They requested a trip that included Cape Town and parts of the Cape Peninsula, Kamberg Valley Hideaway in the Drakensberg and Northern Zululand for some incredible game viewing.
Working with Lori Kelly from Zulu Sun Safaris and Elaine Bradshaw, we put together this trip and on the 1st September 2017, these adventurous photographers arrived at Kamberg Valley Hideaway for a 3-night stay!
The photographers arrived just in the Golden Hour of light before sunset and were very quick to unload their bags (and of course their cameras) from the car and head to the dam for some photographs.
The first sunrise was stunning. There was a heavy frost, mist rising off the dam and a clear blue sky! Every photographers dream!
Dinah also captured a beautiful shot of a kingfisher on the reeds around the main dam that first morning.
After breakfast, we headed next door to the Cheese Farm and then took a walk down to the Little Mooi River at the end of our property.
That's the thing with photography, sunrise and sunset are different every day, so you have to make sure you give yourselves enough days and therefore opportunities to try and get that perfect shot!
Next we decided to visit Highmoor Nature Reserve for a picnic lunch and to see what other shots we could capture in this stunning Nature Reserve that is only 8kms from Kamberg Valley Hideaway.
There were a few wild flowers coming out in the areas that had been burnt earlier in the year which was great to see. A splash of colour amongst the dry grassland. Also it was clear enough to get a full view of the Giants Castle Mountain Range.
Cheryl captured a great shot of several common waxbills adorning the reeds in the river that feeds our smaller pond.
Dinah, Cheryl, John, Mike, Peter and Barry, it was an absolute pleasure having you all visit us at Kamberg Valley Hideaway. I look forward to seeing some photographs and if I get their permission, I will share them on another blog update.
Also, thanks to Elaine and Ken for bringing the group to Kamberg. It was a pleasure having you both to stay too and I hope the following week was a huge success with lots of great wildlife to be seen!