General information

Please read this section before registering for the conference.

Monday 8 October Registration and formal presentations; Welcome event
Tuesday 9 October 2018 Formal presentations; dinner
Wednesday 10 October 2018 Formal presentations; Conference gala dinner
Thursday 11 October 2018 Field visits

Registration fees include:

  • Annual membership fee for the South African Wetland Society
  • Entrance to all sessions
  • Printed handbook and conference folder
  • Daily lunch and refreshments
  • Welcome Meet and Greet, one standard dinner and Indaba Gala Dinner / Awards ceremony, except for day delegates, who have to book and pay online for these events.
To enable delegates to budget for the Indaba, please find registration fees and accommodation tariffs below.
Registration fees (exclude accommodation)
  Full delegate Student One day
Early Bird (received by 30 June 2018) 2,200.00 1,250.00 1,200.00
Standard (received by 31 August 2018) 2,400.00 1,450.00 1,400.00
Late (received after 31 August 2018) 2,700.00 1,650.00 1,600.00
Venue and accommodation

The Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre in Kimberley.

Bed and breakfast accommodation has been pre-booked for conference delegates from 7 – 11 October 2018 (minimum of two nights’ stay) at the Protea-Marriott Hotel in the Big Hole Precinct, Kimberley, within a short walking distance of the venue. Please see tariffs below. As a matter of courtesy to the hotel all accommodation not taken up by 15 September 2018 will be released, but delegates will still be able to book accommodation online.

Student accommodation: details of affordable student accommodation will be available on the registration form.

Protea-Marriott Hotel  
Room description (number of rooms available)
Single Standard (36) 1,363.50
Twinshare / Double 780.25
De Luxe  Single (35) 1,363.50
De Luxe  Twinshare / Double    780.25
Universal Access Single (2) 1,363.50
Universal Access Twinshare / Double    780.25
Executive Single (24) 1,641.25
Executive Twinshare / Double    919.10
Executive Suite Single  (2) 2,348.25
Executive Suite Twinshare / Double 1,272.60

Please click here for a range of guesthouses and B&Bs in Kimberley. Please make direct contact with the establishment. Tariffs may change.

CPD points

Certificates of attendance will be issued after the conference and delegates can apply to SACNASP for CPD points.

Post-conference activities

These events will be scheduled based on interest expressed by delegates. Please note that for practical reasons participation in these activities, will be limited. Booking will be done on the basis of first come, first served, and will be confirmed. Delegates will be able to download details on 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.

Annual Awards

Please visit for the Annual Awards nomination form..

Flights, airport transfers and car rental

Please visit  for flight  information and booking.

Delegates will be able to book online for the shuttle service between Kimberley airport and the hotel/venue. For delegates who do not make use of the shuttle service to the hotel/venue, all major car hire companies are represented in Kimberley.

For an accurate long-term weather forecast, please click here.

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.