ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA:
Why should a discerning traveller visit South Africa? Is it our excellent climate, our dazzling sunshine, our wild life and our breathtaking scenery? Is it our remarkable history and fascinating culture? Is it the lure of the great outdoors?
The Republic of South Africa is at the tip of the African continent and is surrounded by both the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. The country has a generally temperate climate due in part to this fact as well as its location in the climatically milder Southern Hemisphere and due to its average elevation, which increases steadily towards the North (towards the Equator) and further inland. Due to this varied topography and oceanic influence, a great variety of climatic zones exist.
KwaZulu Natal is a world in one province. Situated along the warm East Coast, its diversity and contrast are staggering. There is something for everybody – from the idyllic beauty of cool southern forests, through myriad golden beaches along the coastline, to game reserves in the far north, and westwards from the port city of Durban through the green expanse of the Midlands to the majestic, craggy peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains.
KwaZulu Natal is best known for its extensive Indian Ocean coastline – a playground of sun, sea and surf, and paradise for swimmers, fishermen and surfers alike. World class resorts and beaches are sought after throughout the year. Just pick and choose from the exclusive to the affordable, from the long expanse of Durban’s Golden Mile, to the remote lagoons and coral reefs in the north. If you are on holiday and want to relax you have got it made!
The Drakensberg Mountain range is a 200 km long wonderland of unrivalled beauty, forming the western boundary of KwaZulu natal. The mountains are a World Heritage site and perfect for those needing a break from busy city life. All manner of accommodation, numerous trails and climbs, world famous rock art sites, as well as crisp, fresh mountain air, offer a unique experience found nowhere else in the world.
A trip to KwaZulu natal would not be complete without a visit to its numerous reserves in the northern savanna – teeming with wildlife and with world-class resorts and accommodation for discerning tourists. Geared to different budgets and tastes, the reserves offer intrepid tourists the chance to see the "Big Five" in an authentic African setting. An unforgettable experience and truly something to write home about!
The venues for the meeting are the Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel, for the pre-Congress seminars and other events, and the Durban International Convention Centre for the main Congress.
The Elangeni is a leading Durban hotel right on Durban’s famous beachfront. The International Convention Centre Durban (ICC), 3 minutes away by shuttle and 10 minutes walking, is one of the most advanced conference facilities in the world. Flexibility and versatility are key factors in the design of this state-of-the-art technology-driven centre.
DURBAN'S PEOPLE MOVER BUSES
Tickets: A single journey on the People Mover will cost R4.00 (ZAR) and a full-day pass will cost you R10.00 (ZAR). Phase one of the Durban People Mover bus transport system has been successfully operating for 2 years, transporting local and visiting commuters in air-conditioned, safe and reliable comfort. The attractive, brightly-coloured buses travel through the city every 15 minutes and are a popular, fun way to travel around the city or along the beachfront. the City Loop. Passengers who wish to change between one route and another are allowed to switch buses at the transfer station within the 90 minute free transfer period.
Operating Hours: The Durban People Mover service runs daily from 05h00 to 22h00. These extended operating hours allow commuters greater freedom and access to Durban’s entertainment and business areas.
City Loop: A circular route through the main city thoroughfares, Starting and ending at the Dr Pixley KaSeme transfer interchange, stopping close to City Hall, The Playhouse theatre, Tourism Information Centre, Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex, the Victoria street market and Durban’s mosque and cathedral.
Beach Line: A scenic line which runs along the Northern and Southern city beaches, starting at the Suncoast casino and ending at Ushaka Marine World. The route runs through the interchange at Dr Pixley KaSame Street, facilitating passengers who wish to change to the city loop.
WHO TO CONTACT
Event Dynamics Durban
PO Box 1335
1st Floor, Suite 109
1st Floor, Suite 109
16 Chartwell Drive,
Tel. +27 (031) 561-5916
Fax:+27 (031) 561-5930
Caileen Walker, M.Tech: Chiro
Local Organizing Committee
Tel. +27 (031) 303-5578