Indlovu July 2021

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Indlovu River Lodge – Limpopo Province South Africa

9 – 11 July 2021 – Fully booked

Duration: 3 nights / 4 days

Instructional photo safari – Indlovu River Lodge

Join us for an out of the ordinary experience to capture unique images of a wide range of birds and wildlife taken from the water level of waterholes. The emphasis of this workshop will be on spending time in the custom built photographic hides at Indlovu River Lodge (between Tzaneen and Hoedspruit). This event is aimed at bird and wildlife photography enthusiasts who want to improve and refine their photographic skills.


The strategically positioned photographic hides located at two of the waterholes within the reserve, provide exceptional photographic opportunities at a unique low angle. Besides the rich diversity of birds and animals known to occur in the Limpopo/Mpumalanga Lowveld, the Karongwe Reserve (where Indlovu River Lodge is located) is also home to the big five so chances are that you may be rewarded with some exceptional sightings. The sunken hides ensure that each photographer has unobstructed level with the water views of the birds and wildlife that come to drink.  The hides are equipped with gimbal heads or the existing brackets allow you to attach your own tripod head.

The wide variety of birds in the bushveld never disappoints and numerous species are always eager for a quick drink of water or to cool off with an exuberant bathing session during the midday heat. Bird species that visit the water’s edge in front of the hide range from the tiny Blue Waxbills to large birds of prey so one has to be prepared for any type of action!

The timing of our safari to Indlovu River Lodge has been carefully planned to coincide with the early summer season when the warm conditions will make it more likely for birds and game to visit the water and that there are better chances of early morning and late afternoon sunshine which is always best for bird and wildlife photography.


There will be early morning and late afternoon photographic sessions in the hides and during the midday we will spend some time behind the computers to review and process some of the day’s images in a conference room. There will also be time to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the lodge and gardens hidden away on the banks of the Kuvjenami river under huge Jackalberry trees.

Accommodation will be at Indlovu River Lodge in their comfortable rooms each with an en-suite bathroom.  Due to the current Covid-19 issues the lodge has indicated that they prefer that we conduct the trip on a self-catering basis. The accommodation has fully equipped kitchens. The upside of this is that it is significantly cheaper than normal. The party is limited to a small group to ensure that we can give you the personalized attention that has become our trade mark. THE PRICE includes 3 nights of accommodation and photographic tuition but EXCLUDES TRAVEL COST TO AND FROM INDLOVU RIVER LODGE.

Price per photographer:

  • Standard double occupancy: R 7 900 Fully booked