Transport & Accommodation


INFORMATION FOR SPONSORED COACH TRANSPORT from Durban, Johannesburg or Cape Town – for full time students with accepted extended abstracts who have requested transport assistance on their online registration.


Saturday 29th November 2014 (overnight)


Departure – OR Tambo International Airport – coach terminal (behind the InterContinental Hotel)

Eta in PE – 10h00 on Sunday 30th


Friday 5th December 2014

06h00 from NMMU

ETA in JNB – 22h00 on Friday 5th December


Saturday 29th November 2014 (overnight)


Departure – King Shaka International Airport – coach terminal past the Nedbank ATM

Eta in PE – 08h00 on Sunday 30th

Friday 5th December 2014

07h00 from NMMU

ETA in DUR – 19h00 on Friday 5th December

Cape Town

Sunday 30th November 2014


Departure – Cape Town International Airport – coach terminal next to Parcade by CNA exit

Eta in PE – 17h00 on Sunday 30th

Friday 5th December 2014

08h00 from NMMU

ETA in CPT – 18h30 on Friday 5th December

There will be signage and a staff member at each departure to assist.




Coach transport will be provided at no cost to registered full time students engaged in global change related work (incl post docs), and foreign nationals (students and post docs) who are NRF-funded and Part Time Students with particular financial needs. To qualify for free transport you are required to   present approved extended papers or posters.

Arrival on 30 November, Departure on 5 December

Cape Town – Port Elizabeth, return

Durban – Port Elizabeth, return

Johannesburg – Port Elizabeth, return

Travel schedules and departure points will be communicated in the final announcement.

Note that Full Time Students engaged in global change related work (incl post docs), and foreign nationals (students and post docs) who are NRF-funded and Part Time Students with particular financial needs who apply for additional support for student attendance and who are travelling from remote locations will have the opportunity to request special travel arrangements in the registration process.



Full Time Students  engaged in global change related work (incl post docs), and foreign nationals (students and post docs) who are NRF-funded and Part Time Students with particular financial needs who will present approved extended abstracts will be provided with Residence 4/3/2 roomed units at no cost. All others, including Full Time Students who do not receive additional support for student attendance will need to pay for this accommodation.

The units are multi-roomed, with shared lounge and bathroom facilities but with individual bedrooms.

The accommodation will include breakfast daily and dinner on Thursday evening.

Please give some thought as to who you will be sharing with as this will be required when you complete your online registration.

Residence accommodation is available to other delegates at a cost (see below)

DELEGATE ACCOMMODATION - Residence / Port Elizabeth Hotels

All delegates, including students who have not submitted extended abstracts need to book their own accommodation. Options, including residence accommodation are provided below.

Group Rates have been negotiated. Release dates will be applicable.

Please book using the booking reference provided and pay the hotel directly.

Hotel Accommodation Port Elizabeth Beachfront

Protea Hotel Marine - Port Elizabeth

Booking Reference: Global Change

Contact: Clyde Edwards

Tel:  +27 41 583-2101   Cell: 072 688 4377     Fax2Email: 086 5700 573

E-mail: guestrelations@phmarine.co.za

Road Lodge Port Elizabeth: R545.40 per room per night. Breakfast R65
Booking Reference: 132004
Contact: Mike Odendaal
Tel: +27 41 583 4404 | Fax: +27 41 583 4848 | Email: rlpe.dm@citylodge.co.za

Town Lodge, Port Elizabeth: Single: R878.70. Double: R979.70. Breakfast from R100.
Booking Reference: 61737
Contact: Siyanda Makapela
Tel: +27 41 509 2000 | Fax: +27 41 509 2020 | Email: tlpe.resv@citylodge.co.za

City Lodge, Port Elizabeth: Single: R1030.20.  Double: R1232.20.  Breakfast R120
Booking Reference: 177952
Contact: Charl Minnie
Tel: +27 41 584 0322 | Fax: +27 41 584 0374 | Email: clpe.resv@citylodge.co.za

The Boardwalk Hotel:  Single: R1759. Double: R1944. Rates per room incl breakfast
Booking Reference: GlobalBW
Contact: Reuben Zondi
E-mail: grpresv@za.suninternational.com;
Fax: +27 11 7807596; Phone: +27 (0117807540

Summerstrand Hotel: Single R806.00. Double: R884.00 including breakfast
Booking Reference: NMMU Global Change Conference
Contact: Sephora Dimpane
Tel: 041 583 3131  Email: Sephora@hotsummer.co.za

Protea / Indwe Residence: NMMU Sanlam Student Village
R155 per person sharing including breakfast.
2/ 3 or 4 bed units. No singles.
Dinner is available on Thursday night at a cost of R70.
Please book and pay for residence accommodation on your delegate registration.

Airport transfers are available for all registered delegates between the airport and hotels or NMMU Campus will be available on Sunday 30 November and Monday 1 December and on Thursday afternoon / Friday morning. These will be determined by the flight schedules of those attending.
Details will be communicated to registered delegates.

Students / Delegates not making use of on-campus accommodation are requested to make their own arrangements for daily transport to the conference venue.