SKA symposium 2014

The symposium will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. The nearest airport is about 30km away, in the city of Cape Town.

Travelling to Cape Town

Cape Town has one airport: Cape Town International (CPT). Direct flights to Cape Town International are available from destinations in Europe and the USA. Alternatively, you can fly into O.R. Tambo International Airport (JHB) in Johannesburg and take a domestic connecting flight to Cape Town. If you follow this option, allow enough time in your connection to clear immigrations and customs before checking in for your domestic flight to Cape Town. The domestic terminal is adjacent to the international terminal but it is some distance to walk. Three hours will give you a leisurely connection with some allowance for delays on incoming flights.

Note that it is peak season in Cape Town at the time of the conference. You are advised to make your bookings early to get good rates.

Visa Requirements

Visa requirements can be found at the South African Department of Home Affairs website.


Average temperatures in Stellenbosch in February range between about 14 to 28 degrees Celsius, but can go up to mid-30s. There is a small chance of rain.

Tourist advice

Useful information about Stellenbosch and Cape Town can be found on the Cape Town Tourism website.

Transfers from Cape Town International Airport to Stellenbosch

There are three suggested transfer companies that offer transport from CPT to Stellenbosch at rates between R450 and R500. The rate is for a sedan car that can seat up to three people. Larger vehicles are also available for bigger groups and will cost more.