Visa Information

Depending on your nationality, you may require a visa to enter the Republic of South Africa.  Please click here  for required documentation to obtain a visa or visit South Africa's Department of Home Affairs for additional details and entry requirements.  If you require a letter of support to accompany your visa application, please contact Kirsty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hotel Accommodation

Airport Proximity
The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre is located 10 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and easily accessible from 3 major highways making it the ideal location for leasure and business travelers alike. Birchwood offers a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to and from the airport as well as the nearby East Rand Mall shopping centre.

For a map and directions to the Birchwood Hotel, click here.

Recreational Activities

Birchwood Hotel is surrounded by numerous shopping attractions. More adventurous visitors will benefit the on-site tour operator which offers tours to Soweto, the Lion & Rhino Park as well as historical monuments and museums. Whilst on the property however, there are a host of on-site facilities which include squash, 5-a-side soccer, gym, spa and a swimming pool. Guests can enjoy fine dining at The Local Grill or Tazza Caffe.


To take advantage of our delegate rates please sign up for the conference where you will find out more about the accommodation options we will be offering during the conference.