VENUE

SAP2019 will be held at the Skukuza Conference Centre in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

The Kruger National Park, located 400 km north east of Johannesburg, is one of the world’s largest game reserves covering almost 20,000 square kilometres, with all of the Big Five found here in abundance. It has many rest camps with accommodation. The conference will be held at the main rest camp, Skukuza, which is located on the Sabie River and has world-class conference facilities and accommodation. Note that all camps in the Kruger National Park are enclosed with an electrified fence.

ACCOMMODATION

Information on booking accommodation will be available soon.

ACTIVITIES

Activities in the Kruger National Park include game drives (day or night), guided bush walks and even mountain biking. The roads within the park are in excellent condition and, whilst guided game drives are available, renting a car and driving around the park yourself is a highlight not to be missed. It is recommended that delegates spend additional time in the Kruger National Park before or after the conference and reserve accommodations at other rest camps as well.

CLIMATE

The conference will be held during the rainy season, so expect thunderstorms. The average minimum and maximum temperatures should be around 20°C and 32°C respectively.

MALARIA

The Kruger National Park is a malaria area. Please consult your local travel clinic or doctor for recommendations on malaria prophylaxis and mosquito deterrent products.

TRAVEL

There are three main travel options to get to Skukuza:

OPTION 1 • JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Fly to Johannesburg and then travel 5 hours by rental car or shuttle to Skukuza.

OPTION 2 • NELSPRUIT AIRPORT

Fly to Johannesburg, then fly to Nelspruit and from there travel 2 hours by rental car or shuttle to Skukuza.

OPTION 3 • SKUKUZA AIRPORT

Fly to Johannesburg, then fly to Skukuza Airport and from there take a 10 minute shuttle to Skukuza or pick up a rental car (AVIS) at Skukuza Airport.

Any general queries can be directed to SAP2019@sun.ac.za. The local organising committee can however not book any travel arrangements on behalf of delegates. For more information about Kruger National Park, visit www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger.

KEY DATES

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

31 March 2018

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE

15 December 2018

FULL PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE

28 February 2019

FULL PAPER AUTHOR NOTIFICATION

30 April 2019

FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION

31 May 2019

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES

31 May 2019

CONFERENCE

25–26 November 2019

SAP2019@SUN.AC.ZA  •  +27 21 808 2080
PRIVATE BAG X1, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY, MATIELAND 7602, SOUTH AFRICA