Passport Reminder
This is a reminder to our international delegates that you will need at least two blank (unused) pages in your passport for entry and exit stamps. Your passport must also be valid for at least 30 days beyond the date of departure.
Visa Applications
It has come to our attention that visa applications, specifically in African Countries, are taking a bit longer than expected. If you have not applied for your visa yet we would like to encourage you to do so as soon as possible. If you require an invitation letter for your application, please contact Leanne Armoogam -
Water Restriction Update
Cape Town is dependent on business and leisure tourism, it supports approximately 300 000 jobs across the Western Cape. During peak season (November - January) international tourists only add 1% to the population of the Western Cape. This number drops from April - September.


"Day Zero" is when the City of Cape Town will cut the regular flow of water. "Day Zero" is a projected date (2019 at current projections): if all of us adhere to the water savings target, "Day Zero" can be avoided.

Even if "Day Zero" arrives, you would still be able to enjoy the diverse and world-class experience Cape Town has to offer.


Here are some tips on how to conserve this precious resource during your stay:
  • Re-use your towels instead of asking a new one daily.
  • Try to flush the toilet as little as possible. Each flush uses between 6 and 14 litres, depending on the type of toilet.
  • Use a cup to rinse your mouth when you brush your teeth rather than letting the taps run.
  • Limit your showers to under 90 seconds and avoid bathing.
  • Report leaking taps and toilets as soon as you notice them.
Most of the hotels and convention centres have put measures in place to reduce their water consumption, for example Century City Convention Centre are using recycled water for flushing the toilets and Century City Hotel have restrictors on their taps but have also got the option to use waterless hand cleanser instead of soap and water. We are positive that your stay will not be compromised in any way.
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