Travel Information

Venue and Accomodation

SAFNOG-7 will be held at the Lagoon Beach Hotel & Spa, Cape Town, South Africa from 30-31 August 2022

This four star hotel is located right on Cape Town's Milnerton Beach with magnificent views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and the Atlantic Ocean.

The newly-refurbished Classic Rooms offer the perfect balance between comfort and luxury. All rooms come with air-conditioning, WiFi, mini-bar on request, electronic safe as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

Lagoon Beach Hotel & Spa offers guests world-class facilities in a stunning setting, ideal for work and play. Soak up the winter summer sun by the poolside, whilst enjoying tasty cocktails from La Mizu Beach bar; dine in style at any of the 3 fine dining establishments with a myriad of mouth-watering dishes.

To book your accommodation for SAFNOG-7, use this link to enjoy the special conference rate Book Here.

Travel Visa & Health Requirements

South Africa requires certain passport holders to apply for and obtain visas before traveling to the country.

The country also requires certain nationals to have and produce a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate, upon arrival.

In order to verify whether you are exempt from visa requirements, or require a visa to enter South Africa, please check Here.

If you require an invitation letter for your visa application, please contact the SAFNOG Secretariat at the e-mail address below: secretariat at safnog.org

Cape Town

Cape Town’s back drop is Table Mountain - one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

Cape Town's natural splendour is evident at every corner of its’ streets that wrap and wind themselves around the iconic mountain. Throw in a few white sandy beaches, some outstanding vineyards, forests, wildlife and one of the finest botanical gardens on the planet and you’ll start to discover why Cape Town deserves its’ place in the limelight.

Cape Town is a city that’s not only breathtakingly beautiful but also packed full of history, style, adventure and creativity. From outdoor activities to historical interests, from shopping to theatre and from festivals to food (& wine!). Cape Town is a city that combines it all - effortlessly! You won't be bored ! Cape Town is THAT good-looking, fun-loving, sporty, sociable, stylish, hard-working, culture-worshipping, hospitable city!

TRAVEL TIPS

Cape Town is a city geared towards tourism. As a tourist in Cape Town you will find it easy to get around and enjoy the sights and sounds the city has to offer. In order to get the most out of your stay in Cape Town, we've compiled a list of travel tips to help you out.

Safety

Travellers and tourists to South Africa are often warned about safety issues. While these warnings are not without substance, South Africa, and Cape Town in particular is no different to other popular tourism destinations around the world. Cape Town's political and tourist authorities have gone to great lengths to ensure that visitors’ safety gets top priority.

Just follow the same precautions as you would do anywhere else:

  • - Keep valuables secure and hidden
  • - Don't flash cash around in public
  • - Stick to well know tourist areas, don't wander too far off the beaten track

Transport

Cape Town has a well-developed and well-connected road network. There is a wide choice of car hire companies, including well known international brands. You won't struggle to find one that suits your need and budget.

Public transport in Cape Town is somewhat of a hit and miss affair. The inner city and immediate surrounds is serviced by the Myciti bus network. MyCiti is an efficient and cost effective means of getting around Cape Town, though unfortunately its network is limited if you wish to get outside of the city.

Cape Town's two mass transit systems, the trains and minibus taxis are unfortunately not recommended for visitors.Cape Town is well serviced by Uber

Cape Town is well serviced by Uber and Taxify, as well as independent metered-taxis. A number of private companies also offer airport transfers from Cape Town International Airport to almost any destination around Cape Town.

Airport Transport

Airport transfers are available and can be arranged with the hotel at the following rates:

  • - 1-3pax @R330.00 one way
  • - 4-7pax @R550.00 one way
  • - 8-12pax @R850.00 one way

Contact: YVONNE BURGER| GROUPS & EVENTS OFFICE MANAGER

Lagoon Beach Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa Cape Town

Tel +27 21 528 2181

E-mail confer1@lagoonbeachhotel.co.za

Eating Out

With Cape Town restaurants often appearing in “Top 10 in the world lists”, it’s no surprise Cape Town is world renowned for its restaurants and foodie culture. From fine dining establishments to trendy fusion and authentic traditional offerings, there is something here for everyone's tastes.

Electricity

Here is some info on the electricity supply in Cape Town:

  • - Electricity is supplied at 220/230 volts AC50Hz
  • - 3 and 2 prong plugs are used, rated at 15 amp and 5 amp respectively
  • - Visitors using their own appliances are advised to bring a transformer or adaptor

Currency

The Rand is the currency of South Africa. There are foreign exchange outlets available at Cape Town International Airport and major shopping centres and Mastercard and Visa credit cards are accepted at nearly all shops and restaurants. You may need to check if the merchant accepts Amex and Diners Club.

Travelling

Cape Town, compared to other major cities, is not big (although it's growing fast!). However, what makes Cape Town so beautiful, the sea and the mountain, also constraints its road network. What this means is that there are very few straight roads in Cape Town, often having to weave around mountain buttresses, sea coves and the like. This often leads to traffic congestion especially on weekday mornings and afternoons.

We suggest planning your trips outside of peak hour times.

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