SAMDPR Accommodation

Join us for an action packed programme at the extensive Emerald Resort and Casino complex which promises to be an unforgettable experience. The banks of the Vaal River, is the ideal setting to engage with fellow fanciers over a cocktail (or few!). Our race weekend schedule provides ample opportunity to network with some of the most renown pigeon fanciers in the world.

We have secured the four-star Emerald Hotel & Bush Lodges on an exclusive basis for SAMDPR attendees for a minimum 3 night stay; offering an intimate and comfortable home away from home.

For a shorter stay, accommodation is available at the three-star self-catering River Chalets. Shuttle or private road transfers are on offer as well as a selection of offsite day tours should you wish to further explore the area.

For all your travel arrangements please contact African Olive Travel Concepts on  deirdre@aotc.co.za or +27828527534.

Accommodation package costs at Emerald Hotel

  Thursday – Sunday (3 night package)
Thursday 31st Jan – Sunday 3rd Feb 2019
Wednesday – Sunday (4 night package)
Wednesday 30th Jan – Sunday 3rd Feb 2019
Hotel Standard Room
Additional night
R8000 pp sharing / R10300 single
R1400 pp sharing / R2015 pp single
R8600 pp sharing / R10900 single
R1400 pp sharing / R2015 pp single
Hotel Suite
Additional Night
R10900 pp sharing
R1400 pp sharing
R11600 pp sharing
R1400 pp sharing
1 Bedroom Bush Lodge
Additional Night
(based on 2 guests sharing)
R8500 pp sharing
R1810 pp sharing
R9100 pp sharing
R1810 pp sharing
2 Bedroom Bush Lodge
Additional Night
(based on 4 guests sharing)
R10700 pp sharing
R1810 pp sharing
R11350 pp sharing
R1810 pp sharing
2 Bedroom Bush Lodge
Additional Night
(based on 2 guests sharing)
R11950 pp sharing
R1810 pp sharing
R13500 pp sharing
R1810 pp sharing
Inclusions
  • 3 night’s accommodation for specified dates
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Sunset River Cruise with canapes on Thursday 31st January
  • Welcome Cocktail Function on Friday 1st February
  • Lunch and Awards Dinner on Saturday 2nd February
  • Loft visits, basketing, golf tournament, fishing competition
  • Value Added Tax & Tourism levy
  • 4 night’s accommodation for specified dates
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Sunset River Cruise with canapes on Thursday 31st January
  • Welcome Cocktail function on Friday 1st February
  • Lunch and Awards Dinner on Saturday 2nd February
  • Loft visits, basketing, golf tournament, fishing competition
  • Value Added Tax & Tourism Levy

Accommodation package costs at River Chalets

  Thursday – Sunday (3 night package)
Thursday 31st Jan – Sunday 3rd Feb 2019
Friday – Sunday (2 night package)
Friday 1st Feb – Sunday 3rd Feb 2019
1 bed Chalet
Additional night
R4400 per person sharing, R6300 single
R650 per person sharing, R1250 single
R3250 per person sharing, R4450 single
R650 per person sharing, R1250 single
2 Bedroom Chalet
Additional Night
R4900 per person sharing (min 04 guests)
R810 per person sharing
R3600 per person sharing (min 04 guests)
R810 per person sharing
Inclusions
  • 3 nights accommodation for specified nights
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Sunset River Cruise with canapes on Thursday 31st January
  • Welcome Cocktail function on Friday 1st February
  • Lunch and Awards Dinner on Saturday 2nd February
  • Loft visits, basketing, golf tournament, fishing competition
  • Value Added Tax & Tourism Levy
  • 2 nights accommodation for specified nights
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Welcome Cocktail function on Friday 1st February
  • Lunch and Awards Dinner on Saturday 2nd February
  • Loft visits, basketing, golf tournament, fishing competition
  • Value Added Tax & Tourism Levy

Road Transfers to and from Emerald Resort

Shuttle transfers

Shared with other fanciers are available as follows and need to be pre-booked.

OR Tambo Airport – Emerald Time Cost
Wednesday, 31 January 2019 11h00, 14h00 and 16h30 R650 per person
Thursday, 30 January 2019 11h00, 14h00 and 16h30 R 650 per person
Emerald  – OR Tambo Airport Time Cost
Sunday, 03 February 2019 12h00, 14h00 and 16h00 R650 per person

Included in cost: Luxury, air-conditioned vehicle // services of English speaking Satour registered driver-guide // complimentary mineral water per person // Public Liability and Passenger Liability insurance as required by SATSA.

Private transfers

With no waiting time (highly recommended for business and first class passengers) a variety of vehicle options available to match your requirements. Please contact deirdre@aotc.co.za for a quote.

Offsite Sightseeing

Emerald Resort is full of exciting entertainment and family-friendly activities. In addition to the resort offering and the SAMDPR programme activities, the following off-site day tours is on offer:

Cheetahs and Parys (08h30 – 16h30)

Cost: ZAR 1200 per person including entrance fees (Min 04 guests)

08h30 Travel to the Dell Cheetah Centre where you will spend the greater part of the morning with an up close and personal experience of the conservation work done to keep this endangered creature away from the edge of extinction. The visit will also include a tour of the other animals such as serval and caracal. Head off to Parys a small, vibrant town on the banks of the Vaal river where you will have the opportunity to browse through many of the arts and crafts shops and galleries and enjoy lunch at one of the many eateries in town.

So where to? Soweto! (09h00-16h00)

Cost: ZAR 1500 per person including entrance fees and lunch (Min 04 guests)

Travel to Soweto which covers an area of 200 square kilometres (77 square miles) and houses approximately 1.3 million residents, which is roughly 40% of the population of Johannesburg , where you will have the opportunity to take in some of the history and experience the hospitality of its residents and taste some of its food! The tour includes:

  • • a visit to a private residence in the Orlando West township
  • • visits to Hector Pieterson Museum and Regina Mundi church
  • • a visit to the Kliptown Youth Programme (an after school tutoring and personal development program for the disadvantaged youth from the area)
  • • ‘tapas-style’ lunch at a small owner-run local restaurant (where the locals also come to eat)
  • • a stop at a local tavern for a beer or soft drink to reflect on the day’s experiences (one per person included)

Terms and Conditions

All bookings to be done via African Olive Travel Concepts.

  • Contact: Deirdre Mooljee
  • deirdre@aotc.co.za
  • Tel: + 27 82 852 7534

Deposits and payment schedule

  • • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required within 48 hours of receipt of reservation / pro forma invoice to secure your accommodation. The balance of payment is due 30 days prior to travel.

Cancellation fees

  • 0 – 30 days prior to travel: 100% cancellation fee
  • 31 days – 60 days prior to travel: 25% cancellation fee

Cancellation fees are levied if losses are incurred as a result of cancellation. Should the services be resold in full or in part cancellation fees will be refunded on a pro rata less the non-refundable deposit.

 
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