Accommodation and travel information

PLEASE NOTE: Accommodation, registration, and travel arrangements to and from the symposium and graduate learning camp will be the responsibility of the delegate.

Getting to Pretoria

By air

Flying into the OR Tambo International Airport is the easiest and most convenient way of getting to Pretoria from other cities in Africa and from other international departure points. It is then a relatively short drive (40 minutes) from the airport to the centre of Pretoria.

Facilities and services at the airport are comprehensive and include several ATMs and banks, a duty-free shopping mall, a selection of bars and restaurants, a business centre and lifts for passengers with disabilities. Information kiosks are located in each of the six terminals. You’ll find baggage trolleys and porter services at designated areas throughout the airport, and visitors are cautioned to only use the blue-uniformed porters, who display ACSA-authorised permits.

By Gautrain from OR Tambo International Airport

HATFIELD STATION (GPS: S:25°44.859′ E: 028°14.280′)

The Gautrain station at the Airport, is two levels above the Terminal A Arrivals and one level above the Terminal A Departures. Access is via a lift from either the ground (Terminal A Arrivals) or first level (Terminal A Departures), as well as an escalator on the first level (Terminal A Departures) opposite the KFC outlet. There are directions at the Airport itself.

Before you can hop onto the train you will have to purchase a Gautrain gold card, you buy them directly from the ticket offices or at the Gautrain vending machines, for R13.

When you buy the card, you also pay for, and load, whatever amount of credit you choose, onto the card.

Load around R300 onto your card as this should be sufficient to take you all the way to Hatfield Station and you will be able to use the Gautrain busses, a single fare from the airport to Hatfield is R 183.

You will need your passport to register your Gautrain Gold Card at a ticket office.

For the commuting: From the OR Tambo station you travel until you reach the Marlboro station. At the Marlboro Station you get off the train and take the next train to Pretoria (make sure it is the North-South Commuter) and travel until you reach the Hatfield Station after Pretoria Station.

At the Hatfield station you may walk or take a taxi to your hotel.

Transfer options from the Hatfield Station to Future Africa Campus will be uploaded on this page closer to the Symposium.

Please refer to the following link for more information:

By car

There are five main highways which come together in the Gauteng, where Pretoria is situated, making the city accessible from all major population centres in the country.

Future Africa Campus -

By shuttle

Please send your flight details to Nadege at [email protected].

We will gladly assist you with personal shuttle arrangements.



Future Africa offers short term accommodation options for conference participants.

Our rooms are serviced and offer:

  • Modular workstation
  • Free wifi and LAN-connection
  • On-suite bathroom (showers only)
  • Self-catering options with kitchenette (available on request)

Our campus also hosts a large dining hall and secure parking.

Our facilities are adjacent to the TuksSport campus and offer safe outdoor training as well as gymnasium facilities.

Reservation is essential and can be made at [email protected].


Brooklyn Guest House

A home away from home with a warm ambiance and affordable rates.

Brooklyn Guesthouses has expanded to 6 neighbouring houses, several garden cottages, and a tea garden – all on one premises. Interlinked with gardens and trees, shaded sitting nooks, water features and swimming pools, it forms a true urban village in the exclusive suburb of Brooklyn, Pretoria.

Brooklyn Guesthouses (Pty) Ltd is associated with the leading national authorities in tourism and upholds internationally accredited levels of quality. They pride themselves on their service and care and my friendly staff to tend to your every need. They have 33 rooms / three conference venues / tea garden (restaurant) and they provide dinners and shuttles.

Budget single - R690 B&B / Budget double R790 B&B

Standard single - R730 B&B / Standard double R900 B&B

Deluxe single - R790 B&B / Deluxe double or twin R990 B&B.

Booking Code: BGH Savanna

Location: 132 Murray St, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0011.

Contact details: +27 12 362 1728


About Guest Lodge  

About Guest Lodge is located in the heart of Brooklyn in Pretoria and it is only two blocks from the main entrance of the University of Pretoria, about 500m from Loftus Stadium (home of the Blue Bulls), and near all Embassies. About Guest Lodge has six en-suite bedrooms. All rooms are equipped with queen extra length beds, flat screen TV’s, DStv, air conditioners, built in hair dryers, electronic safes, mini bar fridges, jet baths and showers, heated towel rails, bathroom extractor fans and Hi Thread count linen.

A fully stocked bar is available to guests and their visitors, and we have a wide variety of the best coffee and tea around the world with different flavours, grinds, and a range of organic and herbal tea and coffee.

Room Rate: R995.00 Per Person Per Night/Bed and Breakfast/Single Room.

Room Rate: R630.00 Per Person Sharing Per Night/Bed and Breakfast/Double Room.

Booking Code: Savanna Skills (Remember to quote this code when booking to qualify for the special rate)

Location: 37 Anderson Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0083 South Africa

Contact details: +27 12 362 4422


Bwelani Guest House

This luxury 4 star spacious guesthouse with its tranquil ambience offers a "home away from home" experience. It is centrally situated in Brooklyn – one of Pretoria's most prestigious and exclusive neighbourhoods. Bwelani offers an environment where guests have the opportunity to relax and recharge. The guesthouse is elegantly decorated with a unique African style. The owner collected the majority of the art pieces during the many years she had the privilege of living and working in Africa and the Middle East; as well as during extensive travels across the globe. The diverse 'origin' of the pieces makes for a rich, unique and eclectic décor.

Room Rate:  R900.00 Single Bed & Breakfast (1 GUEST per room)

Room Rate:  R1290.00 Sharing Bed & Breakfast (2 GUESTS per room)

Booking Code:  SSK (Remember to quote this code when booking to qualify for the special rate)

Location: 210 Roper Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0181

Contact details: +27 74 848 5939


Feel free to contact us directly should you require assistance with your accommodation booking:  [email protected]

Important Dates
Conference Duration
17 July 2019 08:00 - 20 July 2019 17:00
6 February 2019 - 17 July 2019 [CLOSED]
Call For Abstracts
31 January 2019 - 25 June 2019
Nadege Shipley
Contact Email
[email protected]
Contact Number
(+27) 0123481299
  • Flexible parametric distributions: theory and applications
  • Biostatistics
  • Spatial statistics
  • Supervised/unsupervised learning
  • Bayesian modelling
  • Extreme value theory