Photo/Videography

Safari Retreat

9 Days / 8 nights in South Africa

Fully inclusive, excluding flights

Perfect FOR AMATEUR PHOTO/VideoGRAPHERS LOOKING TO try something new or improve SKILLS

2020:

£1400 pp for the Retreat

No single supplement

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£200 pp for the Tuition

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£800 pp Sharing for the Safari

Single Supplement: 10%

2021:

£1600 pp for the Retreat

No single supplement

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£200 pp for the Tuition

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£900 pp Sharing for the Safari

Single Supplement: 10%

Deposit Payment to secure booking only 30%

Bring your own group of 8 and enjoy 30% (£420) off the ‘Retreat’ price for 1 person

Photo/Videography Safari Retreat – Description

Passionate about nature?  Keen to improve your photography? Interested in trying some videography? Love retreats, but want to try something new? Then this Safari Retreat is for you.

Guided by our very own Ronel Visser-Sevior (African Documentary Film Producer), you will enhance your photography & videography skills in a beautiful wildlife and nature setting, then enjoy a few days of practice on Safari!

Your accommodation during the retreat will be in small en-suite lodges, situated adjacent to the main lodge where our tuition will be. The main lodge (our home during the retreat) is an old farmhouse, cosily furnished with a fireplace and large verandah overlooking a wide open field towards the Melk River and a large waterhole where animals often comes to drink in the evenings! On Safari your accommodation is en suite, under luxury canvas  – all handpicked to ensure you are immersed in nature, style and comfort throughout.

PHOTO/VideoGRAPHY SAFARI RETREAT – SUMMARY

  • On Retreat – 5 nights in a chalet adjoining a cosy rural farmhouse lodge – our retreat base.
  • On Safari (Optional) – 3 nights of classically-styled ‘Out of Africa’ bush luxury under canvas with private sundeck, pool and bush spa.
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Scheduled Departure Dates

2020 Dates

  • Fri 24th Jul to Sat 1st Aug
  • Fri 27th Nov to Sat 5th Dec

2021 Dates

  • Fri 5th to Sat 13th Feb
  • Fri 11th to Sat 19th Jun
  • Fri 2nd to Sat 10th Jul
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Safari Retreat Location Map
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PHOTO/VideoGRAPHY SAFARI RETREAT – HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daily Photography/Video Tuition & Practice.
    • Focus on themes: landscapes, wildlife, people, insects (macro), textures
    • Capturing light
    • 5 basic rules all photographers & videographers should know – and when to break them
    • Editing techniques
    • Composition and aesthetics
    • Tell your story through film
    • Create your own video!
  • Enjoy 35km’s of walking/running and 50km’s of bike trails on the game farm
  • Visit a Wild Dog Den
  • Help pack the hampers and experience a bush picnic with spectacular views
  • Admire the ancient Bushman Paintings and Rock art
  • Learn about Buffalo breeding and visit the buffaloes on our neighbouring farm
  • Experience the magical culture, art and music of Limpopo on our culture and community day tour .
  • Cheese lunch at award winning local cheese farm.
  • Fireside wine tasting.
  • Interactive drumming.
  • Final retreat celebration evening presentation – best photos/films and Boma BBQ.

PHOTO/VideoGRAPHY SAFARI RETREAT – HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daily Morning/Evening game drives on Safari – see amazing wildlife and practice your photography.
  • A bush picnic – at least one!
  • Stargazing and market shopping for arts and crafts.
  • A culture and community day tour.
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PHOTO/VideoGRAPHY SAFARI RETREAT – INCLUDES

  • Retreat Accommodation and All Meals
  • If the Tuition option is selected
    • All Tuition
  • If the Safari option is selected
    • Full Board accommodation
    • All game drives (2 daily)
    • Services of local guides
    • Game Reserve Entrance & Conservation Fees
  • Star Gazing, Game Viewing and Bird Watching
  • Trail walking/running
  • All ground transfers
  • Assistance with flights
  • Travel/Safari checklists.

PHOTO/VideoGRAPHY SAFARI RETREAT – EXCLUDES

  • Flights, alcoholic &  soft beverages, gratuities, personal travel insurance, items of personal nature.

PHOTO/VideoGRAPHY SAFARI RETREAT – OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Specialist Game Walks/Trails, Night Drives, Mountain Bike Riding, Bushman Painting Guided Trail, Horse Riding, Massage Spa.  Some of these activities are chargeable to guest accounts. To enquire about booking/prices – please click here to contact us!

Flights

Our Safari Retreats all start and end at Johannesburg International (O.R. Tambo) Airport. 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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