I contacted Jo Venter at Stias and will forward her response now.
Stias as a venue is growing on me, and I also think August/September can work - it is said that winter is Cape Town's best kept secret, and Nattie had some good points about the flight prices! Will give uni term info in the timing thread.
I don't mind going on a site visit. My one concern is that I will be seeing things without much of a clue, having never attended a debconf before.
May I ask that we get a quick overview of the teammates, who's in the country, where they are and what they can do time wise? I don't want to take charge if it is not welcome! :) Alternatively, give the OK and list site requirements for me please.
I was thinking we could rig up screens at the Neelsie
at Stellenbosch, if they're not there already, and simulcast the talks, then people can hack where they want to and still keep an eye on proceedings.