Photographic Safaris South Africa
South Africa is located on the southernmost tip of Africa and is a beautifully diverse and expansive country with a rich culture and history that can be seen in the vibrant local people. The landscape is stunningly beautiful, from the rolling green hills and mountains, to the dense bushland and the picturesque coast. South Africa is a brilliant destination for a photographic safari, as the wildlife is unbelievably diverse and the game reserves are expansive and world class, making it relatively easy to spot animals. South Africa has a selection of fantastic reserves to choose from, ranging from the dense bushland of the Eastern Cape, to the savannah plains of the renowned Kruger National Park. Most South African game parks house the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant), and these animals make for fantastic photo-ops. If you book through East Cape Tours, we can help you tailor make your own Photographic Safaris South Africa tour adventure as we are based in South Africa!
South Africa is a unique country with a melting pot of nationalities and cultures and a vast eco-system that is sure to provide you with a fantastic photographic portfolio. South Africa is best known for having an abundance of wildlife, especially the Big 5 which can be viewed and photographed in majority of nature reserves.
South Africa is filled with unique wildlife and these animals are spread across the numerous nature reserves in numerous provinces. The most renowned is definitely The Kruger National Park situated in Mpumalanga and Limpopo and one of the biggest and most beautiful national parks in the world. Kruger offers great inspiration for stunning and truly one-of-a-kind photographs. Also in Mpumalanga is the gorgeous Sabi Sands Game Reserve, a vast reserve that boasts an array of big game animals and luxury accommodation. Because Sabi Sands and The Kruger National Park have unfenced borders, animals roam freely through the game reserves creating a steady flow of animals, and, during migration season the most breathtaking photographs one can conjure.
The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park in KwaZulu-Natal is the perfect example of the diverse eco-systems and landscapes South Africa has to offer. The park, the first World Heritage Site in South Africa, is the third largest national park and comprises of the St Lucia and Maputuland Marine Reserves, Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, The Coastal Forest Reserve and of course the magnificent, Lake St Lucia. The untouched coastline along the reserve makes it so unique and a truly wonderful place to capture with your camera, immortalised in a photograph.
The Eastern Cape may be small but it is home to one of the most popular game reserves in South Africa; the Shamwari Game Reserve. Surrounded by dense bushland, the reserve is home to the Big 5 and a large cheetah population that frequent around camps. Keen photographers will get the chance to take up close and personal pictures of these fascinating creatures. The malaria free Eastern Cape is a hidden gem – trust us, it’s where East Cape Tours is based! Alongside Shamwari there is also the unique Addo Elephant Park which homes 350 elephants and is just an hour away from the stunning coastal city of Port Elizabeth.
One of the largest game reserves in South Africa, and the perfect playground for excellent photographs is the Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West. This extraordinary reserve is completely sustainable and contains a mix of woodland and grassland, the perfect setting for an absolutely amazing photographic safari. Enjoy the unspoiled bushveld at the Pilansberg National Park also situated in the North West. This large reserve is on the remains of alkaline volcanic crater, one of only three in the world, making it a truly special place to photograph. Existing between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld, the park has a diverse selection of wildlife that roam freely and are ready to be photographed by you!
If you are interested in a beautiful South African adventure, where you can take some of the best pictures possible as well as learn new techniques, then our Photographic Safaris South Africa is just the right trip for you! South Africa is unique in its people and history as well as its fantastic landscapes and wildlife, and we can offer you so much beauty, magic and diversity. So make sure your cameras are ready and book today!