4 Days in Cape Town, an unforgettable experience
The lavender fields are different every year, so it’s difficult to fix an itinerary in advance. It will depend on what the fields look like this year, what the weather does, etc. However we will spend the first days around Valensole, before to move to the area around Roussillion. The approximate itinerary is as follows:
Day 1 – Meet & greet after 15.00 + Chapman’s Peak
We will meet at your accommodation. Once you’re settled we get our cameras ready and head out to our first sunset shoot. We will drive on Chapman’s Peak which is one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world. We will stop a various points along to road to give you the opportunity to take photos of the bay. Once the sun has sunk below the horizon we slowly get back and we might take a few long exposures along the way now that it’s getting dark. We have dinner together in one of the many restaurants in Houtbay.
Day 2 – Muizenberg + Bokaap + Bloubergstrand
Today we will pick you up before sunrise so we get to Muizenberg in time. We will take photos of the wooden beach houses that have been painted in primary colours. Once we’re satisfied and tried different compositions, we will drive further down the road and walk down to Boulder Beach. Here’s a colony of African penguins that decided in the 1980’s that this beach was the perfect place to call home. Fortunately it’s a National Park now and humans use the elevated wooden boardwalks, so the penguins can pass underneath them. Here we can take out our long lenses see if they want to pose for us…
We’ll have breakfast in Simons Town and head back to the accommodation. You can rest or relax for a while and after lunch we head to Cape Town. We will walk through the Bokaap quarter with its colourful facades.
In the late afternoon we drive to Bloubergstrand to take photos of the waves and the setting sun.
Day 3 – Kirstenbosch + Constantia + 12 Apostles
We pick you up early and we’ll drive to Constantia where we will visit some of the oldest vineyards in the country. The low light makes for beautiful photos with long shadows. Here we will also see the white Cape Dutch architecture which looks beautiful among the green vines.
After breakfast we go through the photos we’ve taken so far and we’ll give you an introduction of what is possible in Lightroom. Taking the photo is only part of the job, we can bring out the best through post-processing with this software.
In the afternoon we go to Kirstenbosch, the beautiful botanical gardens of Cape Town. The Cape Peninsula is home to plants and flowers that only grow in this small angle of the world. The protea is probably the best known flower from this floral kingdom and we will get a few close-ups of the flowers that bloom here.
In the evening we will go to Victoria road and to take photographs of the Twelve Apostles, a series of peaks rising from the ocean.
Day 4 – Cape Point + Lighthouse
We get up early (again?) and go to Llandudno to photograph the distinctive rocks alongside the beach. It won’t be easy to get a nice composition, but there are so many possibilities. After breakfast we have a relaxing morning and we can show you more of Lightroom with your own photos.
Later we go to Cape Point and have a look at the pristine beaches. On the way back we stop in Kommetjie to watch the sunset and after that it’s time to drive back to Houtbay for a last dinner.
What to expect
Are you planning to come to South Africa? Then make sure you don’t miss Cape Town. Affectionately called the Mother City by its inhabitants, it has so much to offer. Since there is a lot to choose from, you need to plan your trip well. If you want to make sure to come back with great photos we have the solution for you. A 3 or 4 day tour where you don’t have to look for all the photo hotspots, because we have done the searching for you.
In these days we will take you around the Cape Peninsula and show you some of the best photo opportunities Cape Town has to offer. From the classical view on Table Mountain to the colourful houses of Bokaap, from the Twelve Apostles to Chapman’s Peak, from the vineyards in Constantia to the penguins on Boulder Beach.
We will not only take you to these locations, but we will assist you with tutoring on photography on location. This will be a great learning experience. We will also reserve time for image review and can introduce you to post-processing of your photos with Adobe’s Lightroom. This way you get feedback on your photos and improve your skills even faster. Bringing your photos to life with post-processing will make them stand out even more.
We can customize this tour to your needs and wishes.
- Accommodation in bed & breakfast
- Photographic tutoring on location
- Introduction to post-processing with Lightroom
What’s Not Included
- Flight to and from Cape Town
- Transport during the tour
- Lunch and dinner
- Travel insurance (compulsory)
Travel/medical insurance for the duration of the tour is compulsory. Note that this insurance shall also cover repatriation. At the start of the tour you will be asked for a paper copy of your insurance, without which you will not be able to participate.
What you need to bring
This journey is fit for all levels of photography. You can bring any photo camera you wish, but to make the most of this tour we suggest a (D)SLR. If you already know how to set the various programs, we will then help you to use them for the best results.
The following list indicates a few suggestions, and give an idea what would be useful:
- DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) or mirrorless camera
- Lens 24-70mm
- Lens up to 200 mm
- Tripod (a necessity for low light photography)
- Polarizing filter
- Extra battery
- Memory cards
The deposit of 50% is refundable until the minimum number of participants is reached. You will be notified when this is the case. Once the minimum number is reached, all accommodation, 4×4, etc. are booked. From this moment we won’t be in the position to refund the 50% deposit. In the case you cancel your tour more than 2 months before the start of the tour, we can refund 50% of the full price. From 2 months up to the departure of the tour, no refund can be made. For this reason we suggest you to get a cancellation insurance.