Travel Arrangements

Online Learning Consortium IELOL Africa Conference Immersion Dates:

Start date: Monday, August 26, 2019 (18:00)

End date: Friday, August 30, 2019 (13:00)

Immersion Program Location

IELOL will be held at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa at the School of Public Health training facility.

School of Public Health, situated on the main campus of the University of Western Cape

Main Campus, University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville, Cape Town

Travel to Cape Town South Africa

There are a number of ways to travel to Cape Town South Africa.


The Cape Town International airport (CT) is the main airport servicing the Cape Peninsula where the University of the Western Cape is located. Cape Town International Airport is Africa’s 3rd largest airport. It is also Africa’s premier tourist and VIP destination and has established a reputation as Africa’s premier international award-winning airport, consistently performing among the best in the world for service in its category. Nearly 20 major airlines use this airport and provide flights to international as well as all local airports in South Africa.


Driving to Cape Town is easy with three of the major national South African highways, the N1, N2 and N7 ending in the city.


  • Bus: Greyhound, Intercape, Translux and City to City provides coach bus services to most of the SADC countries and the rest of the regional capital cities in South Africa. The central bus terminal is located in the Cape Town city centre.
  • Train: Cape Town is also connected to most of the regional capital cities in South Africa by train. The train service is called the Shosoloza Meyl, managed by the South African national train service, which stops at central train station located in the Cape Town city centre.


Hotel Information

We are pleased to offer rooms at the Protea Hotel by Marriot Cape Town Durbanville for IELOL Africa. This hotel is located near the IELOL training venue at UWC and the IELOL will also provide free transport from the hotel to the training venue. The hotel located near the D’Aria Wine Estate’s award-winning vineyards on one of the Cape’s oldest farms. The hotel has all the essentials for a comfortable, efficient and non-fuss trip and a few extras that really add that special something to guests’ stays. Think winelands decor, unwinding at the vibey bar lounge, relaxing by the poolside or nestling up next to the fireplace. A work and play hotel, the layout makes all facilities easily accessible while still providing privacy and silence when guests want to recharge after a busy day. For your convenience, the hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a business center, and boarding pass printing service.

The rooms book fast, so please make your reservation as soon as you are notified of your acceptance to secure your discounted rate.

Special Room rates

Discounted group rate for rooms: $ 93,80 per person (breakfast included)
Dates for discounted group room rate: 26 – 30/08/2019

Participants that prefer not to stay at the Protea Hotel by Marriot Cape Town Durbanville may contact Linda Benwell at Millennium XL travel to arrange other accommodation within easy driving distance from the IELOL training venue. Please note that the IELOL will only provide free transport between the Protea Hotel by Marriot Cape Town Durbanville and the IELOL training venue. The special IELOL rate only applies to 5 nights 26/08 – 30/08/2019.

Book your discounted group rate for IELOL Africa 2019.


Transportation To and From the Airport(s)

The Protea Hotel by Marriot Cape Town Durbanville provides transport to and from the Cape Town International airport at an additional charge. If participants want to make use of this shuttle please ensure that the request is included when the booking at the hotel is done. Participants that do not want to make use of the hotel shuttle or booked other accommodation are responsible to arrange their own transportation.

Transportation to/from IELOL Africa training venue
The IELOL will provide free transportation from the Protea Hotel by Marriot Cape Town Durbanville to the training venue. Participants that did not book at the Protea Hotel by Marriot Cape Town Durbanville are responsible for their transportation to the training venue.

Parking and Travel around Cape Town
The parking and transportation options within Cape Town are extensive and include local bus, taxi, shuttles. Rideshare apps such as Uber are also operational in Cape Town and can be a great way to get around the city.