Keen photographers of all levels of experience are invited to join Pui Hang for this seven-night of Zimanga photography holiday at the Zimanga reserve within South Africa. You will photograph both during the day & at night from both traditional safari vehicles & specialised hides.


The seven-night African Wildlife of Zimanga photography holiday has an itinerary designed to photograph the African wildlife within this reserve which is dedicated to photography.

Over the duration of this trip, the locations should ensure that you capture striking images of African Elephant, African Leopard, African Lion, Cheetah, Giraffe, Rhino, Wild Dog & many more species.

Photograph African wildlife at night from two specialised photography hides


The overnight photography hides at Zimanga Private Game Reserve offer a special experience for wildlife photographers. These hides are strategically positioned near waterholes & feeding areas, providing photographers with excellent opportunities to capture stunning images of African wildlife up close. Zimanga is known for its diverse wildlife, including the Big Five (elephant, lion, , , & rhinoceros), cheetahs, wild dogs, & a wide range of bird species. In addition to capturing iconic wildlife shots, photographers at Zimanga can also focus on capturing intimate moments, behavioural interactions, & unique perspectives. The reserve's professional guides & knowledgeable staff ensure a safe & enriching experience for all photographers. From majestic elephants to colourful birds, Zimanga offers a treasure trove of subjects for photographers to explore & capture unforgettable moments.
An Elephant Calf Taking Shelter Under Its Mother As Captured During The Natureslens Zimanga Wildlife Hides And Safaris Photography Holiday

African Wildlife of Zimanga Photography Holiday Itinerary

The following is the proposed itinerary for this photography holiday, it should be considered provisional & subject to change.
  • Day 1 - Assemble at King Shaka International Airport - transfer to Zimanga Game Reserve - overnight in Doornhoek homestead
  • Day 2 - Morning & afternoon game drives or hide photography within Zimanga Game Reserve - overnight in Doornhoek homestead
  • Day 3 - Morning & afternoon game drives or hide photography within Zimanga Game Reserve - overnight in Doornhoek homestead
  • Day 4 - Morning & afternoon game drives or hide photography within Zimanga Game Reserve - overnight in Doornhoek homestead
  • Day 5 - Morning & afternoon game drives or hide photography within Zimanga Game Reserve - overnight in Doornhoek homestead
  • Day 6 - Morning & afternoon game drives or hide photography within Zimanga Game Reserve - overnight in Doornhoek homestead
  • Day 7 - Morning & afternoon game drives or hide photography within Zimanga Game Reserve - overnight in Doornhoek homestead
  • Day 8 - Morning game drive or hide photography within Zimanga Game Reserve - transfer to to King Shaka International Airport
A Zebra Foal Wanders Through The Long Grass As Captured During The Natureslens Zimanga Wildlife Hides And Safaris Photography Holiday

African Wildlife of Zimanga Photography Holiday Highlights

We have taken care to refine the itinerary for this wildlife photography holiday; as such, we consider the following to be amongst the highlights of this tour.
  • Exclusive use of Doornhoek homestead with our own chef & house-keeping
  • Luxurious accommodation
  • Photograph African wildlife at night from two specialised photography hides
  • Photograph a wide variety of bird species from a number of dedicated photography hides
  • Spend your downtime in the beautiful rim-flow pool
  • Drinks included (except specialty wines & spirits)
  • Laundry service is included
  • Wi-Fi access at the Doornhoek Homestead
  • Private vehicle & guide for the use of our group only
  • Stay for seven-nights on a full board, shared basis
  • Guided by Pui Hang for NaturesLens
  • Great guide to client ratio
  • Our itinerary is planned for peak season - the optimum time for photography within this private reserve
A Pair Of Male Lions As Photographed During The Natureslens Zimanga Wildlife Hides And Safaris Photography Holiday
A Pair Of Vultures Looking To The Left As Photographed During The Natureslens Zimanga Wildlife Hides And Safaris Photography Holiday
An image typical of those which we hope you will have opportunities to capture during the African Wildlife of Zimanga photography holiday
An Elephant Walkng In The Long Grass As Captured During The Natureslens Zimanga Wildlife Hides And Safaris Photography Holiday

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance – it is a requirement when booking on any wildlife photography holiday scheduled by NaturesLens that you have adequate travel insurance, we suggest a policy from TrailFinders or Campbell Irvine.

Camera Insurance

Insuring your camera equipment before embarking on any wildlife photographic holiday is crucial. Our trips often involve venturing into remote, & sometimes unpredictable environments where accidents & unexpected incidents occur. Insuring your camera gear provides financial protection against theft, loss, or damage, ensuring your investment is safeguarded.

Wildlife photography involves capturing unique & irreplaceable moments, & without proper insurance, any unforeseen mishap could result in significant monetary losses. By insuring your equipment, you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you’re covered in case of any unfortunate events, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of wildlife & capture stunning photographs without worry.

We recommend PhotoGuard for amateur photographers or Glover Howe, who we use.

A Cheetah Mother Grooming Her Cub Photographed During The Natureslens Zimanga Photography Holiday

Accommodation at the Doornhoek Homestead within Zimanga Reserve

You are invited to join Pui Hang for our seven-night itinerary to photograph African Wildlife both during the day & at night from traditional safari vehicles & hides within Zimanga reserve - a unique location within South Africa

The Wildlife of Zimanga photography holiday is a seven-night duration event, that costs £4249 & takes place in Zimanga Reserve in South Africa, between the dates of 30th May - 6th June 2026. It is ideal for photographing the African Wildlife both during the day & at night from traditional safari vehicles & hides, including African Elephant, African Leopard, African Lion, Cheetah, Giraffe, Leopard, Rhino & Wild Dog. This photography holiday is led by Pui Hang Miles for NaturesLens.

The Wildlife of Zimanga photography holiday is offered on a full board, shared - single occupancy is available at cost basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 5 participants & a maximum of 6, plus Pui Hang.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring easy effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Wildlife of Zimanga photography holiday starts & ends at King Shaka International Airport. Transfers are included between King Shaka International Airport & Zimanga Reserve.

The Wildlife of Zimanga photography holiday requires a deposit of £850 to secure a place.

The Wildlife of Zimanga photography holiday is a seven-night duration event, that costs £4249 & takes place in Zimanga Reserve in South Africa, between the dates of 30th May - 6th June 2026. It is ideal for photographing the African Wildlife both during the day & at night from traditional safari vehicles & hides, including African Elephant, African Leopard, African Lion, Cheetah, Giraffe, Leopard, Rhino & Wild Dog. This photography holiday is led by Pui Hang Miles for NaturesLens.

The Wildlife of Zimanga photography holiday is offered on a full board, shared - single occupancy is available at cost basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 5 participants & a maximum of 6, plus Pui Hang.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring easy effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Wildlife of Zimanga photography holiday starts & ends at King Shaka International Airport. Transfers are included between King Shaka International Airport & Zimanga Reserve.

The Wildlife of Zimanga photography holiday requires a deposit of £850 to secure a place.

NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.

The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.

NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead.

In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.

Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.

Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.

All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.

NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.

NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.

NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday participants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.

Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.

All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.

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