Conference Venue

Century City Conference Centre
Address: 4 Energy Lane, Century City, Cape Town, 7446
Phone: 021 204 8000

Registration & Information Desk

WCoP 2020 will be hosted at the Century City Conference Centre

http://ccconferencecentre.co.za/

The venue is conveniently located a short drive away from Cape Town city centre and Cape Town International airport. Plenty of accommodation, dining, and shopping options are available nearby (see below)

 

The official language of the meeting will be English, no simultaneous translations will be provided. Coffee, snacks, and lunch are provided as part of the registration fee to all delegates. Smoking inside the conference centre is forbidden and name badges must be worn at all times for security reasons.

Travel Information

About Cape Town

Cape Town, also known as the “Mother City”, is a multicultural and cosmopolitan centre in South Africa and it often features amongst the top must-visit tourist destinations in the World. Besides its remarkable cultural and historical significance, its world-class restaurants, and its pleasant climate, Cape Town is truly unique because of its location: nested between two oceans and the towering slopes of Table Mountain, and surrounded by scenic winelands. With direct flights from several major international air traffic hubs, it is easy and affordable to reach.

https://www.capetown.travel/

Climate

Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, moderately wet winters and dry, warm summers. The summer months in Cape Town stretch from December through to March, while cooler weather sets in from April through to November. In April average high temperatures are around 23°C (72°F). The evenings in Cape Town in April are cooler, and the average low temperature drops to 12°C (54°F). Meanwhile, pleasant mornings and evenings are perfect for dining al fresco and exploring the outdoor attractions around Cape Town.

Visa Information

Citizens of a large number of countries enjoy visa-free travel to South Africa and only need a valid passport. Other visitors may need to apply for a visa before travelling and are encouraged to check with their local South African embassy or consulate. A list is provided below for convenience, but it is subject to change without notice. Visa letters of invitation will be provided to attendees requiring one.

http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/countries-exempt-from-sa-visas

Visitors travelling with children are advised to consult and comply with the regulations for minors travelling through South African ports of entry.

http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/statements-speeches/621-updated-advisory-new-requirements-for-children-travelling-through-south-african-ports-of-entry

Important: while there is no risk of yellow fever in South Africa, a proof of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter the country only if arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. A list provided below, but attendees are advised to check with their travel agent.

https://www.westerncape.gov.za/service/yellow-fever-certificates

Malaria

Cape Town and most of South Africa are malaria risk-free areas. Malaria is confined only to the north-eastern parts of the country (the Lowveld of Mpumalanga and Limpopo and on the Maputaland coast of KwaZulu-Natal) and prophylaxis should be considered only if visiting these areas.

Currency, credit cards and shopping

The South African Rand (ZAR) is the local currency. All major credit cards are accepted throughout South Africa. Foreign exchange can be done at the airport as well as at all major hotels and a passport will be required for ALL forex transactions. Alternatively cash can be withdrawn using foreign bank cards (check with your local bank or notify them of your trip to South Africa) at most ATMs (there are 2 located at the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel – ABSA and Standard Bank). Notes come in denominations of R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200; and coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5. There are two R5 coins in circulation, both of which are legal currency. All transactions are rounded down to the nearest 5c.

Foreigners can claim sales tax refunds and should ask salesmen to fill out a tax refund form when purchasing any goods.

Electricity/Voltage

The voltage throughout South Africa is 220V/50hz. Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong or 5 amp 2-prong, in both cases with round pins. If you’re bringing anything electrical, bring an adapter. Most hotels have 110 volt outlets for electric shavers and appliances. Adaptors can be bought at the airport on your arrival, and may be available at your hotel.

https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/za/south-africa/

Security

Visitor to South Africa are often warned about safety. In Cape Town as anywhere else in the world, crime is strongly related to poverty and mostly affects the poorest areas, which are seldom visited by tourists. Visitors are advised to be street-smart and take some basic precautions to make their trip safe and enjoyable. Some general travel tips can be found in the link below

https://www.capetown.travel/health-safe-travel/

Emergency Medical Services

Dial 10111 from any mainline telephone for an emergency response. All delegates are responsible for own travel insurance.

More information on Century City and surrounds

There is a wide selection of activities and spaces available for guests to enjoy in the Century City precinct often within walking distance from the conference venue. These range from dining to shopping, from walking in nature to exercising.

Shopping

The Canal Walk shopping centre is located 1 km from the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel

http://www.canalwalk.co.za/

Nature

Intaka Island, 1.9 km from the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel

http://intaka.co.za/

Exercise

The Century City Jogging Trail is a 5km (3 mile) jogging route starting right outside the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel

http://centurycityathletics.co.za/about-us/our-running-route/

The Virgin Active Gym is a 4000 sqm state-of-the-art gym is located 100m from the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel.

www.virginactive.co.za

Restaurants

There is a wide variety of restaurants to choose from in the Century City precinct; as well as in the Canal Walk shopping centre.

Located in the Century City Square (next to Century City Hotel) are 3 restaurants:  Tigers Milk, Punjab Wok and Café Frank

There is also a Seattle Coffee Shop located in the Century City Conference Centre.

The Square Cafe and Wine Bar is Century City Hotel’s own restaurant, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

www.squarecafe.co.za

http://centurycity.co.za/company-directory/retail-and-restaurants

Car Rental and Transfers

Inside the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel, you will find a Hertz car rental kiosk, as well as a MK Exotics – they can assist with transfers, tours and more.

Hospitals

The closest hospital is the Intercare Day Hospital – 1.3 km from Century City Conference Centre http://www.intercare.co.za/locations/medical-centers/intercare-century-city

Other hospitals close to Century City Conference Centre are Mediclinic Milnerton (4.7 km away) and Mediclinic Panorama (10 km away)

There is also a first aid room located in the Century City Conference Centre.

Additional sightseeing options and things to do in Cape Town

V&A Waterfront

Table Mountain

Cape Point Nature Reserve (Cape of Good Hope)

Robben Island

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

African Penguin Colony

Bo-Kaap

District Six Museum

City Sightseeing Bus

Food and Drinks

Shopping

Nightlife

Art and Galleries

Constantia Wine Region

Stellenbosch Wine Region

Franschhoek Wine Region