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EVENTS 

 

                       International Prune Association Congress

     Date

24 - 29 October 2010

     Venue

Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel

     No of delegates

65

     Related tours

4

     Client

Dried Fruit Technical Services - South Africa

 

 

The International Prune Association Congress to celebrate the 20th year of existance of the IPA, was held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel in the heart of downtown Cape Town, South Africa from 24 to 26 October 2010. Dried Fruit Technical Services - local organisers of the Conference, and Cape AgriTours successfully managed this meeting. The Congress was concluded with a technical tour to the production regions of the Boland and then a Wildlife Safari trip to the Kruger National Park.

 

  Pre-congress day trips or extended trips   Pre 24 October 2010
  Pre-congress day trip to Table Mountain and Robben Island   24 October 2010
  Pre-congress day trip to Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens   24 October 2010
  Executive Committee Meeting (18:00 - 19:00 - Congress Hotel)   24 October 2010
  Congress Welcome Function at the Hotel (delegates and companions)   24 October 2010
  Accompanying Persons Programme - City tour and Culinary Experience   25 October 2010
  Congress during the day - evening free   25 October 2010
  Accompanying Persons Programme - Shop till you drop, with local sites seeing   26 October 2010
  Congress during the day - evening - Formal Dinner Function   26 October 2010
  Post Congress Technical Tour   27 - 29 October 2010
  Post Congress Safari Tour to the Kruger National Park   29 Oct - 2 Nov 2010

DAY TRIPS & EXTENDED PRE OR POST CONGRESS TOURS

Grand Tour of the Cape Peninsula

Included in the day is a sea cruise from Hout Bay harbour to view the Cape fur seals, a visit to Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope and the nature reserve, as well as the African penguins at Boulders Beach near Simonstown. Lunch is included at Cape Point or Simonstown. If time allows a late afternoon stop at Groot Constantia (cradle of the SA Wine Industry) or Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is an optional extra.

 

Hermanus and the Whales

Your overland travel includes a scenic trip along Clarence Drive on the False Bay coastline, as you make your way to Hermanus – the best land-based place in the world from which to view whales (according to the WWF). Your visits will include a wine tasting near Hermanus, the historic centre of Hermanus and sufficient time to view these gracious giants of the sea. The beautiful Fynbos of the Cape will also be viewed from up close when you visit the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. Lunch is included in Hermanus.

 

Full day Winelands – Stellenbosch & Franschhoek/Paarl

Visit the historic towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek or Paarl – each with its unique history and background. Your tour will also include at least 3 stops at a variety of wine/liquor establishments, depending on your preference of wine style, and will take in some of the best-known sites in the towns. Lunch is included at one of the estates. A similar tour can also be arranged to the Worcester and Robertson regions, where many more top quality producers can be visited, while a relaxing lunch can be enjoyed while cruising down the Breede River. Wine styles are vastly different from the areas close to Cape Town.

 

Technical day trips

Various day trips with a variety technical content can be planned by Cape AgriTours. These can include the wine industry, table grape industry, various sectors of the deciduous fruit industry, packaging, the cold-chain and quality control. Contact Cape AgriTours with your specific needs.

 

Extended trips

Depending on the time available to you, trips - either pre of post conference, of up to 7 days can be arranged. These can include Cape Town and surrounds, the Garden Route (between Cape Town and as far east as Port Elizabeth), or even outlying places like the Drakensberg in Kwa-Zulu Natal or the desert regions of the far northern of Cape Town. Each has its own charm and experience. 

SUNDAY, 24 October - DAY TRIPS

Table Mountain & Robben Island

For today we are planning two similar trips. Both will include Table Mountain as a starting point. You will ascend the mountain by cable car - a Swiss-built rotating gondola, which affords you 360 degree vistas as you go up or down. There will also be free time on the mountain to walk around and admire the surrounding beauty of the Western Cape. From the mountain a motorised tour of the historic part of Cape Town will then bring you to Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront Development where you will board the ferry to Robben Island, the former island prison where many of the post 1994 leaders were incarcerated during the years of Apartheid. This 4 hour trip will finish back at the hotel by 17:00.

 

Table Mountain & Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

After a similar start to the day, you will make your way to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens on the Eastern Slopes of the mountain. This floral wonderland is a joy for the eye at this time of year. You will spend some free time in the Garden viewing a variety of plant species, including proteas, heathers, cycads, other indigenous and exotic plants. There is a very good restaurant in the Garden where an optional lunch will be possible, as well as a very well stocked shop. You will be returned to the conference hotel in the late afternoon.


ACCOMPANYING PERSONS PROGRAMME (companions)

Monday, 25 October - City tour and Culinary Experience

Today a very special trip awaits our ladies. You will start the day with a tour to the older parts of the city of Cape Town, visiting areas like the Bo-Kaap (top of Cape Town), the Company Gardens and District 6, before finally making your way to the Salt River area and a cooking school with a slight difference – but we won’t spoil the fun here! At the school, owner and chef Ryan Stroebel, will show what is possible when cooking with prunes. You will be returned to the hotel in the afternoon to join the delegates for an evening at leisure.

