VISA INFORMATION FOR VISITING SOUTH AFRICA
Water shortage in Cape Town
You have probably read that Cape Town is currently experiencing a protracted drought, and water restrictions are in place. Visitors are expected to be economical in their usage of water, and to keep their showering times short. Tap water remains drinkable in all of the major cities of South Africa, including Cape Town. The Century City Conference Centre has its own water supply, and is not solely dependent on municipal water to keep water flowing through the taps. There will be contingency plans to bring in additional water, if required. The Century City Conference Centre and Hotel have issued a statement regarding their current position on this matter.
The conference will be held at Century City in Cape Town, about 11 km from the Waterfront and the city centre. The Century City Conference Centre was opened in 2016, and provides state-of-the-art facilities for holding conferences. There are several hotels within walking distance, and even more if you are willing to drive or take a taxi. The conference venue is on the MyCiti bus route, and the area is well served by various taxi services. The large Canal Walk shopping mall is also part of the surrounding complex.
Accommodation will be secured at hotels near the conference venue for a number of delegates. This will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. For delegates who prefer to make their own arrangements, numerous other hotels are available elsewhere in Cape Town.
Some recommended hotels within Century City are listed below. Special rates for the conference period are provided. The costs (per night) include bed and breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, VAT, and a 1% tourism levy.
Century City Hotel (on right hand side), adjoining the conference centre
Colosseum Hotel, Century City
Crystal Towers, Century City
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