Pro Photo Spots Workshop

Our Photography Expeditions and Workshops are designed for all levels. Learn techniques from leading photographers while exploring fascinating places.  Grab your gear and join us for photographic explorations around the world. Capture the soul of a portrait. Discover the spirit of place. Refine your personal style. Hone your technical skills.   We’ve covered the details so you can focus on exploring the culture, people, wildlife and landscapes of these remarkable places.

South Africa Safari - Johannesburg, South Africa

This adventure is designed not only to expose you to the untouched world and her wild inhabitants but also to develop your photographic skills in the specialized realm of wildlife photography. Your guides will ensure that at every sighting you are in the best position at the right time of day with the right equipment and the appropriate settings to capture the best possible images that each opportunity presents. A large part of wildlife photography is visualizing the shot and predicting and interpreting the behavior of your subject so we will focus on developing and honing these skills. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity. This African adventure of a lifetime will exceed your every expectation.


Sunday May 1st - Johannesburg

Arrival into Johannesburg. Tambo International (Johannesburg) (JNB) – Transfer time to hotel – 1 hr. We will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the InterContinental Hotel Sandton. “Welcome Dinner” at our hotel in Johannesburg.

Monday - Saturday (2-7)  Botswana - Mashatu Main Camp

In the morning we embark on our short flight to the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. Mashatu Game Reserve is a wholly preserved and untainted wilderness in eastern Botswana, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers. The ample plains range from savannah, to riverine forests, marshland, and sandstone outcrops.

Mashatu, “Land of Giants” takes its name from the locally-sacrosanct Mashatu tree and the giants that roam the terrain. As one of the largest private game reserve in southern Africa, Mashatu is, at 25 000 ha (75 000 acres), a fitting setting for the world’s largest land mammal (the elephant) - with the largest herds on privately owned land on earth. Mashatu also provides sanctuary to the world’s tallest mammal (the giraffe); the world’s largest antelope (the eland); the world’s largest bird (the ostrich) and of course, the world’s heaviest flying bird (the kori bustard). Add the lion, the king of the beasts and the iconic baobab - and you have Africa’s Big Seven.

This extraordinary place possesses an ecological diversity uncommon in other reserves. Complementing three members of the Big Five - leopard, lion and elephant - are some of the more surprising species, including the aardwolf, bat-eared fox, African wild cat, honey badger and black-backed jackal. Recently introduced to Mashatu (as part of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve) is the endangered wild dog. Mashatu is also an ornithological paradise, and plays host to more than 350 bird species, including the enchanting lilac-breasted roller, whose plumage features no fewer than seven different shades of blue.

With the dry season starting to take effect, the colours of Mashatu have changed to red and yellow, interspersed with soft greens. Along the rivers however, it remains very green and it is not uncommon to find leopard reclining in one of the large Mashatu trees. Predator viewing at is at its best now. The soft rays of the winter sun make lion, leopard and cheetah really glow. As usual, the cheetah are found on the open areas, allowing for easy, close up viewing.

Mashatu Main Camp is an oasis among the undulating and seemingly endless plains of the wild. Burning torches at the camp’s entrance beckon safari-goers home to the embodiment of sublime hospitality. For the client who is accustomed to the creature comforts, this camp will meet every expectation. 14 luxury suites lie along the camp’s perimeter, and are designed to allow absolute privacy and a communion with the bush and its inhabitants. Watch elephants splashing at the waterhole; listen to the lyrical melody of the woodlands kingfisher in a branch overhead; smell the grassy scent of the veldt; touch the bark of an ancient tree and taste a breath of air so pure, it’s intoxicating. (B) (L) (D)

Saturday - Tuesday (7-10)  Mala Mala Main Camp

After a morning game drive and breakfast you will fly to Mala Mala Game Reserve in the early afternoon, in time for an afternoon game drive at Mala Mala. The game reserve lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Wildtuin. The unfenced borders between Mala Mala and the Kruger National Park on one side, and the Sabi Sand Wildtuin on the other allow animals to migrate unhindered to the perennial Sand River which flows north to south through Mala Mala for 20 kilometres (13 miles). This well-preserved wilderness is a “honey-pot” to the most sought-after wildlife species, as well as a host of smaller creatures.

Our accommodation will be the Mala Mala Main Camp: discreet, classic and elegant African opulence. The ochre-coloured buildings of Mala Mala Main Camp are clustered amid shady trees and manicured lawns overlooking the Sand River. The individually decorated, spacious and comfortable rooms under traditional thatching offer spectacular views of the river and the wild- and bird life that are attracted to the water for refreshment and refuge from the hot African sun. The rooms are equipped with “his-and-hers” bathrooms, 24 hour temperature control, insect proofing, direct dial telephones, a mini-bar and a mini-safe. Despite the comfort offered, Mala Mala retains an authentic bushveld camp atmosphere, where the attention to detail for which Mala Mala is world-famous shines through.

On our last evening we will enjoy our “Farewell Dinner” with great fun and laughter. (B) (L) (D)

Tuesday (10)  Mala Mala - Johannesburg

After your last game drive and breakfast we catch out return flight to Johannesburg where we will sadly bid you farewell. (B)
Luxury Lodges
Peermont Hotel or similar - Johannesburg, South Africa
Mashatu Main Camp - Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana
Mala Mala Main Camp - la Mala Game Reserve, South Africa



Workshop Dates Cost Deposit Participants


  • Luxury Safari Lodges
  • All Meals
  • Local Guides
  • Specialized Photo Vehicles
  • Exclusive Photo Hides at Mashatu
  • 3 Domestic Flights
  • All Entrance Fees

Does Not Include

  • International Flights to Johannesburg