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 Hotel Options

To activate the Tsogo Sun Hotel deals, download and complete the Reservation Form below. 

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

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Sun Square Cape Town, City Bowl (Economy hotel)

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

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Southern Sun Cape Sun (4 star hotel)

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

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

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Southern Sun Waterfront (4 star hotel)

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

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

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Southern Sun Cullinan (4.5 star hotel)

R1915.00 per person per night (single room).

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

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Revive Travel hotel options

For discounted reservations at these discounted hotels contact Chantal Young: 

mobile: +27 (0) 84 2002 717


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

Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence (4 Star - Modern luxury)

R1200.00 per single room, per night

Rate includes: Breakfast, WIFI, Gym and Scheduled Complimentary Shuttle to Conference venue or V&A Waterfront
approx. 8-10 min walk to Conference Center

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Fountains Hotel (4 Star)

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

5-10min walk from Convention Center

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Holiday Inn Express (Modern budget)

R1310.00 per person per night

15min walk to Convention Center

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Hollow on the Square - Green Annex (4 Star)

Westin (5 Star)

R1900.00 per person per night

Please use this ref number for your Westin booking:  1422852

Directly connected to Convention Center

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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

More info:

The Best Western Cape Suites

For reservations contact the Best Western Cape Suites directly

Tel: +27 (0)21 461-0727


All rates include:

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle to/from International Cape Town Airport (pre-booking essential)
  • Shuttle to/from the CTICC (pre-booking essential)

Rates exclude a 1% tourism levy.

Studio Classic room

R850.00 per person per night (1 adult)

R990.00 per person per night (2 adults)

Map of Hotels

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.

Explore Cape Town

Cape Town has many things to do and attractions to see. Please visit the Cape Town travel website for ideas and maps.

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.

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 HarrisCEO, Cape Town & Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (WESGRO)

Travel 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.

Return airport shuttles

Green Cab will provide group shuttle services between the Cape Town International Airport to the official conference hotels & conference district as follows: half-hourly upon arrival and hourly upon departure.

The service is available on the 17th & 18th of June for Airport Arrival Transfers from the airport to all the official event hotels departing every 30 minutes on- and half past the hour.

The Airport Departure Transfers service is running on the 22nd & 23rd of June departing from the Conference Venue on the hour between 4am and 8pm.
The amount is R280 per person for a one-way transfer and R560 for a return transfer.

More details and a designated booking link with secure on-line payment facility can be found here.

Green Cab is a multiple award-winning, eco-innovation company that provides local event transport with a carbon offset included in the price. Visit the website for more information about this enterprise.

MyCiti Buses (A01) depart every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour to/from the Cape Town International Airport to the Civic Centre in the CBD.

Please see route maps and time table here.

Visitors can get to their hotels from the Civic Centre station via Uber, a linking bus services or walking.

Getting around the city 


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.

Visa information

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 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.

Conference venue

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC 1)

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 1st and 2nd floor of the CTICC 1. For more information about the venue, please click here.

Venue maps

Greening the conference

Reducing Our Impact

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. 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.

Carbon offset

Delegates were offered the option on registration to offset their flight emissions. As of 6 June, 517.45 tCO2e has been offset through Credible Carbon.

Water Offset

We expect AF2018 delegates to adhere to level 6b water restrictions: 50 ℓ per person per day.

The conference recognises the burden of this event on water resources, as well as the cost of desalinated water used at the conference venue. Adaptation Futures 2018 will compensate for the 200 000ℓ of water used by all delegates at the conference by donating rain water harvesting tanks to a local project that will reduce future municipal consumption.


The CTICC has aligned all its sustainability efforts and commitments with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards. The CTICC venue supports energy efficiency, recycling and waste minimisation. As much as possible the conference uses natural lighting.


Adaptation futures 2018 has selected a delicious menu with only vegetarian and Halaal items. All food products are locally sources and in season, as far as possible.

Delegate Items

Your conference bag is made locally with organic materials. Your bag is durable and stylish for re-use beyond the conference.

Each delegate will receive a personalised and durable water bottle which can be refilled at a water point.

Conference bag items are all eco-friendly and constructed with recycled/ reused material.


Adaptation Futures 2018 is making all programmes, information and abstract books available digitally on our website to reduce the number of printed products.


Green Cabs is our preferred shuttle service to/ from Cape Town International Airport and offers a carbon compensated service. Green Cabs will manage all conference transport needs for the Learning Journeys, Gala dinner and Master Classes.

Water offset

The Adaptation Futures 2018 conference recognises the burden of hosting a large event on the water stressed catchment area.

We are committed to reducing our burden through water offset projects that will yield water in the future.

If 1000 delegates use their prescribed 50 litres of water per day, then we have 200 000 litres to put back into our water catchment using alternative water yielding methods.

Adaptation Futures 2018 will be supporting a worthy project that reduces municipal water consumption and increases off grid water usage. More details about  the project will be published soon.

Delegates will be able to contribute to this offset in a personal capacity too.

An offset is not a licence to use more water. It is a means of replacing water, at a cost. We encourage all of our delegates to adhere to the stipulated level 6b water restrictions which permit no more than 50 litres per day, for all your needs wherever you travel in a day.

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.