Future Africa Accommodation

We recommend that conference attendees reside within The Future Africa Complex. Accommodation is cost-effective and within walking distance from all conference venues with beautiful views of the campus and surrounds.

We urge attendees to reserve accommodation as soon as possible as accommodation is not reserved for the exclusive use of conference guests. Accommodation at Future Africa is popular due to its location and competitive pricing. The organisers have reserved a limited number of rooms for DESRIST2023 guests. When making your reservation please advise the reservations desk that you will be attending the conference.

Future Africa Offers 37 One-bedroom Guest Rooms and 71 Twin Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms Include:

  • Rooms are modern, spacious with an ensuite bathroom (Shower Inside, with amenities and towels)
  • All rooms have uncapped WIFI, with a speed of 26.2 Mbps download/138.1 Mbps upload, an Eduroam option is also available
  • All rooms are equipped with a coffee station and bar-sized fridge
  • There are working stations with overhead lamps in each room
  • Rooms are serviced daily
  • Return Items such as hair dryers, iron facilities and international adaptors are available at the Future Africa Reception Desk
  • A laundry service is available
  • All rooms have beautiful views, showcasing the Future Africa Campus
  • Several rooms are adapted to paraplegic requirements


1. 2023 Rates:

R710.00 for a Twin Room (Room with two single beds)

R880.00 for a Double Room (Room with a double bed)

Please indicate whether you wish to include breakfast, lunch, or dinner in your reservation, as these are not included in the room rate.  (You do not have to book meals that are included in the DESRIST2023 conference fees) 

2. To make a reservation:

Please complete the reservation form in full and email it to accommodation@futureafrica.science 

CLICK HERE to download the reservation form.

3. For enquiries:

Email: accommodation@futureafrica.science 

Telephone: +27 12 4206969

Uber Eats also delivers from a wide variety of restaurants and takeaway establishments in the area.

Alternative Accommodation

Desrist2023 attendees are not obliged to reside at The Future Africa Campus. Should you however opt not to reside in the Campus, you will require your own transport or make use of a taxi service such as Uber. The Campus is not within walking distance from any other hotels in the vicinity, nor is there public transport that passes by or through the The Future Africa Campus. 

Safety of the Venue

Future Africa is a secluded, independent complex that is wholly owned by the University of Pretoria. It is only accessible to campus visitors and is isolated from the hustle and bustle of the busy city centre. It therefore provides a calm, relaxing atmosphere. It is located within the University’s Hillcrest Campus on the institution’s Experimental Farm. The enclosed precinct is under the access control of the University’s security services, whose presence ensures the safety of visitors. Its compliance and all other aspects of campus governance adhere to the policies of the University of Pretoria, including the procedures governing campus security, which are managed in collaboration with the University’s directorates for facilities management, security, and occupational health and safety.


The Future Africa Institute is situated in Hatfield, University of Pretoria Hillcrest Campus.
The institute is situated in the same precinct with the TuksSport High Performance Centre and Time Out Café.
The Hub prepares daily meals and snacks in between, this service is available for both daily conference guests and sleep-over guests. Hillcrest Campus is 2.1 km from Gautrain Hatfield station, approximately 6 minutes’ drive from the campus.
The campus is close to shopping malls such as Hatfield Plaza, Loftus Park shopping centre, Brooklyn Square, Menlyn Mall and extensive bistros, coffee shops, and other eateries within close proximity.
Future Africa has its own bus that rotates between the Future Africa Campus, Hillcrest Boulevard and Hatfield Campus.
There are approximately 135 embassies in Pretoria.
A myriad of tourism attractions includes Pretoria botanical gardens, Pretoria National Zoological, Loftus Versveld stadium, Voortrekker Monument Park.
50 Minutes travel time to OR Tambo international airport and 40 minutes to Lanseria airport.
Conveniently located near major highways.