Kruger & Johannesburg Social Agenda
2 - 9 May 2018
Please note: Due to the fact that we are on charter flights in and out of Kruger Park, there are some luggage restrictions.
The charter company has relaxed the 20kg soft luggage restriction so you will be able to bring a hard case or a soft case. They can also allow 30kgs luggage per person, on the proviso that this is kept to one bag per person to avoid any type of volumetric constraint in the hold space available. If the number of bags surpass the available hold space the company will have to leave bags behind and will accept no responsibility for them.
Optional activities offered by Kapama Lodge
The Kapama Lodge is offering additional activities over our stay. To ensure availability, these must be booked and paid for prior to arrival. The hotel has advised that no refunds will be issued for these activities if you change your mind after payment. You are able to book and pay upon check in, however there is no guarantee of availability.
Elephant Interaction Tour - 6:30am Friday, 4 May 2018.
Cost: $170 per person (This tour is now completely full).
Hoedspruit Endangered Species - 11:00am Saturday, 5 May 2018.
Cost: $90 per adult, $55 per child.
Days at Kapama Lodge
Game Drives: Kapama Lodge offers a morning and afternoon Game Drive for guests where you have the amazing opportunity to head out with a skilled ranger and tracker where you can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species.
The morning Game Drive starts with an early wake-up call at approx 5:00am to 5:30am for tea and coffee before heading out for the morning, arriving back at the lodge in time for breakfast. The afternoon Game Drive starts at approx 3:30pm with a decadent high tea before heading out for the afternoon, arriving back at the lodge with enough time to freshen up before dinner. These experiences are available on Thursday 3 May, Friday 4 May and Saturday 5 May. More information on the daily Game Drives.
Meals: As advised in your CPE Travel Conference Package, breakfast lunch and dinner are provided at Kapama Lodge for all delegates. Each day breakfast is served at approx 9:00am and dinner is served at approx 7:30pm.
Academic Sessions: Sessions will be held at Kapama Lodge on Thursday 3 May and Friday 4 May.
Wednesday, 2 May 2018 | Welcome Drinks & Dinner
7:00pm - Welcome Drinks
Meet your fellow delegates over a welcome drink under the African sky at Kapama Lodge Kruger Park.
Time: 7:00 - 7:45pm
Cost: Complimentary Dress Code: Smart Casual
7:45pm - Welcome Dinner
We will remain at Kapama Lodge for the Welcome Dinner.
Time: 7:45pm - Late
Cost: Complimentary Dress Code: Smart Casual
Sunday, 6 May 2018 | 12:00pm Transfer to Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg
Monday, 7 May 2018 | Academic
9:30am to 3:30pm - Academic Session: Private guided tour of Constitution Hill, The Constitution Court of South Africa and a private guided tour of the Apartheid Museum
Private tour of Constitution Hill and the Constitution Court of South Africa, which was formally opened by President Nelson Mandela on 14 February 1995 followed by a tour of the Apartheid Museum.
The Constitution Court is a new court building which has been built on the old site of the former number 4 prison, that housed prisoners Mahatma Gandhi and Robert Sobukwe.
The Apartheid Museum tells the story of human triumph over adversity. It allows visitors to experience the racial segregation that occurred during the Apartheid period.
Cost: Included for Delegates. Accompanying persons are welcome to attend for a cost of $95 per person. A private chartered bus for the day is included in this cost.
Tuesday, 8 May 2018 | Academic
9:00am to 2:00pm - Academic Session: Private guided walking tour of Soweto Township by a local resident
A local guide will walk us around this well-known South African Township, visiting famous landmarks and museums along the way.
We will gain greater knowledge of the history of this township, the tumultuous apartheid years and hopes for the future of these vibrant and diverse people. We will visit Nelson Mandela's house and the Hector Pieterson Museum. We will also see Bishop Tutu's house and walk through Vilakaz Street - the street where both Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu lived.
Cost: Included for Delegates. Accompanying persons are welcome to attend for a cost of $95 per person. A private chartered bus to and from Soweto is included in this cost. We will stop for lunch along the way at a Soweto café however lunch is not included in the cost of the tour, so you will need to pay for your own food and drinks.
Dress Code: Comfortable shoes are recommended as you will be walking on uneven ground.
Info: Local Sowetan people are welcoming of tourists and tourism in their community. Please bring an open mind. Do not bring valuables such as jewellery or a big camera. You can bring a small camera or phone camera.