 

Tuesday, 26 October - Shop till you drop

Shopping remains one of the best leisure activities there is, and with the various options that are available in the City of Cape Town, this day out is a must! You will experience the glitz and glamour of a leading mall and in total contrast, the fun and noise of an Africa flea market, the Pan African Market and the River Trading Mall with its wide selection of materials and woven fabrics.

 

PRUNE /tech/draft1

TECHNICAL TOUR – WESTERN CAPE – OCTOBER 2010

Dappie Smit, DFTS, SOUTH AFRICA

Programme designed by Dappie Smit & Eugene Booysen, DFTS & Cape AgriTours*, Stellenbosch

12 April 2010

* Cape AgriTours is a trading division of the Cape AgriTours Group

 

Day 1

Wednesday

27 October 2010

After breakfast you will depart from the Cape Sun Hotel and traveling on the N1 highway – via the Huguenot Tunnel, longest road tunnel in Africa – make your way to the Worcester and Montagu areas. Here you will visit a processing factory and some production units.

Lunch will be enjoyed at a selected venue.

After lunch you now continue on to the Aquila Private Game Reserve near Touws River. On arrival check in and retire to your rooms.

At 17:00 you can undertake the first of 2 open vehicle game drives at Aquila, as you go in search of the wildlife of Africa.

On your return to the lodge, a buffet dinner will be enjoyed.

Overnight Aquila

Meals included:

-LD

 

Day 2

Thursday

28 October 2010

 

An early morning wake-up call will get you ready for your final game drive. After the game drive, breakfast will be enjoyed at the lodge and then you will depart from the Reserve (at about 09:30), heading directly for Ceres and a production unit in the area.

A light lunch will be enjoyed at a selected farm venue.

The technical visits will continue after lunch.

In the late afternoon you will then travel the short distance to Tulbagh, where you will stay overnight at the Morgansvlei Estate and Manleys Wine Lodge.

19:00 Group dinner will be enjoyed at Morgansvlei Estate

Overnight Tulbagh

Meals included:

BLD

 

Day 3

Friday

29 October 2010

After breakfast and check out you will make your way to some of the production units in the Tulbagh area. Discussions will be possible with farm owners and/or technical teams.

The visits will be followed by an early lunch, and then your touring coach will take you to Cape Town International Airport. Here you can either join your long haul flights back to your home countries or a domestic flight to Johannesburg, if you are going to take part in the Wildlife Safari Post Tour to Kruger Park. For the domestic flight to Johannesburg, the following options will be best:

-         SA354 (16:50 – 18:50)

-         SA362 (17:50 – 19:50)

-         1T112 (18:00 – 20:00)

-         JE176 (16:40 – 18:50)

-         JE424 (16:50 – 20:05)

-         BA6422 (17:00 – 19:00)

-         BA6424 (18:00 – 20:00)

NOTE: Because this is the end of the workweek, flights are normally quite full. We suggest that you book your flight/s as soon as possible to ensure the best available rates.

 

*****END OF SERVICES*****

Meals included:

BL

 

 

Price per person sharing in a twin or double room - one night at Aquila and one night in Tulbagh, is:

-         min 36 delegates per 44-seater coach     R3950-00

Supplement per single room is:                        R1155-00 

 

 

Our price includes:

¨       All the accommodation (B&B – 1 night at Aquila Private Game Reserve and 1 night in Tulbagh)

¨       All other meals (2 dinners & 2 lunches) as specified in the itinerary

¨       The services of an English-speaking registered guide throughout the tour

¨       Surface transport in a luxury air-conditioned / open vehicles as indicated

¨       All entrance fees for specified visits

 

Excluded are:

¨       Any expenses of a personal nature such as: telephone calls, laundry, drinks (including bottled water), porterage (normally R5 per bag) and tips (normally 10% of the bill when eating out or having drinks).

¨       Discretionary tips to drivers and guides – normally 2 euro or 2 USD (or the ZAR equivalent) per person per day to each of the driver and guide. Local guides 1 euro or 1 USD (or the ZAR equivalent) per person per visit.

¨       Anything not specified above, or given as optional

¨       Personal travel and accident insurance, including cancellation insurance

¨       Any flights associated with the tour

 

 

*****

 

Our rates are confidential and quoted in good faith with rates as available to us at present.

It is therefore subject to change, if this is forced upon us by our suppliers (rates)

or the Government (VAT and tourism levy), or exchange rate fluctuations beyond our control.

All visits and accommodation are subject to availability at the time of confirmation of the tour.

 

This customised itinerary, is and remains, the property of Cape AgriTours cc and its trading divisions. In its entirety, it is subject to our standard terms & conditions. Its unauthorised use, either in part or in full, is an infringement of copy right, and actionable by law.

