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Romantic Luxury Photographic Safari in South Africa Led by Hal Brindley

Exciting news: I’ve been invited to lead a photographic wildlife safari tour with Safari Royale, a luxury safari company in South Africa!

As tour leader I’ll be giving informal workshops to guests about wildlife photography and offer individual instruction and tips about how to bring home fantastic memories of their incredible adventure.

closeup of cheetah in South AfricaQuick Stats:

Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
Date: May 24 – June 2, 2015
Minimum Attendance: 6 Couples
Maximum Attendance: 13 Couples
Cost: $4495 per person sharing (US Dollars)

The trip lasts for ten days, four of which will be spent at the luxury lodge Marataba Safari Company in wildlife-rich Marakele National Park, then four days will be spent in beautiful Cape Town and the nearby wine country of Stellenbosch. This trip is designed to be both a luxury romantic getaway, as well as an African wildlife photo-safari adventure. It sounds amazing!

elephantI’ve been looking over the list of mammals present in Marakele National Park and it’s definitely making me drool with excitement (91 species!) The list includes a stunning 6 species of cats, 4 canids, and 3 species of hyena including the rare Brown Hyena and the elusive Aardwolf. Plus all your dream African animals from zebras, elephants, and giraffes to rhinos and warthogs. Birders will have a smile on their face spying the more than 300 species present in the park.

After you’ve had your fill of the African bush, it’s off to Cape Town for a romantic three night stay in the heart of this beautiful city by the sea. You’ll have your own luxury apartment in the More Quarters Hotel, followed by a night in the historic Oude Werf Hotel in the Stellenbosch wine country. But don’t worry, I know lots of great places to see wildlife around Cape Town if you haven’t had your fill yet! (How could you miss the penguins in Simon’s Town?)

Cape Town at night, as seen from the Lion's Head.
Cape Town at night, as seen from the Lion’s Head.