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Accommodation and Transport



Venue: iThemba Labs, Faure, Cape Town

All Africa House

Protea Hotel Mowbray

Tsogo Sun Newlands

Carmichael Guest House

Medindi Manor Guest House

Villa Garda

The Little Scotia Guest House

Knightsbury Guest House



Transport to the venue will be provided from UCT middle campus and the Protea Hotel, Mowbray.

Uber Taxi 

If you have a smartphone, you can install the Uber app (iOS App or Android App) and use the popular Uber taxi system. Once the app is installed on your phone and you have created an account and linked it to you credit card (no cash involved), you can sign in on your phone as soon as you land and request a taxi. The taxi will then take you to your destination and a trip from Cape Town International Airport to Rondebosch shouldn’t cost you more than R200.

Cape Town Shuttles or Airport Shuttle Cape Town 

Point-to-point shuttle services and airport transfers.

Price: R250 to Rondebosch

MyCiti Airport Shuttle bus

The MyCiti bus is the cheapest option for getting into the city and the fastest if it is peak traffic. This shuttle service runs between the airport and Cape Town city centre. However, alternative transport would then be required if not staying in the city centre.

Tickets are on sale at the ticket kiosks in both the Civic Centre CBD and airport bus stations and cost under R100 for the airport route.

For the schedule enter From: Airport and To: Civic Centre in the fields on the left.

Car Rental facilities  

There are a number of car rental agencies operating at Cape Town International Airport. 

The car rental facilities are situated in front of the Public Transport Plaza and Central Terminal Building.  Access to the facility is gained from two pedestrian subways that are placed on either side of the terminal building.

Metered Taxis

This option will take you directly to your destination, but could cost anywhere between R200-R400.

Taxis are hired at taxi ranks, hotels or summoned by telephone. Taxi rates vary between companies but runs at about R10/km. It is advisable to ask for a fare estimate before you agree. Recommended companies include: Elite Taxi: 021 447 9003 / Excite Taxi: 021 448 4444 / Unicab: 021 486 1600 / Citi Hopper: 021 936 3460/1. Taxis and car guards tipped at your own discretion.

Cape Town – things to do

Official Cape Town tourism page is a great source of information for things to see and do.

If you have a mobile device it is well worth downloading the App. For Apple (iOS) For Android