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South African Equine Veterinary Association Congress 2016 Sav e th D a 14-18 te! e Feb 2016 ruary INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION www.vetlink.co.za The SAEVA congress has become renowned for its top scientific programme and excellent friendly social events. The 2016 congress will take place next year between 14 and 17 February, right on the beachfront of East London, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. The programme is spread over 3,5 days with enough opportunity for socialising with collegues and is suitable for vets throughout all stages of their career, undergraduates, specialists or mixed practitioners. DESTINATION Situated approximately 1200 metres above sea-level, the Buffalo River runs through the extravagant Amathole Mountains of the Eastern Cape and runs East across the coastal plateau towards the Indian Ocean. It is here that the Buffalo River runs into the sea at East London – South Africa’s only river port. East London is known as Buffalo City because it lies between the Nahoon River in the North, and the Buffalo River to the South. Previously East London was set up by the British in 1836 as a military post, and used as a base camp during the Xhosa wars. The arrival of German settlers, who had been serving as mercenaries in the British-German Legion, gave the place at the mouth of the Buffalo River an economic boost and in 1873 East London was given town rights. Today, you will find locals with a genuine sense of hospitality NEARBY ATTRACTIONS Mpongo Private Game Reserve: A member of the Premier Portfolio and situated a mere 35 km from the ELICC. Beaches: The ELICC is located on the Esplanade close to all the major beaches including the Orient Beach with it’s water slides, and tidal pool. East London is known for its surfing opportunities, snorkelling, sail boating and more. Visit some of the other beaches in the vicinity such as the ever popular Nahoon beach. Golf: Guests can enjoy a round of golf at the East London Golf Course, in itself one of the best sporting attractions, as it has already hosted a number of SA opens and is situated next to the Indian Ocean. Other golf courses in the region include the Fish River Sun, West Bank and King William’s Town courses. Shopping: Several Shopping Complexes are in close proximity to the ELICC, comprising of banks, post office, hairdressing salons, restaurants, gift shops & many others. Vincent Park Shopping Centre and Hemingways Mall are East London’s largest centres. Museums: The East London Museum, which has a wonderful display of Xhosa artifacts, history and beadwork, is best known for its stuffed Coelecanth. This fascinating fish was thought to be extinct, until one was caught in a net near East London. Sport Facilities: Buffalo Park cricket stadium, as well as Buffalo City rugby stadium are less than a 10 minute drive from the ELICC. There is also a wide variety of eco-walks and hiking trails. Aquarium: The ELICC is located within walking distance from the aquarium. It is the oldest aquarium in South Africa and houses more than 400 species of marine and freshwater life. media solutions www.vetlink.co.za Enquiries: 012 346 1590 Email: admin@vetlink.co.za VENUE: Marine Park Complex • 22 Esplanade • Beachfront • East London • Eastern Cape • South Africa • 5201 INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION www.vetlink.co.za