South Africa Photography Expedition


Join Us in Johannesburg and Cape Town November 7- 15, 2018 (9 Days, 8 Nights)

You’ll travel beyond tourist favorites and learn from talented local photographers.

This is your chance to meet new friends and learn a new skill with your device. There are only 13 spots available and they will fill up fast!

Price: $2,500

Buy In Deposit to Secure Your Spot: $250. Buy-Ins are open until June 1st or until space is full.

All payments are non-refundable.  It will be YOUR responsibility to find a replacement if you can no longer attend this trip.

Payment Plans Allowed. Last payment due 30 days before trip (October 7). Travel insurance is required before travel. We recommend a Classic Plan + Cancel for Any Reason Coverage by World Nomads.

What's Included:

  • Accommodations (double occupancy) in 3+ star hotel or apartment in Johannesburg and Cape Town
  • Private Tours in Johannesburg and Cape Town
  • Private Transportation in Cape Town and Johannesburg
  • In-Country Flight
  • Airport Shuttle in Johannesburg and Cape Town
  • Photography Guides and Lessons
  • Breakfast per day
  • Farewell dinner

What's Not Included:

  • Camera Equipment
  • International flights
  • Passport
  • Visa fees (if not a U.S. Passport)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Spending money

Disclaimer:  You must have an active account on Facebook.  All important details and updates will be posted on the official Facebook group for the trip.  If you are not on Facebook, then you will miss important information and we will not be liable.

You will return to the U.S. as a better photographer with both a camera and a phone.

Our agenda includes learning from the local talented photographers while engaging with local small businesses.

We will dive into nature/landscape photography, food photography, and portrait photography.


South Africa Photography Expedition

Also known as wildlife photography, displays natural elements such as landscapes, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures.



Also known as candid photography, it does not necessarily mean the presence of a street or even the urban environment. 


Portrait Photography | 2018 South Africa Photo Expedition

An artistic representation or photograph of a person or group of people that captures the personality.


Day One - Arrive in Johannesburg

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  • Check into Accommodations
  • Meet and Greet
  • Review itinerary and photography guides
  • Free time

Day Two - Art District, Photo Shoot

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  • Walking Tour/Photo Street Tour
  • Lunch
  • Group Photo Shoot
  • Dinner

Day Three - Soweto Township Tour and Braai

2018 South Africa Photography Expedition
  • Transport to Soweto
  • Braai for Lunch
  • Night photography (optional)
  • Dinner/Free Time

Day Four - Market/Free Day

South Africa Photography Expedition
  • Trip to Market
  • Lunch/ Free time to enhance photography skills, or take a tour
  • Dinner/ Compare and critique photos
  • Pack and Prepare for Cape Town departure the next day

Day Five - Arrive in Cape Town

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  • Fly to Cape Town
  • Check in to Accommodations
  • Review Itinerary and Photography Guides

Day Six - Photograph Cape Town

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Subject to Weather and Availability

  • Table Mountain Tour via Hop On Hop Off Bus
  • Lunch
  • BoKaap Walking Tour
  • Dinner

Day Seven - Wineyard Tour and Cooking Class

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Subject to Availability

  • Gugulethu Township
  • Sessefile Wines
  • Lunch at Mzoli's
  • Cooking Class at Seven Sisters Vineyards/ Dinner

Day Eight - Winding Down with Final Tour

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  • Cape Peninsula Tours
  • Shopping
  • Farewell Dinner/ Recap

Day Nine - Farewell and Depart from CPT (Cape Town)

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Farewell and Depart from CPT (Cape Town)


2018 South Africa Photography Expedition Instructor

Zaakirah Demba is a professional photographer, social media marketer, Founder and CEO of Phocused Media Group. Her mother gifted her with a Kodak Polaroid camera at the age of five. She studied photography in high school and later at an arts school as a part of Boston University. In 2016, she launched an online photography course. It is her goal to travel to 30 countries by age 30. So far she has visited 11 including a two week trip to South Africa in 2016. Zaakirah is a music lover, and a great listener who values relationships.

2018 South Africa Photography Expedition Host

Gina Reneau aka The Naptural Wander was born and raised in New York to immigrant parents from Belize and Guatemala.  In 2005, Gina embarked on a trip to Thailand, the first country she visited outside her family’s.  Her second ‘outside’ country, Costa Rica, created a sparked in Gina’s life and inspired her to embark on a journey to explore different countries and cultures.  Today, Gina is in the middle of her 40 Countries in her Forties challenge while curating themed trips catering to different interests such as photography, culinary, health, and wellness to countries such as South Africa, Belize, Kenya, and Tanzania.