Take advantage of special rates at the PROTEA HOTEL BALALAIKA SANDTON .

You will find the information for your online reservation link below.

If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask Ednah MAKUTU, Reservations Manager, Balalaika Hotel: Ednah@balalaika.co.za | TEL + 27 `11 322 5000


A valid passport at least 6 months prior to its expiration date, sufficient funds, a return or onward ticket, and at least two blank pages in your passport are required for all visitors to South Africa. Please consult the website for updated information about visas.


The venue and recommended hotels are located in Sandton City.

The SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE is located at 161 Maude St, Sandown.

The following options are available for your transfer from OR TAMBO International Airport:

Shuttle and Luxury Transfer Services

Shuttle services can be arranged with the hotel under your reservation. For more information on shuttle services, please contact your hotel directly.


We highly recommend the train journey. The GAUTRAIN system provides a safe, comfortable and punctual 20-min journey between the airport and Sandton at a cost of 125 Rand each way (approximately US$ 13 or 10 Euro). For more information, please visit http://www.gautrain.co.za/. Several of the nearby hotels offer shuttle service between the Sandton City GAUTRAIN station and the hotel. Please contact your chosen hotel for more information.


The journey by taxi to Sandton City can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic, which can be significant. The cost of the ride should range from US$ 25 to US$ 40, approximately.

Aside from the GAUTRAIN system, public transportation in South Africa can be very challenging. Therefore, we recommend that you make any outside journeys by taxi, private car, or private tour.

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