Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ICICKM Practical Information helpful.
Life Sciences Building
University of the Western Cape
Robert Sobukwe Road
The University’s 106 hectare Main Campus lies like an oasis in the centre of the Cape
Town Metropolitan area, just 27km from central Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront, and 7km from the airport. The on-campus Cape Flats Nature Reserve functions as a base for environmental education, research and public enjoyment.
UWC positions itself as an engaged university - a nexus of research, teaching and learning that responds to the needs of a society in transition in critical and creative ways. The university is committed to being:
- A research-led and learning-focused university, where holistic and flexible learning and research takes place inside and outside the classroom;
- An anchor institution in the Western Cape region, connecting communities, industries and academics;
- A hub in the research and innovation landscape, focusing on the strategic international development of key academic alliances;
- A place with a sense of community, where collective leadership matters and we are inspired by the exceptional people surrounding us.
Cape Town Tourism Website: http://www.capetown.travel/
Perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, there is nowhere like Cape Town. Cape Town, the “Mother City”, is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years.
In 2017 Cape Town was voted by Travel and Leisure in their World’s Best Awards as the 8th top city in the World for 2017. This is not the first of the many awards the City has received as one of the Top Ten destinations in the world.
It is in Cape Town that the Rainbow Nation really covers the spectrum. Between beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads, traditional dancers with painted faces performing in the streets, the smell of spicy Malay cooking and the taste of a well-made wine sourced from any of the hundreds of vineyards in the Cape Winelands, this city will fill your senses.
Cape Town boasts the top five national attractions in South Africa, all of which should appear on every visitor’s itinerary all year round. These include a visit up Table Mountain, either by cable car or manually climbing up routes of varying degrees of difficulty; and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, internationally acclaimed as one of the great botanical gardens of the world.
Getting to ICICKM 2018
The closest airport is Cape Town International. Cape Town International Airport is Africa’s most award winning airport. As Africa's 3rd largest airport it processes over 10 million passengers annually.
The University of the Western Cape is 7.8 km away from the airport, and an easy 7.8km drive by car.
See http://www.airports.co.za/airports/cape-town-international for more information.
Taxi’s are easily available at the airport.
Uber is also available in Cape Town.
There is NO train or Bus service between airport and the university.
We are now working with a specialist agency to offer a range of hotels for all ACPIL conferences, with prices lower than many online booking engines. You will find a number of hotels at various prices, but the designated Conference Hotel for ICICKM The New National Hotel. This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will run from.
To arrange accommodation please visit: ACPI Accommodation
Staying in the City
Conference delegates who want to stay closer to the City, or in the City, may choose to do so. The V&A Waterfront, for example is a 25 minute drive (24,4 km) to the University. You will be travelling against peak hour traffic, so it will be an easy commute by taxi or hired car.
Websites for accommodation
Cape Town Tourism Website: http://www.capetown.travel/category/visitors/stay