This page was revised September 12, 2014

Conference Hotels.  We no longer are using Grosvenor Tours to book hotels.  You need to make your own booking for accommodations. We recommend booking your hotel through your favorite online hotel booking service.  (We use

Below are hotels that we recommend. These hotels are within short driving distances of the University of Cape Town. Bus transportation will be provided at the beginning and end of each day from the Southern Sun Newlands hotel only. Taxis are readily available.  You are free to stay on your own and then provide your own transportation to the conference venue.

Dormitory Room.

If you are on a strict budget, you may choose to book a dormitory room at UCT.  All dormitory rooms are single occupancy.  UCT will select which dorm to house you in and you will need to arrange your own transportation to the conference venue.  (The venue takes place on the Upper Campus of UCT.) The rate per night is (room 235 ZAR)  + (breakfast 42 ZAR) + (towels and soap 22 ZAR )  Book your dorm directly through UCT using the form at this link. UCT requires a deposit well in advance.  If you will be staying in a dorm, I recommend booking your room well in advance.  We believe that a campus bus has a regularly scheduled route that will take you to and from the Upper Campus if your dorm room is located on a different campus.

Southern Sun Newlands
7 Main Rd, Newlands, Cape Town 7700, South Africa

Set in the lush garden suburb of Newlands in Cape Town, this award-winning hotel offers spacious, stylish accommodation, affording business and leisure travelers the opportunity to relax in an idyllic setting while enjoying a spectacular view of Devil's Peak on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.

All rooms at this Cape Town hotel are spacious, with amenities such as tea and coffee making facilities, electronic safes, air-conditioning, plug-points, wakeup facility and complimentary WiFi included. Also in the hotel are a well-equipped gym and a Business Centre, as well as free access to the Sport Science Institute for all guests.

The Vineyard Hotel and Spa
Colinton Rd, Cape Town 7700, South Africa

The conference will provide bus transportation only from the Southern Sun Newlands. If you have the funds and are willing to pay for your own cab fare, consider staying at the more exclusive Vineyard Hotel and Spa.

With over 200 years of history within its walls, this deluxe 207 roomed hotel is located in the lush leafy suburb of Newlands and situated in seven acres of attractive landscaped parkland on the banks of the Liesbeek River.

The hotel has two swimming pools - one outdoor and one heated indoor pool as well as a Health & Fitness Centre and an international Angsana Spa.

All rooms have an en-suite bathroom and a separate shower, air-conditioning, 750mb FREE internet access per room, mini bar, complimentary tea/coffee making facility, dressing gowns, remote control satellite colour television, hairdryer, wall safe, international electrical sockets, and direct international dialing.

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa has made a commitment to "living green" and has implemented environmental and social responsible decision making to ensure that sustainable development principles are incorporated throughout the Hotel.

The Vineyard is a non-smoking hotel - Guests wishing to smoke will need to smoke outdoors.