Hotel Accommodation

A wide range of hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation options are in close vicinity to the CTICC. 

Adaptation Futures 2018 has negotiated reduced rates with various hotels for our delegates.

Tsogo Sun Hotels

To activate the Tsogo Sun Hotel deals, mention that you are attending Adaptation Futures 2018 when booking.  Simply click on your preferred hotel in the list below and make your booking directly with the hotel.

All rates include bed and breakfast. Rates exclude a 1% tourism levy.

Stay Easy Cape Town, City Bowl (Budget hotel)

R1099.00 per person per night (single or double room).

Also on offer is a dinner option for R200.00

Sun Square Cape Town, City Bowl (Economy hotel)

R1395.00 per person per night (single or double room).

Southern Sun Cape Sun (4 star hotel)

R1610.00 per person per night (single room).

R1910.00 per person per night (double room).

Regarding water use at the Tsogo hotels: Tsogo Sun Holdings Ltd. is building a desalination plant that will help supply its Cape Town hotels with their own water, shielding guests from the city’s water crisis, and reducing their usage of municipal water. The desalination plant should be in operation by early March.

Chief Operating Officer, Ravi Nadasen, 7 Feb 2018

Southern Sun Waterfront (4 star hotel)

R1710.00 per person per night (single room).

R2015.00 per person per night (double room).

Southern Sun Cullinan (4.5 star hotel)

Speakers block: R1710.00 per person per night (single room).

R2015.00 per person per night (double room).

Delegates block: R1915.00 per person per night (single room).

R2215.00 per person per night (double room).

Revive Travel hotel options

For discounted reservations at these discounted hotels contact Chantal Young:

(m): +27 (0) 84 2002 717

All rates include bed and breakfast. Rates exclude a 1% tourism levy.

Park Inn Hotel (4 Star)

R1100.00 per room per night (single or twin SUPERIOR room). An additional dinner option costs R200.

2min walk from Convention Center

Fountains Hotel (4 Star)

R1150.00 per person per night. An additional dinner option costs R250.

5-10min walk from Convention Center

Holiday Inn Express (Modern budget)

R1310.00 per person per night

15min walk to Convention Center

Hollow on the Square – Green Annex (4 Star)

R1450.00 per person per night

2min walk from Convention Center

Westin (5 Star)

R1900.00 per person per night

Directly connected to Convention Center

Victoria & Alfred Hotel (4 Star)

R2300.00 per person per night – Standard Loft Room

R2800.00 per person per night – Piazza or Mountain Facing

2km from Convention Center

About Cape Town

About Cape Town

The beautiful city of Cape Town, on the slopes of Table Mountain, is the setting for the conference experience. Cape Town is ideally placed to welcome delegates from Africa and around the world, with many international airlines offering direct flights to Cape Town or flights connecting in Johannesburg. June is winter in Cape Town, and you can expect beautiful, wind-free days, with temperatures in the region of 18 degrees during the day, going down to about 7 degrees at night. There is a strong possibility of some rainy days.

 Cape Town water crisis and the tourism sector

Cape Town is currently experiencing a severe drought, with the city under severe water use restrictions, restricting citizens to 50 litres of water per day.

A number of interventions are being made to augment supply to ensure the system is not depleted before the winter rains begin in April.

The conference venue, the CTICC, has decreased it usage of municipal water through rain water harvesting tanks and its own desalination unit, as well as using bottled water for all culinary purposes. Hotels in the area are taking similar steps to decrease reliance on municipal supply.

Tourism and the hospitality industry are a vital part of Cape Town’s economy, and it is important to maintain the sustainability of this sector. Hotels and venues like the CTICC depend on tourists and conference delegates to employ hundreds of people in the hospitality industry.

“As our severe drought has demonstrated, the effects of climate change are real. Most places around the world will experience this in one way or the other, now and into the future.

We need new ideas by the best and brightest in the world. That is precisely why having such a conference in our city is so critical during this time.”

Tim Harris, CEO, Cape Town & Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency


What you can do to help the water crisis when you’re here

Please take your dirty vacation clothes home and launder them there.

Use the ‘safari shower’ method: briefly wet yourself and your hair, turn off the water, get lathered up, and then briefly rinse off.

