Travel & Accommodation


To reach Umhlanga, you will have to fly to Durban King Shaka International Airport (DUR).

Emirates is the only airline that offers international flights to Durban (via Dubai), and usually they are the cheapest when coming from overseas.

Flights by other airlines to Durban are via Johannesburg. The domestic flight between Johannesburg and Durban takes roughly 55 minutes.


Public transports in the area are quite limited, so you might want to rent a car. All major car rental agencies maintain a presence at the airport. However the best deals may be found here.



The event will be hosted at the PROTEA hotel in Umhlanga. We have negociated special rates but for a limited number of rooms :

  • ZAR 1090 for single bedroom, breakfast included
  • ZAR 698 for shared bedroom (2 persons per room), breakfast included

Please contact Nicole Pillay (), or Naveshnie Moosamy () from the Protea Hotel directly to book your accommodation and pay for the conference fees, and include the following  booking reference, Nature’s telescopes, in the object of your email.


For driving directions from King Shaka Airport, click View Larger Map underneath the map below.

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