Travel & Accommodation

The main port of entry to Durban is the international airport, King Shaka International. Two international carriers land in Durban: British Airways has three direct flights per week from London to King Shaka, while Emirates have daily direct flights from Dubai to Durban. Most other carriers land at OR Tambo International in Johannesburg, and will require a short hop (50 minute flight) across to Durban. South African Airways, British Airways (, Mango and FlySafAir are all reliable carriers. There are several hotels and bed and breakfast venue in close proximity to the conference venue campus. However, these are located outside the city centre and away from the city beaches. There are wonderful hotels located on the city beachfront. However, this will mean a commute to the conference centre – private taxis/Uber are the best option here. The conference organisers are engaging with various hotels and bed and breakfast venues for special deals, and these will be advertised on this page as soon as they become available. To date, we have special arrangements with the following hotels. We have secured discounted rates with these venues. Please make your booking and payments directly with the hotel, but contact us for the preferential booking code.:

  1. Coastlands Musgrave Hotel ( This venue is about 10 minute drive to the campus. Contact us at for the booking code.
  2. Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani ( This is a beachfront hotel, and a longer commute to the conference venue, especially during peak periods. Use this link to make your bookings at the preferential conference rate.
  3. Mackaya Bella Guest House ( is a 15 minute walk to the campus
  4. Sica’s Guest House ( This venue is about 5 minutes from the campus

Public transport (buses) are readily available in Durban, but you are best advised to use the private taxi services. Airport transfers are provided by most of the hotels, and you should enquire about this when making your booking.