Catch all the water – especially the first few seconds of cold water – in the bucket provided.

Don’t worry about having dirty hair – Capetonians will totally understand (and feel better about our own!).

Switch off the faucet when you brush your teeth or shave – a tap can go through a massive 10 litres / 2.6 gallons of water in a minute!

Bring good hand sanitizer, wet wipes and dry shampoo. Please recycle all the containers and choose eco-friendly products where possible.

Be understanding about dry gardens, closed swimming pools, dusty vehicles and so forth.

If Day Zero hits, everybody in Cape Town will be restricted to 25 litres / 6.6 gallons a day.

Once you get into it, its amazing how little water you really need. There is so much natural beauty and charm in Cape Town that these little things shouldn’t detract from your stay. These may seem like little things but, like little drops of water become a rain shower, they soon add up to a substantial saving. If we all do our part, then we can easily continue to welcome visitors to Cape Town.

Travelling and transport

Flying to Cape Town – carbon offsets

At registration for the conference, you will be asked to contribute to a carbon offset programme. A carbon offset based on distance flown will be automatically added to the cost of your registration(it is, however, possible to opt out).  The carbon offset programme is managed by Credible CarbonYou will be able to visit the offset projects when you select the relevant Learning Journey.

Visa Info

On entry to South Africa, a visitor’s permit is required by international travellers who have permanent residence outside South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a period of 90 days or less.  Adaptation Futures 2018 will provide you with a visa invitation letter on payment of registration, if required. The permit’s period of validity is calculated from the date of entry into the country. Requirements for visitor’s visas differ from country to country and each application is treated as an individual case. Please make enquiries with your nearest South African mission or consulate to see if you need to apply for a visa.

See visa requirements by country

Important information for those travelling to South Africa with minors under the age of 18 years.

Minors (children under the age of 18 years) are required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate (showing the particulars of both parents) as well as written permission from both parents/ guardians authorising the child’s travel when entering/ exiting South African ports of entry.

Transport in Cape Town

The Green Cab is an eco-innovation company that provides South Africa’s first cost-effective, aggressively green transport solution. Visit the website for more information about this female owned enterprise.

Tel: 021 788 3706
Cell: 082 298 2085
fax: 086 652 4894

MyCiti buses run throughout the CDB area and to the airport. This Bus Rapid Transit system provides easily accessible and frequent public transport.

Cards must be bought and loaded with credit before departure on the buses. Cards available at the Cape Town International Airport or the V&A Waterfront.

For information about MyCiti Bus routes, fares and timetables visit

An app is available to download onto your smartphone.

The venue

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town

The CTICC is a multi-purpose conference and exhibition centre in the hub of Cape Town’s city bowl. The CTICC aims to run in an environmentally sustainable way and is the first convention centre in the world to align its reporting to the sustainability requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

The CTICC has made strong commitments to the conference organising committee, regarding their water plan. Delegates will be consuming minimal municipal water. Purchased bottled water will be used for all catering purposes. the use of biodegradeable eating ware is being increased, to reduce dishwashing loads. Rainwater and greywater are being used for cleaning and maintenance activities. To read more about the CTICC’s water saving plan, please see here. CTICC Client Letter Cape Town Water Crisis 1.2.2018

Adaptation Futures will be held on the first floor of the CTICC. For more information about the venue, please click here.

Greening the conference

Greening the conference

While all conferences inevitably have a significant ecological and carbon footprint, the organisers of Adaptation Futures 2018 are actively planning to reduce or offset the conference footprint as much as possible, including through the following:

  • Delegates’ flights have an emissions offset built into the cost of registration
  • Conference venue supports energy efficiency, recycling and waste minimisation
  • Conference catering is vegetarian
  • Conference caterers use locally sourced, in season food
  • The organic fibre conference bag will be locally produced and re-useable
  • Printing of materials will be kept to a minimum
  • Use of public transport will be facilitated
  • Hiring of bicycles will be facilitated at accommodation venue
  • Re-usable water bottles will be provided in the registration bags

Minimising the conference footprint depends on every single participant and we count on everyone to make this conference notably and visibly environmentally friendly in both word and action.