The South African Society of Travel Medicine

The SASTM’s Mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, liaise with the travel industry, consult with relevant authorities, advise the public and collaborate nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to Travel Medicine.

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Congress Welcome

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Heed the call of the wild!

It gives me great pleasure to invite you, on behalf of the South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM), to the Pan African Travel Medicine Conference 2021 to be held at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, from the 13th - 16th October 2021.

2021 is the 21st anniversary of SASTM being actively involved in, and the promotion of, excellence in travel medicine, and we invite you to celebrate this achievement with us.

We have planned a programme filled with interesting topics relating to travel health, with a focus on One Health which recognises that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment, and where better to hold this conference than in a beautiful setting where mankind meets the animal kingdom.

The Kruger National Park was established in 1926, and is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It is situated in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, in the North East of South Africa. It is now part of the Great Limpopo Frontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. 

The park is also part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, an area designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve (the "Biosphere").

It is home to the Big 5 (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino), but there is so much more to the Kruger National Park than the Big 5. Here, birders and animal enthusiasts have the privilege of enjoying an abundance of game, both big and small.

Be one of more than 1.8 million visitors to the park annually: join us for an unforgettable Conference with plenaries and symposia on the latest topics and guidelines to interest you.

Meet new fellow travel practitioners and rekindle old friendships while listening to the cry of the Fish Eagle and the roar of the lion.

I look forward to welcoming you all to this conference of Celebration in a wonderful setting.

  • Lee Baker, President, SASTM

Kruger National Park, 2021 INVITATION TO The Pan African Travel Medicine Congress 2021

Dear Colleagues,

This is where my heart is - in the middle of the Kruger National Park, the size of the Netherlands, Israel or Malawi, whatever takes your fancy... this is where we are anchored. Where we have our routes intertwined with that of the surrounding Mopani scrub and thorn trees.

It is to the Kruger National Park that I invite you, 16 years after the first Travel Medicine Conference held in Africa in Cape Town, to come and join the South African Society of Travel Medicine, at the Pan African Travel Medicine Conference to be held from 13 - 16 October 2021 at the world class Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre (mind the warthogs in the foyer...) in Skukuza, for a scientific programme to top them all and a life time experience second to none.

This is where you are to experience three days of travel health "where it happens" and to get a feel for what your travel clinic clients will be experiencing and, for yourself, an enriching and memorable experience.

  • Albie de Frey, SASTM



Dear delegates:

To submit an Abstract please complete the form on the following link:

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission closing date: 31 July 2021


Joan Louwrens (Keynote Speaker)

Joan Louwrens

Keynote Speaker

Lee Baker (President-SASTM / Speaker)

Lee Baker

President-SASTM / Speaker

Lucille Blumberg (Speaker)

Lucille Blumberg


Albie De Frey (Co-Ordinator)

Albie De Frey


John Frean (Speaker)

John Frean


Danny Govender (Speaker)

Danny Govender


Martin Grobusch (Speaker)

Martin Grobusch


Kevin Kain (Speaker)

Kevin Kain


Johan Marais (Speaker)

Johan Marais


Tullia Marcolongo (Speaker)

Tullia Marcolongo


Otch Otto (Speaker)

Otch Otto


Jaishree Raman (Speaker)

Jaishree Raman


Jo-Ansie van Wyk (Speaker)

Jo-Ansie van Wyk




Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre
Skukuza, Kruger National Park
South Africa

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Venue Address:

Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre

Skukuza, Kruger National Park

South Africa

Please Note: SASTM has a new contact number: 010 215 0213


For all Skukuza Rest Camp Accommodation bookings, please email one of the following addresses, quoting Reservation Number R6983827. This Reservation Number is for the block booking for the Conference.

Conservation fees will be waived for Registered Conference delegates.

Email addresses:

Below please find attached the following documents:

  1. Skukuza Accommodation Booking Form - please complete this document and send to the email addresses above to book your accommodation
  2. Skukuza REST CAMP Accommodation Guide and Tariffs
  3. Skukuza SAFARI LODGE Tariffs

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Please Note: SASTM has a new office contact number: 010 215 0213


Scientific Programme (Digital)

  • October 12, 2021

  • October 13, 2021

  • October 14, 2021

  • October 15, 2021

  • October 16, 2021

October 12, 2021


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tshemba Foundation
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