Social Programmes


27 February, Wednesday

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Opening Coctails in JSE Atrium

Just a short walk from the conference hotel, visit the Johannesburg Stock Exchange positioned in the heart of the Sandton business district and enjoy the evening catching up with old friends and making new ones. The cocktail evening will be held in one of the JSE’s entertainment area’s with a hotel shuttle available for those who don’t want to walk back to the hotel after a fun evening.

28 February, Thursday

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Conference Dinner in Restaurant Lekgotla

After another productive day, step out of the hotel onto Mandela Square and see the statue of Nelson Mandela over looking this lively square. A perfect picture opportunity.  Enjoy dinner at “Lekgotla”, one of many restaurants on the square that will provide you with a truly African experience. The Meeting Place offers you a unique opportunity to experience fusion of exotic flavours and foods from the African continent.

1 March, Friday

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Farewell Programme: Visit to Mongena Game Lodge                                            

Again a short walk from the hotel, depart from the Sandton Guatrain station on South Africa’s first high speed underground train that will take you to Pretoria in a flash, avoiding the Friday afternoon traffic rush. On arrival at the station, busses will then take us to Mongena Game Lodge,  a convenient 30 minute drive, 50 km north of Pretoria/Tshwane in the Gauteng Province. The 4 star Lodge guarantees a bush safari with lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, zebra, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, all antelope species, warthogs and splendid birdwatching makes for excellent game viewing in the distinctive African bush. After a thrilling game drive enjoy the true South African hospitality with a braai under the African stars. To take us back safely to the hotel the luxury busses will make their way back to Sandton to close off another special AFM conference.