Day 1: Umhlanga

Mon. 31 Oct 2022

Airport transfers at set times are dependent on Zulwini receiving flight arrival details  (flight details to be supplied by Camcore). 
Check-in from 14:00. Early check-in subject to availability. 
From 17:00  - Camcore Registration and a light finger dinner taken at the hotel. 

Day 2: Umhlanga

Tue. 1 Nov 2022

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. 
08:00 – 12:00 Technical Session I / Opening Session (South African speakers)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch at Hotel is included
13:30 – 17:00 Technical Session II

A welcome dinner is included and taken at a restaurant on the promenade with sea views. For the more energetic types it is possible to walk to and from the restaurant - 900 meters each way along the beachfront promenade or take the coach. 

Day 3: KwaZulu Natal Midlands

Wed. 2 Nov 2022

Check out and travel in luxury coach via Durban to Howick. 
10:00 Visit to Sappi Shaw Research Centre – Forestry Research Facility.
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (sponsored by Sappi)
14:00 – 17:00 Tree Improvement Field Trials/ Sappi and Mondi . 
Dinner is included and taken at the hotel restaurant or a restaurant in the area.

Day 4: KwaZulu Natal Midlands

Thu. 3 Nov 2022

Breakfast at the hotel. 
08:00 Visit to Mondi Mountain Home Tree Improvement Research Facility.
11:00 – 17:00 Tree Improvement Field Trials/ Sappi and Mondi 
A pack lunch included  and taken en route or on site at field trial visit. 
Dinner is included and taken  either at the hotel or a restaurant in the area. 

Day 5: KwaZulu Natal North Coast

Fri. 4 Nov 2022

Breakfast at the hotel and then a luxury coach transfer to Richards Bay with field trial visits en route. 
07:30 Relocate to Zululand via Coach: Mechanical Harvesting and Silviculture 
Afternoon Sub-tropical Eucalyptus Trials, Langepan CCT, Conservation
Park, Pinus Seed Orchards
A hotel packed lunch  is included and taken en route or on site at field trial.
Dinner is included and taken either at the hotel or a restaurant in the area.

Day 6: KwaZulu Natal North Coast

Sat. 5 Nov 2022

Breakfast at the hotel. 
08:00 Visit Sub-tropical Eucalyptus Trials and Pinus Seed Orchards
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch at the hotel is included. 
13:30 – 17:00 Technical Session III
Evening Dinner – On your own for your own expense. 

Day 7: Hluhluwe

Sun. 6 Nov 2022

Early breakfast at the hotel and then travel to St Lucia. 
08:00 Depart for St Lucia Estuary Boat Trip
10:00 - 12:00 - Estuary boat cruise
12:00 – 13:30 Transfer to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park
13:30 to 16:30 picnic lunch and game drive.
Evening dinner is a boma braai taken at the lodge.  

Day 8: Mpumalanga

Mon. 7 Nov 2022

Breakfast at the lodge. 
07:30 Day Drive through the Highveld Forestry region to Ermelo, Mpumalanga via Coach.
Visit Mondi Fire Control in Piet Retief, cold-tolerant Eucalyptus and Pinus Genetic Trials on route.
A packed lunch is  included and taken en route.
Dinner is included and taken at the hotel restaurant. 

Day 9: Sabie

Tue. 8 Nov 2022

Breakfast is included and taken at the hotel.
07:30 -  Drive through Highveld to Lowveld Forestry regions to Sabie, Mpumalanga via Coach.
Visit Sappi Ngodwana Forestry Nursery (Cuttings and seedlings) on the way.
Visit Safcol Pinus trials at Brooklands Plantation
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Hotel 
14:00 – 17:00 Technical Session IV in the hotel conference venue. 
Dinner is included  and taken  either at the hotel or a restaurant in the area.  

Day 10: Sabie

Wed. 9 Nov 2022

Breakfast is included and taken at the hotel.
08:00 Visit Pinus Genetic Trials (Safcol and York) on Longridge, Spitskop, Tweefontein and Klipkraal Plantations.
Lunch en-route at Klipkraal Dam.   
14:30 Visit to York Timbers Sawmill and Plywood Plant in Sabie
Dinner is included and taken  in the hotel restaurant or restaurant in the area. 

Day 11: Southern Kruger

Thu. 10 Nov 2022

Breakfast is included and taken at the hotel. 
08:00 Check out and depart from Sabie for field visits,  Eucalyptus and Pine Genetic Trials (Safcol, York Timbers, Sappi and MTO) and Macadamia plantings (MTO) at Mac-Mac, Venus, Klipkopje and Hazyview plantations.
Packed lunch from the hotel included and taken en route.
13:00 Depart for the Kruger National Park gate. 
14:30 Open Vehicle Game Drive from Kruger Gate to the Skukuza Camp. 
Dinner in the camp restaurant. 
(night drive would be an optional extra for any delegates that wanted to do one - for their own expense)

Day 12: Southern Kruger

Fri. 11 Nov 2022

Breakfast in the restaurant. 
08:00 full  day open vehicle game drive and a picnic lunch in the reserve. 
14:30 Camcore Advisory Board members to return in separate vehicle. 
(15:00 - 17:00 Camcore Advisory Board meeting for not more than 10 delegates) 
16h00 Game Drive returns to camp in time to prepare for final farewell dinner. 
In the evening  a boma braai farewell private dinner function. 

Day 13: End of Itinerary

Sat. 12 Nov 2022

05:00 Sunrise game drive in national parks open vehicles. 
09:00 Breakfast in the restaurant. 
10:00 Coach transfers delegates to KMI Airport (MQP) in Nelspruit to make your connecting flights (for your own expense) back to Johannesburg - tour services end. 
Coach carries on back to Johannesburg and delegates are able to stay on the coach at no extra cost for the 5 to 6 hour journey back to Johannesburg / OR Tambo International Airport. 

Lunch today would be for your own expense en-route back to Johannesburg if you stayed on the coach. 

 

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