21st World Orchid Conference

WOC21WOC21, 10-14 September 2014, Johannesburg,
South Africa

The 21st World Orchid Conference (WOC21) will take place from 10-14 September 2014 in the vibrant city of Johannesburg, South Africa, at the world class Sandton Convention Centre, which is located in the heart of an upmarket hotel, business and entertainment district.

Cosmopolitan Sandton offers visitors some of the country’s finest local and international hotels, with over 5000 hotel rooms in close proximity to the convention centre, as well as two of the most sophisticated shopping complexes in the country (Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City Shopping Centre).

Orchids: Gold in the Green Age

The theme for the WOC21 Conference and Show is "Orchids: Gold in the Green Age"

With Johannesburg forming the nucleus of the gold mining industry in the region, the theme pays tribute to this, while drawing inspiration from conservation as the only way forward.

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  • International visitors to South Africa's Kruger National Park can put their holiday snaps to good use capturing images of cheetah and African wild dogs to help count the animals in the reserve, which is home to the largest protected population of cheetahs and wild dogs in South Africa.

  • Homing one third of the world's 10 000 succulent species, 85 500 hectares of the Succulent Karoo region now falls under the protection of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act as the Knersvlakte Nature Reserve.

  • It's "flower safari" time as South Africa's West Coast National Park prepares for its annual influx of visitors, come to see the spectacular spring flower displays that take place every August and September.

  • South Africa has been rated as offering the cheapest average rate per 100 kilometres of bus, train and air travel out of 51 countries in online platform GoEuro's Worldwide Transportation Price Index.

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