The Wild Flowers of South Africa photo-tours is a wonderful 'creative tourism' tour suited to experienced and in-experienced photographers alike.
Meander up the rugged coastline and spend a night in Cedarberg mountains on the oldest farm in the country while learning photography from an Accredited South African Photographer.
Spend the last two nights in a beautiful beach house on a private beach on the west coast where you will also learn post-production. Learn the different types of photography including landscape, seascape, close up, macro, food, portraiture, interior and exterior architecture.
This is a unique photo-tour you won't find anywhere else! It should not be missed!
- Tutoring of an experienced and accredited photographer.
- Learn about the visual elements photography.
- Take your own professional photos, treasured souvenir of Africa.
- The West Coast, an unspoilt route of South Africa.
- Spend a night on a farm in Cedarberg mountains.
- The famous wild flowers in the West Coast National Park.
- Lunch at an old Cape Dutch home.
- Visit a local fishing village and enjoy a traditional Afrikaaner dinner.
- Learn post-production while staying on a private beach in Lambert's Bay.
- Bird Island, a breeding ground for thousand's of Cape Garnet's.
Breakfast & Dinner Daily
Minimum 8 passengers
6 Days / 5 Nights
Meet and Greet at Cape Town International Airport at 09h00. Hotel transfers in and around Cape Town can also be arranged up until 11h00 during that morning. Head-up the West Coast, stopping for lunch on the way. 15h00 Check in at Langebaan. This beautiful accommodation has seafront views on a semi-private beach. Learn low-light photography while capturing the sunset. Dinner at a seaside restaurant enjoying the catch-of the-day with your feet in the sand.
Early rise and breakfast and then head into The West Coast National Park where we will spend the day among the carpets of wild flowers against the rough shoreline. Enjoy a lunch in an old Cape Dutch home in the reserve and photograph flamingos and other birdlife on the lagoon from a bird hide in the afternoon. Depart to Partenoster and check in. Photograph the sunset among the old fishing boats and enjoy dinner in a cosy restaurant right on the beach.
Breakfast over looking the quaint fishing village and beautiful bay. Departing at 11h00 we will gentle meander through the back roads and small towns to Citrusdal. While en-route we will stop and photograph the flowers, people, shanti buildings and Cedarberg mountain range. Sundowners will be served while capturing the sunset from the mountain-side looking down into the beautiful Valley. We will then head to an old farm which was built in 1725 under Jan Van Riebecks instruction. A hearty, traditional Afrikaaner dinner will be served and big comfortable four-poster beds in Cape Dutch homes will welcome you!
Day 4 and 5:
Early rise to capture the sunrise over the farm dams with coffee and rusks. Wander around the farm and enjoy its history while photographing the old buildings nestled amongst the flowers and other antique, rusty farm memorabilia. Depart at midday and head towards Lambert’s Bay - again stopping along the way.
Check into a beach house decorated with muscle shells on a completely private beach. Here we will settle in and learn all aspects of photography including painting with light, interior and exterior architecture, food and portraiture. In the evenings we will enjoy dinner together in this magnificent setting and go through your photos from the trip and teach Lightroom.
Check out at 08h00 and head towards Bird Island which is the famous home of the Cape Gannett. Photograph the old fishing boats at the Lambert’s Bay Harbour then head towards Cape Town - stopping for lunch along the way. Drop off at CT International Airport at 17h00. Hotel transfers in and around Cape Town can also be arranged during that afternoon.
What to Bring:
In order to achieve the most from the Accredited South African Professional Photographer, a camera body with a manual mode function is recommended. However, all makes of cameras are welcome. A tripod is essential.
What to Wear:
Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. Wind breakers come in handy for photographing at dusk and dawn and pockets are useful. thephotowalkers.com will communicate with you closer to the of date of departure should there any be any inclement weather expected that would encourage additional items of clothing that are not typical.
Partners and spouses over the age of 21 are welcome to join as non-photographers.
A certain level of fitness is required to enable you to transport your own camera bag, tripod and accessories. Reasonably short to medium distances are covered while photowalking.
If during ‘free time’ you would like to partake in other adventures, additional fitness may be required.
None! Photographers of all skills level are welcome.
Meet at the Mugg and Bean at Cape Town International Airport at 09h00 on the day of the start of the tour.
Hotel transfers in and around Cape Town can be arranged during that morning and thephotowalkers.com will transport you to the airport to meet the group if necessary.
Drop off is at Mugg and Bean at Cape Town International Airport at 17h00 on the last day of the tour. Hotel transfers in and around Cape Town can also be arranged during that afternoon.