Accommodation and Transport

Stellenbosch Accommodation

Stellenbosch offers a variety of accommodation establishments ranging from hotels and guesthouses to self-catering apartments. The Spier Conference Centre and hotel is situated on the R310 Baden Powell Road and is approximately 15 km from the centre of Stellenbosch. There are also several upmarket accommodation establishments located on farms that are in close proximity to Spier as well as many guest houses and self- catering units in the village.

Please note the organisers have not arranged any official conference transport from any establishments to the conference centre at Spier. Delegates can rent a car from one of the several car rental companies in Stellenbosch; make use of an Uber, Shuttle Up or Tuk Tuk .

Spier Hotel

The Spier Hotel is a 4 star luxury hotel built along the Eerste River, surrounded by vineyards, quiet gardens and historic farm buildings. The hotel provides all the necessary services and facilities to their guests to ensure they have an enjoyable stay at their hotel. 

Complimentary Wi-Fi available.
Special GWD2017 conference rates: R2 240 to R2 760 per room per night.
(Additional R180 for breakfast is applicable if two people stay in a room – twin bedded rooms available)

Contact: To obtain these rates please contact for the reservation form.

Soverby Guest House – 5 km from Spier

Luxury guest house located on a wine farm not far from Spier. Free internet* access available to guests.
Approximate rates for October:
Single: R1265 per person b/b
Double: R 880 per person b/b
Location: Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
Contact: 084 901 2564

Black Horse Suites – 14 km from Spier

Conveniently located in Dorp Street this stylish en-suite accommodation is perfect for the businessman or conference delegate in the Winelands. All the rooms have tea and coffee facilities, 24 hour security and parking and complimentary internet connection*
Approximate rates for October:
R1050 per room per night for two people (twin bedded accommodation)
Location: Dorp Street Stellenbosch
Contact: Tel: 071 852 3083

Stellenbosch Hotel – 15 km from Spier

Located in the heart of the village surrounded by restaurants, wine bars and shops, this 3 star hotel offers a range of accommodation choices. Room types include Petite, Classic and Superior as well as several self-catering apartment.
Free wi-fi available*
Approximate rates for October:
Single to Double – R1 698 to R2 290 per person b/b
Location: corner of Dorp and Andringa Street Stellenbosch
Contact: Tel: 021 887 3644

Just Joey Guest House – 15 km from Spier

Situated in the historic centre of Stellenbosch, Just Joey Guest House is just a two minute leisurely walk to restaurants, shops and museums. They offer a range of rooms at different rates which includes free Wi-Fi*
Approximate rates for October:
Single: R850 person b/b
Double: R590 per person sharing b/b
Location: 13 Noordwal-Wes Street, Stellenbosch
Contact: Tel: 021 887 1799

Eendracht Guest House – 15 km from Spier

Eendracht Guest House is located in the oldest part of Stellenbosch along Dorp Street. They offer luxury accommodation and self-catering apartments. Complimentary Wi-Fi available *
Approximate rates for October:
Single: R1 279 to R2 359 person b/b (standard to luxury rooms)
Double: R 919 to R1 379 per person sharing b/b (standard to luxury rooms)
Location: 161 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
Contact: Tel: 021 883 8843

De Hoek Manor – 15km from Spier

Small guest house situated on the heart of Stellenbosch. The Manor offers stylish accommodation and is ideal for the businessman. Free wi-fi available*
Approximate rates for October:
Single: R1 550 to R1 650 per person b/b (standard to luxury rooms)
Double: R1 200 to R 1320 per person sharing b/b (standard to luxury rooms)
Location: 9 Drostdy Rd, Stellenbosch
Contact: Tel: 021 886 9988

*Please note complimentary wi-fi as indicated at the various establishments may be limited to a certain amount of MB. Once the complimentary limit is reached guests will be able to buy additional wi-fi vouchers from their guest house/hotel.


Shuttle Up
Pre booking essential. Airport Shuttling also available.
Contact: 072 246 4592

Transportation Service
Contact: 021 204 7015

Clints Chauffeur Drive
Tours and shuttling
Contact: 079 726 7887

Uber – Stellenbosch


Avis Budget rent a car
Address: Checkers Centre, Meul Street, Stellenbosch, 7600
Contact: 021 887 0492

Address: 56 Dorp St, Stellenbosch
Contact:  021 883 8140

Preliminary GWD2017 programme now available.

Online Registration Now Open

Open - Pre Conference Workshops on 15 October 2017.

Prof John Cherry accepts invitation to attend and address GWD2017

Prof Bruce Misstear, Associate Professor and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin has accepted to be a keynote speaker at the GWD2017.

Prof. Randy Stotler of the University of Kansas will be joining Prof. John Cherry and Prof. Bruce Misstear as a keynote speaker at GWD2017.

Prof Fifield who is at the Australian National University has confirmed that he will be one of our keynote speakers at the Conference.

Important Dates


25 July 2017
Deadline to submit the full papers that have been accepted.

31 July 2017
Deadline for Early Bird Registration
Deadline for Confirmed authors of abstracts to register and pay the conference fees.