VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA 2003(Final itinerary).

Please note: Dr Salter’s cell phone number for calls in South Africa is (072) 239-8581 and from the USA 011-27-72-239-8581



Friday, March 21, 2003.

0830[1]. Arrival Cape Town International Airport met by Drs Venter and Salter.

Transfer via bus to Cape Town. We will be staying at the V& A Waterfront City Lodge Hotel Cnr. Dock Road and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, Tel number 021- 419-9450[2], our reservation number is 3672)


Saturday, March 22, 2003.

1000 Depart from hotel for day long tour of the Cape including beach picnic (bring swimsuits and towel).

Evening: Your evening is free to explore Cape Town nightlife, theatre etc in close proximity to Hotel.  Note: We will return to the hotel at approximately 7pm depending on the traffic.


Sunday, March 23, 2003.


0800. Depart Hotel for visit to Table Mountain and Robben Island. Robben Island is the place of incarceration of President Nelson Mandela and is now a National Park. Robben island is accessed by a ferry bring your sea sickness tablets if you suffer.

Evening: Your evening is free to explore Cape Town nightlife, theatre etc in close proximity to Hotel.  Note: We will return to the hotel at approximately 7pm depending on the traffic.


Monday, March 24, 2003.


0730: Met in Hotel Lobby by Dr Venter. Leave by bus for Graduate School of Business, University of Stelllenbosch (GSB) in Belleville approximately 45 minutes to one hour from the hotel.   

0815: Introductory Seminar.  This will provide an overview of the current political and economic environment in South Africa. The following speakers will lecture and lead the discussion

1.      Professor Willie Breytenbach, University of Stellenbosch  

2.      Dr Eltie Links  former South African Ambassador

3.      Mr Kosie de Villiers, Consultant, deVilliers & Partners will review the African Consumer Environment.

4.      Prof Ernest Neuland, University of Stelllenbosch

12 noon – 1300:  Lunch GSB Executive Dining Facility


1300-1800:  Collective visits to various sites of business interest in conjunction with the major role players in business promotion. The major visits will be the Muizenberg Technopark and KWV wine growers.


1800: Return to City Lodge.


Tuesday, March 25, 2003.


8 am. Check out of Hotel, met in Lobby by Dr Venter and travel to Stellenbosch University main campus. Campus tour included. Note Stellenbosch is a beautiful and historic center of Cape Dutch (Afrikaner) architecture. 


1100. Travel by bus to Vergelegen Estate and Winery , Somerset West for cellar tour, briefing and formal lunch. (Salter note this is an incredible place with beautiful gardens and a library. The cellar is unique in that it is dug for stories into a hill starting at the top. Their will be an opportunity for wine tasting at R10 each but unfortunately federal rules do not permit us to pay for this)


1415. Depart for visit to Kaya Mandi informal housing settlement.


14 45-1600: Visit   Kaya Mandi informal housing settlement. (Salter comment, this is a slum from US perspectives so please no jewelry, fancy watches etc)


1700 - 1800. Opportunity for visits in the area Somerset West-Strand-Stellenbosch such as wine industry, IT businesses and the local industrial park focused on innovation management.


1800 Check into Dorpshuis Hotel, Stellenbosch.


1900:  Briefing by Dr Venter re Johannesburg and discussion of program/expectations to date.


Dinner in Stellenbosch  on your own (perhaps Ocean Basket ) which is walking distance from the hotel. (Salter note Sea Food at Ocean Basket is not bad and fairly generous portions for about R 50-60 including beverage but also available in the area restaurants offering new African cuisine such as Ostrich)


Wednesday, March 26, 2003.


0530: Check-out.  You will be met in the lobby by Dr Venter. Leave by bus for Cape Town International Airport (approx 30 minutes)


0730 Depart for Johannesburg via Cape Town International Airport. Flight duration is 1 hour 50 min.


0930. Transfer Sandton North of Downtown Johannesburg and hub of business. We will be staying at to the City Lodge Katherine Street Sandton Tel (011)- 444-5300 reservation numbers 6664 and 6667.

Afternoon: Seminar at Wits University Graduate School of Business led by Prof Geoff Heald, University of Witwatersrand.

1700 pm – 1830: Opportunity to shop or leisure time (Sandton City Complex highly advised).


Thursday, March 27, 2003.


8.00 am. Check-out. Met in Lobby by Dr Venter.


8.00 am. – 12.00 noon. Individual appointments can be arranged depending on the interest of Faculty, students and other participants. Transport arrangements and coordination to be handled by Dr Venter. We are trying to Confirm as an alternate a visit to P&G’s corporate office in Sandton.


12.00 noon to 1.00 pm Lunch.


13:00. Visit to South African Breweries including a talk by their Managing Director (CEO).


On completion  of SAB visit  we will depart for Pretoria, the Capitol approximately 35 miles north. We will be staying at the Burgers park hotel Tel: (012) 322-7500.


Evening Free – It is possible we may visit the State Theatre.


Friday, March 28, 2003.


8.00 am. Check out & be met in Lobby by Dr Venter

8.15 am. Visit to Union Buildings, seat of government.

9.15 am. – 10.30 am. Visit to University of Pretoria.

10.30 am – 11.30. Visit to the Reserve Bank.

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch at Casa Jose, Waterkloof.

1.30 pm. Visits to the Voortrekker Monument and ISCOR on route to Johannesburg


Saturday, March 29, 2003

Free A city tour including SOWETO can be organized

For individuals who wish to extend their visit, necessary assistance will be available.



[1] All times are on the 24 hr clock.

[2] For all South African Numbers from the US add 011-27 and drop first zero hence V& A Waterfront City Lodge is 021- 419-9450 in South Africa and 011-27-21- 419-9450 from the USA. It will seem a bit odd but011 is the Johannesburg area code so the City Lodge Sandton is (011) 444-5300 within SA and  011-27-11- 444-5300 from the US.