South Africa Photo Tour

On the coasts of two oceans
South Africa photo tour
Start: May 20, 2024, Cape Town, SAR
End:
May 28, 2024, Durban, SAR


Guide: Dmitry Arkhipov
Price: $3840USD (deposit $1500USD)
Single occupancy: $1200USD
Cape Town is a great destination for landscape and wildlife photographers. The diversity of flora and fauna here is impressive, and there are many parks and reserves around the city.

On our photo tour we will photograph in the most beautiful and interesting places around Cape Town, drive along the most beautiful roads and visit some of the best vineyards in the southern hemisphere. We will shoot from observation decks with breathtaking views, visit the famous Cape of Good Hope, and see a colony of penguins.

We will visit amazing wine regions – Constantia and Stellenbosch, taste the local wine and relax in immaculate and picturesque wineries.
In the second part of the trip we will go to the picturesque Drakensberg Mountains, located on the border with Lesotho, we will live in a safari lodge, where in comfortable conditions we will photograph wonderful African animals: lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, antelopes, many species of birds and others inhabitants of Africa.
Autumn in South Africa

Autumn in South African Republic lasts from about April to mid-June and is perhaps the best time for nature photography.
During this period, you can shoot colorful landscapes with bright autumn colors. By May-June, the savannah is filled with shades of orange and yellow. And of course, this is a great time of year for wildlife viewing.

In autumn you can take wonderful pictures at the Cape of Good Hope: the winds subside, the days are warm, and rain is quite rare. By May, the landscapes take on rich autumn colors. Sunlight becomes less harsh, so you can shoot longer at dawn.

Late May to early June is the best time to shoot in the vineyards, and is also the time when sea fog can penetrate Cape Town. For landscape photographers, May-June is a real gift.
Table Mountain, Cape Town
Our tour will be dedicated to photography, we will meet sunrises and sunsets in the best locations of unbelievable landscapes of Cape Town and Drakensberg Mountains, will learn and practice making great landscape and wildlife photos. I will share my experience with you and will uncover some of my trade secrets. I would also be able to provide you with my comments on your strong and weak suits of your photographs should you wish me to.

ITINERARY

Cape Town photo workshop
Day 1 (May 20)

Our tour begins in Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the Republic of South Africa, at the cozy AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront in a nice waterfront area. In the evening, we'll take a break from the flight and go out to dinner together at a local restaurant. We had a good reason for choosing this safe area as the base and starting point of our journey. From here you can quickly reach most photographic places, and in the evening you can take a walk and relax in pleasant environment.
Near Cape Town
Day 2 (May 21)

We'll start our journey in Cape Town at sunrise with a short walk up Lion's Head hill. This is a wonderful morning vantage point with wonderful views of the city, surrounding area and Table Mountain.

After the dawn shoot, we will return to the hotel, have breakfast and go to the famous Bo-Kaap quarter with its colorful houses, which are incredibly beautiful and photogenic in the morning light. This photo shooting will charge us with positivity and inspire us to continue our journey. In the afternoon we will visit one of the most beautiful and largest botanical gardens in the world - Kirstenbosch. There is an amazing collection of a wide variety of plants here. It's no wonder that Cape Town and its surroundings are famous for their incredible diversity of flora and fauna.

In the second half of the day, we will take the cable car up to Table Mountain, and enjoy amazing panoramic views of the city.

Breakfast included

Day 3 (May 22)

The third day will be dedicated to the Cape Peninsula with its stunning views, incredible coastal roads and, of course, penguins.

At dawn we will shoot at the famous and legendary Cape of Good Hope. Who hasn't dreamt of visiting this windswept place as a child?

Having taken in the views we will move to the Boulders Beach with its penguin colony.

These birds are really funny and photogenic. You can take many great pictures against the backdrop of picturesque rocks.
At sunset, we'll head out to photograph the cliffs and the Atlantic Ocean on the famous Chapmans Peak Drive.

Breakfast included
Day 4 (May 23)

At least one day on a South African tour should be dedicated to the local wineries which are every bit as good as many of the famous wineries of the Old World. We will visit two of them, and you will be impressed with how immaculate they are and of course you will be able to taste the wine they produce, and also take some nice pictures of the grapes and the vineyards and the wine.

Breakfast and wine tasting included
Days 5-6 (May 24-25)

We are going to the magical Drakensberg Mountains situated right on the border with Lesotho. It will take us a 2 hour flight and 4 hours of driving to get here, and you will see how the landscapes are changing drastically. We will photograph mountains, gorges, and canyons located only a walk away from our hotel. In the evening of the second day we will drive closer to the safari park and check into a cozy lodge.

Flight 2 hours + drive 4 hours (280 km)
Included: breakfast, dinner.

South Africa photo workshop
Days 7-8 (May 26-27)

Safari time! For two days we will film African wild animals in their natural habitat having two safari drives each day. We will see lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, antelopes, many species of birds and other African inhabitants in Nambiti Park. And all of this in comfortable conditions with excellent service – it will be just our group on the drive

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 9 (May 28)

On this day our tour ends, we return to Durban, to the airport, where we will be around 2 p.m. and from where you can fly home.

Drive 4 hours
Breakfast included
THE PRICE INCLUDES

*accommodation in double rooms
* transfers
* individual photo safaris for our group
* domestic flight Cape Town - Durban
* services of a guide, masterclasses in the art of photography
* breakfasts and meals according to the program
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

* international flights
* insurance
* meals not included in the program
* alcoholic drinks
REGISTRATION FORM