Cape Town accommodation: UCT, Fuller Residence

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Many people will be housed at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Fuller Residence: Upper Campus, Lovers Walk St, Cape Town (please note this is a change to the email last week, which mentioned another UCT residence), along with 90 other conference participants.

Please see below for information regarding getting from the airport to UCT, or the City Hall.

Bedding is supplied at UCT, so no need to bring your own. Towels are also provided, and breakfast will be served there.

There will be a shuttle service that each day carries delegates from UCT to the City Hall. There will be more than one leaving time option in the evenings! Taxis from UCT to the City Hall are also reasonably priced, and more information will be found in the conference reader about this.

Wifi is available at UCT. If you would like to take advantage of this, please fill in this form and return it to info@wri-irg.org as soon as possible. This will enable them to set up an account for you. Thanks!

You can see a map of the campus here. Please email any questions to info@wri-irg.org.

Getting from the airport to the City Hall

If you are arriving and heading straight to the City Hall, take the regular A01 MyCiti shuttle (See 'Public transport around Cape Town below) from Cape Town International Airport's, final destination: Waterfront. The bus leaves the airport every 20 minutes between 05h10 and 22h00.

The journey takes just over 30 minutes.
It will cost R61.50 (pay on your myconnect card - again, see info below)

Get off at Civic Centre. From there, it is either a 15 minute walk to the City Hall, or, you can take the 103 or 107 bus, alighting at Darling. It is a three minute walk from there to the City Hall (see map here).

Getting from the airport to the University

The company GreenCab have offered considerable discounts for conference participants.
They will charge R225 per person for a one-way transfer to UCT. Please write to admin@thegreencab.co.za if you would like to book this. You will then be met at the airport by a meet & greet person with a welcome board displaying your name/s and the event logo.

Public transport around Cape Town

R = South African currency (Rands). Find out what Rands are compared to your currency here: http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

Using MyCiti buses
To use the MyCiti bus system (which includes travel to and from the airport) you will need to acquire a myconnect for 25 Rands (1.7)
There is a kiosk at the airport where you can buy this card, open from
04:20 to 22:30 every day. You can buy your card and top it up with cash or with a bank card, and then top it up.
You will be given a receipt for your myconnect card, simply take your myconnect card and receipt to a MyCiTi station kiosk to have the price you paid for the card refunded. For more information visit the MyCiti website.

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