ICCWS Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ICCWS Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study
10 Marais Road, Mostertsdrift, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 21 808 2185

Key locations for ICCWS 2019 are shown on the Google map.

Conference Location

University Information

Stellenbosch University and the CSIR are co-hosting ICCWS 2019

Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students (including 4 000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3 000 permanent staff members (including 1 000 academics) on five campuses.  The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. The University is recognised internationally as an academic institution of excellence. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, SU is one of the top 300 universities in the world.​

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a world-class African research and development organization that undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation that contributes to the improved quality of life of South Africans. As part of the CSIR's contribution to national defence and security, it provides protection against cyber-security threats, the development of systems for the effective sharing of information across different components of the security forces and helps to ensure that government is a smart buyer and user of technology in this space. The organisation provides science, engineering and technology support for the continuous improvement of the country’s armed forces.

Local Information

Stellenbosch is a university town in South Africa's Western Cape province. It's surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the mountainous nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg. The town's oak-shaded streets are lined with cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Cape Dutch architecture gives a sense of South Africa's Dutch colonial history, as do the Village Museum's period houses and gardens.

Getting to ICCWS

Nearest international airport is Cape Town International Airport.

The Cape Town International Airport is roughly a 45 minute drive to the conference university venue/location.

Public transport is not available from the airport to the conference venue.

Taxi Suggestions

Uber – It is easier and cheaper than metered taxis in South Africa

Airport Transfer

Shuttle services are cheaper for groups.

Recommended are Zee’s Cape Tours for airport transfers, please see links below for more details:

Accommodation Information

The main conference hotel is The Stellenbosch Hotel. This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will run from.
In conjunction with this, there is also a selection of hotels recommended by the university in the table below. We do not currently have special arrangements with the local hotels, but you will find competitive prices on online booking agents such as

Key locations on Google Maps

Key locations for the 14th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security - ICCWS in Stellenbosch, South Africa are shown on this google map: