The 2020 SASTA Congress that was due to be held in August has been cancelled as a result of the current situation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The SASTA Council wishes to thank everyone for their loyalty and ongoing support. The next SASTA Congress will be in 2021.
Congress 2020 content is being retained on this page for information purposes.


Hotel accommodation can be reserved in Durban through the intermediary of Turners Conferences who has secured preferred rates for participants. All rates quoted on the hotel booking form are in South African Rands and are per room and per night, breakfast and service taxes included. The hotel category should be indicated on the hotel booking form. Please also indicate which other category we should book in case the chosen one is fully booked. Please note most of the hotels are close proximity to the Durban International Convention Centre.

Durban Hilton offers a further 5% discount for early bird (advance purchase) reservations.

Confirmation of Hotel Reservation

All hotel reservations will be confirmed to you in writing with the name of the hotel, the type of accommodation booked, the arrival and departure dates, the rate, and the deposit required. This will be accompanied by an invoice and request for payment.


Full payment is required to secure the hotel reservation.  All incidentals are to be settled directly with the hotel upon departure. Payment may be paid either by bank transfer or by MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Diners Club credit card. Full details appear on the booking form.

All Early Bird reservations at Durban Hilton are to be pre-paid in full by 18 June 2020. All Early Bird reservations not pre-paid by 18 June 2020 will automatically revert to published rate as advertised on website.

For all group bookings (10 rooms or more), 50% deposit to be paid on receipt of first invoice, the outstanding 50% deposit to be settled thirty days prior to the start of the Congress.

Changes and Cancellations

Cancellations must be submitted to Turners Travel in writing. You may cancel your reservation up to 17 June 2020 with a full refund of your deposit paid less an administration fee of ZAR 230.

Reservations cancelled after the 18 June 2020 will attract the following cancellation penalties:

  1. 59 – 31 Days – 50% Cancellation fees apply
  2. 30 – 0 Days – 100% Cancellation fees apply

An amendment fee of ZAR 230.00 applies to all changes made to confirmed reservations after the 1 August 2020.

Should you reduce the length of your stay upon arrival at the hotel, the hotel reserves the right to charge cancellation fees for the nights that you will no longer be using.

Early Bird Reservations (advance purchase) which are amended or cancelled after the 18 June 2020 will attract 100% cancellation penalty.  All amendment requests received prior to the 17 June 2020 will be processed accordingly.  You may cancel your reservation up to 17 June 2020 with full refund less administration fee of ZAR 230.


Transportation between appointed Congress hotels and the Durban International Convention Centre will be for your own account.  Many of the hotels in the Durban CBD and along the Durban beach promenade are within walking distance of the Convention Centre, should you choose not to walk then we would suggest one of the two following options:


The following hotels have been especially reserved for the congress and preferential rates have been negotiated.

  • Single Room: King or Queen bed in room with one occupant
  • Double room: King or Queen bed in room with two occupants sharing
  • Twin room: 2 ¾ Beds in room with two occupants sharing

All hotel rates include a Full English Breakfast.



Room Type

Room Rate

Durban Hilton Hotel 5 Star

Delegates can earn a further 5% discount advance purchase (Early Bird) reservations.

Closing date for advance purchase bookings 18 July 2020. Terms and Conditions apply.


King Hilton Room – Single Occupancy

ZAR 1900.00

Twin Hilton Guest Room – Single Occupancy

ZAR 2350.00

King Hilton Room Guest Room – Double Occupancy

ZAR 2350.00

Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel
4 Star

North Beach
1.3Km from ICC

Standard Queen Room – Single Occupancy

ZAR 1 640.00

Standard Twin Room –

ZAR 1 820.00

Standard Queen Room – Double Occupancy

ZAR 1 820.00

City Lodge Durban Hotel 3 Star

City 550M from ICC

Standard Queen Room – Single Occupancy

ZAR 1 416.00

Standard Twin Room – Sharing

ZAR 1 702.00

Standard Queen Room – Double Occupancy

ZAR 1 702.00

Onomo Hotel Durban 3 Star

City 650M from ICC

Standard Queen Room – Single Occupancy

ZAR 1 226.00

Standard Twin Room – Sharing

ZAR 1 572.00

Standard Queen Room – Double Occupancy

ZAR 1 572.00

Alternate Hotel, Guesthouses and Bed & Breakfasts

Turners have preferred rates with all hotels situated in Durban and surrounding areas. Alternate accommodation is also available to participants who would prefer to be housed at Guesthouses and Bed & Breakfasts in and around the Durban and Umhlanga area are requested to forward an email to


To reserve your accommodation, please book online.

Alternately, kindly download a booking form below, complete the form and email to Turners Conferences. Email: / Tel: +27 (0) 31 368 8000.

Accommodation Booking form PDF

Accommodation Booking Form MSWord