CME, Safari & Cultural Tour of South Africa 

March 19 - April 3, 2015

Group Medical Director: Dr. Lorna D'Silva, Mississauga, On.

Optional 3-day extension to the breathtaking Victoria Falls, or Mosi-Oa-Tunia - "The Smoke that Thunders"




From beaches to mountains, deserts to vineyards...

... the geographic and cultural diversity that South Africa boasts makes it a destination not to be missed! South Africa's cities are also enormously varied, with hustling Johannesburg at its heart, and cosmopolitan Cape Town an enclave of European chic at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. In between you can lose yourself for days on safari in the bush or explore quaint isolated towns breaking up the arid Karoo wilderness. The hot and humid seaside fun of Durban with its even hotter curries is another sharp contrast to the scattering of sedate resorts lining the pretty south coast Garden Route. Abundant wildlife is one of South Africa's major attractions, with many game parks and reserves, including the world-famous Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Reserve, which deliver uniquely African sights, sounds, smells and memories - including the famed "Big Five" (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) as well as much more.

And, if the landscape sounds diverse, wait until you meet the people. South Africa boasts 11 official languages, mostly drawn from its indigenous population, while the colonialist legacy stirred Afrikaners, English and Indians into the mix. That blend has created a wonderful array of food, music and culture that offers something for everyone!

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Cape Town with it's lively vibes and cosmopolitan rhythms and ascend Table Mountain by cable car 
  • Sample food and wine at a wine estate in the Franschhoek Wine Valley, acknowledged as the ‘gourmet capital of South Africa'
  • Experience spectacular game viewing, including the "Big 5", in the world famous Umfolozi and Kruger National Parks (Kapama Private Game Reserve)
  • Enjoy a traditional  Boma dinner and Zulu dance performance
  • See the breathtaking Drakensburg Mountains, the highest mountains in Southern Africa, as you travel along the Panoramic Route
  • Spend time in Soweto, Johannesburg's vibrant township (former home of both Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela) with it's unique apartheid museums

CME Program / Group Medical Director: Dr. Lorna D'Silva, Mississauga, On.

(15+ CME hours and Certificate of Attendance provided)

  • Academic Conference (2  3-hour sessions) at the Protea Hotel Umfolozi and Kapama River Lodge with lectures by Canadian & South African medical experts & interactive discussions on current medical issues
  • Visits to local, and contrasting, hospital facilities to meet with local physicians, review their facilities and learn about the health care system in the region including the 

    Groote Schuur Hospital, a private hospital in Cape Town and the site of the world's first ever heart transplant by 

    Dr. Christian Barnard as well as the associated 

    The Heart of Cape Town Museum 

    and a public hospital in Johannesburg
  • Presentations on African traditional healing practices from a local sangoma (traditional healer)  
  • Visit to an SOS Children's Village in Cape Town

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

$7,295 / person (double occupancy) 

 Academic program reg. fee $550 / registrant

 Transportation/hotel taxes & fees $690 / person

 Single supplement - add $1500


 Price includes:

  • Round trip international flights from Toronto to Cape Town and Johannesburg to Toronto
  • Modern, air conditioned coach transportation
  • All meet and greet services and arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation for a total of 13 nights as specified
  • 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners in a combination of hotel and local restaurants (including wine tasting and lunch at a vineyard in the Franschoek / Stellenbosch winelands and a Boma dinner and Zulu dance performance)
  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including escorted tours of local cultural sites and museums
  • Excursion on a 4x4 in the private natural reserve of Featherbed
  • Wildlife Boat cruise on the St Lucia Estuary
  • 5 game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles (Umfolozi and Kapama Private Game Reserve) with professional local English speaking driver-guides
  • Academic program and visits to local medical facilities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of a local English speaking cultural expert and guide
  • Porterage

 Price excludes:

  • Beverages (both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages)
  • Gratuities
  • Airport departure tax
  • Travel insurance

Useful Links and Files (Click below to download!)

South Africa CME - Mar 2015 - Flyer

South Africa CME - Mar 2015 - Detailed Brochure

REGISTER NOW! To register for this program please download, print and complete the registration form below. Please mail, fax or scan the form (by e-mail) to the address on the form.

South Africa CME - Mar 2015 - Registration Form

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Our recommended RBC Travel Insurance is available when completing the registration form above. However, for Canadian clients residing outside of Ontario, you should click on the RBC Insurance button below to take out travel insurance.

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