The 2019 Species on the Move Conference will be held in Kruger National Park in north-eastern South Africa. The Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre is in Skukuza, the largest rest camp and administrative centre for Kruger National Park. The rest camp is situated in the southern part of the park on the bank of the Sabie river. The centre can accommodate up to 400 people and Skukuza has a range of accommodation options, including camps, huts and a hotel.

Accommodation Bookings

  • Accommodation bookings will open in December.
  • Accommodation needs to be pre-paid by Friday 17 April.
  • Costs shown are for arriving Monday 22 and departing Friday 26 July 2019.
  • Additional shoulder nights can be booked on request and subject to availability.
  • There are two restaurants within the camp for the nights when a meal is not provided with the conference. All attendees will be able to use these restaurants.
  • There is a store within the camp and you can self-cater for all accommodation options, except the hotel.

Accommodation Options in Skukuza Rest Camp

Style Details & Indicative Costs

Hotel Rooms

A new hotel is being built at Skukuza and is scheduled to be open in December. We don’t have costs as yet and there may be some delay to the opening, so we would expect costs by January or February.

The hotel will has typical hotel style rooms with single, double or twin options, each with a bathroom.

Costs are to be advised.

Basic Bungalows (BE2, BE3, BG2)

Round–walled, single-room African style units with thatched roofs, 2 or 3 beds per unit, equipped with en-suite ablutions (most with showers, but some with baths). Some units have air-conditioning, some have fans. Kitchenettes vary: some have hotplates and sinks; some have only sinks, while some have neither. Cutlery and crockery can be provided and hired from reception. Please confirm when booking.

Bungalows (BD2, BD2E, BD3)

Round–walled, single-room African style units with thatched roofs, 2 or 3 beds per unit, equipped with en-suite ablutions. Air-conditioning and kitchenettes vary.

Guest Cottages (GC6, GC6D, GC4, GC4V)

4 or 6-bed units with well equipped kitchens, multiple bedrooms and usually more than one bathroom. Some have 2 double beds so confirm bed configuration for the guests when booking.

Guest Houses – Waterkant 2

This unit forms part of the Waterkant Guest House complex. It offers a well equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms, (8 max, 2 single beds in each room), a living room, one bathroom and a river view.

Guest Houses – Nyathi

These are large luxury units in prime positions, all with river view. There are well-equipped kitchens (with microwave ovens), multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV televisions are provided.

  • Nyathi: Sleeps 8, with 4 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)

Guest Houses – Waterkant 1

These are large luxury units in prime positions, all with river view. There are well-equipped kitchens (with microwave ovens), multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV televisions are provided.

  • Waterkant 1: Sleeps 8 with 4 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)

Guest Houses – Wild Fig

These are large luxury units in prime positions, all with river view. There are well-equipped kitchens (with microwave ovens), multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV televisions are provided.

  • Wild Fig: Sleeps 12, with 6 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)

Camping Options in Skukuza Rest Camp

Skukuza Rest Camp has camping and Safari Tents available. The following information is from the SAN Parks website and bookings can be made directly at www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/camps/skukuza.

Style Details & Costs

Campsites

Tent or caravan sites with a power point. Communal ablutions and cooking facilities. 24-hour boiling water, electric hotplates and washing up facilities.

R359 for 1 – 2 people

R89 for addtional adults

R45 for additional children

Maximum of 6 people per site.

All prices are inclusive of VAT and displayed in South African Rand. Tariffs subject to change without notification.  A community fund of 1% will be added to the cost of all accommodation and activity reservations.

Safari Tents

2-bed and 4-bed permanent furnished canvas tents on stilts, including a fridge, standing fan inside tent and small veranda. Communal ablutions and communal kitchens available.

R692 for 1 – 2 people

R172 for addtional adults

R86 for additional children

Maximum of 4 people per tent.

All prices are inclusive of VAT and displayed in South African Rand. Tariffs subject to change without notification.  A community fund of 1% will be added to the cost of all accommodation and activity reservations.

Payment

All accommodation needs to be pre-paid by Friday 17 April.

Bookings

Accommodation bookings will open in December and registered delegates will get the first opportunity to book accommodation.

Changes and Cancellations

After Friday 17 April, a 50% cancellation fee will apply. After Cancellations and no-shows will attract a fee of at least one night’s accommodation. However, each hotel’s policy varies and late cancellations and no-shows may be charged for all the nights booked.

Please email us any cancellations and date changes.

Early Check-in Requests

Early check-in and late check-out requests are subject to availability on the day and cannot be confirmed by Conference Design.

You can enter special requests for early check-in in the “Special Requests” field of your reservation. The park will do its best to accommodate your request on the day. Please enquire about the status of your request when you check-in.

Species on the Move

An International Conference Series

The conference brings together scientists and natural resource managers working in the disciplines of global change, biogeography and evolution, and relevant in contexts of natural resource management, biodiversity management and conservation, and theoretical ecology.


Species responses to climate change is a rapidly evolving research field, however, much of our progress is being made in independent research areas: e.g. understanding the process vs responding to the implications, terrestrial vs marine ecosystems, global meta-analyses vs in depth species-specific approaches. This interdisciplinary conference develops connections between these parallel streams, and across temporal and spatial scales.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.
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