Travel to South Africa
Welcome to Cape Town!
The HELINA Conference will be held in the beautiful Cape Town, South Africa on the 1 – 3 November 2023
Cape Town, the “Mother City”, is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. The fact that Cape Town is the 2014 World Design Capital, there is no better time to discover this culturally rich city that made Lonely Planet's list of top ten destinations for 2014. Cape Town, the “Mother City”, is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. The fact that Cape Town is the 2014 World Design Capital, there is no better time to discover this culturally rich city that made Lonely Planet's list of top ten destinations for 2014.
HELINA provides an opportunity to explore the beautiful Mother City’s top-class restaurants, tourist and attraction sites while exchanging knowledge and experience with others on violence against women and other forms of violence driven by gender inequality in low and middle-income countries.
Cheap flights to Cape Town are now available for a limited period of time! The Mother City of South Africa is the home of Cape Town International Airport, located to the south-east of the city, a 15-minute drive from the city centre. Cape Town International Airport (CPT) serves a variety of airlines, including South African Airways, British Airways, Emirates and Qatar Airways and some well know domestic airlines such as Mango, Kulula and FlySafair.
Our International Airport is the third-busiest airport in Africa. Opening its doors in 1954 and replacing Cape Town’s previous airport, Wingfield Aerodrome. The hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup has allowed for major improvements, which saw the airport increase the number of passengers.
Cape Town International Airport (IATA code: CPT) is the second-busiest airport in South Africa. Flights to Cape Town International Airport are provided by international airlines such as Lufthansa, Emirates and Turkish Airlines. Domestic airlines landing at CPT include Kulula, Mango and FlySafair. Cape Town International Airport is located 15 minutes away from the city centre of Cape Town.
Book your cheap flights to and from Cape Town International Airport online!
Visas are required for entry into South Africa for certain passport holders. To see if you require a visa please visit https://www.gov.za/services/temporary-residence/visa
For information on passport holders who are exempt from visas for South Africa please visit http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/countries-exempt-from-sa-visas.
For information on applying for a South African visa please visit http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/applying-for-sa-visa.
Ms Kefiloe Masemola, the Registration Manager can assist with an invitation letter to help you with your visa application. Note, this can only be issued to paid registration delegates.
The HELINA Committee and our partners are committed to hosting a face-to-face conference. We are however aware that circumstances around the pandemic and will keep monitoring the pandemic.
When booking your travel arrangements we encourage all delegates, regardless of your vaccination status, to take out travel insurance in advance of your trip. Please note, not all travel insurance plans cover Covid-related issues. If you already have a travel insurance policy, check what cover it provides for Covid-related events, including quarantine costs, medical treatment and travel disruptions, travel bans (see “Cancel for any reason” coverage). HELINA will not be held liable for any costs or damages.
Updates on South Africa’s international travel guidelines can we found on our government website https://www.gov.za/covid-19/individuals-and-households/travel-coronavirus-covid-19