12th International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge


Weather in April

The Western Cape has a Mediterranean Climate. In April in Western Cape, the average air temperature ranges from 21 °C (70 °F) during the day to 12 °C (54 °F) at night.

Layering with sweaters and shirts is recommended. Cape Town during the Autumn (March–May ) is an excellent time to visit.


Access to the Internet is widely available throughout Cape Town and the Western Cape. The Congress hotel will provide free and fast internet access to Congress Delegates.

Visa Requirements

Please be aware of South Africa’s visa requirements and plan your travel well in advance. Visa regulations can change, and it’s crucial to stay updated. Two clean pages are required in your passport. Please check with your passport country if a VISA is required. From a South African perspective information can be obtained at: http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/applying-for-sa-visa  at the airport on their departure by producing the invoices or receipts exhibiting VAT paid and the goods in question.


We trust you will have an enjoyable stay in our country. We would like to advise you not to walk on your own in the city centre at night and not to leave your personal possessions unattended in the congress hotel, vehicles or anywhere else. Please take the normal precautions one would when visiting a foreign country.

Avoid carrying large sums of cash, don’t carry cameras in plain sight and do not leave belongings unattended.

Heed the advice of your hosts, Stellenbosch Tourism Visitor Centre staff, or locals on where to go after dusk. Avoid walking in deserted and dark places at night. Park in a secure, well-lit area with street guards.

Never allow strangers to assist you in any way at ATMs or cash points.  Street children and beggars may approach you for a handout. If you wish to help, consider giving food, donating to a registered charity or contact Cape Town Tourism for advice.  Keep copies of all valuable documents in a safe place.


High quality tap water is available everywhere in Cape Town and the Western Cape and is safe to drink. Many local manufacturers produce bottled water from sources around the Western Cape’s Mountain ranges.

Health and Immunisation

The only inoculation requirement for visitors is a yellow fever vaccination certificate from those who enter South Africa within six days of leaving a yellow fever zone.  The vaccination certificate must be dated at least 10 days prior to your arrival in South Africa.  Please consult your local doctor or travel clinic for more information.

Medical Services

Visitors are advised not to rely on the national health scheme. South Africa has world class private medical facilities and hospitals. It is advisable to purchase travel insurance that covers medical expenses during the period of your stay.