All Africa Expo ISTMA 2023 > 18 – 22 September 2023 > Cape Town Convention Centre – South Africa

Travel info

Passport/Visa
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.

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.

Tipping
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
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.

Taxes
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%.

Liability
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.

More information

+27 71 348 1780 info@sbs.co.za

Accommodation

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

Pre & Post Tours

Extend your stay and experience the wonderful sites of Cape Town and South Africa.

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