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Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard


Tour Overview

This guided photography volunteer program in Cape Town enables you to participate in development programs, join photography workshops with women’s groups, enjoy incredible scenic photographic moments and enhance your photography skills with personalized advice. The main mission of this trip is organised photography workshops with women’s groups in Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s largest township, with the aim of developing their community projects. You will also learn about and photograph other non-profit organizations and give them images so that they can be used for fundraising purposes. Your guide will be Andrea Rees, professional photographer and founder of “Heart of a Woman”, a project aimed at giving women the means to express themselves. During your stay, we will also explore beautiful Cape Town and its landscapes including Table Mountain, Cape Point, Simon’s Town and many more.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Cultural Safari, Guided Safari, Photo Safari
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Cape Town Airport

Recommended Equipment

  • SLR camera
  • A range of lenses, ideally including a wide angle lens
  • Tripod or bean bag
  • Sturdy camera bag
  • Laptop if you’re keen to improve your post-production skills and if you’d like to review your images with Andrea


From USD 1,995 pp sharing

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Airport transfers and all transport on the ground
  • All activities
  • Photographic guidance by Andrea

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Lunches and dinners in Cape Town


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Penda Photo Tours
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Penda Photo Tours‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Arrival in Cape Town, where we’ll pick you up from the airport and transfer you to our accommodation. After settling in and meeting the group, we’ll have sundowners on Signal Hill; sip a glass of wine while watching and photographing the sunset from this beautiful spot.

We’ll have an early start to make use of the warm light at dawn and enjoy a sunrise photography session in one of Cape Town’s iconic neighborhoods. Afterwards, we’ll spend the afternoon on top of Table Mountain, where you’ll get far-reaching views of the city and its stunning natural surroundings. There will also be opportunity to explore the V&A Waterfront, a vibrant harbour area with colourful markets, shops and restaurants.

After an introduction to the Heart of a Woman program by Andrea, we’ll spend several days in Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s largest township, to work with a group of women in helping them take better pictures to promote the humanitarian work they are doing in their community. At the end of one of the days, we’ll treat you to a sunset photography session at St James Beach, which has an iconic row of colourful beach huts.

We’ll visit several nonprofit organisations and you’ll have the opportunity to document their work and donate your images to these organisations which they can then use for their communication and fundraising purposes. It’s a great way of giving worthwhile causes some visual aids to promote their work and gain support.

We’ll enjoy a full-day trip to the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky promontory that forms the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula. On the way there, we’ll drive over Chapman’s Peak (a stunning coastal road carved out of a mountain), visit the penguin colony in Simon’s Town and enjoy some game viewing through Cape Point National Park. We’ll treat everyone to a final dinner.

You’ll be transferred you back to the airport for your onward flight.

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