Travel, accommodation & food

Delegates are to make their own transport and accommodation arrangements. Marine Dynamics will provide a shuttle service to and from the venue to help you attend the Symposium and its events, and a number of accommodation options are available in close proximity to the Symposium venue.

Students: Travel and accommodation grant info 


The Great White House offers a 10% disount to all delegates.
Located in Kleinbaai, the Great White House is famous for it’s authentic, exceptional accommodation, suitable for families, couples and travellers of all ages. The Great White House is equipped with a fantastic restaurant, bar, coffee shop, gift shop and adjacent chalets for accommodation. Enjoy a delicious meal before embarking on an exciting wildlife excursion. 

Panorama venue is offering 50% discounted rates to all delegates.
Located at the foot of the Franskraal Mountain between Gansbaai and Uilenskraalsmond. Beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean are a must see. It is the perfect getaway for families, friends or groups. All guesthouses have access to the Summer Swimming pool, kids areas & all hiking routes on the farm.

There are several accommodation options close to the symposium venue. Many other popular options are available in surrounding areas too.

View the below map to see the symposium venue location in relation to accommodation options.


From airport 
Airport Transfers to Gansbaai, hired vehicles or self drive.

16 December 2021 14h00
One-way transport from Cape Town International Airport at R400 p/p
Transport to the airport after the symposium can be arranged.
Please make sure to book in advance: [email protected]

In Gansbaai 
Marine Dynamics Shuttle service to and from the symposium venue at scheduled times.

Parking at the venue

Symposium attendees relying on a personal or hired vehicle for the duration of the event will be able to park at the venue.

Food & Restaurants

The Symposium will supply tea, coffee, light snacks and lunch throughout the days of the event, but encourages attendees to explore the surrounding Gansbaai area for dinner.

In keeping with our sustainability focus, Symposium, attendees are encouraged to consult the WWF SASSI List if selecting seafood, and to avoid single-use plastic shopping bags, cups, straws, cutlery and takeaway containers wherever possible.

16 NovEarly registration. Explore restaurants in town for dinner.
17 NovIce Breaker
18 NovGala Dinner