TRAVEL
INFORMATION

TRAVEL
INFORMATION

TRAVEL
INFORMATION

VISAS


Paperwork needed to enter South Africa

• An acceptable passport or travel document valid for your intended stay.
• At least two blank pages in your passport for endorsements.
• A valid visa, if required.
• Sufficient funds to pay your day-to-day expenses during your stay.
• A return or onward ticket.
• Yellow fever certificates if your journey starts or entails passing through the fever belt of Africa or South America.

Visa requirements

Travel regulations are known to change without notice to the public. We recommend that you check the current regulations with the South African Consulate in your home country before you travel. A list of South African Consulates around the world can be found here.

VISAS
Many visitors to South Africa require a visa in order to enter the country. You cannot apply for a visa upon arrival. If you will require a visa to visit South Africa, be sure to allow plenty of time for the application process before your departure date. For more information regarding South African visa requirements and for details on how to apply for a South African visa please see here

If you need to visit a South African Consulate in your home country in order to apply for a visa, a list of consulates around the world can be found on the website of the South African Department of Foreign Affairs here.

LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR VISA APPLICATIONS
The SAAO 200 Symposium Orginaniser can issue a visa support letter to assist with your visa application. Please note that visa support letters will only be issued electronically upon confirmation of registration and after full payment for registration fees and accommodation has been received.

VISAS


Paperwork needed to enter South Africa

• An acceptable passport or travel document valid for your intended stay.
• At least two blank pages in your passport for endorsements.
• A valid visa, if required.
• Sufficient funds to pay your day-to-day expenses during your stay.
• A return or onward ticket.
• Yellow fever certificates if your journey starts or entails passing through the fever belt of Africa or South America.

Visa requirements

Travel regulations are known to change without notice to the public. We recommend that you check the current regulations with the South African Consulate in your home country before you travel. A list of South African Consulates around the world can be found here.

VISAS
Many visitors to South Africa require a visa in order to enter the country. You cannot apply for a visa upon arrival. If you will require a visa to visit South Africa, be sure to allow plenty of time for the application process before your departure date. For more information regarding South African visa requirements and for details on how to apply for a South African visa please see here

If you need to visit a South African Consulate in your home country in order to apply for a visa, a list of consulates around the world can be found on the website of the South African Department of Foreign Affairs here.

LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR VISA APPLICATIONS
The SAAO 200 Symposium Orginaniser can issue a visa support letter to assist with your visa application. Please note that visa support letters will only be issued electronically upon confirmation of registration and after full payment for registration fees and accommodation has been received.

VISAS


Paperwork needed to enter South Africa

• An acceptable passport or travel document valid for your intended stay.
• At least two blank pages in your passport for endorsements.
• A valid visa, if required.
• Sufficient funds to pay your day-to-day expenses during your stay.
• A return or onward ticket.
• Yellow fever certificates if your journey starts or entails passing through the fever belt of Africa or South America.

Visa requirements

Travel regulations are known to change without notice to the public. We recommend that you check the current regulations with the South African Consulate in your home country before you travel. A list of South African Consulates around the world can be found here.

VISAS
Many visitors to South Africa require a visa in order to enter the country. You cannot apply for a visa upon arrival. If you will require a visa to visit South Africa, be sure to allow plenty of time for the application process before your departure date. For more information regarding South African visa requirements and for details on how to apply for a South African visa please see here

If you need to visit a South African Consulate in your home country in order to apply for a visa, a list of consulates around the world can be found on the website of the South African Department of Foreign Affairs here.

LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR VISA APPLICATIONS
The SAAO 200 Symposium Orginaniser can issue a visa support letter to assist with your visa application. Please note that visa support letters will only be issued electronically upon confirmation of registration and after full payment for registration fees and accommodation has been received.

HEALTH


Inoculations and vaccinations

The only inoculation requirement for visitors is a yellow fever vaccination certificate for those entering South Africa within six days of leaving (or travelling through) a yellow fever zone. You cannot get an inoculation upon arrival and your inoculation certificate must be dated at least ten days prior to your arrival in South Africa. Babies of one year old or less are exempt. More information can be found here on the website of the Western Cape Provincial Government.

Malaria is endemic in some parts of Mpumalanga, Northern Province, and northern KwaZulu-Natal and it is essential to take precautions if you intend to visit these areas. The bilharzia parasite is present in streams, rivers, lakes and dams in some of the northern and eastern parts of the country, and visitors should avoid contact with the water in these regions. There is no immunisation against bilharzia. The closest malaria and bilharzia regions are approximately 1600 kilometres from Cape Town. Please consult your local doctor / travel clinic for further advice.

HEALTH


Inoculations and vaccinations

The only inoculation requirement for visitors is a yellow fever vaccination certificate for those entering South Africa within six days of leaving (or travelling through) a yellow fever zone. You cannot get an inoculation upon arrival and your inoculation certificate must be dated at least ten days prior to your arrival in South Africa. Babies of one year old or less are exempt. More information can be found here on the website of the Western Cape Provincial Government.

