Conference language

The conference language is English and ISL interpreters will be available.

We encourage you to check out the related International Congress of Linguists conference also in Cape Town.

Useful information

Eating out, shopping & sightseeing

Visit to search for restaurants in the Cape Town area.

The V&A Waterfront in the harbour (close to the City Centre) is a vibrant hub with hundreds of shops and great restaurants. The Watershed in the Waterfront is where you will find local design. Visit for more information.

Greenmarket Square is in the heart of the city center is the place to browse for African Crafts. There is also the Pan African Market on Long Street. Negotiating prices/haggling on the markets is the norm!

Please click on the image below to view an array of tours offered in Cape Town.





South Africa uses a ’round’ local 3-point plug system, but there is usually provision for European 2-point plugs.

Emergency & medical services

  • Emergencies and police: 10111
  • Ambulance: 10177

If you need any further information email me on

Fly direct to Cape Town

Direct from United Kingdom
British Airways

Direct from Paris, France, Amsterdam and Netherlands
Air France / KLM

Other airlines flying direct to Cape Town
Emirates  /  Turkish Airlines / Ethiopian Airlines / South African Airways  / Lufthansa / TAAG / Angola Airlines / Kenya Airways / Qatar Airways / Singapore Airlines


Fly direct to Johannesburg and connect via domestic flight to Cape Town

Airlines flying directly to Johannesburg
British Airways / South African Airways / Virgin Atlantic / Delta (from Atlanta)/ SWISS / Air Mauritius / Cathay Pacific / EL AL Israel Airlines / Etihad Airways / Qantas / Iberia / Air China / EgyptAir / Air France / Saudia United / LATAM Airlines / Brasil / RwandAir

Domestic airlines in South Africa
Mango / Kulula


When travelling to Cape Town, you land at Cape Town International Airport. The airport is situated approximately 22 minutes, 18.5km drive to Cape Town city center, where the conference venue as well as hotels are situated. The easiest way to get to Cape Town city center from Cape Town International airport is make use of the shuttle service. Select this on your registration. The cost thereof is for your own account. Should you choose to drive yourself, make sure to book car hire before arriving in Cape Town in order to secure a vehicle.

NB: One cannot ‘hail’ a cab or taxi in Cape Town in the street. Restaurants and hotels or guest houses are happy to order one for guests via phone.

You can also book a ride for airport transfers or to get around town with the following:

Uber: Please click here for more.

Taxify: Please click here for more.


The local currency is South African Rands. We recommend that you draw some cash at the ATM machines at the airport on arrival as there may not be a machine or bank close to your accommodation. You need cash for transport and to shop at markets but Visa/Mastercards are accepted everywhere.


It is safe to walk most places during the day. However, walking alone at night is not recommended. Rather take a taxi. You may be approached by people in the streets begging for money. It is your personal choice to give them money or not.

However, the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) campaigns that people should rather support the work of those NGOs and shelters that offer street people an alternative to life on the streets.

If you would rather support these initiatives and for information on this issue go to

Visa requirements

You must have a passport that is valid for at least six months and has two consecutive pages (left and right hand pages) blank. South Africa does not require a visa for a visit of up to 30 to 90 days from more than 80 countries, including UK, USA, Canada, Japan and the EU. Tourists may be asked to show immigration officers that they have means of support for their trip and return tickets.

Information regarding visas can be obtained from your travel agent or by clicking here.


July is winter time in Cape Town!  The average temperatures could be between 15 and 20 Celsius (50 – 60 Fahrenheit).  We sometimes experience all four seasons in one day! It can get windy, so bring a warm jacket, umbrella and sunscreen.