Maps

Travel by shuttle (from CPT)

Stellenbosch is situated about 50km east of Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

Several tour operators provide transport to and from the airport, to be arranged in advance:

Alternatively an Uber ride to Stellenbosch typically costs between R250-R350.

Travel by car (from Cape Town via the N2)

STREET NAMES: Stellenbosch street names are indicated on the curb stones on street corners. The street names are set in black on painted yellow background.

Parking

There is very little visitor parking available on campus. We suggest you use the Neelsie (Student) Centre car park, located on De Beer Road just off of Merriman Avenue. Parking for the day should cost around R50.

Accommodation

Delegates are responsible for their own arrangements. Accommodation in Stellenbosch is usually at a premium in March/April so early bookings are advisable. One thing to keep in mind when you make reservations is that Stellenbosch does not have a public transport system. If you do not have your own transport, you should plan to stay within walking distance of the conference venue (see the maps above).

There are numerous bed-and-breakfast places in and around Stellenbosch. Here are few suggestions (in no particular order), all within walking distance from the conference venue. Another possiblity is to check at Airbnb.

Safety

Although Stellenbosch has always been a quiet and relatively safe town, it is not entirely free of crime. It may therefore be a good idea to take normal safety precautions at night time, such as travelling in groups and avoiding dark alleys.

Travel in the Western Cape is usually safe, but it may be a good idea to discuss any travel plans with one of the organisers. As a general rule public transport is not recommended. If you plan to do sightseeing, renting a car at the airport is a good option. Alternatively there are several rental agencies who operate in Stellenbosch. Uber is slowly increasing its presence in Stellenbosch.