65th SAMS Congress
06-08 December 2022
Stellenbosch University
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Conference venue

The 2022 SAMS Congress will be held in the Van der Sterr Building on the Stellenbosch Campus. (Bulding number 59 on the Campus Map.) This building houses the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences of the Stellenbosch University.

The building was renovated after a devastating fire in 2015 and now offers large well equipped lecture halls and meeting spaces for informal gatherings.

The VD Sterr is located a mere 3 minutes' walk from the Neelsie Student Centre which is a one stop retail, restaurant and entertainment centre for students and visitors to the Campus.

The centre of the Stellenbosch Village with restaurants, shopping centre, tourist attractions and accommodation are 5 minutes' walk from the VD Sterr Building.

Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa and well known for its natural beauty, Cape Dutch architecture, oak lined streets, art museums, restaurants, and so much more. The magnificent countryside offers a range of outdoor activities to enjoy such as hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and golf.

The Town is surrounded by wine farms that form part of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, the oldest wine route in the country. The Wine Route currently provides a co-ordinated network of more than 150 wineries, each offering a unique cellar-door experience for the wine-lover and tourist.

As part of the Cape Winelands, the Stellenbosch Wine Routes are part of the six most popular tourist attractions in South Africa and are also connected to the global Great Wine Capitals Network. Stellenbosch is a vibrant university town, the home of the Stellenbosch University with approximately 31000 students. The University is recognised as one of the top four research universities in South Africa and has one of the country's highest proportions of postgraduate students, of which almost ten percent are international students. - See more at: www.sun.ac.za

Surrounding area

Cape Town city centre is a mere 40km from Stellenbosch and the International Airport a 25-minute drive. The beautiful towns of Somerset West, Franschhoek and Paarl are our neighbours.

What to do and see

When you are in Stellenbosch it is well worth spending an hour or two walking the historic trail. If you are not that keen on walking - specialist tour operators and guides offer the following tours, Winelands, Cultural Township Tours, Cape Town & Surrounds, Cape Point, Whale Watching in nearby town of Hermanus, Adventure (Shark Cage diving, Abseil, Bungee jumping, etc.) Garden Route, and many more.

Where to eat

Stellenbosch has some of the top-rated restaurants in the country and offer a wide variety to suit all tastes and budget. The town is also well known for its coffee shop culture with many small coffee shops and deli's located in quaint old buildings.

(Information courtesy of https://www.stellenbosch.travel and http://www.wineroute.co.za)

Accommodation

An online booking service will be made available on this site shortly for delegates to book accommodation in Stellenbosch.

Stellenbosch offers a variety of accommodation establishments ranging from hotels and guesthouses to self-catering apartments and AirBnB.

December falls within the busy tourist season in the Western Cape and delegates are urged to make their accommodation reservations well in advance.


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