The possibility of Nelspruit getting an International Conference Centre (ICC) could materialize with planning and scoping already completed by the provincial government of Mpumalanga. Mpumalanga is already a popular destination for conferences and events. The province offers a retreat from city life, with all the modern conveniences necessary for effective business to be done.
The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) makes for easy access and the N4 National highway is the spine of communications and the base of a good road network. Mpumalanga has many golf and country estates, hotels, lodges and resorts, game lodges and fishing retreats offering accommodation, leisure and conference facilities. Many smaller venues offer intimate tranquil settings for private gatherings. Annual Events run throughout the year in Mpumalanga and in July, Dullstroom is looking forward to the Game Fair.
Annual Festivals and Events in Dullstroom: Last weekend in July: The South African Game Fair is the country's premier exhibition of country pursuits. The Fair is held in the picturesque and popular trout fishing town of Dullstroom. (Proceeds will be donated to the Dullstroom Bird of Prey Centre which rehabilitates injured raptors.) It takes place annually over the last weekend of July, mid-winter usually guaranteeing crisp clear, dry days. The site will be the well-known Dullstroom Bird of Prey Centre, just off the main road, on the left as you enter the village from Belfast.
What you can expect: The most fantastic weekend for anyone who enjoys the Great Outdoors. Entrance to the Game Fair allows you into the Dullstroom Bird of Prey Centre, where you will find a huge variety of exhibitors in the marquee area in front of the restaurant area. These range from the top Fly-fishing tackle brands in the world to knife makers, fly -tyers, taxidermists, hunting operations as well as firearm and other weaponry representatives. As well as giving live demos they will be allowing you to experience their wares first hand and will be retailing their products at once off "show specials". Running back to back will be a serious of demos including; falconry, fly-casting, sheep and gun dog displays, black powder, archery and clay pigeon shooting. Free tuition will be offered by the respective experts on hand and competitions with magnificent prizes for both the serious outdoorsman and even the most unskilled participant will be on the go. There is a culinary area where top local chefs will demo trout and game preparation offering free sampling. There is children's play area and number of food outlets and the ever popular draught beer station!
Accommodation will be at a premium- so book early to avoid disappointment.