Mala Mala Photo Workshops 2020

TOUR DETAILS
TOUR DATES
25 November 2020 - 29 November 2020 Fully Booked!
28 October 2020 - 1 November 2020 Space available
2 October 2020 - 6 October 2020 Space available
8 October 2020 - 12 October 2020 Space available

Exclusive: MalaMala is offering a special SADC rate for South African residents, giving you the opportunity to experience this world class destination with like-minded photographers at a fraction of the normal cost.

MalaMala Game Reserve is the safari industry’s blueprint for the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive, thriving tract of land offers the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator. Set alongside the Kruger National Park, you will be enthralled by what can only be described as a feast of wildlife viewing. The host of ecosystems that will cater for any nature lover’s needs- Be it grassy plains, Fig tree lined rivers, boulder strewn hills or large, languidly, meandering rivers that you are looking for, Mala Mala accommodates each need. And within the ecosystem lies some of Africa’s best predator and wildlife viewing. The big 5 is well represented, but it is the cat viewing that is sensational. The timing of these workshops, late in the dry season means viewing will be at its prime. Imagine the activity around water, animals drinking and relying on water and the associated predators that lurk. This is the thrill of Mala Mala, there is action almost every day.

 

Image credit: Greg du Toit

 

This workshop is designed to get photographers into the best areas in order to get great photographs. Here is where you take your wildlife photography from ‘good’ to ‘great’. By learning the tips, techniques and methods of taking great wildlife images with professional photographers, you will gain great insight and knowledge while improving your wildlife photography.

This workshop is specifically designed to offer the most affordable way to experience a photo safari experience of a lifetime in one of the most productive pieces of wildlife real estate in Africa. This safari is limited to 3 clients only. There will be one C4 photo guide with you on the workshop. This equates to one person per row on a vehicle, which is the ultimate way to run a photographic safari- guaranteeing you space and flexibility to make your images.

 

 

 

MALA MALA, SOUTH AFRICA
Mala Mala holds a host of ecosystems that will cater for any nature lover’s needs- Be it grassy plains,
Fig tree lined rivers, boulder strewn hills or large, languidly, meandering rivers that you are looking for,
Mala Mala will accommodate your needs.
Based here for the next five days, you will be guided on drives to look for animals, birds and other creatures
that inhabit this park. Here you will live in five-star luxury and enjoy morning and evening game
drives to go out and look for animals. You will have a ranger and tracker team who will guide you in an
open landrover, through the bush and tell you all the small details as well as showing you the large.
As one of the best destinations in Africa to view the big 5, Mala Mala prides itself on its’ leopard viewing.
As leopards are territorial, their regular appearances in the area allow us to plot their movements and to
observe their behaviour. Many of the animals become familiar and are easily recognized. Large herds of
buffalo numbering in excess of 300 often find their way to the Sand River, in front of the camp. Elephants
are also seen in numbers. There are various lion prides in the area, as well as a few nomadic males.
Over 90% of guests will experience The Big 5 – very often in one day, sometimes in one drive.
MALA MALA, SOUTH AFRICA

Mala Mala holds a host of ecosystems that will cater for any nature lover’s needs- Be it grassy plains,Fig tree lined rivers, boulder strewn hills or large, languidly, meandering rivers that you are looking for,Mala Mala will accommodate your needs.Based here for the next five days, you will be guided on drives to look for animals, birds and other creaturesthat inhabit this park. Here you will live in five-star luxury and enjoy morning and evening gamedrives to go out and look for animals. You will have a ranger and tracker team who will guide you in anopen landrover, through the bush and tell you all the small details as well as showing you the large.As one of the best destinations in Africa to view the big 5, Mala Mala prides itself on its’ leopard viewing.As leopards are territorial, their regular appearances in the area allow us to plot their movements and toobserve their behaviour. Many of the animals become familiar and are easily recognized. Large herds ofbuffalo numbering in excess of 300 often find their way to the Sand River, in front of the camp. Elephantsare also seen in numbers. There are various lion prides in the area, as well as a few nomadic males.Over 90% of guests will experience The Big 5 – very often in one day, sometimes in one drive.

