The AEN in conjunction with Turners DMC has arranged a variety of travel and accommodation options for the conference participants.

The official hotel for the conference is the City Lodge Lynnwood, and the City Lodge is the only hotel from which complimentary shuttle services will run to and from the CSIR.

The alternative conference accommodation in Pretoria ranges from 3* hotels to budget lodging. Distance from the venue is listed for the guest’s convenience.

We strongly advise all participants travelling to South Africa to check the relevant visa requirements and to apply for their visa at least 2 months in advance of the conference.

It is the delegate’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate visa and the conference is unable to intervene in the process.

We would also like to encourage the Evidence 2018 delegates to arrange their own health and travel insurance in advance of their journey to South Africa and ensure that they have the appropriate documentation with them at the conference.

Please click on the links below for general information, travel and accommodation bookings:

About the Venue 

Ideally situated close to all the central amenities in Pretoria and easily accessible from all major routes in Gauteng is Pretoria’s very own dedicated International Convention Centre.

Address:  1 Meiring Naude Road, Pretoria (download the map here)

Commute by Gautrain
Travel stress-free!  The CSIR ICC is conveniently linked to the Gautrain bus routes. Click here to view the details.

Commute by public bus 
The City of Tshwane bus labeled “Scientia” provides easy access between the CBD and the CSIR ICC. The bus operates on Mondays to Fridays as follows:

From City to CSIR

  • 07:00 Depart from Pretoria Train Station
  • 07:25 Depart from “Faerie Glen” departure point in Madiba (Vermeulen) Street between Paul Kruger & Thabo Sehume (Andries) Streets

From CSIR to City 

  • 16:35 Depart from CSIR to Madiba Street
  • 16:35 Depart from CSIR to Pretoria Train Station

Commute by public taxi
Taxis coming to the CSIR are generally available in the CBD at the corner of Prinsloo and Vermeulen Streets from 06:00 till around 08:30 or 09:00.
Taxis from the CSIR back to the CBD are generally available between 15:00 and 17:00 outside the CSIR security boom.