Venue - Villa Via Hotel, Gordons Bay

The Villa Via is approximately 40 minutes from the Cape Town city centre and 25 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

The hotel is situated in the heart of the Helderberg, boasting its own unique Winelands, and close to the prestigious Vergelegen and Lourensford wine estates. The famous Stellenbosch Wine Route is 15 minutes away from the hotel.

Workshop Administrator

For all enquiries regarding registration please contact: Unistel Consultus (Pty) Ltd, DELTA 2009 Conference, PO Box 19063, 7505 Tygerberg, South Africa, Tel: +27 21 938 9245, Fax: +27 21 933 2649, e-mail:

Important Information & closing dates

29 May 2009: Final date for Submission of papers for iJMEST and abstracts for other papers
31 August 2009: Final date for Submission of Papers for DELTA'09 Proceedings book
31 August 2009: Closing date for early registration
02 November 2009: Closing date for late registration

Credit Cards

Major credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa) are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.


Parking is available on the premises of the hotel.

Transfers to the Villa Via Hotel

Arrangements and payment for transfers are the delegate's own responsibility.

Transfers to the Villa Via Hotel can be organized directly with the hotel. Please contact the reservations manager, Barbara Rose-Thomas on tel 021 856 8200. Transfers from Cape Town International airport to Villa Via Hotel, Gordons Bay is available at R 280.00 p.p and R 60.00 for every additional person (one way). The transfer vehicles can accommodate up to 7 delegates per transfer.

All delegates staying at alternative accommodation can contact Sonia Minnaar from Minnaar Tours on tel: +27 (0)21 886 8993 or e-mail to arrange transfers.


The official language of the conference will be English. No simultaneous translation service will be provided.

Admission Nametags

Conference nametags must be worn by all participants at all times during the conference and on all conference premises. Nametags should also be worn when attending the events of the social program. Only participants or accompanying persons wearing their conference nametags will be admitted to the scientific sessions and the social events.

Social programme

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Delegates are cordially invited to attend the Opening Cocktail Function to be held at the Villa Via Hotel. This function is included in the registration fee of delegates and accompanying persons. Please indicate attendance on the registration form.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Mid-conference excursion. Please note that an additional cost will be charged to register of the excursion (not included in the Conference Registration fee).

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Thursday, 3 December 2009

Delegates are cordially invited to the Conference Dinner at Spier Wine Estate. One of the most famous sites in the Cape Winelands, the Spier estate near Stellenbosch proudly offers a beautiful setting of an historic 1000-hectare wine estate. The four-star Spier conference centre overlooks the Helderberg Mountain range and lies besides the calming waters of the Eerste River. The cost of the dinner is included for delegates, while accompanying persons can attend at a cost of R350 per person. Transport will be provided from the Villa Via Hotel.

Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December

Sit back and relax for a 1 hr cruise on Dreamcatcher a 45 ft catmaran while enjoying the spectacular view of the sun slowly vanishing below the horizon on an African Sunset Cruise.While cruising along the coastline from Gordons Bay ,along Bikini Beach and up to Steenbras Point you may encounter whales, dolphins and seals.

If you would like to join us then contact Lynsey on 071 172 0654 or email Lynsey at

Price is R150 per person for a 1 hr trip (you are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks on board).

Accompanying persons programme

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