Zululand South Africa Ground Level Wildlife Masterclass

  • May 7th, 2025 - May 16th, 2025
  • Spaces Left: 9 (Maximum 14 Photographers)
Elephant Drinking at Sunrise


This bespoke, custom-tailored workshop to Zululand, South Africa is for keen and passionate wildlife photographers who want to capture powerful ground and eye-level photographs of Africa's incredible wildlife. Our private game reserve is the best place in South Africa to photograph African wildlife at eye level from state-of-the-art hides. We have a small group size and personal, one-on-one tuition for the duration of the workshop. Private rooms are included and there is no single supplement.

  • Dates: 07th May 2025 until 16th May 2025 (Duration 9 Nights / 10 Days)
  • Investment: $13,750 USD (Deposit to secure place $4,000 USD)
  • Participants: Maximum 14 Photographers plus leader
  • Start and Finish: Durban, South Africa
  • Trip Leaders: Joshua Holko Master Photog II
  • Fitness Level: Easy
  • Temperature: Warm
  • Experience Level: Beginner to Professional


In May 2025, I am offering an intensive African wildlife masterclass with unprecedented ground-level photographic opportunities in Zululand. This masterclass workshop will see us based in an exclusive private game reserve for nine nights / ten days, approximately three hours drive from Durban in South Africa. Durban is just a short one-hour flight from Johannesburg.

The game reserve is unique in Africa and is equipped with multiple state-of-the-art photographic hides that facilitate ground-level photographic opportunities with many of Africa's wildlife species in comfort and safety. There are overnight reflection hides for large mammals and lagoon and bird bath hides for birds, crocodiles, and more. The overnight hides are equipped with full bathroom facilities, a kitchenette for food preparation, and beds for resting and sleeping. The hides are temperature-controlled for comfort.

During this masterclass workshop, there will also be the opportunity to walk with and photograph Cheetahs at eye level without the requirement to be restricted to a safari vehicle like most camps.

This exclusive workshop is for a strictly limited number of just 14 participants plus a leader and is dedicated to photography of African wildlife at ground level. Additionally, there will be extensive photographic tuition on how to get the best wildlife photographs, including how to get the best photographic results at night from the overnight hides.

This workshop is a full 'takeover' of the private game reserve, which means you will have full access to the available facilities without sharing them with other groups. It also means multiple hide visits for the group without the usual restrictions. As we are based in the one-game reserve for the workshop, there are no restrictions on how much equipment you can bring - so bring what you need! If you are excited about photographing many of Africa's incredible species at ground level from luxurious private hides, then now is the time to register your interest. Places are extremely limited, and once spoken for, that's it.

Elephant Drinking at Sunrise
Cheetah on the Hunt
White Backed Vulture
Elephant Family at Waterhole
Giraffe at Waterhole
Malachite Kingfisher
Spotted Hyaena
White-backed Vulture