Johannesburg (South Africa), 29 March-2 April 2004
Caesars Convention Resort
64 Jones Road, Kempton Park
29 March-2 April 2004
Accommodation (rates include VAT@14% but exclude a 1% Government tourism levy)
Holiday Inn, Johannesburg International Airport
P.O. Box 388
Tel +27 (11) 975 1121
Fax: +27 (11) 975 5846
USD 84.-/night single room USD 51.-/night double room (per person sharing)
Holiday Inn Garden Court 2 Hulley Road Isando
Tel: +27 (11) 392 1062
Fax: +27 (11) 974 8097
USD 89.-/night single room USD 109.-/night double room
Airport Sun Inter-Continental Johannesburg
P.O. Box 200
Johannesburg International Airport
Tel: +27 (11) 961 5400
Fax: +27 (11) 390 1618 / +27 11 961 5401
USD 169.-/night single room USD 195.-/night double room
Caesars Hotel Casino and Convention Resort
54 Jones Road
Tel: +27 (11) 928 1000
Fax: +27 (11) 928 1551
USD 120.-/night single room USD 128.-/night double room (including breakfast)
Please contact the travel agent, Pulanala Travel, for assistance with bookings.
Contact person: Bafana Sithole
Tel: +27 (12) 322 1103
Fax: +27 (12) 322 9570
Participants are responsible for obtaining their own visa and should do it as soon as possible. Please click here to see the list of visa requirements for South Africa. Participants should contact the Management Authority of South Africa for assistance if they have problems obtaining visas..
Admission of observers from international and national non-governmental organizations
Observers from non-governmental organizations may participate in the meeting provided that they have received an invitation from the Chairman of the Animals Committee, which they should provide to the Secretariat upon registration at the meeting venue.
Registration fees for non-governmental organizations: USD 100 per person. Payments can be made as follows:
- in advance, by bank transfer or international bank draft, in US dollars only, to:
Bank: UBS SA
CH-1211 Geneva 2
Bank clearing code: 240; or
- at the time of registration, in cash and in US dollars only. Please note that personal cheques and credit cards are NOT accepted.
The local currency is the South African Ram (R). USD 1 = R 6.65 as at 15.1.04.
There are several restaurants at the venue.
The Management Authority of South Africa is organizing a bus service in the morning and afternoon from the hotels to the meeting venue. Participants will be charged for this service. The hotels also have shuttle services. The participants can take the shuttle to the hotel upon arrival at the airport. The venue is about 5km from the airport (the shuttle service from the Holiday Inn, Johannesburg International Airport, is USD 4.50 per person per trip).
It will be the beginning of autumn, so temperatures will be very mild. Average daily minimum: 14 degrees Celsius. Average daily maximum: 25 degrees Celsius.
Tap water is safe to drink. If you prefer, bottled water is readily available.
Safety and security
As in many large cities, normal travel precautions should be taken for personal security and safety of valuables. It is not advised to walk alone at night, and care should still be taken in the daytime. Avoid wearing/carrying valuables.
Additional travel info
Participants are invited to visit the South African Tourism website if they need any further information relating to travel.
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