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Dear NanoAfrica 2018 Delegates

We have had an overwhelming response to the conference. Thank you so much for your willingness to participate and make this an exciting event.

Accommodation at the hotel is limited and we would like to accommodate as many delegates as possible. However, currently we are fully booked so it has been decided that all student delegates will be allocated spacious shared accommodation.

This will mean that all students sharing will have a further reduced registration. Apart from, the advantage of making the conference more accessible to postgraduate students, it is also hoped that it will enhance and provide greater interaction, exchange of ideas and possibilities of future collaboration, and friendships developing through sharing (“sharing is caring”).

We will send all student delegates revised invoices for the lower fee.

If any full delegates are willing to share accommodation, it will also be highly appreciated. Please contact Mrs Laila Smith (Email: Also, note that accommodation is on a first-come first-serve basis. Hence, if you are only registering now then you will need to contact Debbie Ahern ( for possible alternate nearby accommodation, since accommodation at Salt Rock Hotel is fully booked.

For those who are already registered and would prefer to make their own accommodation arrangements you can then just register for the conference without accommodation for an amount of R5500. However, please inform Mrs Laila Smith by Friday, 23 February so she can issue you with an updated invoice. After this date no changes of registration type will be possible.

We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to an exciting and stimulating NanoAfrica 2018 conference.

Yours sincerely,

Prof V O Nyamori
Conference Chair


Registration will include accommodation and all meals from Sunday evening to Wednesday lunch

Salt Rock Hotel - Durban

Tel: 032 525-5025 Fax: 032 525-5071

Email:  Website:

Salt Rock Hotel offers:

  • Breathtaking sea views from each comfortable room - duplex, standard and family rooms are available.                              

  • Protected beaches: Shark netted with professional life guards. Good surf to be had!

  • DSTV in all the rooms.

  • New Ipi Thombi Spa - Heavenly Zulu massages from our new Ipi Thombi Spa.

  • Jungle gym.

  • The hotel offers a child friendly and safe environment for kids. 

  • Hair Salon and Beautician in adjacant shopping centre (in walking distance)

  • Well appointed conference facilities.

  • Wholesome, delicious meals at Coco's buffet and carvery. Quality and affordability.

  • Mediterranean Cuisine at Al Freso's Ristorante'

  • Elevated sun terrace for daily dolphin viewing and seasonal whale watching.

  • Sparkling private pool - hotel and timeshare residents only.

  • Rock tidal pool.

  • Fishing towers and rocks which deliver wonderful seafood delights for licensed angler.

  • Entertaining ladies bar.

  • New beach bar.

  • Bowling club nearby.

  • Romantic beach weddings catered for.

  • Friendly family staff.

  • A place where memories are made and revisited.

  • Airport transfers on request.

  • The co-ordinates of Salt Rock Hotel are 29°30'11S  31°14'12E