Bespoke Best of South Africa

I have designed incredible South Africa photo safari itineraries, so get in touch via the contact form at the end of this page to design your private South Africa photo safari.

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South Africa is in many ways the perfect country for a safari holiday, especially for those who want exceptional photographs but without any fuss and difficult traveling. A luxury South Africa photo safari combines big cat photography in the Kruger National Park with an urban wildlife experience in Cape Town.


If you looking for a luxury African photo safari, AND a holiday too, then South Africa is the place.


Your luxury South Africa photo safari will start in the Kruger area where on privately owned land, you will photograph the Big 5 and stand a very good chance of seeing wild dog too. Just because the camps are luxurious and the vehicles are comfortable does not mean that this is not wild Africa. Kruger is one of Africa’s largest and greatest ecosystems and the animals you will be photographing on your luxury African photo safari are as wild and free as anywhere else in Africa.


There is nowhere else in Africa that offers up as many leopards as South Africa!



There is no place else that can guarantee regular Big 5 sightings like South Africa can. Gourmet food and wine are the order of the day on your luxury African photography safari. You will stay in two different wildlife concessions in the Kruger area. Both are private concessions, and as such you will not see many other safari trucks. You will then journey across the country by private charter to the Kalahari desert where an incredible experience awaits. Watch this Youtube video from a kalahari photo safari experience, which is possibly the most luxurious Africa photo safari you will ever do.

The sightings on your luxury South Africa photo safari are limited to a maximum of 3 vehicles, so there is no congestion.

You can photograph the only wild white lion left in the world and Africa’s other large and general game. After exploring three special parts of Kruger and the Kalahari, you will fly to Cape Town to continue your luxury African photo safari. Here the wildlife part of your safari does not end but rather, it takes a fascinating turn as you enjoy a combination of scenic helicopter flights and hikes up beautiful mountains for sundowners, and moon rises, on your luxury African photo safari. You will kayak in the sea and photograph penguins.

Imagine seeing penguins and giraffes on the same safari. Meerkats are the most adorable subject you will every photograph!

You will dive with Great White Sharks (if you want to?) and explore the hidden natural gems of one of the most beautiful urban wildlife destinations in the world. Think of this as a the ultimate urban safari as you experience Cape Town like other tourists do not. The city offers an incredible culinary safari and we know all the best restaurants. You will enjoy art and culture in Africa’s most beautiful city on this luxury South Africa photo safari and you will also explore beyond the boundaries of Cape Town, visiting the very best local spots and secret locations in the surrounding mountains.

If you love leopards then South Africa is the country for you. This is the best place in Africa for leopard photography!

If 3’rd world airports and travel is not your favourite part of going on safari, and if you want regular Big 5 sightings, then book your South Africa luxury photo safari now by filling out a form at the end of this page.

*See this Africa photo safari to South Africa which can be booked privately. Extend your safari and make it the best Africa photo safari.


Bespoke Best of South Africa photographic safari possibilities

Bespoke Photographic Safari Guest Testimonials

'Good morning Greg. I trust you got home safely. Thanks for being such an incomparable guide and company. See you in February, if not before (maybe October).'

Stephen and Eric Cheek (UK)
'It was such a privilege to spend a week with Greg. On all levels he is a joy to spend time in the bush with. Its really apparent through his passion, knowledge and talent why he was The Wildlife Photographer of the Year. We had some amazing sightings. From following mating leopards for 5 hours on my birthday to packs of wild dogs, cheetahs, and 19 different leopards. Oh, and two snakes! And of course, spending some time with Claire was very special to us.'

Deborah Keener Brown (USA)
'Dear Greg, the training and experience with you has been even better than we expected. You bring out the best of Africa as you teach us each day to appreciate the animals and capture the best moments with pictures. You are patient and professional and we look forward to another journey with you. Best to you, Bob 'the camera caddy' and Jacquie.'

Bob and Jacquie Paul (USA)
'Hey Greg, It took three days to download and organize my 5412 files! You blew me away with your kindness, graciousness, and expertise. Okay, so now I am bit and I can't wait to go back. The wild is the only thing that makes sense and I understand what motivates you. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for introducing me to your world and for sharing your experience, strength, and hope for the future of conservation.'

Nell Dickerson (USA)
'Greg, thanks so much for the outstanding private safari in the Okavango Delta. The itinerary that you developed gave us a terrific mix of magical Delta experiences, with fine camps and excellent local guides. The most important ingredient in this terrific experience, however, was you. On the photographic front, we were inspired by your commitment to artistic creativity and excellence, as well as ethical practices, in the capturing of wildlife images and greatly appreciated your graciously shared world class photographic expertise. We were delighted to find that you are also a knowledgeable naturalist, with wide-ranging expertise and engaging stories (and a voluminous reference library on your phone!) about both the fauna and the flora of Africa. We were encouraged by your commitment to conservation! We look forward eagerly to joining you in the Masai Mara next year and in the South Rift Valley!'

Mark and Bonnie Overgaard (USA)
'Since our very first contact, Greg gave me lots of advices about safari destinations and about photography. He always answered my hundreds mail (sorry Greg 😉 ) helping me to find and book the best travel for shooting hippos and to buy some photographic stuffs I have never seen before. I have known a man who really loves Africa and wildlife and most important, who knows lot of things about Africa and wildlife, but at the same time you can talk to him as you talk to one of your friend. I dont write about his knowledge of photo gears and technique as it would be superfluous. I can only say that my skill level is increased by several steps. His advices during safaris were, in my opinion, the best part of my entire time spent in Kenya. During my time spent in the bush, I really feel myself like a photographer, not like a tourist. Thank you, thank you so much!'

Nicola Cappelletti (Italy)
'We all really enjoyed our family photographic safari with you in Zambia. The Lower Zambezi is a beautiful destination and the most scenic we have seen so far. Robin and I have improved our photographic capabilities which we hopefully won't lose till we see you again😁. Thank you for the personal message in your wonderful AWE book. Have fun with your next trips and hope to see you again soon.' See the adventure on YouTube

Ute, David and Robin (Germany)