WERA 2018 WORLD CONGRESS   |   3-5 August 2018    |   CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA




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There are a number of ways to get from Cape Town Airport (CPT) to The Westin Hotel:



Most Cape Town hotels are about 20 minutes’ drive from the airport; however in rush hour this may take a bit longer due to traffic. Kindly be advised that peak hour traffic in Cape Town is Monday to Friday between:

06H30 – 09H00

12H00 – 14H00

16H00 – 18H00


Cape Town Airport

Cape Town International Airport also know as Cape Town International Airport is located 22km away from the city centre, and all airlines operating in South Africa fly to Cape Town Airport. Cape Town Airport is the 2nd largest airport in South Africa. It is a major gateway for tourism in the country seeing millions of visitors arriving in the city of Cape Town annually. Many airlines offer direct flights to Cape Town from various locations around the globe.


Transport Services

There are various transport services available to get you to and from the conference facility or surrounding hotels, to the airport. These include taxis, metered cabs, shuttle services, and car rental options. It is advisable for travellers to arrive at Cape Town Airport at least an hour before a domestic flight, and 3 hours before international flights. There is a passenger drop-off zone located on the upper level of the Central Terminal building. The pick-up-and-go zone is on the ground floor of the first parkade at the airport (Parkade P1). Longer term facilities for parking at Cape Town Airport are also available.


Airport Shuttle

Do not rely on a public service, as unlike OR Tambo international in Johannesburg, there is no direct public train, metro, or bus service that will link you directly to where you need to be. The recommended transport from Cape Town airport is via airport shuttle, hotel-operated or independently arranged transfer, taxi, or rental vehicle. Many of the internationally known vehicle hire companies have offices at the airport.


Shuttles vary from pay-per-kilometre style cab services (the average per-kilometre rate for an airport shuttle in Cape Town varies from about R7 to R11 per kilometre, and there is usually a base rate of R15 or R20. Bear in mind that as with any other taxi service, peak hour pressure tends to increase prices.

Some privately owned shuttle providers operate on a flat-fee basis.

Almost every local hotel offers airport transfers in Cape Town, via their own or other private taxis, from the airport to your place of stay. There is no standard rate for what each hotel will charge for a transfer from Cape Town airport to the hotel, so you’ll need to liaise with them online or via your agent to book your airport transfers in Cape Town.

Preferred Airport Shuttle Service Company for the WERA 2018 conference is Ulysses Tours and Safaris


To book a shuttle with Ulysses, please complete the booking form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cape Town International Airport to Westin Hotel rate: R450 for one passenger or R235 per person for two passengers, R170 per person if three in the car and four or more passengers R160 per person.


Book your transport from Cape Town airport with Ulysses Tours and Safaris, via the information kiosk, through your hotel, or physically as you land (by heading to the taxi waiting area or pick-up-and-go areas at the exits). A typical taxi ride from Cape Town International airport to the city centre along the N2, takes about 25 minutes in off-peak traffic, and the time to the other major hub, the V&A Waterfront, is about 35 minutes.


Car Rental

With car hire Cape Town services, you are able to rent a vehicle to use as your own during your stay in the city. Hiring a car can be a daunting task because there are so many options out there. You need to decide on the company that you hire your car from and this can depend on if they have the car that you want, the cost, the track record of the company, the ease of the car hire, and if the company offer you any benefits. For car rental please click here.


Car hire Cape Town Airport Tips
When booking car rental in Cape Town, try to plan a circular trip. If the idea is to rent a vehicle in Cape Town, or Cape Town airport, to travel to other cities around Cape Town, it is a great idea to plan a circular route, get the car and return it at the same car rental outlet. Many car rental services at Cape Town Airport charge a fee upon returning the car to a different car rental branch, so try to make your car rental easier and cheaper with no need to limit your fun. Cape Town Airport provides the perfect base for this to be accomplished, if you are flying into the city. It also means that you would have transport from the airport and then back again when you are flying home. This website can be used for both flights and car rentals. It streamlines your booking process as results can be given for your choosing based on one set of dates and times.


Be wary of ‘All inclusive’ car hire packages. They seem quite a good deal, but some of them are really not. Look for promotional packages of this kind that combine daily car rental in Cape town with insurance. Be aware, however, of the type of protection offered. Many of these packages offer only the most basic cover. It is recommended you pay the difference and get an complete insurance separately.

Evaluate the car status at the car rental dealership in Cape Town. Before getting in your rented car and driving away, perform an evaluation of the car with the responsible employee of the car rental company, to reach an agreement about the condition of the vehicle that is being rented. Notify the car rental company of any damage to the bodywork, the condition of the spare tire, tire calibration, and anything else relevant. Also note if the fuel tank is full. Try to take a test-drive.

Advice on car rental insurance in Cape Town
It is recommended to have a vehicle insurance policy covering theft and collision damage, and also liability against third partiy claims - this last is not usually included with the basic car rental rates. Travel agents and car rental companies may offer various optional protections, which can double the value of the lease - Personal Accident Insurance, for example, is already covered by your travel insurance. A 24-hour assistance service for cases of vehicle failure is usually included in basic plans, but it is important to check with the car rental agency.


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Important Dates

Submission starts

6 November 2017

Submission ends

30 April 2018


Decisions announced

30 May 2018

Early bird registration

January 2018 - 30 June 2018


14 June - 31 July 2018

Submission of final papers 

15 July 2018

WERA conference

3 August - 5 August 2018

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