Vanderbijlpark is approximately an hour’s drive from OR Tambo Aiport close to Johannesburg. There is no regular public transit service between OR Tambo Airport and Vanderbijlpark. Delegates can choose to make use of pre-arranged transport for arrivals on Tuesday 6 October 2015 or hire a car. Participants planning to stay on to attend the ICDE world conference may prefer to hire a car for sightseeing over the weekend on route to Sun City, or return to OR Tambo Airport to arrange transfers for the ICDE conference. We recommend that participants who are not familiar with driving in South Africa avoid driving after dark on unfamiliar routes. Please see read our safety tips.
Arranged transport for arrivals at OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday 6 October 2015
North-West University will assist in arranging transport for delegates arriving at OR Tambo International Airport on 6 October 2015. Please send an email requesting transport with flight details and arrival times. This will cost R150.00 (approximately $13) and can be paid in local currency during the meeting. This service is only available for arrivals on Tuesday 6 October 2015.
Return to OR Tambo International Airport on Friday 9 October 2015
North-West University will assist with arranging bookings for return transport to OR Tambo International Airport on the afternoon of Friday 9 October 2015. Similar costs will apply and this can be paid in local currency during the meetings. The OERu Council of CEOs meeting will adjourn by 2.30pm. Please send an email to arrange transport to and from the airport. Delegates staying on in South Africa can arrange care hire at the airport. Visit the tourist attractions page for options to consider.
Participants should make their own arrangements for car rental. We recommend that you hire a GPS for a nominal cost to assist with navigation. There are two main routes 1) Via the Sybrand Van Niekerk Freeway (R24) and then R59 or 2) the N12 and N1. Some routes have toll gates, however the major car rental companies equip their vehicles with the e-tags used for the E-Toll system in Guateng.