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A Solution with Its Own Challenges

University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
August 16-17, 2007


Registrants will be responsible for finding and funding their own accommodation.


The parts of town that are an easy taxi ride to the Victoria & Albert Waterfront (where many hotels are located and from whence transport to the UWC will be leaving) are: Green Point, Sea Point, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht and Gardens.
For those who consider renting or hiring a car and drive to the UWC campus, some of the nice places to stay that are a bit further away are: Constantia, Rondebosch, Newlands, Bishops Court, Claremont, Tokai (all part of the Southern Suburbs), Hout Bay and Camps Bay (Atlantic seaboard).

A couple of sites with good maps of the area:
(showing some of the areas listed above)

Other useful sites:

Transportation to and from the conference venue will be provided with the following schedule:

August 16
8:00 - Coaches leave the PortsWood Hotel for the University of the Western Cape (UWC)

19:00 - Coaches leave UWC for the PortsWood Hotel
August 17
8:00 - Coaches leave the PortsWood Hotel for UWC

13:00 - Coaches leave UWC for the PortsWood Hotel

The pickup at the PortsWood Hotel will be just outside of the reception.  The PortsWood, Commodore, and Breakwater Lodge are all next to each other, and the more expensive V&A Waterfront hotels are within a 10-20 minute walk of the PortsWood.

Taxis charge about R8-11 per kilometre:

  • Sea Point Radio Taxis: (0)21-447-4444
  • Intercab Radio Taxis: (0)21-447-77-99
  • Unicab: (0)21-448-1000

A note on telephone dialing codes. When calling from outside South Africa, include the country code (27), but not the zero that prededes the city code. When calling within South Africa, do not dial the country code, but do include the zero as part of the city code. For example:

  • If calling Sea Point Radio Taxis from outside of South Africa, you would dial: 27 21 447 4444.
  • If calling Sea Point Radio Taxis from within South Africa, you would dial: 021 447 4444.



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