The Workshop will be held at North-West University in Mahikeng, Mahikeng, South Africa. The North-West University is close to the Soccer Stadium. It is about 4 hours West of Jhb by car. The Accommodation can be arranged in nearby B &s; Bs and Hotels, not far from the university.
Travel Information - Air Travel and the internal last leg of the journey:Air
Fly in to O.R. Tambo International Airport, the main airport of Gauteng. We will assit with local transport from there.
From Johannesburg proceed to Krugersdorp. In Krugersdorp, take the N14 to Ventersdorp. Proceed with the N14 to Coligny. Follow the R503 from Coligny to Lichtenburg. Follow the R503 from Lichtenburg to Mafikeng. Entering Mafikeng on Nelson Mandela Drive, keep going straight for about seven kilometres. After passing a Sasol Garage, you will see the Mmabatho Palms Hotel on your right. Turn left at the robot in front of the hotel into Albert Luthuli Street. Drive on for about 2,5 kilometres. Cross over the railway line and then look out for a set of robots going straight (not curving left). Look out for a water tower on your left. At the next set of robots, turn right into entrance of the Mafikeng Campus. GPS coordinates: S25º49´44´´ E25º36´32´´
It is highly recommended that you activate your cell phone for voice roaming or at least for SMS (text) roaming, which is usually inexpensive.
If you plan to visit a Game Reserve, you will find it very rewarding to have an excellent set of binoculars (Preferably 10x50) and a good camera with a zoom to 300 or 400 mm.
The Conference venue is not known to be a malaria area. However, if you plan to visit a game reserve in the Eastern part of the conference venue, you may enter a malaria area. Anti-malaria prophylactics are recommended for visitors going to malaria areas. There are several types, and for some types of medication, the course should start a few weeks in advance of your visit. It is also possible to not take medication, but to follow certain preventative measures. The preventative measures involve the use of insect repellant lotion or spray for the evenings and mornings, the wearing of clothes as recommended below when outside at these times, the use of mosquito repellant coils or vapours overnight in the bedroom and sleeping under mosquito nets. Frequent and long term visitors usually choose the preventative measures alone. This is a very personal decision. Consult your family doctor about the measures you would like to take.
No special dress requirements. It is summer in South Africa and its hot and rainy in this region, carrying some light clothes and umbrellas is advisable. Consult your own favourite Weather Service for further details.
Map from Johannesburg to Mahikeng by car
Map as you arrive at Mahikeng