7 - 10 September 2017

2017 ICF CANOE MARATHON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

ZA

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa

Spectator Guide

Contact Numbers of Interest

Public Services Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Commerce 033 345 2747

Tourist Office 033 345 1348

Public Services City Police 10111

Fire Brigade 033 845 5900

Hospital (Medi Clinic) 033 845 3700

Doctor, General Practisers 033 845 3700

Transport Local Bus Service Taxis (Metro) 033 397 1910

VISA
Be aware that certain countries do require Visa documents to travel to South Africa.
Please also be aware that generally a Visa requires an up-to-date passport valid for a minimum of 6 months after the date of travel.
Obtaining Visa’s and passports can take a long time.

INSURANCE
All competitors and participants at the World Championships are strongly advised to take out medical insurance policy in their respective countries. All medical insurance policies to include all evacuation and transport costs from one hospital to another.

MEDICAL CARE
The event organisers will provide emergency medical care at the course venue only. This will include:
Basic First Aid
Ambulance and evacuation services to a nearby hospital if necessary

Please note, the medical care does NOT include:
Any services required within any hospital
Any additional transport or ambulance services required once the patient is no longer at the course venue
Any first aid or other services away from the course venue
Any specialised physiotherapy or other treatment.

Accommodation suggestions

LUXURY REDLANDS HOTEL - Category 1 This hotel is situated 5 minutes from the Pietermaritzburg CBD in an upmarket suburb, offering tranquility. All rooms are beautifully appointed, offer tea and coffee facilities, complimentary access to Wi-Fi, air-conditioning units as well as TV’s with satellite services. Redlands is situated within close proximity of restaurants, however a vehicle or taxi service would be required.

4* TSOGO SUN – SOUTHERN SUN PIETERMARITZBURG - Category 2 Boasting a wide range of entertainment facilities, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg (previously known as the Golden Horse hotel) is the only hotel in Africa and one of a very few in the world that is a true punters’ paradise with a casino. Situated in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, the hotel offers an exciting world of action and gaming, set against the rolling hills of the beautiful Natal Midlands, less than an hour from Durban. Services and facilities within the rest of the hotel are equally aimed at providing the utmost in quality. Features on offer to guests include a large outdoor swimming pool, terrace area, self-service work stations, conferencing, a wide range of wining and dining options to suit just about every taste.

4* PROTEA HOTEL HILTON - Category 2 The four star architectural showpiece that is Protea Hotel Hilton, with its imposing Tudor lines is a must-stay for the meandering country charm seeker, as well as being the perfect venue for conferences, weddings and banquets. The Midlands meander, only 5 hours from Johannesburg is perfect to rekindle romance and enjoy a private dinner on a floodlit pool deck with cascading water. The hotel offers a swimming pool, bar, lounge, restaurant and terrace area as well as Wi-Fi. This hotel 16 |page is situated out of Pietermaritzburg with a travel time of around 20 minutes from Camps Drift.

4* PROTEA IMPERIAL HOTEL - Category 2 This unique establishment has been exquisitely refurbished, yet continues to engender a relaxed and serene atmosphere which has helped to keep it firmly in position as Pietermaritzburg’s most prestigious hotel. Located only moments from Provincial Parliament, Protea Hotel Imperial embraces old world charm with a touch of modernism. Ideal for conducting business or for a holiday experience. This hotel offers a bar and lounge area, restaurant facilities and WI-Fi in public areas. Ambleside Guest Lodge - Category 3 This is an exclusive, thatched roofed lodge in a lovely tranquil setting situated on the edge of the Ferncliffe Forest. Offering the discerning guest, luxurious comfort with an “out of Africa” ambience. Each room has private entrance, TV, small fridge, fans, heaters as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Additional amenities include a swimming pool with a patio overlooking the pool and garden area. Restaurants and the Midlands Mall are within close proximity, for dining and shopping experiences.

3* TSOGOSUN – STAY EASY - Category 4 StayEasy Pietermaritzburg offers guests affordable KwaZulu-Natal accommodation in a relaxed, informal environment. Simple, chic décor and spacious design promises a truly laid-back experience, while bright shades create an inviting space that instantly puts you at ease. There are many services and facilities on offer throughout the rest of the hotel that are equally aimed at making you feel at ease. Our breakfast room is where you can enjoy buffet-style breakfast each morning, while the patio with its swimming pool and outdoor seating area is perfect for enjoying the warm KwaZulu-Natal weather. This hotel is located on the property of the Midlands Mall which offers a variety of restaurant options for dinner, as well as a movie house and shopping.

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