PRUNE /knp/draft2

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK TOUR – 29 OCTOBER to 2 NOVEMBER 2010

Dappie Smit, DFTS, SOUTH AFRICA

Programme designed by Eugene Booysen, Cape AgriTours, Stellenbosch

Re-designed 12 April 2010

 

 

No visit to South Africa can really be complete without spending time in the world famous

Kruger National Park (KNP). This icon of conservation, is a must see and experience.

The group size for this wonderful tour is flexible.

The tour is scheduled to take place after the International Prune Conference in Cape Town.

 

 

Day 1

Friday

29 October 2010

Late afternoon/early evening flight to Johannesburg (see suggested list in Technical Tour Programme). Complimentary hotel shuttle from airport to your hotel at the nearby Casino Complex. Depending on your flight, simply use the first available vehicle – they run every 20-30 min. You can enjoy an optional dinner at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants at the adjacent casino complex.

Overnight Johannesburg.

Emperors Palace Hotels (Peermont Metcourt Suites)

Meals included:

None

 

Day 2

Saturday

30 October 2010

 

After an early breakfast, your touring vehicle will depart at 07:00 from your hotel, for your overland trip via Witbank, Nelspruit to the border of the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Today’s lunch will be optional en route.

You should arrive at the border of KNP by mid-afternoon, leaving you just enough time for a few hours of game viewing before the park gates close. In the early evening, you will then check in at your hotel on the borders of the Park. Sundowners can be enjoyed at the bar near the river, while you sit back and maybe enjoy some further game viewing from the bar area.

Dinner will be in the Boma (open air eating/meeting place) at your hotel.

Overnight KNP border – Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Meals included:

BD

 

Day 3

Sunday

31 October 2010

 

A pre-dawn wake-up call will get you ready for a full day game in your touring coach, as you travel into the world famous KNP. A bush breakfast will be enjoyed at a selected spot, before your drive continues until lunchtime. Today’s lunch is optional at a spot (rest camp) somewhere in the park.

After lunch you will continue with the game drive. This will finish back at your hotel in the late afternoon. There will now be some free time to relax at the pool, or to do some shopping before dinner is again enjoyed in the boma or the hotel restaurant.

Overnight KNP border

Meals included:

BD

  

Day 4

Monday

1 November 2010

Today will be much like the day before, with the exception that the game drives today will be in open 4x4 Land Rovers. This will afford you opportunities to also go onto some of the dirt tracks in the KNP, which you cannot do when traveling by coach.

Lunch is again optional in the park (KNP rest camp).

Your open vehicles will bring you back to the hotel by late afternoon. Dinner is again enjoyed at the hotel.

Overnight KNP border

Meals included:

BD

 

Day 5

Tuesday

2 November 2010

 

After an early breakfast it is unfortunately time to check out and leave (07:00) the African bush behind you, as you make your way back to the city.

Your touring vehicle should have you back at the O.R. Tambo International Airport by no later than 15:30/16:00. This should be sufficient lead-time for all flights that depart from South Africa that evening.

NOTE: If anyone has an international flight departing at 18:00 or even 18:30, please advise Cape AgriTours at your earliest convenience.

Lunch will be optional en route.

Cape AgriTours can assist delegates that need accommodation or other services after the tour.

Arriving at the airport, you can now check in for your flights to your international destinations or connections to other domestic or regional destinations.

***** END OF CAPE AGRITOURS SERVICES*****

Meals included:

B

 

Price per person sharing in a twin or double room is:

-         min 18 delegates R7990-00

Supplement per single room is: R1865-00

 

Our price includes:

¨       All the accommodation (B&B – 1 night at an Airport Hotel, 3 nights at a Kruger Border Hotel) as specified in the itinerary

¨       All other meals (3 dinners) as specified in the itinerary

¨       The services of an English-speaking registered guide throughout the tour

¨       Surface transport in a luxury air-conditioned / open vehicles as indicated

¨       All entrance fees for specified visits

 

Excluded are:

¨       Any expenses of a personal nature such as: telephone calls, laundry, drinks (including bottled water), porterage (normally R5 per bag) and tips (normally 10% of the bill when eating out or having drinks).

¨       Discretionary tips to drivers and guides – normally 2 euro or 2 USD (or the ZAR equivalent) per person per day to each of the driver and guide. Local guides 1 euro or 1 USD (or the ZAR equivalent) per person per visit.

¨       Anything not specified above, or given as optional

¨       Personal travel and accident insurance, including cancellation insurance

¨       Any flights associated with the tour

 

 

*****

 

Our rates are confidential and quoted in good faith with rates as available to us at present.

It is therefore subject to change, if this is forced upon us by our suppliers (rates)

or the Government (VAT and tourism levy), or exchange rate fluctuations beyond our control.

All visits and accommodation are subject to availability at the time of confirmation of the tour.

 

This customised itinerary, is and remains, the property of Cape AgriTours cc and its trading divisions. In its entirety, it is subject to our standard terms & conditions. Its unauthorised use, either in part or in full, is an infringement of copy right, and actionable by law.

 

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