Southern African Pyrometallurgy 2011 International Conference
Cradle of Humankind, South Africa, 6-9 March 2011
The conference is to be held at Misty Hills in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, about 40km north west of Johannesburg. Accommodation has been secured at the conference venue for a number of delegates. This will be made available on a first-come first-served basis. Please contact Misty Hills directly to make the booking for your accommodation, but remember to mention that you are part of the SAIMM group, in order to qualify for a reduced rate.
Address: 69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift, 1747, Gauteng, South Africa
The Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre, and Spa is a stone-built hotel complex set in a lush indigenous garden that has an abundance of birdlife. The hotel is close to the artistic belt known as the Crocodile River Ramble. It overlooks the Kromdraai Valley, and is located about 30 minutes away from Johannesburg, and about 45 minutes from Pretoria. The closest airport is Lanseria (15 minutes away), and OR Tambo International Airport is about an hour's drive from the hotel.
The hotel has over 150 thatched rooms, decorated with colourful African fabrics and artwork, and handmade furniture. Each of the hotel rooms is equipped with a private bathroom, a well-lit work area, hairdryer, TV, direct dialling telephone, complimentary tea and coffee (and a mini bar on request). Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi access to the Internet throughout the hotel. The Carnivore restaurant, situated in the hotel grounds, serves a selection of succulent, charcoal-grilled game and domestic meats (crocodile, giraffe, kudu, and ostrich, for example), skewered onto Maasai swords and cooked to perfection over an open fire. You can eat as much as you like. Serving only stops when you put down your flag in surrender. Fish and vegetarian dishes are also available. The Summerhouse restaurant is a picturesque venue for elegant dining, with large windows that overlook the hotel's beautiful gardens. This restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
GPS Coordinates: 26o 1' 44.25" S, 27o 51' 18.8" E
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