If you’re attending the SAMEA 2024 Conference, you’re in luck! We’ve secured special discounted rates at the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre just for you. Whether you prefer a four-star or three-star room, you’ll enjoy all the amenities, from great dining options to a relaxing Mangwanani Boutique spa, a gym, a pool, and more! To qualify for your discounted rate, simply use the promo code: SAMEA24.

Ready to book your stay? Just click on the link below and enter the promo code to select your dates. This link will take you to Birchwood Hotels’ Online Accommodation Booking page.

Please note the following:

Delegates using this online portal to book accommodation are entering into a direct arrangement with the hotel. All payments are to be made directly to the hotel, and any enquiries or issues related to accommodation bookings should be addressed to the hotel. SAMEA does not act as an agent and assumes no responsibility for accommodation bookings or any associated transactions between delegates and the hotels. Credit cards are necessary to secure online bookings and can be used for advance payment or upon check-in at the reception. The hotel reserves the right to charge for no-shows.


All Birchwood rooms are conveniently located in close proximity to the larger conference venues ensuring you don’t miss any detail of your meeting or event.

Each room is equipped with a host of both functional amenities and entertainment options including a flat screen television, selected satellite channels (video and audio), reading material and more.

Single Occupancy: R1 440.00
Double Occupancy: R1 640.00


Silverbirch is our award-winning hotel near OR Tambo. The four-star accommodation rooms are equipped for the modern business traveller. Every traveller can enjoy fantastic accommodation near the airport in Johannesburg with free Wi-Fi and an express check-in facility. Enjoy some of the best shopping in Johannesburg. Experience Silverbirch for your finest business stay.

Single Occupancy: R1 550.00
Double Occupancy: R1 750.00

TRAVEL – Airport and Additional Transfers

The Birchwood offers complimentary daily shuttle services on a first-come, first-served basis. Please find the shuttle times below:

Shuttle From Birchwood to OR Tambo International:

  • 07:30 & 08:30
  • Then every hour from 13:30 to 21:30

Shuttle From OR Tambo International to Birchwood:

  • 08:10 & 09:10
  • Then every hour from 14:10 to 22:10

Contact: +27 (0)11 897 0000

If you need additional airport transfers or shuttles for groups travelling to the conference venue daily, you can use SAMEA’s preferred service provider for all your transportation needs. To make a booking or request a quote, use reference SAMEA24 for preferred rates and contact: