Travel Logistics

Welcome to SAICSIT 2017!

Black Mountain Hotel, Thaba Nchu – Free State

Thank you for registering for SAICSIT2017, we look forward to welcoming you in Free State. The Conference will be held at this Hotel – located approximately 85km from Bloemfontein.


We requested the Hotel Management to block rooms for the purpose of the Conference; if not yet done so, you need to call the Hotel and reserve (and pay) for your room (  At the time of reservation, please mention that you are attending SAICSIT Conference.  Online booking of rooms will not necessarily work because all the rooms are ‘blocked’.


Travel Logistics

Flying into Bloemfontein

If you are taking a flight to Bloemfontein, you will land at the Bram Fischer International Airport; from here, you can get to Black Mountain Hotel, Thaba Nchu through 3 options:

  1. Hire a car from the Car Hire Companies; they have offices at the airport
  2. Get a cab from the airport; there are limited cab/tax/shuttle companies advertising their services at the arrivals section of the airport
  3. You may also call the following shuttle company and pre-book your trip.

Phalima Shuttle

+27 82 575 1549

It will be more economical to book as a group; the following rates will apply:

  • One way3 passengers R800 (Sedan)
  • One way 7 passengers R950 (Kombi)


Driving to Bloemfontein

Once in Bloemfontein, take N8 towards Maseru, Lesotho

Hotel GPS co-ordinates: South 29º 18 Minutes 31.2 Seconds; East 26º 51 Minutes 20.9 Second