1.What is included in the ticket price?
The conference ticket includes accommodation, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as a snack table, conference attendance and activities.
2. What about partners and children?
The partner ticket includes accommodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as a snack table. Partners are welcome to join the early morning & early evening sporting activities with the conference delegates.
Children are welcome! For information about ticketing, activities and baby-sitting for children please email kids@badEM.co.za
3. What time do gates open?
Gates open at 10am on 26 March 2020.
4. How far is the venue from Cape Town?
The conference takes place on a farm 50 minutes drive from Cape Town International Airport.
5. What should I pack?
Your accommodation includes pillows, linen & a bath towel. More about our accommodation on the ‘Glamping’ tab. You will need to pack:
- Sunblock & hat
- Swimming gear & towel
- Comfortable shoes and/or sports gear if you are joining the activities (hiking etc).
- Relaxed clothing for the sessions (the nights can be fresh and the days warm so rather be prepared)
- Cash for the bar
- A torch (not essential!)
4. Where do we park?
There will be parking available at the farm.
5. Can I bring my own tent?
Tickets are all inclusive of accommodation, and we are not able to supply discounted tickets for those wanting to bring tents.
6. Can I draw cash during the weekend?
There will be no ATM’s at the venue. The bar will accept cash, have credit card facilities.
7. Do I need Malaria prophylaxis?
No – the Western Cape of South Africa is not a Malaria area.
8. Vaccine information for travelers to South Africa
(information as per the CDC website https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/south-africa )
Routine vaccines: Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
Hepatitis A: The CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in South Africa, regardless of where you are eating or staying.
Typhoid: You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in South Africa. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.
Yellow fever: There is no risk of yellow fever in South Africa. The government of South Africa requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US, Europe or Australia. If you are traveling from a country in Africa, central or South America please check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.
For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for South Africa. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.
Rabies: Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in South Africa, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:
Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities (such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving) that put them at risk for animal bites.
People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
People who are taking long trips or moving to South Africa
Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.
Do you have a question that wasn’t answered here? Please email the badEM team at kat@badEM.co.za