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Airport Transfers

Complimentary shuttle transport from the airport to the hotel will be provided by the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Center. The shuttle runs daily from 6h10 until 24h10. If your flight does not arrive within this window of time, transportation will need to be arranged. There will be staff at the airport with signage directing you to the shuttle.

The Birchwood Shuttle can be found outside terminal 2A, International arrivals at the designated Hotel "pick up" and "drop off" point situated outside the terminal buildings opposite the Airport Inter-Continental Hotel. As you exit the terminal turn left; the Inter-Continental Hotel will be on your right hand side across the drop off lanes. At the first pedestrian crossing you will see a sign "PUBLIC TRANSPORT". Continue going through the Car Hire Foyer. Upon exiting the building you will enter the shuttle pick up area where all hotel shuttles will be.

From the Domestic Arrival Terminal exit the terminal and turn right and start walking towards the International Arrival Terminal. The airport parking will be on your left hand side. Continue until you reach the pedestrian crossing with a sign "PUBLIC TRANSPORT". Continue going through the Car Hire Foyer. Upon exiting the building you will enter the shuttle pick up area where all hotel shuttles will be.

***UPDATE AS OF MARCH 17th***

At this time, our guaranteed room block at the Birchwood Hotel has expired and the hotel no longer has rooms available for Saturday March 25th.

The Birchwood has still availability for Sunday March 26th through Friday March 31st.

Also, there are two hotels that are within walking distance from the Birchwood - we will not be providing shuttle service from these hotels:

  • Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport
    (3 minute car ride or 12 minute walk from the Birchwood)
    Holiday Inn Website
    +27 11 823 1843
     

  • Europrime Hotel
    (2 minute car ride or 5-10 minute walk from the Birchwood)
    Europrime Hotel Website
    +27 11 894 8266

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The Institutionalizing Community Health Conference 2017 will be held at the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre. The hotel is conveniently located 7km from the OR Tambo International Airport.

The Birchwood Hotel is offering special group rates for ICHC participants. To view available room rates and to book your accommodations, please visit the ICHC reservation portal, enter the promo code "USAID", and click 'apply' to access the special group rates.

Reservations may also be made by calling the Reservations Department at +27 11 897 0090. When calling the Reservations Department, please identify yourself as attending the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference and providing the "USAID" group code.

The special group rates are offered March 25, 2017 through April 1, 2017, based on availability. Reservations must be made on or before February 15, 2017 in order to be eligible for the group rate.

We strongly recommend that all participants stay at the Birchwood Hotel; participants are responsible for booking their own accommodations.