Nkomazi Photo Workshop 2024

17 July 2024 - 20 July 2024

ZAR R28†500,00 pps / ZAR R28†500,00 single

20 July 2024 - 23 July 2024

ZAR R28†500,00 pps / ZAR R28†500,00 single

This webpage offers you a glimpse of the safari. For the full details of the safari with a day to day itinerary, full logistics, details of accommodation and a comprehensive list of what is included and excluded, please download the full brochure.


  • Your Guide: Darren Donovan
  • Group Size: Maximum 4 participants (Minimum 2 participants required)
  • Recommended for: Photographers of all levels that want to experience and photograph the best of African wildlife in pristine wilderness while improving their photographic skills.
  • Fitness level: Low to Average - You will be required to climb onto and off a safari vehicle and do some short walks. The terrain over which you drive is unpaved and can be bumpy and dusty.
  • Included in costs: Please refer to our brochure for comprehensive details on costs, including what is included and excluded.
  • The C4 Experience: This itinerary has been curated by our highly experienced team to maximise your photographic opportunity. Our guides are amongst the most acclaimed photographers in the photography world - guaranteeing you expertise, experience and service. We take care of every detail from the moment you arrive until the end of your safari.

Nkomazi Game Reserve

The Nkomazi Game Reserve, located thirty kilometers south of Barberton in Mpumalanga, offers a captivating landscape where the Komati River winds its way through the ancient Makhonjwa mountains. These rocks, shaped by countless years of weathering, provide a stunning backdrop for the diverse wildlife that calls this reserve home. Predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs utilize the rocks for shelter, hunting, and basking in the sun. This unique setting presents a rare opportunity to photograph these majestic creatures, reminiscent of encounters typically found in East Africa. In Nkomazi, highveld and lowveld species coexist, bringing together animals like Blesbok, Hartebeest, Springbok, Eland, Nyala, Kudu, Impala, Giraffe, and Blue Wildebeest. It is the combination of breathtaking scenery and a rich variety of wildlife in fascinating settings that makes Nkomazi Game Reserve truly special.


Safari Highlights
  • Low density game viewing, with only 2 Lodges on this 15,000 ha reserve.
  • Within close proximity to Johannesburg.
  • Exceptional birdlife with highveld, lowveld and forest species present.
  • Picturesque river front, with 22 Kmís of the Komati river.
  • Dramatic scenery, in the oldest mountain range in the world.

Photography Highlights
  • Dramatic rock formations: Massive boulders scattered throughout the reserve, used by the predators. Predators on rocks with fantastic backgrounds.
  • Predators: Lions, Leopard and Cheetah are prolific on this reserve. Brown Hyena are also frequently seen and the open nature of the reserve is ideal Aardwolf habitat, and are seen relatively often as well.
  • Vast open plains that stretch far and wide, allowing for unobstructed views and opportunities to photograph animals in their environment.
  • Exclusive use of a private vehicle for the safari.
  • Hosted by a C4 photo specialist guide Darren Donovan.

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Darren Shaun Donovan
20 July 2024 - 23 July 2024