is cold but good. You could go mountain biking, or go sea kayaking – you may see whales or penguins. If the wind is right, you could fly off Lion’s Head with a qualified tandem paraglider pilot, and land on the beach in time for sundowners. You’ll never be bored.

If all this sounds too gung-ho for you, don’t worry. You can shop till you drop at Cavendish, Canal Walk or the Waterfront. There is lots of live music, art exhibitions, museums, plays and even opera, ballet or symphony concerts on all year round.

You will see from the map below that the Cape Town region stretches along a vast area of coastline.

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Key tourist attractions

Table Mountain

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Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

Table bay and mountain
Table harbour night
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Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

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Groot Constantia Winelands

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Cape Point

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The city and transport

Cape Town International Airport

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Award-winning Airport only 20 min from the City Centre and 20min from the conference venue

Direct International flights from London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Amsterdam, Singapore, Paris, Amsterdam.
Connections via Johannesburg from New York, Washington DC, Atlanta, Sao Paolo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Doha, Mumbai, Perth, Sydney, Abudabhi, (and more)

Transport infra structure: Taxi’s, Shuttles, Car Hire, (Busses only in the city centre)

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Getting around

Effective and modern transport options

By taxi or coach

Uber is the best way to get around Cape Town. Download the app and get a ride in minutes. https://www.uber.com/cities/cape-town/

MyCiti bus service

The MyCiti airport-to-city service runs between the Cape Town
International Airport and the city centre bus stations via the N2 and Nelson Mandela Boulevard. This service will operate  between 20 and 24 hours a day at a cost of  approximately R70.00 one way. It will depart every six to 30 minutes, depending on demand. The MyCiti inner-city bus service provides convenient transport to hotels, accommodation nodes, restaurants, entertainment areas, parking areas, and places of interest. Prices vary from point to point.
http://myciti.org.za/en/routes/interactive-routes/

The MyCiti bus service does not run to Bellville, a taxi or hotel shuttle can be used to travel to Bellville (see website)

Shuttle transport

Delegates are required to arrange their own transport to and from the airport. However the preferred shuttle company for the conference is Citi Hopper Tours.
Tel : +27 (0)21 936 3460/1
Email : bookings@citihopper.co.za
Fax : +27 (0)21 934 8282
Hours : 8am – 11pm
Approximate cost per person from Cape Town Airport to Bellville will be R360.00

Directions to venue

Click here to download the directions to the venue.

Car rental

Cape Town International Airport offers a wide selection of car rental companies with good road systems. An  international driver’s license is required and driving will be on the left hand side of the road.