PyConZA 2019 Venue

The PyConZA 2019 will take place at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg from 9th to 11th of October.

It was a group of young rugby players who came together in 1886 as the first Wanderers Rugby Club in Johannesburg, quickly followed by another group calling themselves the Wanderers Cricket Club but the Wanderers Club that still exists today was formed in 1888. These young men had “wandered” from other mining towns, like Kimberley, attracted to the mining camp that grew from the discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand.

Since those historic days, Wanderers has provided a place for the people of Johannesburg to come together and celebrate life. Regarded by many as an extension of their own homes, the Club is at the centre and heart of sport, recreation, and conference activities not only in Johannesburg but in South Africa.

You can find more information about the venue in their official website.


  • October 9th: Tutorials at the Wanderers Club.
  • October 10th to 11th: Main Conference at the Wanderers Club.
  • October 12th to 13th: Sprints (venue to be defined).


There is secured parking in front of the building.


Surrounding Accommodation

Discount notice: The Protea hotel about 200m from Wanderers has graciously given the Open Source Week delegates a group rate of about 20% off. Book your group rate for Open Source Week.

Accommodation name Location Distance Contact phone Type of accom Approx min. per night
Protea Hotel Wanderers Illovo 0.2 km 011 770 5500 Hotel R1416
Premiere Classe Apartment Hotel Melrose North 1.2km 011 788 1967 Aparthotel R840
Foxwood House Boutique Hotel Lower Houghton 3.8km 011 486 0935 Boutique Hotel R1380
La Bougain Villa Dunkeld West 2.7km 011 447 3404 bed and breakfast R745
Leighwood Lodge Parktown North 3.3km 011 788 9311 Guest house R1150
Abbotsford House Guest House Abbotsford 3.2km 011 728 5385 Guest house R770
Atholl Guest House Sandown 4.5km 071 611 8522 Guest house R800
Q On First Guest House Parktown North 3.5km 011 447 5767 Guest house R807
Rosebank Hostel Parktown North 2.4km 011 023 8747 Hostel R160
Willows B&B Winston Ridge 2.4km 011 786 7822 Bed and breakfast R900
Strathavon Bed and Breakfast Sandton 6.8km 011 444 4205 Bed and breakfast R494

These are only some of the nearby accommodations. Two accommodation search engines were used to generate this list ( and Google).

Sprints venue

Our sprints venue for this year has been generously provided by Brave Digital (same venue as last year). They are 4km from the Wanderers club at 8 Chester Road, Greenside East, Johannesburg.