Registration Now Open

Click here to register for the 2018 symposium.

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
  • Saturday Gala Bush Braai Ticket - $50
  • Wednesday Outstitute (Community Site Visit) Ticket - $50
  • 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)
  • A handmade bag made by community sewing groups

Extra costs to consider (paid with your lodging):

  • Kruger National Park Conservation Fees ** Please note that this fee has been waived for Symposium Attendees ONLY on Friday and Saturday. The conservation fees for the other days (not 8 and 9 June) will be paid at the Conference Centre Welcome Desk while checking into your accommodations. Accompanying Persons will still need to pay unless they register through the IASWG Symposium site as an accompanying person at the $100 rate. 
    • South African citizens and Residents (with ID): R82 per adult, per day
    • SADC Nationals (with passport): R164 per adult, per day
    • International attendees: R328 per adult, per day

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


Accompanying Person

If you would like to bring your partner or your family with you to the symposium, we offer an accompanying person registration rate which includes Friday breakfast, 2 lunches (Friday and Saturday), 2 days of paid conservation fees (Friday & Saturday), and 4 coffee/tea breaks (Friday & Saturday). For an additional cost, they are welcome to attend the Wednesday Community Visit ($50/person) and Saturday Gala Bush Braai ($50/person). Register your accompanying person, as part of your registration, through our symposium registration portal. 



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:

  • 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)


Activities for Families and Partners


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)

Meal options: 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.


  • 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