 

N.B. Please read our Covid-19 protocol to familiarise yourself with South African tourism protocols. These policies are subject to change. C4 Photo Safaris PTY LTD is a facilitator of Safaris and the right of admission is at all times reserved to the guests of our lodge partners by prior booking.

  • All guests will be required to complete a C4 indemnity form together with a medical and travel declaration form.
  • All guests will be required to practice social distancing when in camp. Masks or face shields are compulsory in areas where social distancing is not possible.

About your host, Greg du Toit

In a world populated with excellent wildlife and nature photographers, some stand a little to the side with their own view and a completely different style of imagery. When those images take the world by storm, with exhibitions in the National geographic Store, London and in Conneticut, USA, people start to take notice.

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About your host, Greg du Toit

In a world populated with excellent wildlife and nature photographers, some stand a little to the side with their own view and a completely different style of imagery. When those images take the world by storm, with exhibitions in the National geographic Store, London and in Conneticut, USA, people start to take notice.

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About your host, Andre Cloete

André grew up in the African bush with literally one hand on his binoculars and the other hand on the camera. An avid birdwatcher at that young age, he was given his first SLR in 1990. The passion of birding turned into one of photography and in 2004 Andre co-founded C4 Photo Safaris with Shem Compion.

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About your host, Andre Cloete

André grew up in the African bush with literally one hand on his binoculars and the other hand on the camera. An avid birdwatcher at that young age, he was given his first SLR in 1990. The passion of birding turned into one of photography and in 2004 Andre co-founded C4 Photo Safaris with Shem Compion.

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DAY 1-5

MALA MALA GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA.

MalaMala Game Reserve is a 6-hour drive from Johannesburg. Access to MalaMala is via the Sabi Sand Wildtuin utilising Shaw’s Gate. It is essential to contact the camp to receive up to date details regarding the best route to travel through to the reserve. It is important to call the camp from Hazyview. self-drive to Sabi Sand Wildtuin. You will be met by Greg Du Toit Upon arrival.

The ochre-coloured buildings of Mala Mala 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.

 

 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED WHILE ON SAFRAI INCLUDE:

 

• Presentations on light and composition.
• Tutorials on advanced photo techniques.
• Use of Lenses for various effects.
• Post processing your images in Lightroom or Photoshop.
• Cataloguing images.
• Review selected images. These will be for discussion, critique and learning purposes.
Aimed at beginner/intermediate as well as advanced photographers, this workshop/symposium bringsgh.
  • Advanced autofocus and shutter speeds, especially for lowlight predator work.
  • Composition and Light.
  • Metering and histograms to cope with extreme low light conditions.
  • Flash for predators.
  • Review selected images. These will be for discussion, critique and learning purposes.

 

Aimed at beginner/intermediate as well as advanced photographers, this workshop/symposium brings like minded people together to enjoy nature and learn more about improving their photography.

 

MALA MALA CAMP

MalaMala Camp is the oldest and most historical private game reserve in South Africa and the first tomake the transition from hunting to photographic safaris. It is the blueprint on which the South Africansafari industry was built. Every aspect of the MalaMala Camp is designed to appreciate and enjoy theview of the surrounding wilds. Pathways wind their way along the perimeter of the camp to reveal individualochre colored units tucked into the greenery which flanks the Sand River. Massive trees androlling green lawns are filled with birdsong, with the occasional antelope or elephant which seeks thesucculence of greenery. The camp is unfenced – an oasis in the middle of the bushveld.

