The workshop will be held at the African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa (Magaliesburg, South Africa). No fees are applied to participants; accommodation expenses (including meals) and local transfers will be covered.  Invitation is not extended to spouses. Personal extra costs during the stay will be at charge of the participant.

Reservations at the hotel will be confirmed through the organisers upon confirmation for participation.

Travel Arrangements

Travel reservations will be managed individually by each of the participants. Limited funding for travel grants for participants from endemic countries will be available, on a case-by-case, upon request to the organization team (invitations@fgsworkshop.org).

Details about date of arrival and departure (including flight details), venue check in/check out times, dietary needs and other special requirements will be requested and finalized closer to the time of the event.

Information on Visas and Vaccinations

Visas Most nationalities don’t need a visa to enter South Africa as a tourist as long as the stay doesn’t exceed 30-90 days. The traveller needs a valid passport that doesn’t expire within 6 months and with at least one empty page for endorsements. For a list of visa requirements per nationality see the South Africa Department of Home Affairs site.

Vaccinations No vaccinations are required by law to enter South Africa.  If coming from a country where Yellow Fever is present, it is necessary to present a valid international yellow fever inoculation certificate.  Both Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations are recommended.  It is also recommended to be up-to-date with the measles vaccine.

Additional Information

For more general information on South Africa, please consult the following pages:




For additional queries, participants can contact us at invitations@fgsworkshop.org