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Aperture, Shutter Speed, exposure by +1... focus, click.

If you're the kind of person who speaks in frames per second, our photographic destination trips may be just up your alley. In the course of our travels we have found some of the most beautiful areas in South Africa, perfect for pushing your photographic skills to the next level.

From complete beginners to semi-professionals, Active Escapes offers a variety of photography focussed getaways. Chat to us about your photographic interests and needs, so we can tailor make holidays in the right areas at the right times of year for perfect photography conditions. With the option of local guides to show you unique sites, we're sure that only your photos will be able to explain how special your trip was.

Photographic Guidance

For those who are serious about taking their photography to the next level, why not consider an outdoor photography course? Active Escapes works closely with professional photographers who run courses throughout the year, catering for beginners who need the buttons on their cameras explained to those who want to perfect long exposures of the Milky Way. Spend quality time in beautiful places with seasoned pros teaching you coveted tricks of the trade while analysing your work, making sure you get what you need from your time with them. enquire with Active Escapes


  • running along hardpack beaches on the Jikeleza Jog


    Run wild along miles of empty beaches and hills, following the paths of sure-footed cattle and fisherman as your trail, on the 3 day Jikeleza Jog from Mazeppa Bay - Cintsa,

  • Rhino peak in the distance on the Giants Cup Hiking trail


    This trail in the Southern Berg, is accessible by road at a few key points, which means that trail runners are able to run most of the hiking trail over two full days, while their luggage is transferred ahead of them.