The Venue

Situated in the heart of Cape Town, the Southern Sun Cape Sun hotel offers world-class hospitality, outstanding service, and breathtaking views of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Our Cape Town city centre hotel has 368 elegantly appointed en-suite rooms and suites, each equipped with amenities like free WiFi, DStv and many more besides. Picture-postcard views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and Table Bay contribute to an unforgettable stay, along with easy access to Cape Town’s top attractions.

Hotel guests are invited to make use of facilities like the indoor pool, fitness centre, and the Camelot Spa. For business needs, the hotel offers nine fully equipped conference venues, the only hotel to do so in Cape Town with space to accommodate up to 650 delegates.

23 Strand Street, Cape Town, 8000
+27 21 488


Please visit home-affairs to find out if you require a visa and the necessary documentation required to obtain a visa.

Contact events to apply for a visa invitation letter.  Letters will only be provided on proof of registration for the conference and the event registration fees need to be paid in full.


Put on your most comfortable walking shoes

Walking is arguably the best way to see Cape Town, and the healthiest! Thankfully, many of the city’s cultural and tourist attractions are within walking distance of hotels in the CBD. You could easily walk from the Company’s Garden to Long Street, Bree or Kloof Street, but be warned, most Cape Town streets run uphill so you’ll need to be fairly fit if you want to see the city on foot. If you’re not feeling up for walking, the MyCiti bus system is an excellent way to travel between sites.

Taxis and Uber

Taxis are generally a safe and reliable way to get around Cape Town.  Uber is also easily available, so remember to get the app on your mobile.


Tourists to South Africa should be aware that:

  • The South African electricity supply is 220/230 volts AC 50 HZ.
  • Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong or 5 amp 2-prong, with round pins. If an adaptor is called for, consider bringing one with you, although they can be purchased locally.
  • US-made appliances may need a transformer.
  • Most hotel rooms have 110 volt outlets for electric shavers and appliances

Tap water is drinkable

South Africa’s drinking water is among the best in the world and is safe for drinking and cooking. If you visit in summer, keep hydrated and wear a hat and sunblock when out in the sun.

Take the spice route.

The Cape Malays have created their own unique brand of cooking, one with influences that stretch from Amsterdam to New Delhi. The one common theme binding this culinary mash-up is the aggressive use of spices in most traditional dishes. Not so much heat, but warm, sweet and savory notes from spices like black mustard, cardamom and fenugreek, and blends like garam masala and curry powders. You can taste them in action at restaurants like Noon Gun or Biesmiellah, Bo Kaap staples serving up spice-driven dishes like bobotie and denning vleis. But the nerve center of the spice trade is the Atlas Trading Company, where the Ahmed family has been pushing seeds, powders, pods and for over five decades. Stop by and pick up their famous leaf masala, a pungent 12-spice blend that travels better than any souvenir you’ll find elsewhere in town.

Access to WiFi

Most hotels, guest houses, restaurants and tourist spots have WiFi readily available.


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