2nd International Conference on Sustainable Materials Processing and Manufacturing

Travel Information



Most visitors to South Africa are exempt from visa requirements and will be given an entry permit upon arrival for between 30 and 90 days.  For further details, please CLICK HERE for visa information for your country of citizenship

Letter of invitation

If you require a letter of invitation to travel to South Africa, we can provide this for you.  Please email smpm@africamassive.co.za

Health and Vaccinations

Please consult with your medical practitioner for advice on malaria and relevant vaccinations.  Sun City is malaria-free.


Travelling to Sun City

Pilansberg International Airport

Pilanesberg International Airport is situated only 8km from Sun City. If you decide to charter your own private aircraft or helicopter, arrivals can be met by Sun City transfers with prior arrangements. 

Please contact the Sun City Control Room. Telephone +27 (0)14 557 1115


Helipads are situated in The Sun City Vacation Club grounds.  For assistance you can call the Control Room:  Telephone +27 (0)14 557 1115

By Road - Private & Group Transfers

The SMPM 2019 Events Team will be offering some transport services to anyone who requires assistance with reaching the venue.
These can be booked online during the registration process, once you have reached the 'Options' page.

By Road - Self Drive

Out Bound:
When travelling north along William Nicol Drive to Fourways intersection at Witkoppen Road. 
  • Turn Left into Witkoppen Road passing Fourways Mall on your right. 
  • At the first set of traffic lights turn right into Cedar Avenue. 
  • Proceed for 8.5km to T-junction. 
  • Turn left and take first right-hand turn. 
  • Proceed 2km to T-junction, passing over R28 freeway. 
  • Turn right at the T-junction into the R512. 
  • Carry on until the next T-junction (R27) passing Lanseria Airport turnoff. 
  • Turn left on the R512 to Magaliesburg. 9.4km further on, turn right (R512) towards Brits. 
  • Cross the railway line and onto the bridge over Hartebeesport Dam, at the T-junction turn right (R512) to Brits. 
  • Travel to a major 4-way stop. 
  • Turn left towards Brits and Rustenburg. Pass the first turnoff to Brits. 
  • Travel straight on, passing Tropical Gardens on the right. 
  • Pass the R27 road on the right and the signboard: Sun City 89km. 
  • Travel straight on for approximately 10km until you reach the signboard: Sun City 79km. 
  • Turn right and cross over highway, and you are on the direct road to Sun City.
Homeward Bound:
Leaving the Sun City complex turn left and travel the direct route for 79km. At the T-junction, turn left and travel towards the Hartebeespoort Dam for approximately 15km to the major 4-way stop. Turn right. Travel 5km and turn left on the R512 to Randburg. 9.6km further turn right on the (R512) to Lanseria Airport, turnoff and travel 3km and at that junction turn left. Proceed past the chicken farm on your right. Cross over the (R28) freeway to the T-junction. Turn left and then first right and proceed to the Fourways Mall.

Car Rental

Car rental can be booked via the conference organiser.  For these rentals please email smpm@africamassive.co.za

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