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.

Travel to Cape Town

Flights to Cape Town

Most international flights arrive at Johannesburg; passengers for Cape Town take an internal flight on to Cape Town. Airlines that fly direct into Cape Town from overseas are: 

  • British Airways: from London-Heathrow International Airport. 
  • Air France: from Amsterdam Airport Schipol and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. 
  • KLM: from Amsterdam Airport Schipol and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. 
  • Lufthansa: seasonal from Frankfurt International Airport. 
  • Turkish Airlines: from Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport 
  • Malaysia Airlines: from Buenos Aires-Ezeiza and Kuala Lumpur International Airports 
  • Air Mauritius: from Mauritius. 
  • Etihad Airways: from Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. 
  • Qatar: from Doha International Airport. 
  • TAAG Angola Airlines: from Luanda International Airport. 
  • Ethiopian Airlines: from Addis Ababa. 
  • Also, SAA has flights from many neighbouring Southern African countries. 

Cost of travel to Cape Town

Flights to Cape Town from the UK cost around £500 for connecting flights and up to £1000 for direct flights

From Major European cities flights are from €700

From the USA East Coast prices start at about $1,000 and from the West Coast $1,400

From Australia prices are from around AU $1,600

From New Zealand flights cost upwards of NZ $2,000