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.

Visa Information

All visitors to South Africa must be in possession of a passport valid for at least six months past the date of entry and which must contain at least two consecutive blank (unstamped) pages. You may be refused entry if you do not comply with these requirements.

As a general guide, South Africa does not normally require people holding passports issued by the countries listed below to obtain a visa. However, you should not rely on this list as it may change; please make sure you check with your travel agent or the local South African embassy:

Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina
Australia Austria Bahamas *
Barbados Belgium Belize
Benin Bolivia Botswana
Brazil Canada Cape Verde
Chile * Costa Rica Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark Ecuador
Finland France Gabon
Germany * Greece  

N.B. there are some additional restrictions on the types of passport of length of stay for citizens of the countries marked with an asterisk.

Travelling with children

Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate