Visas

South Africa does not require visas for residents of many countries, visiting in the tourist or business category, if the intended visit is to be less than 30 days. Other countries may require visas, but may be exempt from fees. So, the first task is to determine whether you need a visa or not. http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/apply-for-a-south-african-visa

Since the list of countries is subject to change at short notice, we will not provide the list that is currently in the web page, above. If, after examining the list, you determine that a visa is required, this would be applied for from the South African Consulate in your country. General turn around time for visa applications with full documentation, is listed as 5 to 10 days. However, early application is recommended.

Medical

Covid-19

Current regulations for entry to South require:

  • If you are fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.

Appropriate protocols will be followed during the meeting and gatherings.

Medical facilities are available in the Skukuza camp, to have a PCR test done prior to your departure, should this be required for your return journey.

Malaria

The Kruger National Park is located in a Malaria area. Although the risks are considered low, there have been recent cases. The Kirkham Conference is also to take place outside of the mosquito season. Nevertheless, precautions are recommended, including anti-malaria medication. For guidance, please visit:

 https://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/tourism/malaria.php

Yellow Fever

Travelers entering South Africa from, or passing through, Yellow Fever affected countries are required to show evidence of yellow fever vaccination. Refer to the following for updated countries and areas:

https://www.santhnet.co.za/index.php/travel-health-advice/travel-advice/yellow-fever-vaccines/item/389-yellow-fever-risk-areas.html

Getting to Skukuza

International flights to South Africa are available to Johannesburg-JNB (OR Tambo International Airport, ORTIA) as well as to Cape Town International Airport and Durban (King Shaka International Airport). Domestic flights link these airports and other centres with frequent flights. The closest International Airport to the venue, is Johannesburg (ORTIA).

There are various options available for reaching Skukuza.

Flights:

Flights to the local airport in Nelspruit-MQP (Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport, KMIA) are available through SA Airlink. These flights are available from Johannesburg (ORTIA) and Durban (King Shaka International) through SA Airlink: www.flyairlink.com

There are generally 5 to 6 direct flights per day during the week and 3 or 4 per day over weekends from ORTIA to KMIA and from KMIA to ORTIA. There is generally only one direct flight to KMIA per day from Durban (but none on Saturdays). However, all major centres will link to KMIA via ORTIA. The Conference Organizers will arrange transport from the Nelspruit Airport, KMIA to Skukuza in shuttle buses. Once your travel arrangements have been made and you would like to be transported to Skukuza from KMIA, please indicate your times for arrival at KMIA and departure from KMIA, please indicate your requirements in the registration form.

Coach from Johannesburg:

A shuttle service to Skukuza leaves from the OR Tambo International Airport, as well as from registered stops in Johannesburg. The time table and bookings for this shuttle are found in www.ashtonstours.com

In order to assist us in welcoming you and showing you to your accommodation, please indicate intended date and time of arrival in Skukza in the camp in the registration form.

Self Drive:

Car rentals are available at all International Airports. The distance from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to the Skukuza rest camp in the Kruger National Park, is 433 km and would take about 6 hours. Driving from other International Airports would only be recommended as a cross country tour of a few days.

Budget: www.budget.co.za

Europcar: www.europcar.co.za

Avis: www.avis.co.za

In order to assist us in welcoming you and showing you to your accommodation, please indicate intended date and time of arrival in Skukza in the camp in the registration form.

INDEPENDENT TRAVEL PRIOR TO OR POST CONFERENCE

South Africa has a wide variety of tourist attractions and we highly recommend extending your stay prior to or after the conference. However, the conference organisers cannot make detailed arrangements for you. Instead, we have arranged for our recommended Travel Agent to assist you. Please contact:

360 Travel

Contact: Lynn Stevens – Lynn@360travel.co.za or Kylie Andrews – Kylie@360travel.co.za