Blyde River Canyon – Exclusive – 6 Days (5 Nights)

This is the ultimate Blyde River Canyon expedition. Especially for people who want to explore the Blyde River Canyon from all sides. On this expedition we will also include a boat trip on the Blyde Dam and a scenic flight over the Blyde River Canyon.

 

A unique photographic experience at one of the most iconic locations in Southern Africa.

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 on the top of the Canyon as well as on the bottom and on the Mariepskop mountain.

We will also do a boat trip on the Blyde Dam. This is a unique experience and breathtakingly beautiful.

One of the highlights of the trip is a flight over the canyon in a light aircraft. You will be able to get unique photos from above and see the canyon in a way that few people get to experience.

We host this expedition in May as this is the time of year when the canyon is still very green, rivers are flowing, and the weather and cloud formations are almost perfect for shooting unique landscape photos. Fewer chances of rain in May.

 

When: 04 May to 09 May 2018

6 Days and 5 Nights

Accommodation: Holiday chalets.

Meals: Dinner and breakfast included.

Transport: Please make use of your own vehicle to get to and from Blyde River Canyon and to get to designated photography spots on the tour. We can share transport while on the tour if possible. We can arrange transport for you from any South African airport and city at additional costs.

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.

Price:
R14,995-00 (South African Rand) per photographer (sharing a 2 or 3 bedroom chalet). You will have your own room. 
Please inquire about prices regarding couples, non-photographers, and single supplements.

Group Size: 6 persons (4 spots left)

Requirements: You must be walking fit. We do a bit of walking and some minor climbing over rocks. Please keep in mind that we photograph the canyon from extreme heights near the edges of very high cliffs.

Expedition led by:

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Des Jacobs

 

Itinerary

Friday, May 04, 2018
14:00 – Book in at Blyde Resort
16:00 – 19:00 Scouting and sunset shoot
20:00 – Dinner

Saturday, May 05, 2018
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, May 06, 2018
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

Monday, May 07, 2018
05:00 – 08:30 Sunrise shoot from the top of the canyon
09:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – Depart for Swadini
12:00 – Boat trip on the Blyde Dam
15;00 – Leave for Mariepskop for a sunset shoot

Tuesday, May 08, 2018
05:30 – 08:30 Sunrise shoot from the bottom of the canyon
09:00 – Breakfast
15:00 – Afternoon flight over the canyon
19:00 – Dinner

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
05:00 – 08:30 Sunrise shoot from the bottom of the canyon
09:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – Depart for home

Please note that this is just estimated times and events. The actual itinerary may be different from this one depending on weather conditions etc.