At Shamwari Game Reserve, we want to ensure that your stay with us is magical, educational and memorable. One of the many ways in which we do this is by providing a vast selection of entertainment, for hobbyists and professionals alike. That’s why we’ve created the comprehensive Pro Photo Safari package.

Package Details

The 2-day experience is R6,200 per person per day, excluding accommodation. You and your party have a selection of 6 luxury lodges to choose from, situated around the reserve. When booking your place on this package, you’ll also receive:

Access to a game viewing vehicle specifically rigged for photographic equipment.

Photographic tuition, which covers equipment selection, image composure, capture and post editing.

Use of editing equipment and selected editing software packages.

Terms & Conditions:


Shamwari Game Reserve requires all photographic safari guests to stay on site.

Rates are per person per day and exclude accommodation.

Pre booking is essential as photographic safaris are subject to the availability of Iky’s Photographic.

The photographic safari is subject to a minimum of 2 nights.

We do recommend a 3-night stay.

Contact Shamwari Game reserve today to book your spot on a safari, photographical journey of a lifetime.


All of our photography products, available for hire, are subject to availability at the time of booking.


For our Nikon equipment:

R2000 per day for 1 body and 1 lens, either:

1 Nikon 200mm – 400mm telephoto lens

1 Nikon 300mm telephoto lens

R500 per day for 1 flash

R500 per day for 1 converter

We also offer Canon equipment for hire. Pricing is available on request.

Adventurous Photography

This 2-day photographical adventure is guided by Iky and Ryan of Iky’s Photographic. Each of them has over 30 years of experience in the field, in addition to being awarded an Agfa Wildlife photography award.

When booking the Pro Photo Safari, you’ll be exposed to the skills of these two professionals, who will take you around the game reserve to capture the wonders of African nature. Ryan’s years of wildlife guiding and his additional skill sets of photography and hospitality perfectly complement Iky’s in-depth knowledge of photography and technical repairs. Coupled together, this presents a truly unique and memorable photographic journey for guests.