Travel, accommodation & food

Delegates are to make their own transport and accommodation arrangements. Gansbaai shuttle services are available 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 will be published soon.


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


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

In Gansbaai – Gansbaai Shuttle services

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.