Cape Town, South Africa
North South Conference
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | Welcome Drinks & Dinner
Welcome Drinks: Rooftop bar of the newly opened Silo Hotel, Silo Square, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town (15min walk or 7min taxi ride from Table Bay Hotel) Join us for welcome drinks with spectacular views across Cape Town and its waterfront at the Rooftop Pool Bar of the newly opened Silo Hotel.
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost: Complimentary Dress Code: Smart casual
Welcome Dinner: Dine in the beautiful private dining room of the Granary Cafe with views over Cape Town. Opened in 2017, this hotel has been expertly created from the re-purpose of monumental grain silos. This incredible transformation of industrial past to contemporary future is an architectural masterpiece to be seen. This 4 course menu includes South African red & white wines and soft drinks.
Time: 7:00pm - LATE
Cost: $195.00 per person includes 4 course meal in the private dining room of The Granary Restaurant. Meal includes soft drinks and red & white South African wines.
Dress Code: Smart casual
Thursday, 19 April 2018 | Social & Academic
SOCIAL ACTIVITY – Walking & Driving Sightseeing Tour.
9:00am for 9:15am departure
Meet in the foyer of Table Bay Hotel. Return to hotel approx 1:15pm.
This tour includes both walking and driving. It begins with a scenic coastal drive through Camps Bay, Clifton & Sea Point areas of Cape Town. We will see the city centre and the House of Parliament, City Hall the Castle & the Slave Lodge. We will visit the colourful Malay Quarter known as Bo-Kaap to get a feel for the typical architecture of 200 years ago. We will also take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain to visit this magnificent vista across all of Cape Town & the surrounding area. (Cable car is subject to weather permitting) This private tour will give you a good overview of Cape Town and its surrounding areas.
Cost: $125 per person, 4hr tour includes bus transport, private guides and return cable car to top of Table Mountain. The cable car often closes in windy weather and if this happens we will endeavour to reschedule for another day.
Dress Code: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring something warm for the top of Table Mountain - no matter the weather on the ground, it is always very cold on the top of Table Mountain.
ACADEMIC SESSION – 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Lectures in Conference Room of Table Bay Hotel
Friday, 20 April 2018 | Social & Academic
ACADEMIC SESSION – Private walking tour in small groups of the Langa Township
9:30am for 9:45am departure
Meet in Foyer Table Bay Hotel for private charter bus to and from Langa Township
Langa is the oldest 'township' in Cape Town and in decades past was the location of much resistance to apartheid. With registered guides who live within the community, we will witness how this area was initially set up to house the men brought in to work in factories, mines and industries.
This close up view enables us to meet people working and living in this community and gain a greater understanding of how it began and how it works today, whilst directly benefiting the people who live here. This event aims to show delegates not only the challenges but also the many exciting developments within these communities, and to bring us closer to seeing the 'real' fabric of South Africa.
Most South Africans would never have been to these communities which played an important role in the struggle to gain freedom. Seeing them first hand with a local will definitely better your understanding of this complex situation.
Cost: No charge to delegates as this is an academic event. Accompanying persons are welcome to join at $95 per person.
Dress Code: Comfortable shoes are recommended as you will be walking on uneven ground.
Includes: Return private charter bus to Langa Township and local guide.
Note: Please bring an open mind. Local Langa people are welcoming of tourists and tourism in their community, but please do not bring valuables such as jewellery or a big camera. You can bring a small camera or phone camera.
Saturday, 21 April 2018 | Social & Academic
ACADEMIC SESSION – Private tour of Robben Island
10:00am for 10:15am departure
Meet in the foyer of Table Bay Hotel for a 10 min walk to the ferry for Robben Island.
Robben Island is notorious around the world for being the place where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his incarcerated 27 years. A former inmate will be our private guide and we will tour Robben Island heritage sites that reflect the Island’s longstanding multi-layered history. We visit the graveyard of people who died from leprosy, the Lime Quarry, Robert Sobukwe’s house, the Bluestone Quarry, the army and navy bunkers and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South Africa’s freedom fighters were incarcerated for years. The tour culminates with a viewing of Nelson Mandela's cell.
Cost: No charge to delegates. Accompanying persons are welcome to join at $75 per adult, $40 per child.
Dress Code: Comfortable walking shoes. Cameras are able to be used.
Includes: Return ferry to Robben Island and bus tour around island with private guide.
SOCIAL ACTIVITY - MAMA AFRICA DINNER & AFRICAN EVENING
7:00pm for 7:15pm departure
Meet in the foyer of Table Bay Hotel to share taxis to venue, or meet us at the venue. Our booking is for 7:30pm.
With its live Marimba, Jazz & African music, Mama Africa allows you to immerse in the traditional South African music scene. We have booked a table for our group at this atmospheric restaurant which showcases soulful African music and traditional African food. We have booked a set menu which has a large variety of vegetable, salad and local meats.
Venue: 178 Long St Cape Town
Cost: AUD $85 per person
Includes: Cover charge for the band & set menu of large share plates of salads, local meats and dessert. Does not include any drinks - alcoholic & non alcoholic. These can be purchased individually on the night.
Dress Code: Comfortable casual clothes & shoes you can dance in!
Sunday, 22 April 2018 | Social
SOCIAL ACTIVITY - PRIVATE TOUR OF ZEITZ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
10:15am Meet in the foyer of Table Bay Hotel to walk 15mins to Zeitz Museum, or meet at Museum at 10:45am
This newly opened contemporary museum in converted grain silos, has been causing a stir in the contemporary art world since it opened late 2017. Spread over 9 floors, the collection focuses exclusively on 21st century work from Africa and the Diaspora, centering around the private collection of German entrepreneur Jochen Zeitz.
This 1 hour private tour with the assistant curator will give us an overview of the collection and the architectural details of the space. Upon completion of the tour, you will be able to explore this contemporary gallery at your leisure and possibly have lunch at the restaurant on the 6th level (this is a different restaurant to the one for the welcome dinner)
Cost: $60 per person includes entry to the museum and 1 hour private guided tour by the Assistant Curator
Monday, 23 April 2018 | Academic
ACADEMIC SESSION - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Lectures in Conference Room of Table Bay Hotel.
TRANSFER - 1:30pm
Transfer to Franschhoek by private bus to check into the Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa.
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | Social
Touring the magnificent Stellenbosch & Franschhoek Wine regions.
9:20am for 9:30am departure
Meet in the foyer of Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa for return private bus departure.
Whilst we drive to the magnificent Boschendal Wine Estate, our guide will give us a history of the region and its wine pedigree.
Whilst we immerse ourselves in the beautiful Cape Dutch style architecture of Boschendal Estate, we will have a guided tour of the cellar followed by a tasting of 5 premium wines.
After this our bus will continue through this magnificent wine region, to Haskel Vineyard. Here we will have a 5 course lunch with matched wines at Longtable Restaurant. We will then return to the hotel at approximately 4:00pm.
Cost: $265 per person includes - Bus for the day; private local guide for the whole day, Boschendal Estate Cellar tour; Boschendal Estate Wine tasting of their 5 premium wines, 5 course lunch of individual and shared plates at renown Longtable Restaurant and each course will be served with matched premium wines from Haskell Vineyard.
Information: Please advise any food allergies