CAPE TO KALAHARI
September 15/26 , 2020
The best of South Africa’s flowers to nature and game…
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ADVENTURE
* Stunning flowers of all colours and shapes!
* We target beaches to Table Top Mountain.
* A huge diversity of nature.
* Comfortable accommodation with private facilities.
* Seascapes and Landscapes.
* Birds like sunbirds, gannets, penguins, eagles and much more.
* Lions and other cats including cheetah.
YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES
* We expect 6-8 adventures plus 1-2 WPA professional photo guides.
* Professional local guide.
* All accommodation.
* All meals.
* All permits and park fees.
* Local expert guide.
* Local expert driver.
WHAT’S THIS ADVENTURE ABOUT?
Join Darran and Julia for the holiday of a lifetime!
We limit the group to a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 adventurers. Loads of room to shoot and enjoy your special holiday. Plus we stay at fantastic high quality Lodges/Hotels and luxury Tented Safari Camps that offer outstanding staff service, comfort and food.
This will be our third Cape to Kalahari adventure. The location is beautiful, the flowers are incredible, the nature is amazing and the local people are so hospitable. From vast fields of colourful flowers, to rugged coastal scenery and the unique game of the Kalahari Desert, this tour is specifically designed to offer you the very best of South Africa and its wild places from south to west coast and north.
We utilise lovely accommodation from lodges to the perfect B&B. Add iconic locations like Table Top Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens and the Kalahari itself – you are in for the adventure of a lifetime!
“I can’t wait to take you on this unique holiday. The colours and nature shoots will fill a lot of drive space. This is a very diverse holiday that also offers great accommodation and food.” DARRAN
AFRICA – the adventure …
Africa is a destination offering endless exploration experiences. Immerse yourself in the heartland of uniquely captivating images. In 2021 we invite you to photograph Africa through your choice of two magnificent tours:
Join us on this great ‘life experience’ adventure…
Itinerary to photo adventure…
DAY 1 – JOHANNESBURG TO CAPE TOWN
We meet today at our accommodation in Cape Town at 4pm for further information and a workshop to help you get the most from your adventures to come. We include a welcome to South Africa dinner.
Lodge accommodation – (D)
DAY 2 – CAPE TOWN – SIMONSTOWN, BOULDERS BEACH & CAPE POINT NATIONAL PARK
An early morning start for the best light possible. Today starts with penguins and continues as a scenic drive with lots of photographic opportunities. Boulder’s Beach is famous for a mainland based penguin colony. A fantastic photographic opportunity is possible, to take close-up pictures of these “odd looking” birds! After breakfast we drive to The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The reserve also forms part of the greater Cape Peninsula National Park. The reserve was established to protect the fragile and beautiful “Fynbos” flora. Wildlife within the boundaries of the reserve includes Bontebok, Cape Mountain Zebra, Steenbok, Grysbok, Rock Hyrax and Chacma Baboon. We leave the picturesque Cape Point lookout late afternoon and retrace our route back to our overnight accommodation.
Accommodation: Guest House. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 – CAPE TOWN – LANGEBAAN – WEST COAST
We depart for opening time to the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. This world famous park offers some of the most amazing flowers on this planet. However, have your long lenses ready also. Where their is food, you will find birds. Stunning sun birds and sugar birds are two key species. Your professional photo guide will help you to maximise all of these opportunities. We depart and start to head north. Depending on the weather, your guide will decide if it is possible to go up Table Mountain. Either way, en-route to Langebaan, the world famous silhouette of Table Mountain, from the Blouberg-side, gives you the opportunity to capture this classical shot. We stop for further opportunistic shoots of flowers. The fields can be covered in huge sections. Late afternoon we check in at our overnight accommodation in Langebaan and prepare for dinner. We are based at our lovely accommodation for 2 nights.
Accommodation: Hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 – LANGEBAAN, WEST COAST
After breakfast, we board our exclusive mini bus and head for West Coast National Park. Proclaimed in 1985, this Park represents a unique niche in the conservation programme of the National Parks in South Africa. This is the only National Park incorporating a portion of the West Coast and only the second coastal park in the country. The coastal area contains a variety of habitats and is home to fauna and flora endemic to the area. Ungulates that might be encountered on our visit to the park include Eland, Oryx, Bontebok, Kudu, Springbok, Common Duiker, Steenbok and a few more. We also visit the northern part of the Park, which is occupied by the Postberg Nature Reserve, which is enlivened by sensational profusion of wild flowers in the brief springtime months. Late afternoon we return to our overnight accommodation.
Accommodation: Hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 – LANGEBAAN TO NIEUWOUDVILLE
After an early breakfast, we leave for Lambert’s Bay. We arrive Lambert’s Bay late morning. At Bird Island, you have the opportunity to photograph Cape Gannets, whether in flight or static, the choice is yours! We offer quality time here. Mid afternoon we leave for Nieuwoudtville, to arrive at sunset. A mixed day of new bird images and opportunistic experiences and photos.
Accommodation: Guesthouse. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 – NIEUWOUDVILLE TO KAMIESKROON
After breakfast, our next destination is – Kamieskroon. The town of Kamieskroon is a small farming community in a region known as Namaqualand – named after its early Nama inhabitants. Each spring, usually between mid-August and mid-October, this semi-desert area is transformed into one of the world’s most colourful natural displays, as small hardy low-growing plants burst into flower. Then, the landscape is covered in great carpets of purple, yellow, orange and white blossoms. And it is not just the small plants that rush to flower, the Aloes, Flax, Lilies, Azalias, perennial herbs and other species of the region add their bright hues to the intricate tapestry. Late afternoon, we check in at…