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ICE FT 06 | Meandering in the Main Karoo Basin, Eastern Cape, South Africa: A Geo-Traverse of 400 Million Years of Geological History

AAPG International Conference and Exhibition (ICE)

Thursday, 8 November – Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 11:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.  |  Cape Town, South Africa

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About Field Trip

This comprehensive six-day trip will take us via a unique route in the shortest travel time and distance, through a geo-traverse of 400 million years of South African geological history. The focus of the field trip is the sedimentary fill of the southern Main Karoo Basin, including the nature of some of the major Karoo intrusive and volcanic complexes of the Eastern Cape.


Professionals: $1,000 + 15%

Includes: Transport (in the Eastern Cape), comprehensive field guidebook, lodging, entrance to Addo Elephant Park, all meals, and 2 x 500 ml bottled water per day.

Limit: 25 People

Note: Easy short to medium walks. Proper clothing for the outdoors (hat, boots, windbreaker, sunscreen, etc.). Small rucksack essential.


Depart from and return to Port Elizabeth Airport.


Cape Town, South Africa - International Convention Center
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street Western Cape
Cape Town 8001
South Africa
+27 21 410 5000
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notes about field trips

Important notes regarding field trips:

  • Before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets, confirm that the trip will take place as trips may be cancelled if undersubscribed.
  • Field trips are limited in size and are reserved on a first-come, first served basis and must be accompanied by full payment.
  • If you do not plan to attend the conference, a US $30 + 15% VAT enrollment fee will be added to the field trip fee. This fee may be applied toward registration if you decide to attend the conference at a later date.
  • A wait list is automatically created if a field trip sells out. The AAPG Convention Department will notify you if space becomes available.
  • Please register before 13 September 2018. Field trip cancellation due to low enrollment will be considered at this time. No refunds will be allowed on field trips after 13 September 2018.
  • We will continue to take registrations for field trips not cancelled until they are either sold out or closed.
  • It is important that you note your gender when registering for hotel room assignments.
  • Prior to the field trip, you will receive an itinerary with details of meeting points, transportation with the trip phone numbers, and email addresses of hotels and trip leaders, etc.
  • Proper clothing and supplies are needed and may be required for the outdoors (hat, windbreaker, sturdy footwear, and backpack). Please ensure that you are adequately prepared for the field trip you have signed up for in advance.
  • Depending on location, temperatures can range from 40° to 70° F (4° to 21° C) with or without rain. Participants are advised to check local weather forecasts for latest updates.
  • Insect repellant and sun protection (sunscreen and hats) are recommended.
  • AAPG, the sponsoring organizations, nor field trip leaders and their employers maintain insurance covering illness or injury for individuals.