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2019 Conference - ACCOMMODATION

We would like to send out a BIG thank you to Sun International for offering us special SATSA Conference Rates for accommodation.

Approximately a two-hour drive from King Shaka International Airport through the scenic South Coast, the Wild Coast Sun is located a kilometre south of the KwaZulu-Natal border, set between the Mtamvuna and Mzamba rivers and on the edge of the Eastern Cape border.

Delegates are required to book and pay accommodation directly with Wild Coast Sun or other local establishments should they wish. This means that as per last year, accommodation bookings are not made through the SATSA system. However, a link is available below to facilitate easy direct online bookings for Wild Coast Sun.

The conference dates are for arrival Tuesday 09 July 2019 and departure Thursday 11 July 2019 – 2 nights.

Room allocations are being held for SATSA Conference Delegates at the Wild Coast Sun. Please note that allocations not used will be released back to the property on Friday 7 June 2019, thereafter requests for accommodation are subject to availability. Available rooms will sell quickly – we therefore recommend early bookings to avoid disappointment.


SINGLE Garden Facing per room per night = R1,157
DOUBLE/TWIN Garden Facing per room per night = R1,357
SINGLE Sea Facing per room per night = R1,229
DOUBLE/TWIN Sea Facing per room per night = R1,429

Includes: 1% Tourism Levy, VAT and Breakfast

Booking Form Download
Wild Cost Hotel Online Booking Form

Promo/Reference Code: SATSA2019PB
Booking Call Centre: 011 780 7891

Hotel Direct Contact Details: +27 39 305 9111


To cater for the wide range of tastes and budgets we are currently exploring tented accommodation options. These will be shared ASAP.


Check In: After 14:00 on the day of arrival
Check Out: Before 10:00 on the day of departure (luggage can be stored with the Concierge)


Any items charge to your room account, whether laundry, room telephone charges, mini-bars etc will be for your own account and must be settled prior to check out on the morning of departure.

2019 Conference - GOLF DAY

The SATSA Golf Day will take place at the Wild Coast Sun Country Club Golf Course on Tuesday 09 July 2019.

Home to a challenging 18-hole championship golf course that stretches along the expansive Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape, the Wild Coast Sun Country Club forms part of the South African PGA circuit. With its par-70 card rating, the course boasts magnificent ocean views and magnificently curated fairways and greens. Opened in 1983, many golfers insist that this coastal course is one of the most beautiful golfing ranges in South Africa. However, the course offers more than just pretty fairways and well-kept greens. The course’s architect, Robert Trent Jones Jnr, made every effort to utilise the natural topography and geography of the region to its fullest. The result? A one-of-a-kind course that blends in with its natural surrounds.


Fee per player: R900
Fee per Four Ball: R3,220 (Should you decide on this option the player booking the four ball is responsible for payment in full and will be invoiced accordingly)

All bookings are to be made via the registration site and you do not have to register for the conference to play – early bookings essential!


  • Green fees
  • Shared golf carts
  • Coffee and muffins on arrival
  • Halfway house voucher to cover a meal and a drink and a short prize-giving reception at 17:00


  • The group T-Off starts from 11h00
  • We ask all players to be on site at least 30 minutes before your T-off time and to register at the SATSA desk on arrival
  • Individual T-off times will be confirmed in due course
  • Clubs are available for rental at a cost of R150 per set, limited availability
  • Caddies are available to rent at your own cost


  • Recognized golf shoes with steel or soft spikes
  • Tailored long trousers with a belt
  • Tailored golf shorts with a belt (not below the knee)
  • Socks can be short or long
  • A recognized golf shirt


The Wild Coast Sun Country Club, Main Bizana Road (R61), Mzamba Beach, Port Edward
Tel: 039 305 2799


Avenue English

Avenue English is a language school for adults situated in the world class African city of Johannesburg – in the northern suburbs next to Melrose Arch. We develop and facilitate programmes relating to English, French and Portuguese communication, verbal and written, in the social, academic and business environment. We offer group and private courses to foreigners and second language speakers.

We opened our doors in July 2011 and have built a team that make all our students communication needs a priority.

Our English language lessons can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis with a maximum class size of 10 students to ensure personalised attention at all times. We pride ourselves on our excellent nationality mix.  Our General English class can be started on any Monday and can be scheduled between 1 and 46 weeks.

Saturday morning part-time classes are scheduled over 8 Saturdays and are mainly for second language speakers who want to feel more confident with the English language. Students can also focus on the Foundation Level course in communication in these lessons and write their exam through the IEB.

Our French and Portuguese lessons are offered on a part-time basis to South Africans who need to communicate for businesses purposes internationally. Our business borders are expanding and a good knowledge of French and Portuguese is essential for business success.

