Cape Town Global Round


The Global Round in Cape Town (August 11-15) will offer the same events as our Hanoi Global Round in a smaller and more boutique setting, at the beautiful Cape Town International Convention Centre and its surrounding areas

You’ll experience scavenger hunts, keynote speeches, panel discussions, our signature Scholar’s Ball, and, of course, all the competitive and community-building events that drew you to the World Scholar’s Cup in the first place, from the Debate Showcase to the Scholar’s Bowl.

Just as at the Global Round in Hanoi and Athens, many of the top teams will prequalify for the Tournament of Champions at Yale University. And, just as at the Global Round, participants will learn, debate, and build new friendships among fellow scholars from all over the world.

Teams From New Countries

Are you from a country looking to join us for the first time? Email us to request a special exceptional berth and other assistance.

Recommended Hotels

We encourage all participants to stay at one of our recommended hotels, all within easy walking distance of the Cape Town International Convention Center. Please download the booking forms below and contact Mirchee DMC, our official ground handler in Cape Town, for any assistance.

Cape Town Lodge | From ZAR 1110 | Booking Form

Southern Sun Cape Sun | From ZAR 1590 | Booking Form

Southern Sun The Waterfront | From ZAR 1900 | Booking Form

Southern Sun The Cullinan | From ZAR 2050 | Booking Form

The Westin | From ZAR 3700 | Booking Form

Airport Transport

Transfers by coach or van to and from the airport are available through Mirchee DMC, our official ground handler in Cape Town. Download airport transfers booking form.

Optional Excursions

We encourage teams to take optional excursions on the day they are not "in play". Tour options include a safari at a wildlife game reserve, Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town City Tour with Robben Island and more!
Description of optional tours.
Download optional tours booking form.

Invitation Letters

If you qualified for the Global Round at a regional round and now need an official letter of invitation to show your school, potential sponsors, or a consulate (for visa purposes), please complete the form below. You can also request certificates and score reports.

Request a Letter


Global Round Alternatives

Can't make it to Cape Town? Learn more about our Hanoi and Athens Global Rounds! Held in June and July respectively, scholars will experience the same events as scholars at the Cape Town Global Round. Just as at the Cape Town Global Round, top teams will qualify for the Tournament of Champions at Yale University.