WERA 2018 WORLD CONGRESS   |   3-5 August 2018    |   CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA




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The following will be offered:

- Tuesday, 31 July
- Monday, 06 August
- Tuesday, 07 August


Townships in Cape Town
- Tuesday, 31 July: 13h00 – 17h30
- Monday, 06 August: 13h00 – 17h30
- Tuesday, 07 August: 08h00 – 12h30


Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip
- Tuesday, 31 July: 08h00 – 17h30
- Monday, 06 August: 08h00 – 17h30


Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town Half day
- Monday, 06 August: 13h00 – 17h30
- Tuesday, 07 August: 13h00 – 17h30


Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town Full day
- Tuesday, 31 July: 08h00 – 17h30


Cape Town City Tour Half day
- Tuesday, 31 July: 13h00 – 17h30
- Monday, 06 August: 13h00 – 17h30
- Tuesday, 07 August: 13h00 – 17h30


Cape Town Safari Full Day Tour

- Tuesday, 31 July: 08h00 – 18h00





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Discover the multicultural side of Cape Town and interact with the locals, from District Six where forced removals changed the lives of many people, to informal settlements where traditional healers and shebeens add to the rich culture of township life.
Visit the following land marks: District Six, District six Museum (closed on Sundays), Langa (oldest formal township), Community school / crèche, shebeen (option to taste traditional beer), meet township entrepreneurs, attend a Charismatic church service (Sunday), Orange Wi-Fi on board.

Minimum of 5 delegates to book tour

Price includes:

Pick up and drop off from The Westin Hotel Cape Town.

Welcome drinks, registered tour guide, transport in air-conditioned vehicle, and entrance fees to mentioned visits.

Price Per Person: $112.00





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Spend a day in the gorgeous wine country of Stellenbosch and Paarl Valley, enjoying some of the Cape Winelands’ famous wines along with historic towns and scenic drives. It’s an ideal day trip for wine lovers as well as anyone who can appreciate the area’s history and dramatic beauty.

Get picked up at your central Cape Town hotel and begin your day trip into Western Cape wine country.
The first stop is a visit to the town of Paarl in the Paarl Valley, where you’ll visit a wine estate for a cellar tour and wine tasting session. Next, stop in pretty Franschhoek before heading to Stellenbosch. It’s second only to Cape Town as the oldest European settlement in the province, and where the region’s winemaking got its start. The last wine tasting of the tour will be at one of the prominent wine estates in Stellenbosch. The Pinotage grape is unique to South Africa, having been hybridized in the country, but it’s not the only wine you’ll taste. Other varietals are grown in South Africa, too, including Shiraz, Semillon, and Chardonnay.

During your stops in Paarl and Stellenbosch, enjoy some free time to explore the towns on foot at your leisure. After the last tasting of this relaxing day, head back to Cape Town aboard the vehicle. Please note that the order of stops may differ depending on the day.

Minimum of 5 delegates to book tour


Price includes:
Pick up and drop off from The Westin Hotel Cape Town.
Minimum of 3 wine tastings (with opportunity to purchase wine).

Price Per Person: $175.00




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No trip to Cape Town would be complete without a visit to The Cape of Good Hope. The southern tip of the Cape Peninsula is where we find The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, a windswept park of beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs and the commanding Cape Point. Your trip with Go Cape Tours will take you by Clifton, Camps Bay, The 12 Apostles, and Llandudno. Chapman’s Peak Drive with its tight turns and steep cliffs is breathtaking in any weather and offers many photo opportunities. Boulders Beach Penguin Colony on the shores of False Bay allows guests to get close to some of the best loved inhabitants of the Cape Peninsula before we start our journey back to Cape Town over the Steenberg on Ou Kaapseweg.

Minimum of 5 delegates to book tour

Price includes: Pick up and drop off from The Westin Cape Town and entrance fee.
Price excludes: Lunch and fee to optional visits.

Half day (Cape Peninsula) Price Per Person: $130.00
Full Day (Cape Peninsula) Price Per Person: $165.00





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• South African Museum & the Company Gardens
• Parliament Buildings
• City Hall & Castle of Good Hope
• Malay Quarter / Bo-Kaap
• Green Market Square
• Signal Hill
• Camps Bay & Clifton
• Short Diamond factory tour – optional

Minimum of 5 delegates to book tour


Price includes:
Pick up and drop off from The Westin Cape Town.
Registered tourist guide, transport in air-conditioned vehicle, and entry fees to South African Museum.

Price excludes:

Cable car trip up Table Mountain and lunch.

Price Per Person: $108.00




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Just two hours from Cape Town, you can now experience, for the first time in over a century, the return of Africa’s largest wild animals to this region. Set in a big green oasis in the arid Karoo, you can see lion, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, bontebok, springbok, and other antelope large and small, along with soaring eagles and numerous species of birds.
• One Day Safari (daily departure)
• Travel via the wine region & Klein Karoo
• Fruit growing region of Ceres
• Welcome drinks on arrival
• 2 hour game drive in open air 4×4
• Lunch under trees in the open-air or in the boma style restaurant
• Relax around the pool in summer or at the fireplace in winter
• Return to Cape Town via Huguenot Tunnel.
• Orange Wi-Fi on board
Minimum of 2 delegates to book tour

Price includes: welcome drinks, game drive, and lunch
Price excludes: drinks

Price Per Person: $400.00




Important Dates

Submission starts

6 November 2017

Submission ends

30 April 2018


Decisions announced

30 May 2018

Early bird registration

January 2018 - 30 June 2018


14 June - 31 July 2018

Submission of final papers 

15 July 2018

WERA conference

3 August - 5 August 2018

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