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Simbavati Photographic Safari

Your holiday begins with three days in Cape Town, one of the world's most photogenic cities. From there you jet off to the Timbavati for a photographic safari in classic big game country. Explore this private Kruger reserve on game drives under the expert guidance of a professional photographer whose tips and tricks will help you capture that ultimate wildlife shot!

  • Stay at the heart of the V&A Waterfront
  • Explore Cape Town's two beautiful coastlines
  • Big 5 game viewing in Timbavati Private Reserve
  • Tips from a professional wildlife photographer
  • Game drives in a specialised photographic vehicle
  • 7 Days & 6 Nights
  • Departs from Cape Town
  • Destination Expert on Call


  • Luxury hotel in the V&A Waterfront
  • Trip to the top of Table Mountain
  • Choice of beautiful beaches


  • Victoria & Alfred Hotel
    Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Enjoy Cape Town’s Beaches, Restaurants & Beautiful Scenery

Cape Town Waterfront

Cape Town is a city that has is all: a famous flat-topped mountain, white sandy beaches, a fascinating mix of cultures, lively café scene and world-class restaurants.

Spend three days in this beautiful city exploring its coastlines and stopping off to see the penguins at Boulder’s Beach, Cape Point’s dramatic cliffs, grabbing a coffee and croissant overlooking the colourful fishing boats in Kalk Bay harbour or sipping a sunset cocktail across the road from palm-lined Camps Bay beach.

As for your accommodation, the Victoria & Alfred Hotel sits right at the heart of the V&A Waterfront a short stroll from designer stores, craft markets, boat cruises and the ferry to Robben Island - you really couldn’t ask for a more convenient location! There are plenty of dining options too from fish and chips to fine cuisine, or try the hotel restaurant OYO with its cobbled terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows making the most of the fantastic Table Mountain and harbour views. 


  • Lovely lodge in a private Kruger reserve
  • Thrilling Big 5 game viewing
  • Tips from a wildlife photographer


  • Simbavati River Lodge
    Simbavati River Lodge

Photographic Safari at Timbavati Private Reserve

Timbavati game driveFly from Cape Town to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport where you’ll be met and shown to your onward flight to the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. On arrival in the TImbavati you’ll be welcomed by your ranger and driven to Simbavati River Lodge.

Home to all of Africa’s Big 5, this private Kruger Park reserve is known in particular for elephant, rhino and leopard, as well as the endangered white lion, wild dog and cheetah. Spend your days here on morning and afternoon drives, capturing thrilling big game sightings under the expert guidance of a professional wildlife photographer.

Simbavati River Lodge has specially adapted photographic vehicles with swivel seats, camera mountings and low sides. Each game drive has a maximum of four photographers per vehicle, allowing for plenty of one-to-one instruction which continues back at the lodge in a post-drive briefing with tips and tricks on how to edit your images and perfect your shots.

Dinner is served either in the lodge restaurant or around the campfire in the open-air boma, then it’s back to your luxury tented room or thatched chalet for a good night’s sleep and early rise the next day.

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