Pilanesberg (8-11 November 2018)

A Superb Big 5 Photo-Safari close to JHB.


On this Educational Photo-tour we will game drive through Pilanesberg Nature Reserve in the mornings and evenings – and during the middle of the day soak up the African bush, have feedback on images, a  Lightroom course with advise on how to file your images and free time to visit Sun City if you wish! 


There are a minimum of four and maximum of ten people per photographer on this tour so early booking is essential to avoid disappointment. We have reached the minimum number and the tour is going ahead.

Dates: 08-11 November. BOOKINGS ARE OPEN.

Non Photographers are welcome at the same price as photographers.


A detailed itinerary will be emailed through to all confirmed bookings.

Meeting Point and Ending Point:

Meet at 15h30 in Pilanesberg on 08 November 2018 for the first workshop – once you have checked in.

The Photo-Tour will end at 13h00 on 11 November2018.


thephotowalkers.com is offering shared transport from Johannesburg as well as airport pickups from Lanseria for those travelling from out of town – or anyone who would prefer not to drive themselves. The shared transport will depart from Johannesberg via Lanseria mid-morning on 08 November and return at roughly 15h00 on the 11th of November.

The shared transport cost through-out the tour is additional and divided by the number of people that have booked. We calculate the cost of this a week before departure once everyone has confirmed and let everyone know. The cost is shared between the number of people using the service.

You are welcome to self drive.


The Photographer/s stay in 3-Star accommodation with en-suite bathrooms. Upon confirmation, you will receive the details of their accommodation so that you can secure your own accommodation at the same place as theirs or close by in the accommodation of your choice. If you would like thephotowalkers.com to book your accommodation – a booking fee of R500 is charged.

Photographic Skills:

Photographers of all skills level are welcome. Come Join Us!

Photographic Highlights include:

  • Nights skies, low-light and painting with light
  • Landscapes in the bushveld
  • Exposure and how to get it right in Manual Mode
  • Shutter Speed workshops on birds and wildlife
  • Architecture on the bush camps – and if in demand – at Sun City
  • Depth of field in vast and expansive carpets Savanna Grasslands 
  • The importance of good composition using your foreground, middle ground and background.
  • How to handle light and natural elements such as dust.
  • Movie night and feedback on images
  • A basic Lightroom Course

Please call Leanne on 083 293 7208 or email tours@thephotowalkers.com if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss anything.


Accredited South African Professional Photographers who will be on hand through out the weekend to assist you – no matter what skill level you are. A second Professional Photographer will join the tour once 10 people have confirmed.


Camera Gear, Accommodation, Meals, Transport, Game drives, Entrance Fees and any expenses of a personal nature.  Daily entrance fees to the park is R80 per person and R40  per vehicle.  If you are a foreign national R30 per person.

Price and Payment Policy:

Please fill out the form under the button at the top of the page – ‘ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS’.

There are drop-downs that prompt you to tell us if you would like to share transport and what your accommodation requirements are. Once we have received this information from you, we will send you a quote.

The full price of tour is R4950.00 (An average of R1250.00 per day for the photography instruction) A deposit of R2500.00 is required to secure you place and the balance is payable 2 weeks before departure. There is limited space so early booking is advisable.

A 10% discount is offered on the Photography Instruction to our existing clients, our past and present 52-Week Challengers and Registered Camera Club Members (PSSA – please supply details). This will reflect on your quote.  This discount does not apply while a promotional offer is running.

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 (in the event that you do not own a tripod you are welcome to hire one from thephotowalkers.com at a cost of R200.00 for the duration of the tour). Pre-booking is essential.

Head torches for the evenings.

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 date of departure should there any be any inclement weather expected that would encourage additional items of clothing that are not typical.


Persons over the age of 18 are welcome to join as non-photographers at the same rate as 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.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations within 1 month of the tour: No refund will be issued.

Cancellations more than 1 month before the tour: 50% refund will be issued on any monies paid to date – less any costs incurred.

In the event that thephotowalkers.com has to cancel the tour for any reason what-so-ever, a full refund will be issued immediately.


By booking this Photo-Tour you agree to be bound by thephotowalkers.com indemnity terms and conditions. thephotowalkers.com, it’s staff, employees, suppliers and partners will not be held responsible for loss, injury, death or damage including consequential loss of any nature what-so-ever. By booking this tour you understand and accept this. thephotowalkers.com will do their best to avoid any circumstances that may lead to the above.

Intellectual Property and Confidentiality:

By booking this tour you understand, accept and agree that any information given as well as any service providers, locations, workshops, partners, techniques or any part of the tour what-so-ever is the Intellectual Property of The Photowalkers (t/a thephotowalkers.com.)