South Africa

Explore the beauty of South Africa, the natural landscapes, its wildlife and the culture this amazing country has to offer. Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the surroundings are simply spectacular. Nature Photo Tours offers fully customized tours in Cape Town and the Western Cape. South Africa is also famous for the excellent wildlife viewing. Africa’s oldest natural reserve is in South Africa and the many game reserves give photographers many opportunities to take photos.

On a photo safari in South Africa – Balule Nature Reserve

Storm cloud over the Olifants river in South Africa

If you want to immerse yourself in Nature, this reserve could be the perfect spot. Where is it? It is close to Hoedspruit, one of the gateways to the Kruger Park and part of the Greater Kruger area. The Greater Kruger area are those reserves that confine with the famous Kruger National Park and where […]

Things to do in Cape Town – Chapman’s Peak drive

Chapman's Peak drive as seen from Houtbay Harbour

If you like spectacular views, and who doesn’t, then you absolutely have to drive over Chapman’s Peak. This is one of the most beautiful scenic coastal roads in the world. It starts from Houtbay’s beach almost at sea level and run up along the high cliffs towards Noordhoek beach. Picnic or all the way? It […]

Interesting facts about elephants

elephant eating

After I’d been to Africa for a few times, I thought elephants wouldn’t amaze me anymore. You see them quite often on game drives and we think we know most there is to know about them. But every time I notice something I had never noticed before. And what always impresses me, is the size […]

7 Wildlife photography tips and tricks for beginners

elephant bull

There are some occasions in which we can really feel our connection to Nature, and a game drive or safari is such an occasion. If you have never been to a reserve or national park to see the animals up close, you should consider going there. It’s one of the best experiences you could do […]

Things to do in Cape Town: Bloubergstrand

I have been to Bloubergstrand countless time, with and without my camera. If you need some fresh air, this is the place to go. There are days when it’s hard just to stand up because of the strong winds, which is why it’s a favourite spot for kite surfing. The water is cold due to […]

A photo safari in Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve

The first nature reserve in Africa, and the second in the world, was created in 1895. The world’s first was Yellowstone in the United States of America. This reserve is now called Hluhluwe-Imfolozi and are named of the two rivers that flow through the reserve. The park is situated in KwaZulu-Natal at a few hours […]

Wildflowers and wildlife in the West Coast National Park

wildflowers at the postberg nature reserve with white daisies and mountains

Now that it’s winter in the northern hemisphere I thought of some winter days I spent in Paternoster, South Africa, some years ago. Winter in August still sounds a bit strange to me, but only because I grew up in Europe. Now winter in South Africa is very different winter in The Netherlands, and on […]

Landscape photography in the Klein Karoo

On our way to Oudtshoorn from Cape Town, we stayed one night in Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve. We had never been to the Klein Karoo (only the Greater Karoo), and the drive is already an adventure. Roads are in good conditions and as we meandered past Worcester, crossed the Langeberg at Montegu, the traffic got […]

Things to do in Cape Town – Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Bird on pincushion protea

Nature lovers who come to Cape Town must pay a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Kirstenbosch is beautifully located at the foot of the eastern slopes of Table Mountain creating an amazing backdrop. You can come here for the flora that grows here, for a picnic as many locals do, or in summer for the […]