South Africa’s three major international airports are: OR Tambo International Airport, located in Johannesburg, Cape Town International Airport, located in Cape Town, King Shaka International Airport, located in Durban.
City Lodge – Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Park Inn by Radisson – Cape Town Foreshore, Southern Sun – Waterfront, Southern Sun – The Cullinan, The Westin – Cape Town.
There are 11 official languages, including, English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, South Sotho, North Sotho, Tsonga, Swazi, Venda and Ndebele. English is the language most widely understood, and is the second language of the majority of South Africans.
Practical Safety Tips
Avoid carrying large sums of cash and do not leave belongings unattended. Heed the advice of your hotel concierge or hosts on where to go (and which places to avoid) after dusk. Avoid walking in deserted and dark places at night. Never allow strangers to assist you in any way at ATMs.
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South Africa is 1 233 404km² in size and is edged on three sides by nearly 3 000 km of coastline, with the Indian Ocean to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. South Africa has three capitals, nine provinces and eleven official languages.
The VICH 6 Conference will be held in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City”. Cape Town is home to the world famous Table Mountain and Robben Island. With an international airport and busy port, the city is a bustling metropolis that is particularly popular with international travellers for its cultural mix, urban sophistication and stunning scenery.
Following successful registration for the Conference and meeting, a letter of invitation will be forwarded to each delegate.
Visitors’ visas are required for international travellers (citizens of other countries) who have permanent residence outside of South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis, for tourism or business purposes, for a period of 90 days or less.
Pay special attention to Home Affairs requirements if you are travelling with children under 18 years of age.
South Africa requires a valid yellow fever certificate from all foreign visitors travelling from an infected area or having been in transit through infected areas. Infected areas include Zambia and Angola in southern Africa.
There are also certain areas of the country are malaria regions. Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the low-altitude areas of Mpumalanga Province (including the Kruger National Park), Limpopo Province and north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal.