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$25+ pppn

  • University of KZN has rooms available in their residence. Single rooms, $30 (global north), $25 (global South)
    to book: Philisa Zibi <>

$20 to $30pppn

  • Thompsons Travel has block booked budget accomodation. Book directly through their website: LINK TBC


  • 10 Dorm beds available in old mansion in Musgrave, close to DUT, $12pppn (R100).
    Contact Stephen 083 762 8870 or
  • Coast to Coast and Alternative route lists backpackers and budget hostels in South Africa

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Police and Flying Squad: 10111
Metro Police: 031 361 0000
Ambulance: 10177
Netcare Medical Response: 082 911
EMRS Medical Response: 10177

Don’t ask a local, we dont know. It all changed.
this is now that and no one knows where to send you.

Stay Safe

Nov 11

Taken from official COP/CMP7 site:

In general:

  • Don’t carry a camera openly in the city. Please take care when using your camera, as this will identify you as a tourist and could draw unnecessary attention.
  • Avoid wearing jewellery and expensive watches.
  • If you are accosted, remain calm and be co-operative.
  • Be extra-careful when drawing money from a bank machine [ATM]

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Below is listed all the links to registering your events at major venues: continue reading…


Nov 11

From tourist information

Want to visit South Africa? Here’s information on the basic requirements for entering South Africa, as well as links to full information on visas – what they are, who needs them, and when, where and how to apply for them.

NOTE: Requirements for entry into South Africa differ from country to country, and are subject to change. Always make inquiries before travelling to South Africa. continue reading…

Airports company: King shaka Airport

Airport Bus Transport

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There are a few options for travelling around Durban via public transport.
Official Advice from the Municipality specific to COP17/CMP7  click here

Thekweni (Durban) public transport information service
Website with travel planner facility. Map of COP specific services below (This may be for registered delegates only though)

The People Mover bus service connects CBD locations with the beachfront, Peoples Space and ICC. R4/journey, frequent service.

Minibus Taxi’s control some routes around town. Short journey should be about R4. Be aware when catching. Never get into an empty minibus, or one with only men inside. Dont feel pressured to take one you’re not comfortable with, the touts will try to get you to use theirs rather than a competitor. Its how the majority of South Africans travel, and bring you face to face with the people that you never meet from the confines of your car.
Read a white (umlungu) girls blog on catching taxi’s