4 - 6 NOVEMBER 2019

IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN MUSEUM
CAPE TOWN | SOUTH AFRICA

USEFUL INFORMATION

Eating Out, Shopping


Visit eatout to search for restaurants in the Cape Town area.

The V&A Waterfront in the harbour (close to the City Centre) is a vibrant hub with hundreds of shops and great restaurants. The Watershed in the Waterfront is where you will find local design. Visit www.waterfront.co.za for more information.

Greenmarket Square is in the heart of the city center is the place to browse for African Crafts. There is also the Pan African Market on Long Street. Negotiating prices/haggling on the markets is the norm!

Sightseeing


The city of Cape Town has so much to offer, with a huge array of experience and attractions.

To view and array of tours offered in Cape Town click on the image below.

To view detailed information about South African National Parks click on the image below.

Gratuities


Although guided by the service received, as far as tipping and gratuity etiquette goes, a standard of 10% of the total bill is usually calculated when squaring up.

  • Check your bill. Sometimes the tip is included in the total (if there are 10 people or more at your party then you will almost surely have the tip included in your bill).
  • It is not advised to leave the money on the table; hand it to the waiter or waitress that served you.
  • Useful hint: Use your coins / loose change for tipping even when paying with a credit card.
Money Matters


The local currency is South African Rands. We recommend that you draw some cash at the ATM machines at the airport on arrival as there may not be a machine or bank close to your accommodation. You need cash for transport and to shop at markets but Visa/Mastercards are accepted everywhere.

Safety


It is safe to walk most places during the day. However, walking alone at night is not recommended. Rather take a taxi. You may be approached by people in the streets begging for money. It is your personal choice to give them money or not.

However, the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) campaigns that people should rather support the work of those NGOs and shelters that offer street people an alternative to life on the streets.

If you would rather support these initiatives and for information on this issue go to CCID

Getting around Cape Town


When travelling to Cape Town, you land at Cape Town International Airport. The airport is situated approximately 22 minutes, 18.5km drive to Cape Town city center, where the conference venue as well as hotels are situated. The easiest way to get to Cape Town city center from Cape Town International airport is make use of the shuttle service. Select this on your registration. The cost thereof is for your own account. Should you choose to drive yourself, make sure to book car hire before arriving in Cape Town in order to secure a vehicle.

NB: One cannot ‘hail’ a cab or taxi in Cape Town in the street. Restaurants and hotels or guest houses are happy to order one for guests via phone.
You can also book a ride for airport transfers or to get around town with the following:

Uber: Please click here for more.

Taxify: Please click here for more.

Weather


November is Spring time in Cape Town! The average temperatures could be between 18 and 23 Degrees Celsius (64 – 73 Fahrenheit). We sometimes experience all four seasons in one day! It can get windy, so bring a warm jacket, umbrella and sunscreen.

Electricity


The South African electricity supply is 220/230 volts AC 50 HZ. Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong or 5 amp 2-prong, with round pins. If an adaptor is needed, they can be purchased locally. US-made appliances may need a transformer. Most hotel rooms have 110 volt outlets for electric shavers and appliances.

Emergency & Medical Services


National Police Services: 10111
Ambulance: 10177
All emergencies from a mobile phone: 112

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LOGISTICS & CONFERENCE ORGANISERS

Angela Beukes – Project Manager
Karen van der Bergh – Conference Coordinator
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