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International Symposium on Lead and Zinc Processing

Durban, South Africa, 25-29 February 2008

Conference Venue

Cruise Liner Symposium: Durban to Bazaruto Island and back

SAIMM invites you to attend the Lead and Zinc 2008 Symposium aboard a luxury cruise liner 'The Melody'.

This is a four-night cruise leaving Durban Harbour on the morning of Monday 25 February 2008, with a brief stop-over at Bazaruto Island on Wednesday, returning to Durban Harbour late afternoon on Friday 29 March. The cruise ship offers delegates a unique venue for conferences, with all amenities and accommodation already on board. The 532 comfortable en-suite cabins are large and all are equipped with television. Sprawling outdoor deck space surrounds the two swimming pools. A highlight of the ship is the Magradome, a retractable transparent dome that allows you to enjoy the swimming pool even if the skies cloud over.

Melody cruise ship


Bazaruto Island
Bazaruto Island is the largest in the Bazaruto Archipelago, with towering dunes and large lakes frequented by many water birds and even crocodiles. The island has a hundred-year-old lighthouse on the northern point, that serves as a signal to the many ships which pass by the channel up the east coast of Africa. The island is particularly good for surf fishing, and there are rubber ducks to take divers to various reefs along the coast.

Bazaruto Island http://www.eyesonafrica.net
Bazaruto Archipelago http://www.thesafaricompany.co.za
Bazaruto Island off Mozambique http://www.eyesonafrica.net

Suncoast Hotel and Towers
The short courses will be held at the Suncoast Hotel and Towers. Situated in the heart of Durban's famous Golden Mile, the Suncoast Hotel & Towers offers spectacular views of Durban and the sparkling Indian Ocean. Golden beaches, luxurious surroundings, and the incredible Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World offer a world in one.

With architecture that mirrors the classic Art Deco of Miami's South Beach and Durban's rich sub-tropical heritage, the Suncoast Hotel & Towers is the newest, brightest gem in this buzzing coastal city. Enjoy the marvellous pool and pool deck which overlooks the Indian Ocean and the great vibe that this new hotel offers. The SunCoast Hotel and Towers boasts the ultimate in exciting entertainment facilities, such as the SunCoast Casino and Entertainment Complex.


The Edward, Durban (part of the Protea chain) +27-31-337-3681

Southern Sun South Beach +27-31-337-2231

The Protea Hotel Garden Court +27-31-337-3341

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