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 and Accommodation

On these pages you can find information about all your travel and accommodation needs for IPC9.

Travel - Visas
Some visitors to South Africa require visas, others will be able to get a tourist visa for up to 90 days on arrival at the airport. Please see the visa information page for details. However, please note you should always check with your travel agent and the South African department of Home Affairs web pages before travelling. 

Travel - Getting to Cape Town
Most visitors will arrive by air (see Travel to Cape Town for advice on routes and airlines).

Travel - Getting around in Cape Town
See  here for much more information on travel in and around Cape Town and to get instructions on how to get to the congress venue at Avenue at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

The main congress venue is at Avenue in the Waterfront area where there are plenty of options for accommodation, some suggestions can be found  here. If you want to stay away from the Waterfront you may need to get a myCiti bus, a taxi or rent a car to get to the Waterfront. Some suggestions are listed  here