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Photography Retreat – Description

Passionate about nature?  Keen to improve your photography? Love retreats, but want to try something new? Then this Safari Retreat is for you.  Guided by Ronel Visser-Sevior (African Documentary Film Producer), you will enhance your photography skills in a beautiful wildlife and nature setting. Our retreat base is in a lovely ‘old’ South African farmhouse with private en-suite rooms. Our morning meetings/tuition will be in the farmhouse. During the afternoons we will all be out and about in the bush!  Our farmhouse is cosily furnished with a fireplace and large verandah overlooking a wide open field with river views and waterhole where animals often comes to drink in the evenings!

There is an optional ‘Out of Africa’ styled Safari that follows this retreat. Click here for more details.

Click here for Post-Retreat Safari Info
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Farmhouse Lodge

4 nights

Farmhouse Lodge

Picture of main Alexandra's Africa Retreat Lodge

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Farmhouse Lodge Accommodation

Farmhouse Lodge En-Suite Room

Alexandra's Africa Safari Retreat - guest bedroom - a double - in the main farmhouse

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Farmhouse Lodge Food

Farmhouse Lodge Food

Alexandra's Africa Retreat Lunch - lovely fresh farmhouse quiche

PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT – Tuition

  • Over 5 days (after early game drive/walk and brunch) we will focus on a theme: landscapes, wildlife, people, nature.
  • Through these themes we will explore:
    • Basics: FStop, Shutter Speed and light capture
    • 5 basic photography rules – and when to break them
    • Editing basics
    • Composition and aesthetics
    • Telling your story through film
  • Afternoons are for practicing and relaxing
  • On our final evening we enjoy a final ‘best of’ presentation and dinner ‘al fresco’

PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT – Also Enjoy

  • 50 km’s of walking/running/cycling trails
  • Guided tree and bird walks
  • Bush picnic with spectacular views (at least one)
  • Ancient Bushman Paintings and Rock art walk
  • A visit to a Buffalo breeding camp
  • Start Gazing – the Big ‘5’ in the Sky
  • Fascinating local history, archaeology, geology and culture talks
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PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT – INCLUDES

  • Full Board accommodation
  • All tuition
  • Services of experienced local guides
  • Star Gazing, Game Viewing and Bird Watching
  • Trail walking/running
  • All ground transfers (unless self-drive to location)
  • Assistance with flights
  • Travel/Safari checklists.

PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT – EXCLUDES

  • Flights, alcoholic &  soft beverages, gratuities, personal travel insurance, items of personal nature, ground transfers to/from location if self-drive.

PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT – OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Specialist Game Walks/Trails, Mountain Bike Riding, Bushman Painting Guided Trail.  Some of these activities carry a small additional charge.

Flights

Retreats all start and end at Johannesburg International (O.R. Tambo) Airport, unless self-drive. For self-drive guests, your Retreat will start/end at retreat location – we will provide directions. Our Safari Travel Partners are able to assist with flights to/from the start/end locations. Alternatively, guests are most welcome to source and book own flights.

Extend Your Safari

Interested in extending your trip whilst in Southern Africa – to Cape Town, Victoria Falls, elsewhere?  We have plenty of exciting suggestions to make the most of your time in Southern Africa.  Please contact us for ideas.

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