Accommodation and transfers

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that the UCI Para World Championships will be held in Pietermaritzburg from the 30th August 2017 to the 3rd September 2017. Accommodation will be in very short supply during this period, and paddlers are urged to make bookings EARLY.

Arrangements for accommodation and reservations can be made directly with the Event Organisers representative at Official Event accredited hotels and lodging. All bookings, deposit fees and final payments will be arranged with the Event Organisers representative.

The Event Organisers will arrange the following services to and from official event accredited hotels and lodging:
Airport transfer shuttle from King Shaka Airport and Oribi Airport only.
Shuttle Bus transfer to and from the event course daily
Shuttle Bus transfers to official event functions
Event representatives to meet competitors and guests at King Shaka and Oribi Airports only.
Event Representatives to discuss any queries or changes for event accredited accommodation only.

Should competitors or spectators wish to make their own accommodation reservations, they are welcome to do so, however, the event representatives will not be available to assist with any
queries. Shuttle Bus transfers will not be available for competitors or spectators that do not make use of the Event organisers services when making bookings.
For enquiries regarding board, lodging or accommodation, please send an email to

All offical Event Accredited accommodation is a maximum of 10 to 15 minutes drive from the venue.
Various options are available based on Category, Price and Location
(Nominated Exchange Rate at time of writing €1=R15.34)

Category 1 is based on 3 star accommodation
Double / Twin Room R545- R650 per person sharing, per night
Single Room R1060 – R1150 per night
Above rates are on a bed and breakfast basis, daily

Category 2 is based on 4 star accommodation
Double / Twin Room Ranging from R595 to R820 per person sharing, per night
Single Room Ranging from R785 to R1385 per night
Above rates are on a bed and breakfast basis, daily

Category 3 is based on Guest House / Guest Lodge accommodation
Double / Twin Room Ranging from R650 to R950 per person sharing, per night
Single Accommodation Ranging from R850 to R1500 per night
Above rates are on a bed and breakfast basis, daily

Category 4 is based on Luxury accommodation
Double / Twin Room Ranging from R980 to R 1250 per person sharing, per night
Single Accommodation Ranging from R1500 to R2020 per night
Above rates are on a bed and breakfast basis, daily

The above accommodation options are based on a variety of establishments within the greater Pietermaritzburg area. As there are a limited number of rooms within each category, we will endeavor to accommodate you in your first category choice, however these will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Each accommodation category offers private facilities in each room;
tea and coffee making facilities; air conditioner and TV’s. The Category 3 and 4 establishments offer more and this information is available upon request. Each establishment is able to offer dinner
within their establishments or within close proximity. General check-in time is 14h00 and checkout time is 10h00 on the day of departure.

Accommodation Information
StayEasy Pietermaritzburg offers guests affordable KwaZulu-Natal accommodation in a relaxed, informal environment. Simple, chic décor and spacious design promises a truly laid-back experience, while bright shades create an inviting space that instantly puts you at ease. There are many services and facilities on offer throughout the rest of the hotel that are equally aimed at making you feel at ease. Our breakfast room is where you can enjoy buffet-style breakfast each morning, while the patio with its swimming pool and outdoor seating area is perfect for enjoying the warm KwaZulu-Natal weather. This hotel is located on the property of the Midlands Mall which offers a variety of restaurant options for dinner, as well as a movie house and shopping.

Boasting a wide range of entertainment facilities, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg (previously known as the Golden Horse hotel) is the only hotel in Africa and one of a very few in the world
that is a true punters’ paradise with a casino. Situated in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, the hotel offers an exciting world of action and gaming, set against the rolling hills of the beautiful Natal
Midlands, less than an hour from Durban. Services and facilities within the rest of the hotel are equally aimed at providing the utmost in quality. Features on offer to guests include a large outdoor
swimming pool, terrace area, self-service work stations, conferencing, a wide range of wining and dining options to suit just about every taste.

The four star architectural showpiece that is Protea Hotel Hilton, with its imposing Tudor lines is a must-stay for the meandering country charm seeker, as well as being the perfect venue for conferences, weddings and banquets. The Midlands meander, only 5 hours from Johannesburg is perfect to rekindle romance and enjoy a private dinner on a floodlit pool deck with cascading water. The hotel offers a swimming pool, bar, lounge, restaurant and terrace area as well as Wi-Fi. This hotel is situated out of Pietermaritzburg with a travel time of around 20 minutes from Camps Drift.

This unique establishment has been exquisitely refurbished, yet continues to engender a relaxed and serene atmosphere which has helped to keep it firmly in position as Pietermaritzburg’s most
prestigious hotel. Located only moments from Provincial Parliament, Protea Hotel Imperial embraces old world charm with a touch of modernism. Ideal for conducting business or for a holiday
experience. This hotel offers a bar and lounge area, restaurant facilities and WI-Fi in public areas.

Ambleside Guest Lodge
This is an exclusive, thatched roofed lodge in a lovely tranquil setting situated on the edge of the Ferncliffe Forest. Offering the discerning guest, luxurious comfort with an “out of Africa” ambience.
Each room has private entrance, TV, small fridge, fans, heaters as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Additional amenities include a swimming pool with a patio overlooking the pool
and garden area. Restaurants and the Midlands Mall are within close proximity, for dining and shopping experiences.

This hotel is situated 5 minutes from the Pietermaritzburg CBD in an upmarket suburb, offering tranquility. All rooms are beautifully appointed, offer tea and coffee facilities, complimentary access
to Wi-Fi, air-conditioning units as well as TV’s with satellite services. Redlands is situated within close proximity of restaurants, however a vehicle or taxi service would be required.

The fee for airport transfer is included in the Daily participation fee or the event participation fee if you are staying at an official event accommodation.
Airport transfer will be arranged from the following airports only:
King Shaka International Airport
Oribi Airport, Pietermaritzburg

Airport transfers will be booked under the following circumstances:
Airport Transfer bookings must be confirmed and paid for on or before 31 July 2017
Groups must be 3 passengers or more
Groups must be arriving at airport within 30 minutes of each other
Passengers must book transfers and accommodation through the official event representative

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