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 within Cape Town

Travel from the airport to your hotel

Wherever you are staying you should find travel from the airport to your accommodation relatively easy. From the airport you can either get a metered taxi which should cost around 350 Rand to hotels in the City centre, If you prefer to be fully independent you might choose to rent a car and drive to your hotel. Car rental costs vary but a small car usually works out around 250 Rand per day; be aware that some hotels in central Cape Town charge for parking. There is also a rapid transit system,  MyCiti (a bus that travels in special segregated lanes) that goes direct from the airport to the Civic Centre journey time is around 25 minutes and the cost is about 68 Rand – but you may then need to take a taxi to your final destination.

Getting about in Cape Town

There are metered taxis and a rapid transit system (MyCiti) that are very safe to use. For the adventurous there are minibus taxis and regular buses (although we do not recommend you use these unless you are familiar with them already!). It is easy to rent cars and drive in South Africa.

The MyCiti transit system has good coverage in the main tourist areas (see here for details) of the city, you have to buy a card which you can top up at most stations.