The World Whale Conference 2017 is delighted to announce South African Airways and Air Mauritius as the conference’s ‘Airline Partners’.


South African Airlines

 South African Airlines

South African Airways looks forward to welcoming all WCA World Whale Conference 2017 delegates on board our flights and to offer our warm South African hospitality!

SAA is committed to provide delegates attending the WCA World Whale Conference 2017 a discount ranging from 5 – 18% per point of sale, off its lowest published airfares on the services of SAA subject to the relevant class availability for international and regional market related airfares. This excludes all SAA code share flights as well as the domestic routes serviced by either SA Express or South African Airlink or Mango. These air fares will only be applicable for travel 14 days prior and/or after the official event dates.

You can take advantage of this offer in one of two ways:

  1. Log on to the below link book your reservation and secure your SAA ticket. Simply enter the conference, Promo Code: WCA2017 to receive the discounted conference fares.

Note: To see your discounted rate be sure to include the promo code in your search requirements. Prices will not show the discount until your flight is chosen and you click “continue”. The price will then update your SAA discount.

  1. Reserve your flights directly with South African Airways. Simply call your local SAA Offices, City Town Office or contact a dedicated help-line on 2711 510-8475 (office hours: 07am – 19H00 on week days and 10H30 – 19H00 on weekends) or e-mail your request to

Note: Refer to the WCA World Whale Conference 2017 authorisation code of: SA10052 to ensure the discounted event fares.

Please note the following:

  1. Fare discounts will be determined by the origin of travel, flight schedule, and whether travelling Business or Economy class.
  2. To benefit from these discounted rates, please use the reference number: SA10052.
  3. Bookings can also be made through SAA Offices, City Town Offices, and Call Centre to access the discounted airfares.
  4. Travel must take place between: 10th June – 12 July 2017.

How to redeem your voyager miles:

 If you want to become part of the WCA World Whale Conference 2017 in Durban, South Africa and you are a Voyager member, why not make use of your Voyager Miles to book your ticket now? To make a booking using your Voyager Miles please logon onto event. using your membership number and PIN to make your way to the event.

Air Mauritius

Air Mauritius

We have the pleasure to inform you that Air Mauritius will collaborate with the World Whale Conference 2017 by offering a special discount on their economy and business class fares for the travel of conference delegates.

15% discount on published fares – all classes flying from:


20% discount on published fares – all classes flying from:


To book, or for any enquiries, delegates must liaise with their nearest Air Mauritius office,  the Air Mauritius Reservations Dept on +230 207 7575 or


  1. Discount allowed on all fares except promotional fares and discounted fares e.g. CD / SD / ZZ
  2. All amounts after discount are net and valid for return travel on Air Mauritius.
  3. Code-share flights operated by SAA excluded.
  4. Bookings to be made as per class availability, combination allowed between all classes on 1/2 RT basis.
  5. Fares only valid on scheduled flights.
  6. Copy of ‘evidence of registration’ to the event to be made available.
  7. Same fares are valid for accompanying spouse or companion.
  8. Outbound travel allowed 5 days prior event and inbound travel 5 days after event.
  9. Above fares exclude all taxes / surcharges.
  10. Cancellation before departure – 25 % of fare paid, after departure – No Refund.
  11. Rebooking will be allowed free of charge in the same class and within travel validity.

Flights & transfers from airport

King Shaka International Airport is Durban’s closest airport servicing both domestic and international fights, and is located approximately 36 kilometres north of central Durban. 

The World Whale Conference 2017 urges all delegates to pre-book their transfers for travel to/from the airport.


Transfers can be arranged to/from the airport with AquaTours, the Official Tours & Transfers Company for World Whale Conference 2017.