2017 Global Summit

Cape Town, South Africa | May 9-11

Travel & Venue Information

Visa and Travel Information

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Cape Town

Nestled below Table Mountain, Cape Town is one of the oldest settlements in all of South Africa. Known as “Mother City,” Cape Town is located on the Southwestern Coast of one of Africa’s most diverse and beautiful countries. As the seat of South Africa’s National Parliament, it holds an important role as both an economic and cultural destination for businesses and travelers alike. The site of several high profile leadership conferences, the city offers first-class conference and business accommodations, along with world class restaurants, attractions, and hospitality, making it a truly an irresistible place to visit.

See below for suggested attractions to visit during your stay in Cape Town.

Visa Information

Participants requiring a visa in order to travel to South Africa are reminded that they must obtain a visa prior to traveling. Visit this page to see a list of nationalities that are exempt from entry visa requirements.

If you require a visa to travel to South Africa in order to attend the DSA Global Summit, visit this page to see how to apply. You can also contact your local South African embassy, consulate, or high commission by finding their website here.

Invitation letter requests: The DSA can only provide an invitation letter for a travel visa after your registration has been completed. In addition to the details collected on the registration form, please write to admin@dynamicspectrumallinace.org with the following information: surname, given name(s), gender, passport number, passport issuance date, passport expiration date, date of birth, company/organization, job title, phone number.

Travel Tips

Health & Safe Travel:

Water from the tap is safe to drink and the food is some of the best in the world. Cape Town has an excellent network of both private and state run, world-class medical facilities located within its metropolitan area. Cape Town is a malaria free zone. If you are traveling from a yellow-fever endemic area to Cape Town, you will need a certification to prove your inoculation status when you arrive in the country.

See here for more safety Information.

Climate:

Cape Town has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate with mild, moderately wet winters and dry, warm summers.The month of May is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 70°F to 66°F over the course of the month, and the shortest day of the month still exceeding 10 hours of sunshine. The probability that precipitation or partly cloudy weather being observed is approximately 30%.

Practical Information:

  • The power supply in South Africa is 220/230 volts AC. The standard plug in South Africa is the 15-amp round-pin, three-prong plug.
  • In Cape Town, English, Afrikaans and Xhosa are the most commonly spoken. Since there is such a large international community based in Cape Town, staff at some establishments and attractions speak German, French or Italian.
  • The local currency is the South African rand.

Hotel & Venue

Lagoon Beach Hotel

The venue for the 2017 DSA Global Summit is the Lagoon Beach Hotel. Located just north of downtown Cape Town, and 20 minutes from the airport, the Lagoon Beach Hotel offers guest a multitude of accommodations including a roof top pool, spa, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, direct beach access, and breathtaking views of Cape Town silhouetted by Table Top Mountain.
Summit attendees are encouraged to book their hotel accommodations with Lagoon Beach Hotel, by following the links below.

Contact Information:

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Hotel Reservation

The group room block is at the Lagoon Beach Hotel. To make your reservation, visit the group reservation webpage and use the promotional code 1921525, or contact Tamzyn Leak directly at confer2@lagoonbeachhotel.co.za. The DSA group rate is ZAR 1,600.00 (approx. USD 112.00) per night, inclusive of VAT, breakfast and guestroom internet. Reservations must be made by Monday, April 17, 2017. After the cut-off date, or after the block is full (whichever comes first), guestrooms will be available at the group rate based on availability only.

If you have questions about booking your stay at the Lagoon Beach Hotel, please contact admin@dynamicspectrumalliance.org.

 

Physical Address

1 Lagoon Gate Drive
Milnerton, Cape Town
South Africa, 7441

Mailing Address

PO BOX 733
Milnerton, Cape Town
South Africa, 7435

Cape Town, South Africa

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Nature

Cape Town is quickly becoming the go-to place for travellers looking for their adrenaline fix. From shark cage diving to abseiling down Table Mountain, the Mother City is the adventure capital of the world and she is waiting for you to cut loose.

See more information here.

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Food and Drink

The Mother City has a reputation as being the center point of food culture in all of South Africa. Within driving distance of the Cape Winelands, visitors will will also be treated to the some of the best wines in all of Africa.

See more information here.

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Culture

Cape Town’s history is long and storied, made up of both dark and bright passages which lends itself to an artistic and cultural scene of great depth and creativity.

See more information here.