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African Ports Evolution & African Rail Evolution 2018 is pleased to offer our participants additional value adds when attending the event. We have negotiated special rates and savings with our preferred partners:


Hilton Hotel

Southern Sun Elangeni

Protea hotel 


Parking at the Durban International Convention Centre can be accessed at 45 Bram Fischer Road, Durban. The Durban Exhibition Centre parking areas can be accessed via Walnut Road and Aliwal Street.

The Durban ICC offers 1000 parking bays in the underground parking lot accessed from Bram Fischer Road and a further 340 parking bays at the Durban Exhibition Centre.

The parking areas are managed by specialist car park operators, Katanga Parking Services.


South African Airways is the official airline partner of African Ports Evolution & African Rail Evolution 2018 and is offering delegates great discounts on airfares. Winner of the “Best Airline in Africa” Award in the regional category for twelve consecutive years, we have no doubt you will enjoy your flight.

Please note that airfares are only applicable for travel 14 days prior and/or after the official event dates which are 2 – 3 October 2018.

Promo code: APEARE2018

Travel Information

Visa information

  • All attendees must have 2 adjacent blank pages in their passports, which must be valid for no less than 30 days after expiry of the intended visit.
  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if you are traveling from an African country.
  • Visitors’ visas are required for international travellers who have permanent residence outside South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a period of 90 days or less.

Note that requirements are subject to change.

For more information and requirements please

For additional information contact Anthea Buys +27 21 700 4335 or email:

Travel Information

About the host City

Durban is a natural paradise known for its gorgeous coastline of sun-kissed beaches and subtropical climate, situated on the eastern seaboard of Africa. The City is built around one of the busiest ports in Africa and our people are our pride. The city focuses on providing visitors with a unique set of experiences that go beyond the beach and into the realm of Durban’s diverse culture, urban lifestyle and scenic diversity. The City of Durban is an elegant, mature and ambitious city. It is a trendsetter in offering great lifestyle, speckled with adventure activities, blessed with natural beauty and is an astonishingly livable city. Whether you here as a business delegate or a leisure traveller there is a warm African flavour that will capture your heart forever.