Registration

Registration opens on the 1st of Dec 2017.

Important Deadlines:

  • Deadline for early-bird registration: 31 May 2018
  • Deadline for online registration: 06 June 2018
  • As of 07 June 2018 on-site only

Registration Rates:

  • African Attendees & Presenters - $200
  • International Attendees & Presenters - $300
  • Student Attendee (Non-Volunteer) - $285
  • Gala Ticket - $50 per person
  • Accompanying Person Rate - $100

Symposium Attendee Registration fee will cover the following cost:

  • Admission to full programme
  • Lunches, teas and coffees for the duration of the symposium (Friday & Saturday)
  • Welcome breakfast (Friday)
  • Gala reception (Saturday)

Extra costs to consider (paid with your lodging):

Kruger National Park Conservation Fees Daily rate
South African citizens and Residents (with ID): R76 per adult, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport): R152 per adult, per day
International attendees

R304 per adult, per day

** Please note that this fee has been waived for Symposium Attendees ONLY on Friday and Saturday, and Accompanying Persons will still need to pay. Valid from 01 Nov 2017 to 31 Oct 2017 (price increase expected in Nov 2017, chart will be updated in November to reflect the 2018 fees)

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees. For more information visit: https://www.sanparks.org/wild_new/default.php.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be requested in writing to the Symposium Organizer, Emily Wilk, by email: symposium@iaswg.org. A full refund will be provided up until 1st of June, 2018. After 1st of June, 2018, no refunds will be provided.

 

Accompanying Person

Would you like to bring your family with?

If you would like to bring your partner or your family with you to the symposium, they are more than welcome to attend the Wednesday Dinner and Gala Events. Gala tickets are $50/person.

Accommodation

We have family cottages on offer for families – please visit our Accommodations tab for more information.. Please email through your special requests so that we can provide you with the best options for your family’s needs.

Conservation fees

Conservation fees are applicable to all accompanying persons. These fees are payable directly to the Kruger National Park.

Kruger National Park Conservation Fees Daily rate

South African citizens and Residents (with ID):

R76 per adult, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport):

R152 per adult, per day

International attendees

R304 per adult, per day

** Please note that this fee has been waived for Symposium Attendees ONLY on Friday and Saturday, and Accompanying Persons will still need to pay. Valid from 01 Nov 2017 to 31 Oct 2017 (price increase expected in Nov 2017, chart will be updated in November to reflect the 2018 fees)

 

Meal Options in Camp

Skukuza camp has a few different restaurants to choose from. From fine dining to toasted sandwiches. The camp even has its own grocery store. So if your family would prefer to self-cater for breakfast and lunch, they have that option too.

Activities for Families and Partners:

IN THE KRUGER

These activities can be arranged directly with Skukuza camp on arrival:

  • Sunrise (morning) game drives: 3 hours – cost about R300.00 per person (children R140)
  • Sunset (afternoon) game drives: 3 hours– cost about R3000.00 per person (children R140)
  • Morning safari walks: 3 hours – cost about R550.00 per person (no under 12)
  • Afternoon safari walks: 2 hours – cost about R450.00 per person (no under 12)

DAY TRIPS OUTSIDE OF KRUGER

These activities can be arranged at the registration desk on arrival. The cost can only be determined by the amount of people interested in going on the day trip. More information will be provided for these excursions during the symposium.

  • Panoramic day trip:

    This tour takes you through the Panorama route of Mpumalanga. It features Blyde River Canyon, Graskop, Bourkes Luck Potholes, God’s Window and waterfalls en route.

  • Elephant interaction:

    There is an elephant sanctuary in the town of Hazyview that offers you the chance to interact with these incredible animals. You can choose between an elephant interaction or even an elephant outride. Followed by lunch and shopping in Hazyview.

  • Adventure activities include:
    • Quad biking through the forests of Mpumalanga
    • Swinging through the trees on a zipline
    • White-water rafting on the Sabie river