Pre-event logistics

City and Travel Information

Beautiful, adventurous, outgoing and entertaining – Cape Town, the Mother City alone will make your trip to African Utility Week well worth your time. This incredible city occupies one of the world’s most stunning locations with an iconic mountain at her centre with glorious surrounding beaches and vineyards.

Cape Town is an old professional at showing you a good time. There are plenty of great wildlife-spotting opportunities, from the penguins at Boulders to the antelope, buffalo and black rhino at the local game reserve, which you can explore on the weekend before and/or after African Utility Week.

Dialling codes

• International country code: +27

• International dialling prefix: 0027

Time zone

• UTC+02:00

Emergency numbers

• Police: 10111

• Ambulance: 10177

• Local Fire Service: (+27) 21 480 7700

• Cell Phone Emergency: 112


220/230 volts AC 50 HZ. Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong or 5 amp 2-prong, with round pins. • Socket type: C & D

Currency & Foreign Exchange

The local currency in South Africa is the Rand and it is divided in to 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5, and notes in denominations of R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. Due to favorable exchange rates, South Africa is a very inexpensive destination given the quality of lodging, dining and activities offered. US dollars are also accepted in some locations, particularly in popular tourist areas. Major currencies can be exchanged at bureaux de change in the Waterfront in Cape Town and usually offer a better rate on traveller’s cheques than banks. When leaving the country, you need to exchange your South African rands back for USD or other foreign currency before you leave South Africa.

ATM and Credit Cards

Credit Cards are widely accepted) and ATM machines are widely available in the main cities and towns. The Cape Town International Convention Centre has 3 ATM’s allocated on the premises.

Travels and Accommodation

Spintelligent have partnered with iccommodate to provide a full and efficient Accommodation and Tourism service to all exhibitors, visitors and sponsors. Iccommodate also assists with a cab service to assist you with travel arrangements to and from the airport as well as to in and around Cape Town.

To book online, please use the below link, alternatively, contact: Marisa Salvarto - Sales Director Phone: +27 21 551 2682 | Email: |

Visa Information

To gain admission into South Africa it is necessary to be in possession of a visa obtainable from South African Missions abroad, if the persons concerned are citizens of countries subject to visa control. All passports must be valid for at least 30 days beyond the intended date of departure from South Africa and should contain at least two unused pages when presenting the passport for the purpose of endorsing a visa. Visitor visas are for 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. On entry to South Africa, visitor’s permit is required. Ensure that you apply for the correct visa as entry into the country may be refused. Letter of invitation: In order to acquire a visa invitation letter please make sure you are registered and, if required, have paid for your registration - your registration manager will gladly assist.

For more information, contact Rachel Fisher – Operations Executive

Phone: +27 (0) 21 700 3500/3594


Health Tips and Vaccinations

The risks to health whilst travelling will vary between individuals and many issues need to be taken into account, e.g. activities abroad, length of stay and general health of the traveller. It is recommended that you consult with your General Practitioner or Practice Nurse 6-8 weeks in advance of travel. They will assess your particular health risks before recommending vaccines and /or antimalarial tablets. This is also a good opportunity to discuss important travel health issues including safe food and water, accidents, sun exposure and insect bites. Many of the problems experienced by travellers cannot be prevented by vaccinations and other preventive measures need to be taken. Vaccination requirements: Currently, the only mandatory vaccine is Yellow Fever for those travellers arriving from a country at risk for yellow fever or in transit for more than 12 hours at an airport in a country at risk for yellow fever. The immunization needs to be done ten days prior to arriving in South Africa. Both Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations are highly recommended. Get up to date with your measles vaccine too, there have been recent outbreaks in Cape Town and a few other areas in the country. Most of the main tourist destinations in South Africa are malaria free, making South Africa a particularly good destination to travel to. The only areas where malaria is still prevalent are the Lowveld of Mpumalanga and Limpopo and on the Maputaland coast of KwaZulu-Natal, see this map to find out exactly where that is. Rabies, typhoid and meningococcal vaccine is not generally recommended for the average tourist.

It is essential that travellers are up to date with the standard immunizations. Please refer to the website: for more information.