Pre- and Post-Congress Tours

Conferencing in Stellenbosch affords WEHC 2012 delegates a wonderful opportunity to extend their stay and discover just why Stellenbosch, Cape Town and South Africa are some of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide.

Delegates will be offered a range of travel itineraries that vary from an extended stay in Stellenbosch or Cape Town, to trips to other popular destinations around South Africa and Southern Africa.

A range of tours will be available for pre-booking and the appointed tour operator, Africa Bespoke, can create personalised itineraries on request. A tourism desk will be available at the congress for more information and for booking, but we do recommend pre-booking before the congress.

A quick note from Africa Bespoke: our team of specialist travel consultants at Africa Bespoke has carefully put together some packages that we hope will appeal to you, the delegates of WEHC 2012. All the tours below can be bought as they are "off the shelf" or can easily be tailored to your needs, depending on time or budget constraints. Please click on the links to the Virtual Itineraries, which will give you an excellent idea of what the tour entail, the route, the accommodation and more.

Also, please bear in mind that by booking with Africa Bespoke you will NOT pay more than you would if booking direct. You are in fact able to access great value via our excellent pre-negotiated rates with all suppliers. Plus we do NOT charge any handling fees or hidden extra charges. Our commission is built into the package price and by using our negotiated rates; we are able to pass on great value to you the traveller.

Other reasons to book with us are: we take all the hassle out of making travel plans by handling all your accommodation, flight and rental car bookings. We provide local knowledge on routes, flight connections and good lodgings. We also provide local point of contact and support whilst you are in Southern Africa. Once you are booked and confirmed we send you full digital travel documents prior to departure.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further enquiries or requests that are not covered in the demo itineraries below.

Please contact Africa Bespoke for more info:
Africa Bespoke
{t} +27 (0)71 695 5546
Luke Powers
Michaela Cramer

Sample Itineraries:

Cape Town & surrounds (4 day self‐drive package)

There is nowhere like Cape Town. Perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, it´s a place to renew and reconnect. Cape Town, the "Mother City", is the oldest city in our country and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. It also has the top five national attractions in South Africa that should appear on every visitor's itinerary all year round.

Big Six Self Drive: Overberg, Garden Route, Eastern Cape (6 nights)

Take a stunning coastal drive to the Overberg town of Hermanus, legendary for its whale watching, then enjoy the peaceful Knysna Lagoon on the Garden Route, and finish off with a stylish safari at Sibuya Tented Camp in the Eastern Cape.

Garden Route Self Drive: Little Karoo and Garden Route (5 nights)

Get a taste of charming small town South Africa on Route 62. From quaint historic Montagu; to ostrich barons, feathers and huge eggs in Oudsthoorn; and finish in the gem of the Garden Route, Knysna, situated on the pristine lagoon and surrounded by indigenous forest.

Big Five Safari Kruger Park (3 nights)

Enjoy an authentic African Safari in the Kruger National Park; renowned for its Big Five safari viewing, birdlife and epic landscapes. View Africa's wildest animals on foot or from the safety of an open safari vehicle.

Victoria Falls Safari (3 nights)

Experience all the might and glory of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, where the mighty Zambezi River plunges into the Batoka Gorge. This legendary landmark is a must see on any traveller to Africa's list. There are loads of activities to choose from: whitewater rafting, elephant encounters, sundowner cruises and bungy jumping to name a few.


Congress Opening Session
9 July 2012

Welcome Reception
9 July 2012

Book Launch
10 July 2012

Cultural Evening
11 July 2012


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