ZAR 326,995 / per individual



02 – 08 Jun 2024
1 Participant

Penny Robartes and ORYX Photo Tours are proud to present a private photo tour to South Africa’s famed MalaMala Game Reserve.

MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This well-preserved wilderness is a magnet to some of Africa’s most sought-after wildlife species, as well as a host of smaller creatures, and is acclaimed as offering the best Leopard viewing on the continent.

For wildlife enthusiasts looking to experience Africa’s big game and abundance of birdlife and exquisite landscapes, then this is a destination suited for you! For the lover’s of Leopard and Lion specifically, look no further. MalaMala is world-renowned for it Leopard density and with the majority of them being habituated, the photographic opportunities and wildlife experiences are vast and varied.

Why This Photo Tour Is For You


    The variety and density of wildlife is superb and many predators are well habituated. This allows guests to spend quality time with interesting subjects and capture amazing images.


    The Sabi Sands is world-renown for its incredible Big 5 sightings, most notably of its rosetted cat, the alluring Leopard! Many, being habituated, are very relaxed, and encounters with these cats are thus very sought-after. MalaMala is also superb for Lion, and African Wild Dog even Cheetah can be encountered here.


    Whether you would like to travel solo or with your family/friends, a private photo tour allows complete personalisation of your safari experience with Penny, whose attention and guidance will be solely trained on you and your travel group.


    An open & private safari vehicle will be assigned to you/your travel party for the duration of the photo tour.


    Local knowledge of the region and its wildlife is key to crafting the ultimate photography tour experience. Combined with the photographic expertise of Penny Robartes, and you are in for an adventure that will further fuel your excitement for photography and the destination.

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    Day 1: Flight from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Int Airport to MalaMala Private Game Reserve

    Today is an arrival day! Penny will meet you at the FedAir Lounge at OR Tambo International Airport and join you on the flight to MalaMala Game Reserve’s private airstrip. After being collected and transferred to our accommodations, you will have time to settle into your accommodations before meeting for high tea. From here, your first afternoon safari at MalaMala with Penny commences.
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    Days 2 to 5: MalaMala Game Reserve

    No other destination can compete with the photographic opportunities on offer at MalaMala. The reserve is famous for predator sightings, especially of Leopard! MalaMala’s Leopards are so accustomed to the safari vehicles that they hardly take any notice of them, even when hunting. Lion and Spotted Hyaena are common, often attempting to pirate kills from the many Leopards that have territories along the Sand River. Aside from these species, the reserve often produces Cheetah sightings, and the sought after African Wild Dog is often recorded on the property. What sets MalaMala apart is that ability to photograph in twilight and into the first hours of darkness, allowing one to capture evocative images of predators in the environment that they feel most at home in – the darkness.

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    Day 6: Flight from MalaMala to OR Tambo Int Airport

    This morning’s game drive will offer us our last chance to explore and capture the wildlife of this inspiring destination. We will return to camp to freshen up before departing for our flight from MalaMala’s airstrip to the FedAir lounge in Johannesburg. From here you will take a complimentary shuttle back to OR Tambo International Airport.

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