Social Events

EXCURSIONS - Wednesday, 30th November (afternoon)

  • HIKE TO THE TOP OF LION'S HEAD (NO COST, BUT SOME ENERGY REQUIRED)
  • Transport to the start of the hike will leave UCT Upper Campus (outside RW James Building) at 12h30. This two hour hike takes you to the top of one of Cape Town's iconic peaks, providing spectacular views across the Atlantic beaches and Table Mountain. You need to be moderately fit. Please make sure you bring plenty of water, wear a hat and put on sunscreen. The route of the hike can be found here. After the hike you will be taken back to UCT Upper Campus.


  • CAPE POINT TOUR RUN BY CAPE TOWN DAY TOURS (PRICE: TBA)
  • The Cape Point tour will leave UCT Upper Campus at 2pm and begin by heading over Constantia Neck towards Hout Bay. From there we then head off over the iconic pass of Chapman’s Peak, where this portion of the drive offers the opportunity to take some amazing photos.
    The tour then continues along the coast line towards the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where you may catch sight of the Cape Point Big 5 (Zebra, Ostrich, Bontebok, Eland and the formidably misbehaving Baboons).
    We spend roughly 2hrs at this most southern/westerly tip of the African Continent, where the two currents meet (Atlantic and Indian Oceans).You may take the funicular (own account) to the light house and capture some spectacular views of False Bay. Visit the arts and craft shops or spend your time watching the Baboons try and steal people’s meals from the restaurant.
    We then head off round the opposite side of the Peninsula towards the Naval Base of Simon’s Town and Boulders Beach, where we make a point of stopping at Boulders to see the African colony of Jackass Penguins.
    The final part of the Cape Point tour take us for a closer look at False Bay passing through some quaint coastal villages, e.g Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay. We then start our climb up Boyes Drive. Along Boyes we take a short break and once again admire some spectacular scenery whilst also looking out for Southern Right Whales and Great White Sharks.

    The price for this excursion will be announced shortly, and will be payable at the reception desk.


    SOCIAL DINNER - Wednesday, 30th November, 19h00

    The social dinner will be held at Societi Bistro, with meeting time 19h00 (dinner starts at 19h30). Please inform us of any dietary requirements.
    For participants, the price of the dinner is included in the conference fee. The price for each accompanying person is R400, payable in cash upon registration.

    Menu:

    STARTERS

    Watermelon Salad
    OR
    Chilled Vichyssoise Soup

    MAIN COURSES

    Sustainable Fish of the Day
    Basque style potatoes, aïoli
    OR
    300g Sirloin
    medium rare, Béarnaise, hand cut chips
    OR
    Mushroom Risotto
    cream, spinach, Grana Padano

    DESSERTS

    Trio of Ice Cream
    OR
    Frozen Berries
    white chocolate sauce, honeycomb


    Water, drinks, coffee included