South African Delight

This is a truly unconventional African photo tour where you will be based in a 7,500 hectare, exclusive private game reserve, designed specifically for photography, where there are usually less than 20 guests at any one time. Together with a professional wildlife photographer and the assistance of an experienced guide, you will be on a game drive as well as a hide session almost everyday during your visit.

You will have the opportunity to see the ‘big five’ (Leopard, Lion, Rhinoceros, Elephant and Cape Buffalo) and many other grazers such as Giraffe, Zebra and Nyala while on game drives with full off-road access, unique to this reserve. You will also get the chance to photograph some of them in extreme proximity (about 2m) thanks to the specially created hides.

From these clever hides with one-way glass, you will also get to record a number of bird species such as African Jacana, Spotted Thick-knee, Kingfisher, several colourful Finches as well as the occasional Crocodile!

Combined, they offer unparalleled opportunities to create images not usually seen in African wildlife. The examples shown here demonstrates what can be achieved from one single visit.

A few key features of our tour:

* Truly small group size – a maximum of 6 participants with usually only 3 guests per vehicle so that everyone can have more space to work while on the game drive.

* Full, off-road capability so that you are able to follow the action up close.

* Photographing in a variety of dedicated hides and set-ups so that you will come away with a large, more interesting portfolio.

The guidance of an experienced guide and professional photographer to enable you to obtain the best possible sightings and vantage points to shoot from.

* Evenings in unique overnight hides to record mammals coming to drink at the waterhole, as well as the potential to see the Spotted Eagle Owl hunting.

* Exceptional accommodation (see video tour below) and great cuisine throughout the trip.

Dates                             : 18 – 27 September, 2025.

Cost                                : £5995 GBP per person (based on twin sharing); £6995 with a single supplement.

Deposit                          : £500 GBP (to secure booking, non-refundable). Balance due 90 days prior the start of the trip.

Group size                     : 6 guests max. (fully booked)

Tour leader                    : Des Ong

Includes                         : Airport transfers from Durban, meals, accommodation, guides, all use of hides and game drives.

Excludes                        : International airfare, specialty alcoholic beverages, incidentals / items not mentioned in the itinerary.

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