 

 

R59 000.00 price per sharing person

R59 000.00 price per single person

  • This safari is limited to 3 clients only (minimum of 2). There will be one C4 photo guide with you on the
    workshop with one vehicle and 3 persons per vehicle. This equates to one person per row on a vehicle, which
    is the ultimate way to run a photographic safari - guaranteeing you space and flexibility to make your images.
    • A 50% deposit is required to confirm the reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
    • The rates are applicable to South African Residents only.
    • No refunds will be provided in the event of cancellation; the funds will be held against a future booking if
    cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival.
    • Safari finalisation is pending on whether travel will be permitted.
    This safari is limited to 3 clients only (minimum of 2). There will be one C4 photo guide with you on theworkshop with one vehicle and 3 persons per vehicle. This equates to one person per row on a vehicle, whichis the ultimate way to run a photographic safari - guaranteeing you space and flexibility to make your images.
  • A 50% deposit is required to confirm the reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
  • The rates are applicable to South African Residents only.
  • No refunds will be provided in the event of cancellation; the funds will be held against a future booking ifcancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival.
  • Safari finalisation is pending on whether travel will be permitted.

 

For the  2 - 6 October Workshop and 8 - 12 October 2020 Workshop the price is:
R45 000.00 price per sharing person

R54 000.00 price per single person

 

  • This safari is limited to 3 clients only (minimum of 2). There will be one C4 photo guide with you on the
    workshop with one vehicle and 3 persons per vehicle. This equates to one person per row on a vehicle, which
    is the ultimate way to run a photographic safari - guaranteeing you space and flexibility to make your images.
    • A 50% deposit is required to confirm the reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
    • The rates are applicable to South African Residents only.
    • No refunds will be provided in the event of cancellation; the funds will be held against a future booking if
    cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival.
    • Safari finalisation is pending on whether travel will be permitted.
    This safari is limited to 6 clients . There will be one C4 photo guide with you on theworkshop with two vehicles and 3 persons per vehicle. This equates to one person per row on a vehicle, which is the ultimate way to run a photographic safari - guaranteeing you space and flexibility to make your images.
  • Guide: Andre Cloete
  • A 50% deposit is required to confirm the reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
  • The rates are applicable to South African Residents only.
  • No refunds will be provided in the event of cancellation; the funds will be held against a future booking ifcancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival.
  • Safari finalisation is pending on whether travel will be permitted.



Please read our Covid-19 protocol to familiarise yourself with South African tourism protocols. These policies are subject to change. C4 Photo Safaris PTY LTD is a facilitator of Safaris and the right ofadmission is at all times reserved to the guests of our lodge partners by prior booking.

 

  • All guests will be required to complete a C4 indemnity form together with a medical and travel declarationform.
  • All guests will be required to practice social distancing when in camp. Masks or face shields are compulsoryin areas where social distancing is not possible.

 

THE ABOVE COSTS INCLUDE
  • All Accommodation in luxury rooms (with a shower only)
  • All meals and snacks
  • Game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles conducted by an experienced ranger•
  • Bush walks
  • Value Added Tax
  • C4 specialist photographic guide
  • Community Tourism Levy
  • Private Vehicle

 

COST NOT INCLUDED
  • Gratuities to staff and guides
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Transport to and from Mala Mala Game Reserve
  • Sabi Sand Wildtuin entrance fee if travelling by road
  •  Travel insurance*
  • Vaccinations and visas

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL OUR SAFARIS
  • It is your own responsibility to obtain travel insurance for your travels. We strongly recommend an add-on policy ‘Cancel for any reason coverage'.
  • Cancel for any reason” coverage is an add-on policy that reimburses a portion of your prepaid, forfeited and non-refundable trip payments and deposits. If you want the ultimate flexibility to can- celling your trip, whether it’s because of a pandemic or just a change of mind.

DAY 1

ARRIVAL 

MalaMala Game Reserve is a 6-hour drive from Johannesburg. Access to MalaMala is via the Sabi Sand Wildtuin utilising Shaw’s Gate. It is essential to contact the camp to receive up to date details regarding the best route to travel through to the reserve. It is important to call the camp from Hazyview. Self-drive to Sabi Sand Wildtuin. You will arrive midday and will be met by your C4 Photo Guide Upon arrival. You will stay at Mala Mala Camp for 4 nights.

 

DAY 5

DEPART
After your last morning activity and breakfast, you will
depart back home. Unfortunately, this is the end of your
private safari.

After your last morning activity and breakfast, you willdepart back home. Unfortunately, this is the end of yourprivate safari.

 
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