The 12th Biennial Computer Simulation Symposium will be held July 2-4 2009, the weekend leading up to ISB 2009, in Cape Town, South Africa.

The symposium will be held on Cape Town's V & A Waterfront at:

Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge
Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, Western Cape ZA
South Africa 8001

Tel +27 21 4061911
Fax +27 21 4061070

Rooms & Rates
Rooms available:
  • 01 x Studio (One Single Bed)
  • 12 x Standard Twin Suites
  • 37 x Twin Business Suites
  • 08 x Deluxe Rooms (One Double Bed)
  • 15 x Double Family Units (One Double Bed)

  • Studio @ R705.00 (dollars, euros) per room per night
  • Standard Twin Suites @ R1,050.00 (dollars, euros) per room per night
  • Twin Business Suites @ R1,250.00 (dollars, euros) per room per night
  • Deluxe Rooms (Single Occupancy) @ R1,045.00 (dollars, euros) per room per night
  • Deluxe Rooms (Double Occupancy) @ R1,245.00 (dollars, euros) per room per night
  • Double Family Units @ R1,235.00 (dollars, euros) per room per night

Rates are inclusive of breakfast and VAT Parking is available at an additional cost per vehicle per night. Airport transfers can be arranged. Delegates are to book accommodation directly with the hotel.

Booking Information

You can book your room with the Event & Sales Manager, Uneeda Botha. Be sure to quote Reference 590200 when booking your room to ensure your accommodation is linked to the TGCS conference booking and that you qualify for the conference rates.

If you want to share a room but don't have someone to share with, email Mark King and he will try to put you in touch with someone who is in a similar position.

The deadline for booking your accommodation with the hotel is May 1 2009.


The South African currency is rands (R) and cents (c). Foreign currency can be exchanged at any commercial bank, American Express, Thomas Cook, Rennies or Diners Club office or Bureaux de Change which can be found at airports and most large centres. South Africa has a modern banking system and the majority of shops and hotels accept credit cards. Valed Added Tax (VAT) is currently at 14% and is added to the price of most goods, services and accommodation. As a tourist, retain receipts for purchases to the value of R250 or more and you will be able to claim VAT back on your departure.

Some exchange rates:

  • 1 US$ = R10
  • 1 Euro = R13

WARNING: Credit card fraud is common in South Africa. Protect yourself by only using your credit card at the hotel and banks. Use cash to make purchases at other locations.

What to Do in Capetown

Restaurants: Cape Town is home to a wide variety of excellent restaurants presenting a range of cuisine from fresh Mediterranean flavours to exotic Asian spices, local Cape Malay dishes and traditional African meals. Restaurants in Cape Town are generally well-priced and are often run by top internationally trained chefs. In addition you'll generally find excellent wine lists offering a wide selection of top local wines and, more often than not the location itself will offer superb views and a memorable ambience.

Outdoor: For the adventure, outdoor or sports enthusiast Cape Town is an ideal destination with a range of activities from hiking, climbing and abseiling to watersports, diving and golf. Land, sea or air - Cape Town has it all, combined with fantastic settings and sunny skies.

Shopping: Cape Town is an affordable shopping destination with a wide variety of goods on offer. From hand-crafted jewellery, intricate beadwork and traditional African art to designer labels, diamonds and precious stones, Cape Town has a shopping experience for everyone. Visit one of the trendy shopping malls or scour the local flea markets and streetside stalls for gifts, souveniers and a piece of Cape Town to take home.

More:With its wide variety of activities one could easily spend a week or more in Cape Town. It is a good idea to have a rough idea of what you would like to see and do while in Cape Town and plan a rough itinerary. Take a look at some suggestions on how to spend your time in Cape Town or join one of the many organised day tours from wine route tours to guided walks.

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