South Africa Photography Workshop

South Africa will forever be one of my favourite countries to travel.  It’s just such a beautiful, diverse country. And from a photo/video perspective there’s such a variety to the imagery here.  You have landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, and people.  I’m sure you could spend a lifetime in South Africa as a photographer and not get bored of all the places there are for photography here.  It’s endless.

** At the moment there are no South Africa workshops available. But, please have a look at nearby Namibia and Botswana where I have trips in both 2024 and 2025.

You can also message me at brendanvanson at gmail dot com if you’re interested in the option of developing a custom photography trip for yourself or a group of people.

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What’s a Photo/Video Retreat?

Essentially, a photo/video retreat is a chilled out way of exploring a destination, learning a skill, and having a lot of fun.

On this trip, you’ll be based in a beautiful villa in Cape Town.  From there, you’ll head off on daily adventures to created some epic imagery of the city and region.  Also, you’ll find yourself with plenty of time back at the villa to relax, create, or take part in some of the learning sessions that will be on offer.

Oh, and there’s the potential for a safari add-on, but I’ll get to that.

The Itinerary

Essentially, this trip is two parts.  The Cape Town retreat, and an optional safari add-on.

Part 1: The Cape Town Retreat

Based from a villa in Cape Town, you’ll cruise around to different locations in this beautiful part of South Africa.  You’ll be based here from October 5th to 12th, 2020.

The daily itinerary will vary, but some of the locations you’ll visit include:

  • Lion’s Head
  • Table Mountain
  • Camp’s Bay
  • The Cape Penguin Colony
  • The Whale Coast
  • Hermanus
  • And Many more…

Part 2: The Safari

Those who wish to include the safari add-on will fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park for 3 full days on safari.  You’ll be based in a tented camp, and go on at least 7 safaris.  You’ll also have free time in the middle of the day for photo and video editing, as well as to relax.

The base in the park will be in a beautiful tented camp in the leopard-heavy south western part of Kruger National Park.

Lioness Kruger National Park
Lioness in the sunset light.

What’s Included / Not Included


  • Ground transport within tour dates
  • Airport transfers on tour dates
  • Accommodation in Cape Town within the tour dates
  • Half-board (breakfast and lunch)
  • Video and photography instruction by Greg Snell
  • All activities and entry fees
  • All tips
  • For Safari Add-on only
    • Round trip flights, Cape Town to Kruger National Park
    • 3 full days of safari
    • 4 nights accommodation at the tented camp
    • Half-board (breakfast and dinner)

Not Included:

  • Flights to/from South Africa
  • Visas for South Africa (if needed)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • 1 meal a day (lunch or dinner)

Single Supplement?

The prices for the trip are based on double occupancy.  This means that if you’re a solo traveller you’ll be matched with a roommate of the same gender.  If you want private accommodation without a roommate, the price for a single supplement for this trip is €1400 for the Cape Town retreat.  This can be arranged after booking.

Can’t Join This One?

If you’d like information on all future photography and video workshops please sign up for information below.  And, if you’re interested in another travel photography workshop, be sure to see the various trips we have on offer here.