The tourism and hospitality industries are amongst the world's most exciting and vibrant places to work, and nowhere more so than here in Africa. Outdoor adventure provides a great context in which to explore the ways landscape, peoples and more-than-human communities interact – in forests, in the sea and on the plains.

We want to share cutting edge scholarship dealing with experiences in tourism and hospitality – from the adventure of gastronomy and wonderful local foods to that of music, dance and body movement. South Africa provides an extraordinary stage or this significant conference – the first in Africa, as we consider how to develop the tourist resource with respect – for people, for the planet, and for the places they meet.

Agenda

The full conference programme will be made available as soon as the abstract submission and review process has been concluded.

Accommodation

TRAVEL NOTICE:

Should you require any assistance with travel arrangements and bookings, these include flight bookings, accommodation reservations, VISA letters, pre- and/or post- conference tours or even additional activities for yourself and/or should your partner or spouse be joining you, our friendly team would gladly assist you in facilitating these bookings and they can tailor make any extended stay packages to your requirements to fully explore the Garden Route, the Western Cape or even the whole of South Africa!

Why not take this opportunity to immerse yourself in the adventure tourism beauty offered in South Africa by extending your stay and even brining your partner or spouse with to experience the magic of South Africa?

 

Please contact our team directly on info@weareevents.co.za


Accommodation can be booked at the resort: https://www.premierhotels.co.za/hotels/western-cape/knysna/the-moorings/


There are also various other accommodation suppliers in close proximity to the conference venue.


Some options include:

The Royal Hotel Knysna: https://rhk.co.za

The Russel: https://therussel.co.za/index.php/knysna-accommodation

Various Guesthouses: https://www.visitknysna.co.za/stay/guest-house/

Various Self-Catering options: https://www.visitknysna.co.za/stay/self-catering/

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The conference venue is wheelchair friendly but the Premier Resort The Moorings does NOT have any wheelchair friendly rooms.


Wheelchair -friendly accommodation near the Premier Hotel:

Pearl View Guest House: https://www.pearlviewguesthouse.co.za/

Protea by Marriott Hotel Knysna Quays: https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/grjqu-protea-hotel-knysna-quays/overview/?scid=f2ae0541-1279-4f24-b197-a979c79310b0

Bergsig B&B: https://bergsigbb.co.za/

aha The Rex Hotel: https://www.rexhotel.co.za/

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa: https://www.turbinehotel.co.za/

Isola Bella Guest House: https://isolabella.co.za/

Head over Hills: https://www.headoverhills.co.za/

Activities/Excursions

Return transport is included from and to Premier Resort The Moorings for each of these included excursions / activities as per the scheduled event programme.

Should you wish to book any of these activities/excursions on the alternate day of your included activity you can contact our team on info@weareevents.co.za and they would gladly assist you with these bookings. These additional bookings would be for your own account and not included in the conference registration fee.

Elephant Experience (Meet our Herd)

An opportunity of a lifetime, as our guides take you up close and personal with our gentle giants. Following a short informative video, guests are transported to the field, where they have the chance to feed and walk among our free-roaming herd of African Elephants. Should you wish to feed the elephants, 'elephant snack buckets' are available to purchase at reception.


Responsible and educational interactions enable guests to appreciate the awe-inspiring presence of these animals, on elephant terms. There are no fences to spoil the close encounter and our environment encourages elephants to exhibit natural behaviours. During the "Meet our Herd' daily tours, our elephants are not required to walk with guests but rather, guests are able to walk among the elephants in their own environment where they roam and move about at their own will. Our herd of elephants play a vital role in closing the gap between man and animal, allowing us to better understand the plight of the African Elephant and that of their peers in the Knysna Forest. Visitors leave the park with a sense of awe for these magnificent animals.



https://knysnaelephantpark.co.za/meet-our-herd/

Knysna Zip Line

Welcome to the Knysna Ziplines – an adrenaline-filled experience that has you gliding over the treetops and giving you a spectacular view of the surrounding forest and natural landscapes. At a relative speed!


Our Knysna Zipline has especially been designed and installed to enhance the natural beauty of the Kranshoek Sanparks picnic site. The ziplines are some of the longest you will experience and definitely not for someone with a fear of heights. Extremely long cables crisscross the gorge at the picnic site and with heights of +- 200 meters it will certainly be a memorable experience.



https://knysnaziplines.co.za/

Scootours (guided forest tour)

Knysna Forests unforgettable natural and real. This is a unique and true forest experience. Enjoy an exhilarating downhill on the Monster Mountain Scooter, descent through indigenous forest, sweepy bends and single track. A scenic minibus ride takes you into the heart of the forest to the best hills to start your descent in the Garden Route National Park. All of this while on the lookout for the our local wild life, the majestic Knysna loerie, the shy bushbuck and wild boar.


More about the monster Scooter: Scooters are non motorized making this eco friendly. These Swiss designed scooters are used in the Alps during the summer season on the ski slopes when the snow is gone. All trips are guided by professional qualified guides.



https://www.knysnacharters.com/scootours

Quad Biking (guided forest tour)

Knysna Forests unforgettable natural and real. This is a unique and true forest experience. Discover the amazing 2 hour Quad biking excursion through the Knysna pine and indigenous forests . Share this incredible quad biking experience with your loved ones .The overall tour is an unforgettable memory to take home with you in your heart. Photos will be taken for memory purposes.


