CIRP CMS 2023 > 24 – 26 October 2023 > Cape Town International Convention Centre

Travel information

A valid passport is required for entry into South Africa. Please check with your local consulate for specific details of visa requirements from your country.

Please click here to see which countries are currently exempt from applying for a visa when entering South Africa. Click here to determine which countries may use an e-visa to enter South Africa. Learn more about applying for a South African visa here.

Banks, Currency Exchange and Credit Cards
The currency in South Africa is the South African Rand.
Bank hours are normally 9:00 – 15:30 pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings 08:00 – 11:00.
Visa and Mastercard are the credit cards most used in South Africa. American Express and Diners are not always accepted everywhere.

10% is standard in bars and restaurants – Note that most restaurants add services at 10% to your bill for tables of 6 or more.

Internet Connectivity
The convention centre has wireless internet connectivity, and most hotels offer this in the hotel rooms.

Getting Around in Cape Town
The city centre and V & A Waterfront and the area around the convention centre are generally safe, but best not to walk alone, particularly at night.
Private taxis and Uber are readily available and can be booked via the hotel. Minibus taxis and MyCiti bus services are available, but best to seek advice from your hotel concierge.

Emergency Numbers
Police: 10111
All emergencies: Cell phone: 112
Landline: 107

Electricity Power Supply
Electricity is 220 volts. Power sockets are a three, round ring socket type, different to most countries around the world. Many hotels do have two-prong plug sockets. You most likely will need an adapter.

Smoking is banned in all public buildings in South Africa, including restaurants and bars. The Cape Town International Convention Centre is a non-smoking area.

State value-added tax is 15% and hotel bed levies 1%. The majority of purchases are subject to a State value-added tax of 15%.

The Organizing Committees and/or Conference Organizers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates of the Conference. Delegates should make their own arrangements in respect of personal insurance.

The airport in Cape Town is the Cape Town International Airport, situated 24 kilometres from the centre of Cape Town and the Cape Town International Conference Centre.
There are many direct flights to Cape Town and many more via the Oliver Tambo International Airport, in Johannesburg and the Lanseria International Airport.
Johannesburg to Cape Town is approximately a 2-hour flight.
Travel from the airport to Cape Town hotels can be by Uber, airport taxi service or airport bus shuttle service.
Most people at the airports can speak English.

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A variety of hotel accommodation is available within 200 meters of the venue.

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