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.

Weather in Cape Town

It is often said that in Cape Town you can experience all four seasons in one day as the weather can change quite suddenly. In particular it can rain quite heavily for a half an hour and then be a lovely clear sunny day. In September you can expect to see the sun the wind and the rain on most days. 

September is the end of winter and the start of Spring in South Africa – Capetonians tend to think that if the temperature drops below 21°C (70°F) it is really cold so this is the time when they start to recover from the winter – when temperatures can get as low as 12°C (54°F).

In the first week of September the average daily high temperature over the past ten years is 19°C (66°F) with a maximum high of 37°C (99°F and a lowest high of 15°C (59°F) and an average low of 10°C - max 13° (55°F) min 5°C(41°F). Since 2004 there has been a 40% chance of some rain on any day; it has rained on average for 8% of the time – mostly light to moderate rain.