SYMCO 2019 Route: (Click to enlarge)


The detailed itinerary for SYMCO 2019 will be available soon.  In the meantime, here’s a list of activities you can expect to experience:

  • Hands-on work with rhinos, lions, elephants and many more
  • Experience African culture first hand
  • Game darting & capture practicals  – learn how to do it yourself!
  • Variety of veterinary workshops
  • Ample game drives & river cruises in regions of undisturbed nature
  • Visit some of South Africa’s most famous tourist attractions
  • Experience South African marine life
  • Visit both the famous Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park & The Kruger National Park
  • Travel the entire north-eastern region of South Africa




Below is the itinerary for SYMCO 2017. Browse through it to get an idea of the SYMCO adventure.

Day 1 Thursday 29-Jun
Delegates arrive at OR Tambo International Airport; Opening Banquet
Day 2 Friday 30-Jun
Tour of Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty; Lectures; Culture Evening
Day 3 Saturday 1-Jul
Animal darting; Lecture; Deck dinner
Day 4 Sunday 2-Jul
Afternoon Blyde River Cruise; Lecture; Boma Dinner
Day 5 Monday 3-Jul
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre; Lectures; Kruger National Park
Day 6 Tuesday 4-Jul
Early game drive; Lectures; Boma visit
Day 7 Wednesday 5-Jul
Practical with KNP Vets; Lectures; Sundowners
Day 8 Thursday 6-Jul
Morning game drive; Optional adventures; Lecture; Wine Tasting
Day 9 Friday 7-Jul
Travel day
Day 10 Saturday 8-Jul
Hluhluwe; Lecture; Hippo+Croc Cruise
Day 11 Sunday 9-Jul
Game drive; Crocodile visit; Durban
Day 12 Monday 10-Jul
Lecture; Ushaka; Beachfront dinner
Day 13 Tuesday 11-Jul
Beach day
Day 14 Wednesday 12-Jul
Lions Rock Sanctuary; Clarens
Day 15 Thursday 13-Jul
Soweto Trip; Lecture; Quiz Night
Day 16 Friday 14-Jul
Darting demonstration; Lecture, Auction
Day 17 Saturday 15-Jul
Cultural Village Tour; Closing banquet
Day 18 Sunday 16-Jul
Delegates depart from OR Tambo International Airport