Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Spend some time in the Cape after Flotation '11

This year's 'must' event for anyone with an interest in froth flotation is November's Flotation '11 conference in Cape Town. Once again this will be held at the beautiful Vineyard Hotel, in Cape Town's leafy suburb of Claremont.

This week we welcome our 11th sponsor, Australia's FEI, the world's major automated mineralogy company, and supplier of the MLA and QEMSCAN systems.

Cape Town is too good a location to fly in and out from, so why not spend some time after the conference relaxing and enjoying the immense beauty of the S-W Cape peninsula.  In our long experience of the Cape, the best location for this is Noordhoek.

Less than 30 minutes drive from the Vineyard Hotel is one of the world's most glorious beach walks. Noordhoek Beach is south of Cape Town, under the famous Chapman's Peak Drive, and has been the setting for many films, including David Lean's Ryan's Daughter.
Noordhoek Beach
The wreck of the Kakakpo
Take some time off during or after the conference to experience this wonderful walk, stopping off to look at the remains of the wreck of the Kakakpo, the meeting spot in Ryan's Daughter. The views of Chapman's Peak on the return are stunning, and it is worth staying for a drink or a meal in Monkey Valley's Thorfynn's Restaurant, with its magnificent views, before returning to Cape Town.

Noordhoek is a great place to stay if you wish to explore the Cape Peninsula and the Winelands. It is roughly half way between Cape Town and Cape Point, and only a few minutes drive from the False Bay resorts of Fish Hoek and Simon's Town.

Monkey Valley is an ideal location, and we have spent a fortnight here each November for the past 12 years. This year, however, we are making one week, from Friday November 18th, available for rent. If you are interested, there are more details here.


  1. With modelling being one of the themes of Flotation 11, following Dan's Keynote I would invite all those interested in models , mineral processing and otherwise, to get to this conf as already I can see some healthy debates starting... 
    Dee Bradshaw, JKMRC, Australia

  2. Cape Town is TripAdvisor's number 1 African destination: http://tinyurl.com/3gqglnh


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