APRASSA Congress and ISAPS Symposium on Facial Aesthetics 2024

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Travel Information

Weather in October

The Western Cape has a Mediterranean Climate. In October 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 Spring (Sept-Oct) is an excellent time to visit.


Access to the Internet is widely available throughout Cape Town and the Western Cape. The Congress hotels 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, Cape Town 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.
  • When exploring Table Mountain National Park, take a map, comfortable walking shoes, a few friends and a charged mobile phone.
  • When hiking, be prepared for weather that can change rapidly, even in summer. Bring along enough water and sunblock, as well as something warm to wear. Start heading back well before dark and don’t venture away from the demarcated paths. Tell a friend or your host where you are going and when you expect to be back. Safety  Information courtesy of Cape Town Tourism