The International Sandplay Congress 2024!!! Hippo Lakes, South Africa

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The Association for Sandplay Therapy is delighted to hold its first Sandplay Congress in five years in September 2024 in South Africa,
at the luxury safari resort of Hippo Lakes!

This is an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the spirit of Sandplay in Africa and honour the beauty of this therapy, whilst having the experience of a lifetime! Come to South Africa to connect with fellow Sandplay Therapists, taste the incredible African cuisine and listen to the sounds of the African night under a canopy of stars, breathtakingly visible in the Southern hemisphere.

The conference will begin on the evening of Sunday 1st September 2024 and finish on Sunday 8th September 2024.

What to expect:

  • Luxury 4* ensuite room with air-conditioning (two people sharing)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner all included (buffet style)
  • All coffee, tea, juice, water included (alcohol and soda own bill)
  • Conference discussions and presentations
  • Game drives around the reserve (over 30 different animal species)
  • 1x “Big 5” excursion to see lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos & leopards
  • A memorable Braai (BBQ) eaten under canvas


To be confirmed.

There is also the option to upgrade to 5* luxury lakeside tents at the end of the conference – Friday & Saturday evenings only for an extra cost.

Please join and share the AST Sandplay Congress Facebook Group for more information. An Event will be set up and we would be very grateful if you could please indicate if you are Interested, Going or Not Going. This will help give us an idea of numbers. In the meantime, please complete the poll below.

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About Hippo Lakes

Hippo Lakes brings you the ultimate luxury African Safari experience. Situated in the spectacular Waterberg region, the lodge is uniquely nestled along the edge of a lake bank at the end of a long rugged ravine. The lodge offers you a unique safari wildlife encounter with an unusually large number of animals, birds and plant life.

Hippo Lakes lies within the malaria free UNESCO World Nature Site. Over 30 animal species roam the area including hippo, buffalo, wildebeest, leopard, giraffe, kudu, sable, eland, nyala, hyaena and wild dog. You also have the option to go on “Big 5” excursions to encounter lion, elephant and rhinos.

The greater Waterberg region is reported to have more rhino than all of Kenya and Hippo Lakes proudly support anti-poaching initiatives to keep this magnificent species viable.

The Waterberg is South Africa’s Eden. Tucked away in Limpopo province, the pristine, rugged and ancient Waterberg region has soaring mountain peaks, antediluvian rock formations, expansive savannah plains, dense riparian forests and plunging river valleys. Here iconic animals tend to outnumber its human counterparts.” – CNN Travel

Safety is key and rest assured, Hippo Lakes take great care in both the game drives and accommodations to keep you out of danger from the animals.