IPC Logo 9th International Penguin Congress
Cape Town, South Africa
5th - 9th September 2016


Congress Dinner

There will be a conference dinner one evening during IPC9. The cost of the dinner will be included in the registration.

Details of the location of the conference dinner will appear here in due course.


Public Event

We hope to organise a public event one evening during the congress. Full details will appear when they have been finalised.


Organised Trips

We hope to organise several trips for delegates both before and after the meeting.  

Possible trips include visits to penguin colonies at Boulders Beach and/or Stony Point; winery tours and birding trips around the Cape peninsula. 

Please note these trips are likely to incur an additional cost.


Contacting us

Please send all enquiries about the conference to enquiries@penguincongress.org. A member of the local organising committee will respond as soon as possible.

Some commonly asked questions about visiting South Africa

South Africa uses the Rand – there are about 17 Rand to the UK£; 13 Rand to the Euro and 12 to the US$

240 volts, three-pin plug. Adaptors can be purchased at many stores including most supermarkets.

There are 11 official languages in South Africa, though the conference will be conducted in English and most people you encounter will speak fluent English.

+27 (country code)


You can change money at the airport or at a bank in Cape Town. There are automated teller machines (ATMs) located in the airport and many other places in Cape Town.

Wait staff and specialist guides are usually tipped 10% of the cost of the service.

Please note that if you are checking your luggage for an international flight with one or more connections, it will be necessary to collect your bags at the airport and have them rechecked after proceeding through Customs.