Pre-conference Tours

R 3000 excl VAT per person

9-10 September 2018

In conjuction with the ISC, the 11th ICARD conference will host field trips and site visits.  There will be four different field trips along the following themes:

  • Gold mine operations including water treatment plants (1,5 day tour)
    We will visit one of the three water treatment plants, currently maintaining the water levels in the gold mines of the Witwatersrand, as well as surface mining operations in the West Rand Goldfield. Gold was mined here since 1886, with major underground operations ending in the late 1990s. Since then, operations include some open pit operations and reclamation of tailings.
  • Opencast mine with a dragline (1,5 day tour)
    Isibonelo Coal Mine, near Secunda, which produces thermal coal for use at the Sasol synthetic fuel operation. There is dragline in operation at this mine. (
  • Underground coal mine (1,5 day tour)
    Khutala Colliery – largely underground operation near Ogies, operated by South Africa Energy Coal (
  • Water treatment plant at CSIR (Monday afternoon tour)

Transportation, accommodation and meals will be provided during the pre-conference tour.  Attendees will leave from the CSIR ICC at 14:00 on Sunday, 9 September and return for the official opening of the Conference on the Monday afternoon.

The visit to the Water treatment plant at the CSIR will be held the Monday afternoon upon return.

Post-conference Tour

R12 000 excl VAT per person | FULLY BOOKED

14–18 September 2018

Friday 14 September

14:00     Bus depart from CSIR ICC to Barberton

17:00     Arrive at African Rest

Dinner will be arranged at the Lodge

Saturday 15 September

08:00     Breakfast

09:00     Depart from African Rest for Barberton excursions

13:00     Lunch

16:00     Leave Barberton

18:00     Arrive at Kruger Views Chalets

Dinner will be arranged at Lodge

Sunday 16 September

07:00     Breakfast

08:00     Leave from Kruger Views

13:00     Lunch at Lower Sabie Rest

19:00     Return to Kruger views

Monday, 17 September

07:00     Breakfast

08:00     Leave from Kruger Views

10:00     Nkomati Nickle tour

12:30     Leave for Komati Gorge Lodge

14:00     Arrive at Komati Gorge Lodge with Afternoon snacks

Afternoon at leisure

Tuesday 18 September

08:00     Breakfast

09:00     Leave Komati Gorge Lodge

TBC        Polmasie Collery TBC by Henk

14:00     Arrive at OR Tambo Airport

15:00     Return to CSIR ICC