Coffee Shack Backpackers Lodge & Surf School

Established in 2000, Coffee Shack is idyllically nestled on the beach where the Bomvu River meets the warm blue Indian Ocean. Coffee Shack has a reputation of being a fun, good-value Backpackers Lodge with excellent facilities and the most amazing, friendly local staff. The local Tshezi Community Trust has 30% share in Coffee Shack, and we are proudly accredited by Fair Trade Tourism (

We offer clean, safe, budget accommodation, and our bathroom facilities are excellent. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, there are traditional thatched huts (dorms, doubles and en-suite rooms) across the river.

Our kitchen serves up scrumptious breakfasts (& of course great coffees) and 2-course dinners at very reasonable prices (There’s always a vegetarian option). If you prefer to self-cater, we have two well-equipped guest kitchens and the festive “Babalaza Bar”.

We offer a variety of day trips every day, exploring the area and its cultures. Our specialties are social responsibility and surfing, you cannot beat our R70 for 2 hour surf lessons, or the 5 day Learn to Surf Package for only R3300, all inclusive. Our “Responsible Tourism” Package, immerses guests into the benefits and challenges of being a socially and environmentally responsible business and our journey to winning the WTM – Responsible Tourism 2017 awards – Africa.

Coffee Shack does cater for small to medium sized groups and can put together custom experiences and packages for interested groups.

Precautionary suspension of South African Tourism CEO

The Board of South African Tourism has resolved to investigate allegations received against the organisations CEO, Mr Sisa Ntshona, through its anonymous tip-offs reporting mechanism.

The Board is obligated to thoroughly investigate these allegations, in the best interest of all parties concerned.

In order to conduct a free and fair investigation, the board has decided to place the CEO on precautionary suspension.

This would allow the CEO to focus on responding to the allegations as well as guarantee the integrity and transparency of the process to be followed.

Ms. Sthembiso Dlamini has been appointed as the acting CEO so that the work of the organisation continues smoothly. This would be to guarantee the urgent filling of the vacant senior executive and ensuring an exceptional Africa’s Travel Indaba, scheduled for 02–04 May 2019, is delivered.

No further comment will be made until this matter has been finalised.

For queries, please contact:

Altaaf Kazi
GM: Global PR, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Tel: +27 82 553 9595 or +27 11 895 3000

Guideline Document: Acceptable Check-In Baggage for Departing Passengers out of O.R. Tambo International Airport

In order to increase operational efficiency and on-time performance for luggage processing, O.R. Tambo International Airport has embarked on an awareness campaign through a soft launch to enable departing passengers to comply with acceptable baggage restrictions.

Round bags, bags with long hanging straps and those without flat surfaces are the largest sources of jams in the baggage handling system, causing shutdowns, delays and inconvenience to passengers and airlines.
Global best practice indicates that large international airports are increasingly adopting acceptable baggage standards.

1. Only regular-shaped bags will be allowed at check-in counters.
2. Bags must have at least one flat surface to be accepted.
3. Bags with long hanging straps will not be accepted for check-in. Passengers will be requested to secure or remove straps before checking in.
4. Round bags will not be allowed at check-in counters.

1. Passengers can visit a baggage-wrapping station at O.R Tambo International Airport to wrap their bags at a standard cost of R90 per bag.
2. The cost of wrapping an irregular bag is no different from the normal cost of wrapping a regularly-shaped bag.
3. Should a passenger’s bag require the insertion of a flat surface base there will be no additional cost, the cost remain at R90.
4. All costs required to make an irregular bag compliant to the requirements will be for the passenger’s account.
Note: This rule only applies to passengers departing out of O.R. Tambo International Airport.
The normal rules for hand luggage are still applicable.

Click here to see examples.

Miranda Harry

Thank You Varinder for the fantastic holiday in SA, all of us enjoyed it, we had the best time, will come back again next year with more Irish friends, Once again Thank you

Good Hope Studies

Good Hope Studies is a privately owned, proudly South African company. We have been providing first class service to visitors from abroad since 1995.

Good Hope Studies is among the largest and most highly regarded EFL schools in South Africa. Students can study English for academic, leisure or business purposes at Good Hope Studies in Cape Town. We have two centres in great locations and are internationally accredited by EAQUALS and IALC. Students can choose between the vibrant, energetic City Centre campus, which is at the heart of all the best that Cape Town has to offer, or the leafy, upmarket residential area of Newlands, very close to the University of Cape Town. Good Hope Studies offers a unique learning experience that is highly efficient, fun and affordable. Students can expect stylish premises in safe and convenient locations where you can study in an engaging environment.

We bring more than 1.000 people to South Africa each year and give them the experience of a lifetime. Whether you would like to improve your English, immerse yourself in the South African way of life, give your time to one of our volunteer projects, or are looking to meet people from all over the world and make new friends, at Good Hope Studies you will find high quality service at competitive prices.