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Registration Info

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Conference Attendance Certificates

If any delegate requires a certificate of attendance, please send your request to papers@wildfire2011.org.



How to register and pay for Wildfire 2011


1. Browse registration options below
2. Register online
3. Receive an invoice via email (in Euro or Rand)
4. Make payment online


Please note:
You must enter the same email address for payment as you did for registration.
If you did not receive an invoice, please email webmaster@wildfire2011.org.



Full Conference Registration


The full registration fee includes:

  • All Sessions
  • All official documentation including programme book, memory stick
  • Welcome Reception
  • Valley of the Waves Dinner
  • Daily teas and Lunches Morning and Afternoon Teas
  • Entrance to the exhibition

Accommodation is not included and must be booked directly through Sun City.
Please visit the accommodation page for more details.



Daily Rate

A rate for day visitors to the conference is now available at € 90 or R 900 per day, which includes:

  • Morning, afternoon tea and lunch
  • Official documentation including program book, memory stick


Daily rates exclude:

  • Dinners
  • Entry into the Sun City resort (R45pp/d)

Day visitors can choose to attend the Valley of the Waves dinner, or Boma Barbecue as an optional extra (see below).  The cost for the Field Day is included in the daily rate for Thursday 12 May 2011.



Optional Extras

Live prescribed burn demonstration

Fieldtrip to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve (incl. live prescribed burn)

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve field day will include a live prescribed burn in the African Bush, which serves the park's management objectives. Conference delegates will get transport to the park, visit the fire ecologists, the IC post, observe some Aerial Ignition and experience fire in Big 5 country. The afternoon will take us to the Pilanesberg Airfield for an Aerial Firefighting Demonstration, including some other equipment demonstrations and will end with the optional Boma Braai watching the African sunset. The field day participation is limited due to transport capacity issues. Early Bird registration will ensure you do not miss this exciting African fire day!




Optional Boma DinnerBoma Barbeque

Enjoy a taste of the African Bush! This outdoor barbeque, set in the true African bushveld, will include traditional African food. The Boma Barbeque takes place on Thursday evening after the Pilansberg Field Trip.



Pre-Conference Firewise Communities Workshop

Pre-Conference Firewise Communities Workshop (9 May 2011)

This one day workshop is for people who have an interest in creating Firewise Communities within wildland fire-prone landscapes. The course, which was developed in the USA and adapted for southern Africa, will lead participants through ways to improve safety at the wildland/urban interface, integrate Firewise concepts into community and disaster mitigation planning and give examples of how to facilitate and nurture local partnerships for improved community decision making. It is aimed at Fire Protection Officers, forestry personnel, planners, and conservancy or community leaders. Presented jointly by USA and SA trainers as a "hands-on" course under the SAUSA plan, it is an internationally accredited course and participants successfully completing the workshop will be qualified to train other groups in their area, using the course materials supplied.


Kruger Tour

Scientific Post Conference Tour to the Kruger National Park

The legendary Kruger National Park (KNP) in South Africa is a 2 million hectare savanna conservation wilderness area that showcases some of Africa's unique biodiversity and landscapes. KNP is home to an impressive number of species: 507 species of birds, 336 trees, 147 mammals, 114 reptiles, 49 fish and 34 amphibians. The park today not only protects wildlife (flora and fauna) but is also the leader and hub of key scientific research and demonstrates an active role in management of the area based on scientific outcomes. Fire research in KNP began in 1950's and the park has a wealth of ongoing fire research and experiments.
Find out more about the Tour to the Kruger National Park.


Conference Fee   € 320
Fieldtrip - Pilanesberg Game Reserve   First ticket at € 80, additional tickets at € 90.
Boma Barbeque   First ticket at € 50, additional tickets at € 60.
Pre-Conference Firewise Workshop   € 150
Additional Valley of the Waves Dinner tickets   € 95



Payment of Fees

Payment can be done after online registrationcan via credit card or electronic transfer.

Bank details (international delegates)
Account name: "AfriFireNet"
Acc Nr.: 1176452
Branch: 680 523 28 Sparkasse Staufen-Breisach
IBAN: DE06 6805 2328 0001176452


Cancellation and Refund Policy

The conference managers must be notified in writing of any cancellations. Cancellations made before 20 March 2011, will incur an €100.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after (and including) 20 March and before 6 May 2011, will receive a refund of 50% of fees paid. On cancellations made after (and including) 6 May 2011, there will be no refund.



Visa Requirements

Any queries relating to visas are handled by the South African missions or representative office in your country or the nearest one situated to you. Visas are considered by the South African missions abroad and must be affixed in the applicants' passports before departing to the RSA. Visas are not issued on arrival at South African ports of entry. Applicants arriving without visas will be refused entry into the RSA and placed on return flights in terms of legislation. Please see the South African Home affairs website for details regarding Visa requirements. To find out if you require a visa and/or pay South African visa tariffs, please see the list of countries exempt from visa control.


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