Blyde River Canyon – 3 Days (2 Nights)

This is a shortened version of the popular 6 days Blyde River Canyon expedition. Especially for people who can only afford to get away from work or home for 2 to 3 days.


If you are looking for a unique photographic experience at one of the most iconic locations in Southern Africa then this expedition is the one for you.

One of the most photogenic landscape photography destinations in South Africa is the Blyde River Canyon. Located in the province of Mpumalanga it forms part of the Drakensberg mountain range on the escarpment between Mpumalanga and the Limpopo province. The Blyde River Canyon is the world’s 3rd deepest canyon but the greenest of them all.

There are a lot of public viewpoints along the top of the Canyon but to be able to shoot there at the best possible times of the day can be a bit of a challenge as these viewpoints are usually not open during the best times to shoot the canyon. On this photography expedition, we will take you to one of the best possible spots at the best possible time of day for landscape photography.

We host this expedition in March as this is the time of year when the canyon is at its greenest, rivers are flowing strongly and the weather and cloud formations are almost perfect for shooting unique landscape photos.


When: 2 to 4 March 2018

2 Nights

Accommodation: Holiday chalets with a small kitchen, fridge, microwave, tv, etc.

Meals: Dinner and breakfast included.

Format: Landscape photography expedition.
Informal tutoring and practical instructions are given when needed. This includes camera set-up, settings, compositions and basic editing of images.


R4,995-00 per photographer (sharing a 2 bedroom chalet). You will have your own room.
Please enquire about prices regarding couples, non-photographers and single supplements.

We only take 5 guests

Requirements: You must be walking fit. We do a bit of walking and some minor climbing over rocks.

Workshop led by:

des jacobs

Des Jacobs



Friday, March 02, 2017
14:00 – Book in at Blyde Resort
16:00 – 19:00 Scouting and sunset shoot
20:00 – Dinner

Saturday, March 03, 2017
05:00 – 08:30 Sunrise shoot from the top of the canyon
09:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – 16:00 Relax, hike to the nearest waterfalls and streams for water photography.
17:00 – 19:00 Sunset shoot from the top of the canyon
20:00 – Dinner

Sunday, March 04, 2017
05:00 – 08:30 Sunrise shoot from the top of the canyon
09:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – Depart