Local Info


Participants should arrange to fly into Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

If you require transport from the airport to Stellenbosch you may contact Ross Pinto or Vic Smith:

Ross Pinto
Tel: 072 941 7974
Email: cptairportshuttle@gmail.com

Vic Smith
Koornhoop Manor House
Tel: 021 448 0595
Email: koornhoop@yahoo.com

Please note that you will have to pay for the transport, as it is not included in the conference fee.

Metered taxis and car rental services are also available at the airport.


Participants need to arrange their own accommodation. A list of accommodations near the conference venue is provided for your convenience.


Credit Card

The accepted credit card options are VISA and Mastercard. Please complete the Manual Credit Card Authorisation form and email it to finance@saao.ac.za or fax it to the SAAO’s Finance Department (+27 21 447 3639).

Bank Transfers

Please use your registration number SSCXXX as a reference when making a wire transfer so that we can identify your payment. The number is sent to you by email. Proof of payment must be emailed to finance@saao.ac.za or faxed to the SAAO’s Finance Department (+27 21 447 3639). All bank charges are for the delegates account.

Please transfer the money to the following account:

ABSA Bank Ltd, ABSA Centre Heerengracht, Cape Town, RSA
Account number: 0550 144 514
Branch number: 632 005
Swift number: ABSAZAJJ
Beneficiary: South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), P O Box 9, Observatory, 7935
This is a cheque account.

South African banks do not require an IBAN number.