PyConZA 2016 will take place at The River Club in Observatory on the 6th and 7th October. The River Club is located near Hartleyvale Stadium on Liesbeek Parkway, after turning right onto Observatory Road on the way to the Observatory and turning left.
One of Observatory’s landmark buildings, The River Club has been a gracious host since 1939 for conferences, restaurant goers, and avid golfers. Under new and energetic owners, the grand dame on the banks of The Liesbeek River has enjoyed an extensive makeover and is ready to welcome a new generation of visitors for work and play. It has been fitted with state of the art audiovisual and communication technology, on-site catering, and upgraded WiFi.
You can read more about the venue on the official website.
There will also be PyConZA Sprints, Software Carpentry (SWC), and a DjangoGirls event happening around the conference, with venue and exact dates still to be decided.
Map & Parking
There is ample parking right in front of the building.
Cape Town offers a lot of options for accommodation and we would like to highlight some options close to the conference venue.
|Accommodation name||Location||Contact phone||Type of accomm.||Avg. room rate per night|
|Protea Mowbray||Mowbray||+27 21 442 5300||Hotel||R 1 676,00|
|Hilton Doubletree||Salt River||+27 21 404 0570||Hotel||R 1 195,00|
|Westin Grand||Cape Town CBD||+27 21 4129999||Hotel||R 1 990,00|
|African Heart Backpackers||Observatory||+27 21 4473125||Backpackers/B&B||R 500|
|Bay Leaf Cottage||Observatory||+27 21 7621543||Backpackers||R 1 000|
|Aloe House||Observatory||+27 21 4485337||B&B||R 500,00|
|River View Lodge||Observatory||+27 21 4479056||B&B||R 350|
|Obz Cottages||Observatory||+27 21 4484552||Self-catering||On request|
|20 On Dixton||Mowbray||+27 82 559 9004||B&B||R 500,00|
|Lighthouse Farm Lodge & Backpackers||Mowbray||+27 21 447 9165||Backpackers||R 300|
|Medindi Manor||Rondebosch||+27 21 686 3563||B&B||R 815|
|Banksia Boutique||Rosebank||+27 21 689 2992||Hotel||R 1 456,49|
|Southern Sun Newlands||Newlands||+27 21 683 6562||Hotel||R 1 505|
|Wild Olive Guest House||Newlands||+27 21 683 0880||B&B||R 695|
|Koornhoop Manor House||Observatory||+27 21 448 0595||B&B||R 890|
|Forest Cottage||Pinelands||+27 21 531 6123||B&B||R 700|
|Rondebosch Manor||Rondebosch||+27 21 686 9752||B&B||R 950|
|Plumtree Cottages, Newlands||Newlands||+27 21 689 3841||B&B||R 850|
|Thirty On Grace||Claremont||+27 21 761 6025||B&B||R 1 000|