You are invited to the 2020 SAMSIG Congress

Dates: 29 April – 3 May 2020

SAMSIG will be hosting the SAMSIG 2020 meeting at the Makalali Private Game Park, near the Kruger National Park.

Makalali is well-known for combining beautiful open space game drives in the veld with viewing of the Big Five as well as other game species.

SAMSIG 2020 will follow the successful format of combining an international level musculoskeletal radiology congress with a 5- star game park experience. We hope to see you all at SAMSIG 2020.

The faculty will include international and local musculoskeletal radiologists, who will present short, to-the-point lectures on topical MSK radiology topics. Previous faculty members included Rusty Fritz, George Koulouris, John Feller, Phil Lucas and many other internationally recognised speakers. The academic program will be included once confirmed.

12 CPD points will be awarded. Lectures will be preceded by early-morning game drives, whereafter breakfast will be served.  Three lecture sessions will be done on the mornings of the congress. The lectures will be followed by a leisurely lunch and the afternoons are free for other activities. Dinner is preceded by a game drive and sundowner drinks. 

About The Venue

Makalali Private Game Reserve is located close to the mighty Drakensberg mountains west of the Kruger Park, this ethnic bush retreat lies on 26 000 hectares of bush veld in the north-eastern Lowveld, South Africa. Makalali Game Reserve boasts the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

Other characteristic species are cheetah, wild dogs, hyena, giraffe, zebra and kudu. The camp is in a moderate risk malaria area and not fenced.


4 night packages – Makalali offers 2 accommodation options:

Makalali Main Lodge and Makalali River Lodge.

Makalali Main Lodge


Per delegate sharing R23 350.00 (Partner R19 600)
Per delegate single R32 250.00

Main Lodge is a newly built 5 star lodge, comprising of 30 comfortably designed standard rooms all with en-suite bathrooms which include indoor and outdoor showers. Main lodge has a modern, industrial look, is more central and ideal for socialising. It is a short walking distance from the main areas/activities.

The rooms are air-conditioned and feature luxurious interiors with classic leather and wood furnishings. The spa offers a variety of soothing treatments and the pool area offers perfect places to unwind and take in the sounds of the African bush.

Makalali River Lodge


Per delegate sharing R29 450.00 (Partner R25 700)
Per delegate single R41 650.00

Makalali River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Makhutswi River – access betweenRiver Lodge and Main Lodge over a swing bridge. River Lodge is a more exclusive and expensive option, featuring an authentic, rustic thatch structure. It is more quiet, further away from main activities.

This 5 star lodge consists of three camps that have six luxury suites each. All the camps are private yet within easy reach of Main Lodge and one another, featuring a plunge pool plus enclosed dining and lounge area. All suites have an en-suite bathroom which includes an indoor and outdoor shower and fireplace. The raised, §private timber viewing deck (sala) offers spectacular views from which to observe the birdlife and game.


Dining at Makalali Private Game Lodge is a culinary adventure. The cuisine is a combination of regional African cuisine which represents a melting pot of cooking styles that have evolved over the centuries of exploration on this great continent.

Package Details and Directions

Our services run deep and are backed by over ten years of experience.

Package is fully inclusive:
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Teas/coffees& afternoon snacks
  • 2 Game drives per day
  • LocalBar(wines, beers, softdrinks, local spirits)
  • Gin-stops on game drives
  • Per day conservation levies
  • Per day park fees
  • Tourism levies
  • Conferencing
  • Conference fees
  • Partners’ activities
  • Unlimited wifi throughout the lodge

Package price excludes: All transfers, flights, premium brand drinks, spa treatments, gratuities, any items of a personal nature.

Getting There

There are a few options to get there

  • Self drive option – around 6 hours from Johannesburg (a leisurely scenic drive)
  • There are daily direct flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Hoedspruit Airport (SA Airlink). Please book your flights as soon as possible as there are limited seats on these smaller aircraft.
  • From Hoedspruit Airport options are:
    – Road transfer to Makalali
    – Rent a car in Hoedspruit and drive to Makalali
  • A direct charter flight from Johannesburg (OR Tambo) to Makalali airstrip.
  • Air transfer (Inter-lodge shuttle) from OR Tambo to Makalali Airstrip

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Contact Lizette Worst at All Over Africa for more information and reservations at or +27828920751