Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside

Conference dates : 11 - 14 September 2018


Symposia and panels

15 March 2018

All abstracts

25 May 2018

Abstract review

End of May 2018

Early Bird Registration

8 June 2018

Late and last registration

By 7 August 2018


Belinda Chapman: Conference Co-ordinator


tel: +27 21 406 6381

UCT Conference Management Centre,

UCT Bremner Building, Lower Campus, Rondebosch, 7700

Travel Information

About Cape Town

The beautiful city of Cape Town, on the slopes of Table Mountain, is the setting for the conference experience. Cape Town is ideally placed to welcome delegates from Africa and around the world, with many international airlines offering direct flights to Cape Town or flights connecting in Johannesburg. September in Cape Town, and you can expect beautiful, wind-free days, with average minimum temperatures of 11°C and average maxima of 21°C, and a possibility of occasional rain.



Visa information

On entry to South Africa, a visitor’s permit is required by international travellers who have permanent residence outside South Africa, and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a period of 90 days or less. URBIO 2018 will provide you with a visa invitation letter if required. The permit’s period of validity is calculated from the date of entry into the country. Requirements for visitor’s visas differ from country to country and each application is treated as an individual case. Please make enquiries with your nearest South African mission or consulate to see if you need to apply for a visa.

See visa requirements by country


Important information for those travelling to South Africa with minors under the age of 18 years: Minors (children under the age of 18 years) are required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate (showing the particulars of both parents) as well as written permission from both parents/ guardians authorising the child’s travel when entering/ exiting South African ports of entry.



City transport

MyCiti buses run throughout the CBD area and to the airport. This Bus Rapid Transit system provides easily accessible and frequent public transport.

Cards must be bought and loaded with credit before departure on the buses. Cards available at the Cape Town International Airport or the V&A Waterfront. For information about MyCiti Bus routes, fares and timetables visit

An app is available to download onto your smartphone.