The 2-hour trip includes a scenic drive to the starting point, where you will enjoy your quad biking excursion. Following the exhilarating excursion, you will be driven back to the original pick-up spot


https://www.knysnacharters.com/quad-bikes-knysna

Kayaking

Head off to explore our pristine channels of Thesen Island. Knysna Kayaking is great fun for the whole family, provided you can swim!



For first time kayakers or SUP'ers, don't be nervous - the kayaks and SUP's are stable and easy to manoeuvre, and you're guaranteed to create some funny, adventurous memories. Kayak and SUP rental rates are based on a per person, per hour basis. No previous experience is necessary. Time to soak up the sun and have some fun.


Remember to apply sunblock before heading out, and a sunhat is a must. Life jackets and paddles are provided. Bringing along your phones or camera's is not advised.


https://www.knysnacharters.com/sup-kayak-hire-adventure

Tickets

  • Academics Full Attendance

    R 10,000

    Early Bird Price

    Included:
    Morning coffee/tea
    Mid-morning refreshment break (light catering)
    Lunch
    Light finger food dinner on night 1
    Gala Dinner
    1 excursion/activity on either Day 2 or Day 3
    Return transport to Premier Resort The Moorings for each included excursion/activity

    Not included:
    Breakfast
    Dinner night 2

    Should you wish to book any of these activities/excursions on the alternate day of your included activity you can contact our team on info@weareevents.co.za and they will gladly assist you with these bookings.
    These additional bookings would be for your own account and not included in the conference registration fee.

    Accommodation can be booked at the resort.
    PLEASE NOTE:
    The conference venue is wheelchair friendly but the Premier Resort The Moorings does NOT have any wheelchair friendly rooms.

    EARLY BIRD PRICE ends 31 May 2024

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  • PhD Students Full Attendance

    R 6,000

    Early Bird Price

    Included:
    Morning coffee/tea
    Mid-morning refreshment break (light catering)
    Lunch
    Light finger food dinner on night 1
    Gala Dinner
    1 excursion/activity on either Day 2 or Day 3
    Return transport to Premier Resort The Moorings for each included excursion/activity

    Not included:
    Breakfast
    Dinner night 2

    Should you wish to book any of these activities/excursions on the alternate day of your included activity you can contact our team on info@weareevents.co.za and they will gladly assist you with these bookings.
    These additional bookings would be for your own account and not included in the conference registration fee.

    Accommodation can be booked at the resort.
    PLEASE NOTE:
    The conference venue is wheelchair friendly but the Premier Resort The Moorings does NOT have any wheelchair friendly rooms.

    EARLY BIRD PRICE ends 31 May 2024

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  • Other Students Full Attendance

    R 6,000

    Standard Price

    Included:
    Morning coffee/tea
    Mid-morning refreshment break (light catering)
    Lunch
    Light finger food dinner on night 1
    Gala Dinner
    1 excursion/activity on either Day 2 or Day 3
    Return transport to Premier Resort The Moorings for each included excursion/activity

    Not included:
    Breakfast
    Dinner night 2

    Should you wish to book any of these activities/excursions on the alternate day of your included activity you can contact our team on info@weareevents.co.za and they will gladly assist you with these bookings.
    These additional bookings would be for your own account and not included in the conference registration fee.

    Accommodation can be booked at the resort.
    PLEASE NOTE:
    The conference venue is wheelchair friendly but the Premier Resort The Moorings does NOT have any wheelchair friendly rooms.

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  • Industry Practitioners/Professionals Full Attendance

    R 8,000

    Early Bird Price

    Included:
    Morning coffee/tea
    Mid-morning refreshment break (light catering)
    Lunch
    Light finger food dinner on night 1
    Gala Dinner
    1 excursion/activity on either Day 2 or Day 3
    Return transport to Premier Resort The Moorings for each included excursion/activity

    Not included:
    Breakfast
    Dinner night 2

    Should you wish to book any of these activities/excursions on the alternate day of your included activity you can contact our team on info@weareevents.co.za and they will gladly assist you with these bookings.
    These additional bookings would be for your own account and not included in the conference registration fee.

    Accommodation can be booked at the resort.
    PLEASE NOTE:
    The conference venue is wheelchair friendly but the Premier Resort The Moorings does NOT have any wheelchair friendly rooms.

    EARLY BIRD PRICE ends 31 May 2024

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  • Industry Practitioners/Professionals Per Day - Day 1

    R 2,250

    Standard Price

    Conference Only
    Does not include any excursions/activity and/or gala dinner evening

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  • Industry Practitioners/Professionals Per Day - Day 2

    R 2,250

    Standard Price

    Conference Only
    Does not include any excursions/activities and/or gala dinner evening

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  • Industry Practitioners/Professionals Per Day - Day 3

    R 2,250

    Standard Price

    Conference Only
    Does not include any excursions/activities and/or gala dinner evening

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