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Kruger National Park

The 2019 Species on the Move Conference will be held in Kruger National Park in north-eastern South Africa. Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,485 square kilometres (7,523 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Kruger National Park has 21 rest camps and 15 private safari lodges. All the Big Five game animals (Lion, Leopard, Rhinoceros, Elephant, Cape Buffalo) are found in Kruger National Park, which has more species of large mammals than any other African game reserve (at 147 species).

Kruger National Park Website

View and download more information about Kruger National Park below:

Information and Park Contacts 

Map, Animals and Distances 

Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre

Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre
Skukuza Rest Camp
Kruger National Park
Skukuza 1350
South Africa

The Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre is in Skukuza, the largest rest camp and administrative centre for Kruger National Park. The rest camp is situated in the southern part of the park on the bank of the Sabie river.

Travelling in South Africa

Kruger National Park is considered safe for travellers. In the park you will meet tourists or staff working for the tour operators, accommodations or park authorities. Skukuza rest camp is fenced and gated, so you can walk to and from the conference centre, accommodation and restaurant.

If you wish to see other parts of South Africa, foreign governments typically advise travellers to pay closer attention to personal security than they may in other countries, particularly in the larger cities. Safe travel could include:

  • Staying in well-known hotels
  • Organising transfers to and from the airport via your hotel rather than public transport
  • If dining out, checking the restaurant provides transfers to and from your hotel
  • Using organised excursions for sightseeing
  • Not walking anywhere that is isolated or after dark

Travelling with Children

New requirements, introduced by the South African Department of Home Affairs from 1 June 2015, specify that all minors (children under 18 years) are required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate which shows the details of both parents for all international travel to and from South Africa. Further documentation may be required.

For full details please visit the SA Department of Home Affairs Website.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Kruger National Park lies in a malaria zone and there is an elevated risk during the wet summer months from October to April. The conference is being held in the dry season but you should consult your travel doctor for current advice regarding antimalarial medication and vaccinations for travel to Kruger National Park and South Africa.

Getting to Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Flights to Skukuza

Attendees can fly directly into KNP to the Skukuza Airport, which has direct flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) and Cape Town International Airport. Many flights from Australia, Europe and the US arrive in the early morning to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport allowing a connection directly to Skukuza Airport in Kruger National Park.

If you need to overnight, there are hotels within the airport and connected directly to the arrivals and departures lounges (City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport).

Transfers from/to Skukuza Airport

The Skukuza Airport is 9 minutes from the camp. For delegates staying in Skukuza Rest Camp, the conference will organise transfers from Skukuza Airport to the Camp to meet arriving flights on Sunday and Monday. We will also arrange transfers back to the airport on Friday for departing flights.

If arriving or departing Skukuza Airport at other times, you can arrange a transfer with Avis Point2Point between Skukuza Airport and Skukuza Rest Camp.

Delegates staying elsewhere should arrange transfers directly with their hotel.

Car Hire at Skukuza

There are Avis car hire counters at the Skukuza airport and at reception in the camp. Book online or phone using the numbers below.

Skukuza Airport Phone +27 13 735 5343;
Skukuza Camp Reception Area Phone+27 13 735 5651

Driving to Kruger / Skukuza

The trip from Johannesburg is 4.5 hours and you enter the park via the Paul Kruger Gate, which is 20 minutes from Skukuza rest camp. All park gates close at 5.30pm; however, you must arrive at the Paul Kruger Gate by 4.30pm to be in Skukuza by 5.30pm.

Transfers from/to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

The conference will organise transfers from City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Skukuza Rest Camp departing Johannesburg at 10 am on Sunday 21 and Monday 22 July.  A return transfer from Skukuza Rest Camp to Johannesburg will depart following the close of the conference on Friday 26 July.

Please visit Transfers to & from Skukuza page for more information about transfers.

Contact Details – Transfer companies

If you would like to book transfer from/to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Skukuza Rest Camp outside conference times, please contact Shuttle King directly.

Phone Number +27 8297 22830 Cell
Phone Number +27 7942 95869

Please contact these companies to organise transfers from/to Kruger:

Inkosi Touris and Transfers

Tel +27 72439 9117

Hylton Ross 

Tel: +27 13 737 7398

Vula Tours

Tel: 013 741 2826

Park Entry Times

KNP is fenced around the outside of the park. During the month of July, entry and exit to the park is between 6.00am and 5.30pm. When you reach a gate you need to have sufficient travel time to reach your camp by 5.30pm. The closest gate to Skukuza is the Paul Kruger Gate, which is 20 minutes from Skukuza rest camp. You will not be allowed to enter the gate if there is not sufficient time for you to travel to the camp.

Park Entry and Conservation Fees

Fees are charged per day of visit. Children are up to 11 years of age.

Registered Conference Attendees: We have been advised by SAN Parks that registered conference attendees staying in the Skukuza Camp will not be charged the entry and conservation fee for the days of the conference (Tuesday to Friday). You will be charged for additional days and for accompanying persons and family members when you check in at the conference centre.

Attendees staying outside the park will not be charged when entering to attend the conference (Tuesday to Friday). You will be charged for additional days and for accompanying persons and family members when you enter the park.

Reservation Number: Attendees will need to quote the conference reservation number when entering, which will be emailed prior to the conference.

S.A. Citizens & Residents with ID SADC Nationals with Passport International Guests
Adult R93.00 R186.00 R372.00
Child R47.00 R93.00 R186.00

Flights to/from Skukuza

The following flights occur daily to and from Skukuza Airport, travelling with South African Airlines.

Departing  Departure Time Arriving Arrival Time
Johannesburg 10.00am Skukuza 10.50am
Johannesburg 1.20pm Skukuza 2.10pm
Cape Town 10.35am Skukuza 1.05pm
Skukuza 1.30pm Johannesburg 2.35pm
Skukuza 2.50pm Johannesburg 3.50pm
Skukuza 11.20am Cape Town 1.55pm

Flights to South Africa

Departing City Flight Time to: Time Difference in South Africa
Johannesburg Cape Town
Sydney, AUS 14hr 5min 18hr – 8hr
Perth, AUS 11hr 10min 15hr 30min – 6hr
Auckland, NZ 19hr 35min 23hr 30min -10hr
New York, USA 14hr, 50min 18hr 40min + 6hr
London, GBR 11hr 11hr 30min + 1hr
Frankfurt, DEU 10hr 30min 11hr 45min +/- 0hr
Doha, QAT 8hr 50min 10hr 15min – 1 hr

Species on the Move

An International Conference Series

The conference brings together scientists and natural resource managers working in the disciplines of global change, biogeography and evolution, and relevant in contexts of natural resource management, biodiversity management and conservation, and theoretical ecology.

Species responses to climate change is a rapidly evolving research field, however, much of our progress is being made in independent research areas: e.g. understanding the process vs responding to the implications, terrestrial vs marine ecosystems, global meta-analyses vs in depth species-specific approaches. This interdisciplinary conference develops connections between these parallel streams, and across temporal and spatial scales.

Conference Managers

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