General information

Please read this section before registering for the conference.

Saturday 22 July -Tuesday 25 July 2017 Pre-conference excursion
Tuesday 25 July 2017 Afternoon registration and welcome evening
Wednesday 26 July 2017 Formal presentations
Thursday 27 July 2017 Formal presentations
Friday 28 July 2017 Rehabilitation training course and an erosion field visit

A 5% rebate will be offered when five or more persons from the same organisation or department register simultaneously. Registration fees include:

  • Entrance to all sessions (poster and presentation)
  • Printed handbook and conference folder
  • Daily lunch and refreshments
  • Welcome Meet and Greet on 25 July 2017 and conference dinner on 26 July 2017, except for day delegates, who have to book and pay online for these social events.
Registration fees (exclude accommodation)
  Non-academic Academic registrant Gov’ment Student One day
Preconference excursion by arrangement with Prof Sumner          
Standard (payment received by 31 May 2017) 1 950.00 1 500.00 1 350.00 1 000.00    850.00
Late (payment received after 31 May and before 25 July 2017) 2 250.00 1 800.00 1 650.00 1 300.00 1 150.00
Half-day post-conference erosion and rehab training course and field excursion 650.00 500.00 500.00 400.00  
Visit to granite cave Gobholo - cost to be confirmed          

Venue and accommodation

The University of Swaziland Kwaluseni Campus is the venue chosen for the conference.

Student accommodation will be provided by the University of Swaziland at a nominal fee to bona fide students.

Bed and breakfast accommodation has been pre-booked for conference delegates from 25 July to 28 July 2017 (minimum of two nights’ stay). Please see details below. As a matter of courtesy to the hotel and backpacker lodge all accommodation not taken up by 15 June 2017 will be released.

Room description (number of rooms available) Rate/person/night No Total
Esibayeni Lodge B&B (75)
Single  Standard
Twinshare / Double



1 300.00
Legends Backpacker Lodge
Light breakfast
Full breakfast
Dormitories x 12 people (5)
Twin rooms (6) Single
Twin rooms (6) Twinshare
Single/double rooms (4) Single
Single/double rooms (4) Double




Please click here for a range of guesthouses and B&Bs in the Manzini area.

CPD points

The organisers have applied for CPD points for the conference at an approved accreditation body, and certificates will be issued at the conference.

Pre- and post-conference activities

A four-day, three-night pre-conference field trip is planned, with a focus on sites covering a range of geomorphic interests / research, from the Drakensberg, along the coast and into Swaziland.

A half-day post conference training course on erosion rehabilitation will be offered by the International Vetiver Network and the Soil Erosion Focus Group of the Land Rehabilitation Society of Southern Africa. In addition, an erosion field excursion has been planned

These events will be scheduled based on interest expressed by delegates. Please note that for all these activities, participation will be limited for practical reasons. Booking will be done on the basis of first come, first served, and will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. Full details will be downloadable from the registration page.

Sponsorship opportunities

The organisers welcome sponsorship participation. A range of sponsorship options have been identified to provide high value opportunities for branding during the conference, and there are sponsorship options to suit every budget.  All sponsors are invited to submit a promotional paragraph for the printed Handbook together with their logo. Please contact the Secretariat for sponsorship options and branding benefits or view the Sponsorship page online.

Flights, airport transfers and car rental

Please visit  for flights from Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg.

Delegates will be able to book the shuttle service between the airport (Manzini) and the venue. This cost is subsidised by the University of Swaziland.

There is an excellent morning, midday and afternoon return shuttle service, SiyeSwatini  TransMagnific,  between OR Tambo Airport and Ezulwini. Please visit for online booking. Delegates will be collected at the Matsapha drop-off point and transported free of charge to their hotel or other place of accommodation.

For delegates who do not make use of the shuttle service to the hotel, all major car hire companies are represented in Swaziland.

Passport and visa requirements for South Africa and Swaziland

You will need the following if you enter Swaziland via South Africa:

  • A valid and acceptable passport or travel document for your intended stay.
  • At least one blank page in your passport for endorsements, but rather on the generous side, the RSA authorities are sticky on this point.
  • A valid visa, if required.
  • Sufficient funds to pay for your day-to-day expenses during your stay. A return or onward ticket.
  • For countries exempt from RSA visas: click here

For requirements on visiting Swaziland please visit

If required for visa purposes, please request a letter of invitation from the Secretariat.

Climate and clothing

For accurate long-term weather forecast, please visit

Greening the event

We are committed to hosting an environmentally responsible event. We will, wherever possible, incorporate greening considerations into the planning and implementation of the event.

Should delegates need any further information, please do not hesitate to make contact with the Conference Secretariat.

This page will be updated from time to time.

Conference Secretariat
Kruger & Associates
Tel: +27 28 316 2905