Directions, Hotel & Travel Information

Fuels and Emissions Conference Event Location:
The Pavilion Conference Centre
First Floor, BMW Pavilion
Corner Portswood & Beach Road
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
Postal Address:  P.O. Box 80, Green Point, 8061
Phone:  +27 (0) 21 419-7661
Fax:   +27 (0) 21 418-4216


South Africa - Passport, onward/return ticket, and proof of sufficent funds reqired.  Passports must contain at least two blank visa pages.  Tourist or business visa not required for stay of up to 90 days.  HIV test required for all mine workers; U.S. test sometimes accepted. 

For more information, contact the Embassy of South Africa's Consular Office, 3051 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008 (202-232-4400) or the nearest Consulate in CA (323-651-0902), IL (312-939-7929), or NY (212-213-4880). 


Some Middle Eastern or African countries will not issue visas or allow entry if your passport indicates travel to Israel.  Consult the National Passport Information Center, telephone 1-877-4USA-PPT (1-877-487-2778 or TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793) or for guidance if this applies to you.

Hotels and Directions

SAE has not contracted for a block of hotel rooms for this event.  The following list of nearby hotels is provided for your convenience.  All attendees are responsible for making their own lodging and travel arrangements.

Recommended Hotels
Breakwater Lodge   Current prices range from $109 for single king.  Distance from Conference Center is approximately 10 minute walk.

Hotel Graeme (Green Point) Current prices range from $78 for single.  Distance from Conference Center is approximately 10 minute walk.

Radisson Hotel  Current prices range from $196 for standard king.  Distance from Conference Center is approximately 15 minute walk.

Commodore Hotel  Current prices range from $234 for standard king.  Distance from Conference Center is approximately 5 minute walk.

V&A Hotel  Current prices range from $205 for standard king.  Distance from Conference Center is approximately 10 minute walk.

For The Pavilion Conference Centre, hotel locations, and points of interest, visit
For a detailed street map of Cape Town, visit

The Waterfront is accessible from three entrances. The Coen Steyler entrance/exit gives direct access to and from the city, the N1 & N2 and the airport. Because of the convenience of this access, this is the more popular route to and from the Waterfront. The Portswood entrance also feeds onto the Coen Steytler Highway to the Northern & Southern Suburbs. The Beach Road entrance/exit is the most convenient for access to and from Green Point and Sea Point.

Cape Town's International Airport has international and domestic sections and is approximately 17km from the city centre and 24km from Stellenbosch. In addition to a VAT refund office, it has an Information Desk and an accommodation hot line. Flight information may be obtained by telephoning 021 - 9340407

Directions to the Pavilion Conference Centre from the Cape Town International Airport
Leave the Airport
Take N2 towards Cape Town
Right turn onto the M3 (follow the signs to Cape Town City/Waterfront)
Right turn onto Eastern Boulevard and then follow the signs to the Waterfront

Bus Services
Ease and convenience of shopping are accentuated by the Waterfront bus service which links transport services with the city centre and the Atlantic Seaboard. The buses are clearly marked vehicles and commute seven days a week along two bus routes departing from and returning to the Waterfront. The city route has a bus departing from outside the Victoria & Alfred Hotel every 10 minutes, and travels as far as Adderley Street in the Cape Town city centre. A number of buses operate from there.

The other route departs from Breakwater Boulevard outside Victoria Wharf every 15 minutes and travels as far as the Peninsula Hotel in Sea Point.

Passengers may return to the Waterfront by embarking at any of the existing specially marked Waterfront bus stop along either route.

Taxi Services
The Mini Bus Taxi Service operates daily between the Waterfront and City Centre.
Metered sedan taxis and taxi ranks are conveniently situated throughout the area. These include ranks adjacent to the Aquarium, the Victoria & Alfred Hotel and outside the both entrances to Victoria Wharf.

Parking Areas
Once in the Waterfront, several undercover parking facilities are available. These are as follows at:
Portswood Square - Accessible from Dock Road & Portswood Road (951 parking bays)
Ulundi - Cnr Portswood & Dock Road (212 parking bays)
Victoria Wharf - off Breakwater Boulevard (2660 parking bays).
BMW Pavilion - Granger Bay Boulevard (101 parking bays)
Clock Tower Precinct - Accessible from Dock Road, off South Arm Road.
Approximately 1000 open air parking bays are available in the vicinity of Victoria Wharf.
Breakwater - under contruction (1200 plus 400 free roof parking bays)

Currency - One Rand (R) = 100 cents (c). Notes issued R200, R100, R50, R20, R10; coins R5, R2, R1, 50c 20c, 10c, 5c, 2c, & 1c. Currency exchange rates are available at banks and published daily in the press, or telephone Rennies Bureau de Change 021 - 641086.

All visitors need valid passports to enter South Africa. Travel agencies and South African consulates can provide visa application forms. The completed form, together with your passport and an identity photo must be filed with the consulate.

Electricity - 220/230 volts AC at 50 cycles per second. Three pronged plugs are universal, so take an adapter. Most hotel rooms have 110 volt outlets for electric shavers and small appliances.

BMW Pavilion Business Center - For information regarding Business Center services, visit

Things To Do and See in Cape Town:
Castle of Good Hope is the oldest colonial building in South Africa.

Cultural History Museum lies at the entrance to the Company’s (Dutch East India Company) Gardens at the top of Adderley Street.  It was originally built as a slave lodge to house slaves working in the Gardens.

Table Mountain National Park is an international tourism icon, South African jewel, and natural world heritage site.

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway takes visitors to the summit in under 10 minutes and the cable car’s rotating floor ensures that all passengers get a 360 degree aerial view of the city.

Robben Island Museum is located on Robben Island, the location of nearly 400 years of banishment, exile, isolation, and imprisonment for political troublemakers, social outcasts, and the unwanted of society.

Constantia Valley is the birthplace of South Africa’s wine industry.

For more information, visit