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Thula Thula Wildlife Photography Course at the Luxury Tented Camp

Intermediate Creative Wildlife Photography workshop & Safari experience - 5 Nights

Hosted at Thula Thula Luxury Tented Camp

Wildlife photography takes time to master and in order to take captivating photos, it is essential to have an intimate understanding of your equipment and your subject, understanding animal behavior is also key to being ready for a perfect photo opportunity. The very well-known Thula Thula Rangers will be with us at all times, teaching us about the bush and the incredible Thula Thula history.

During this course you will be encouraged to develop your own style and unique vision to share with others.

We start the day with coffee and spend some time outside working on Manual followed by a good breakfast before the theory session, lunch, more theory and then the real treat of the day is going out on game drive where you will put your new knowledge into practice. You will be welcomed back to a camp for dinner and camp fire chats under the stars.

Theory ~ Photography Essentials ~ Composition ~ Techniques ~ Tips and Tricks ~ Photography Exercises, Basic post processing in Light Room & practical every day!!!

This is not just a photography course, Thula Thula is home to the famous herd of elephants that 2 books have been written about, “An Elephant in my Kitchen” and the “Elephant WhispererIf you have read the books, you will become familiar with faces, visit places in the reserve that you have read about & also observe the incredible wildlife you have heard many stories about and leave with your very own portfolio of your Thula Thula adventure.

#Mabula #Gobisa #Nana #Themba #Shaka #Thabo #Mandla & #Ntombi #Thanbo Mona #Sissi #Rambo to mention a few and all this with other like-minded people loving & learning in the peace of the bush!

The essential technical theory for photography has been simplified in this course, making it easy for everyone to understand. Starting at the very beginning and working our way up. You will also get to know your camera, how it reads the light and, how your settings effect your image as well as photography techniques to photograph all kinds of subjects. Hopefully, you will then take this all home with you and bring your passion of photography into your everyday life.

It doesn’t get better that this!

By the end of your week with me you will see a huge difference in the quality, style and composition of your photos.

What to pack? Being comfortable is a priority!

Ø Comfortable shoes for around camp and boots or closed takkies

Ø Weather proof & warm jacket, a scarf is always handy

Ø Khaki or neutral-coloured clothes (shirts, short pants & long pants)

Ø Raincoat (optional)

Ø Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat

Ø Personal medicine

Ø Mosquito and tick repellent

Ø Charger, adaptor & power bank for your electronic devices

Ø International plug adaptor

Ø Head light and torch

Ø DSLR Camera, Tripod (not essential) binoculars, memory cards

Ø Laptop, notebook & pen

"Marnie Le Page Absolutely does not get better than this! 💕 Thula Thula is such a special place to learn and practice photography and Kim Mcleod is a great teacher! It has been such an incredible experience - and I keep reliving the experience through my photos"

Welcome to the Luxury Tented Camp

The LUXURY TENTED CAMP, offers an authentic African bush experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

Rediscover nature in great style and true to the African safari camp of a past era at the Thula Thula Luxury Tented Camp, where the peaceful essence of the African bush can be heard and felt. Exclusivity is assured with only 8 luxury tents, all with private viewing decks, fans, mosquito nets and luxurious ensuite bathroom with Victorian bath and outside shower.

View wildlife while sipping a cocktail from the swimming pool bar or relax in your hammock overlooking the Enseleni River

The Thula Thula guides all have many years of experience in wildlife and nature conservation at Thula Thula Game Reserve and they will be sharing with you their immense knowledge of the South African bush as well as their history and knowledge of Thula Thula wildlife.


January 24 - 29

April 24 – 29

May 24 - 29

July 24 - 29

September 24 - 29

November 24 – 29

R17 000/p sharing

Single supplement 30% R22100.00

*Fully inclusive of accommodation, photography course, daily game drive and meals.


All Thula Thula conservation projects, Wildlife Protection and Anti-Poaching, the Thula Thula Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Elephant Land Expansion project for elephant habitat), are financed through the Thula Thula Non-Profit Organisation

For more information, please visit:

The Thula Thula Photography Course is an adventure not to be missed!

Please Mail us to book your place:

“The first lesson starts at 14h00, please manage your travel plans to be at Thula Thula by 12hh00 on the first day. A Transfer from the Tented Camp to Main House for check out on the last day will depart at 10h00.

Thula Thula is a 2-hour drive from Durban’s King Shaka International airport. Please inquire for transfer rates.

Thula Thula Game Reserve, is the oldest private game reserve in Kwazulu Natal, once the hunting ground of King Shaka, it is a Wildlife Sanctuary dedicated to the conservation, protection and survival of endangered species.

Situated in Zululand, only 2 hours from Durban, and one hour from Richards Bay, Thula Thula is a luxury safari destination where our game rangers will share their incredible knowledge of the bush during exciting game drives while you observe elephant, rhino, hippo, buffalo, leopard and many more, including over 350 bird species.

Thula Thula is also the home of our matriarch Nana and the special herd of elephants made famous in the bestselling book “The Elephant Whisperer" by Lawrence Anthony.

Thula Thula is run by Francoise Malby Anthony, who carries on the legacy of Lawrence in respect of all the conservation projects, as well as the running of both lodges, together with her loyal Thula Thula team.


If you would like to extend your stays…

With its unique atmosphere, stylish décor and superb cuisine, Thula Thula offers you the choice of exclusive accommodation between the stylish ELEPHANT SAFARI LODGE, renowned gourmet destination.

Thula Thula Game Reserve is dedicated to the conservation, protection and survival of endangered wildlife.

Thula Thula is situated in a malaria free area.

Recommended reading before you embark on this adventure.

The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony,

“Learning about life, loyalty and freedom”

And the incredible bestselling sequel,

An elephant In My Kitchen


Francoise Malby Anthony.

“What the herd taught me about love, courage and survival”

Thank you for your interest!

Uhambe kahl


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