Malaria is endemic in some parts of Mpumalanga, Northern Province, and northern KwaZulu-Natal and it is essential to take precautions if you intend to visit these areas. The bilharzia parasite is present in streams, rivers, lakes and dams in some of the northern and eastern parts of the country, and visitors should avoid contact with the water in these regions. There is no immunisation against bilharzia. The closest malaria and bilharzia regions are approximately 1600 kilometres from Cape Town. Please consult your local doctor / travel clinic for further advice.

HEALTH


Inoculations and vaccinations

The only inoculation requirement for visitors is a yellow fever vaccination certificate for those entering South Africa within six days of leaving (or travelling through) a yellow fever zone. You cannot get an inoculation upon arrival and your inoculation certificate must be dated at least ten days prior to your arrival in South Africa. Babies of one year old or less are exempt. More information can be found here on the website of the Western Cape Provincial Government.

Malaria is endemic in some parts of Mpumalanga, Northern Province, and northern KwaZulu-Natal and it is essential to take precautions if you intend to visit these areas. The bilharzia parasite is present in streams, rivers, lakes and dams in some of the northern and eastern parts of the country, and visitors should avoid contact with the water in these regions. There is no immunisation against bilharzia. The closest malaria and bilharzia regions are approximately 1600 kilometres from Cape Town. Please consult your local doctor / travel clinic for further advice.

TOUR


SAAO 200 Pre- and Post-Symposium Tour

Visit some of South Africaʼs important astronomy sites on a pre- or post-Symposium tour, tailor-made for SAAO 200 Symposium attendees.

TOUR


SAAO 200 Pre- and Post-Symposium Tour

Visit some of South Africaʼs important astronomy sites on a pre- or post-Symposium tour, tailor-made for SAAO 200 Symposium attendees.

TOUR


SAAO 200 Pre- and Post-Symposium Tour

Visit some of South Africaʼs important astronomy sites on a pre- or post-Symposium tour, tailor-made for SAAO 200 Symposium attendees.

Tour to Sutherland
SAAO SUTHERLAND OBSERVATORY, SUTHERLAND, NORTHERN CAPE
One night: 16 – 17 October 2020 or 23 – 24 October 2020
Package price
ZAR 5,060.00
PER PERSON SHARING
ZAR 5,329.50
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Tour to Sutherland
SAAO SUTHERLAND OBSERVATORY, SUTHERLAND, NORTHERN CAPE
One night: 16 – 17 October 2020 or 23 – 24 October 2020
Package price
ZAR 5,060.00
PER PERSON SHARING
ZAR 5,329.50
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Tour to Sutherland
SAAO SUTHERLAND OBSERVATORY, SUTHERLAND, NORTHERN CAPE
One night: 16 – 17 October 2020 or 23 – 24 October 2020
Package price
ZAR 5,060.00
PER PERSON SHARING
ZAR 5,329.50
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

The principal town of the Roggeveld Karoo, Sutherland is situated in a hollow in the rolling hills of the high Roggeveld Plateau some 1450 m above sea level.

It has the distinction of being one of the coldest towns in South Africa and is frequently blanketed in snow during the winter months.

Some 10 km east of Sutherland, a site was selected on the crest of a ridge of hills in 1972 for the establishment of the South African Astronomical Observatory where the high elevation and a complete lack of atmospheric and light pollution presented optimal conditions for unparalleled views of the southern skies.

The principal town of the Roggeveld Karoo, Sutherland is situated in a hollow in the rolling hills of the high Roggeveld Plateau some 1450 m above sea level.

It has the distinction of being one of the coldest towns in South Africa and is frequently blanketed in snow during the winter months.

Some 10 km east of Sutherland, a site was selected on the crest of a ridge of hills in 1972 for the establishment of the South African Astronomical Observatory where the high elevation and a complete lack of atmospheric and light pollution presented optimal conditions for unparalleled views of the southern skies.

The principal town of the Roggeveld Karoo, Sutherland is situated in a hollow in the rolling hills of the high Roggeveld Plateau some 1450 m above sea level.

It has the distinction of being one of the coldest towns in South Africa and is frequently blanketed in snow during the winter months.

Some 10 km east of Sutherland, a site was selected on the crest of a ridge of hills in 1972 for the establishment of the South African Astronomical Observatory where the high elevation and a complete lack of atmospheric and light pollution presented optimal conditions for unparalleled views of the southern skies.

Includes:

• Accommodation
• Transport in a luxury coach
• Three meals daily
• Night-time visit to the SAAO Sutherland Observatory

For more information or to book, please email GILTEDGE on SAAOtour@giltedge.com

Excludes:

• All drinks, gratuities, and other items of a personal nature
• Travel insurance
• Other tour activities

Includes:

• Accommodation
• Transport in a luxury coach
• Three meals daily
• Night-time visit to the SAAO Sutherland Observatory

For more information or to book, please email GILTEDGE on SAAOtour@giltedge.com

Excludes:

• All drinks, gratuities, and other items of a personal nature
• Travel insurance
• Other tour activities

Includes:

• Accommodation
• Transport in a luxury coach
• Three meals daily
• Night-time visit to the SAAO Sutherland Observatory

For more information or to book, please email GILTEDGE on SAAOtour@giltedge.com

Excludes:

• All drinks, gratuities, and other items of a personal nature
• Travel insurance
• Other tour activities