General information


Conference venue

The Conference will take place at The River Club, in Observatory, Cape Town. This is a beautiful venue, situated equidistant from the centre of Cape Town and Cape Town International Airport. It is conveniently located to all major highways and close to all recommended hotels and guest houses.


Physical address: Liesbeek Parkway, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa. For map and directions, click here.


Disabled access – Unfortunately the main conference room, that will be used for the plenary sessions, is on the first floor and only accessible via stairs. All other conference rooms, which will be used for breakaway sessions, are on the ground floor and have disabled access. Please contact the conference organisers if you have any queries or require further assistance.


Teas and lunches

Morning and afternoon tea, and lunches, are served daily and included in conference registration fee.



We have identified accommodation close to the venue that we would recommend for your time in Cape Town. Please click here for more information. Please note the rooms and rates are subject to availability when booking, and all bookings should be made with the accommodation establishment directly.



Online registration is now open. Please click here to register.

The registration and information desk will be open on the following days:

Tuesday 16 April 2019 07h30 -16h00
Wednesday 17 April 2019 07h30- end of conference day
Thursday 18 April 2019 07h30- end of conference day


Name badges

All delegates will be supplied with a name badge at registration, and are requested to wear it at all times in the conference venue.



The official language of the conference is English. All presenters and posters are requested to adhere to this language.


Visa and entry requirements

Nationals of some countries will require a visa to enter South Africa. To find out if you need a visa and how to go about getting one, please visit the official South African Government visa website: , or contact your local South African consulate/own government authority.
Should you require a letter of invitation for a visa, we ask that you submit a request to the conference organisers. The letter of invitation will then be sent to you within 2 working days, provided that you have registered, and the full registration fee has been paid.

Please note that for entering South Africa, immigration requires that all visitors have a valid passport and at least two pages are needed to remain blank for the issuing of stamps. The passport also needs to be valid for the duration of the stay and six months after departure.

Travelers entering South Africa from countries where yellow fever is endemic may be required to present their vaccination record or other proof of inoculation.


Safety in Cape Town

Crime is common in most big cities, however distinct efforts have been made to improve the safety of visitors and residents of Cape Town. Usual city safety precautions should be taken: When driving, keep car doors locked and belongings out of site at all times. Avoid carrying large sums of money or visible electronic devices and do not leave belongings unattended. Whilst policing in the city is very good, it is not fool-proof. Be cautious when ‘out and about’ after dark; avoid poorly lit streets just as you would in other major world cities.



The official currency in South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). Please check current rates for the most up to date information.

Credit cards such as Visa, American Express and MasterCard are acceptable at hotels, large restaurants and shopping centres. ATM machines are available at the airport and most banks.



South Africa uses 220/230V. The South African plug has three circular pins. This type of socket is unique and may not be included in common Universal plug adapters. For more information, please visit and look at plug type M.

Some hotels may have other types of sockets or adapters, but participants are encouraged to bring a suitable adapter if needed for personal use.



In April, the temperatures are balmy, mornings are cooler, but day time temperatures are still warm (Average temperatures are 25oC (maximum) to 14oC (minimum)). There is about a 25% chance of rain. For more information, click here


Time zone

Cape Town is on South African Standard Time, which is 2 hours ahead of GMT. South Africa does not adjust for daylight savings time.


Dress Code

Business casual attire is suggested for both the conference days and conference dinner.



The Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative would like to extend their thanks to all external companies involved in this conference, but accepts no liability for any bookings made with external companies.


Contact information

(before and during the meeting)

Bridget de Beer - Email: Tel: +27 21 486 9111