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South Africa – Women Only MalaMala Photo Tour 2022

South Africa – Women Only MalaMala Photo Tour 2022

US$6,889 per person sharing

Spaces Available


Please note that costs & dates for 2022 tours are subject to change as not all our partner properties and local airlines have released their rates. Should we need to revise costs, we will endeavour to keep fees & dates as close to the original.




Equipment setup – camera body, lenses, flashes, tripods etc


Discussing envisaged photographic subjects and how to photograph them


Learning to use light


Composition – classic rule of thirds, and when to break the rules


Story telling with your images – what are you wanting to portray and what message does your photograph deliver


Processing of images

11 Oct 2022 – 16 Oct 2022

ORYX is proud to present a carefully crafted expedition to South Africa’s famed MalaMala Game Reserve for women only, with Photo Tour Leader Penny Robartes.


ORYX’s new product, “Women on Safari”, has been conceptualized and designed to offer women who lust for exploring our wild destinations with camera in hand a selection of tours that brings the excitement into traveling to new areas to learn and master how to best utilize your camera and capture your photographic vision, all in an environment of support and comradery.


Whether solo or traveling with another, joining a tour filled with other independent, creative women is motivating and empowering as you share, learn and create experiences, memories and photographs together.


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.


Join your Photo Tour Leader, Penny Robartes, on an action-packed, experiential photo tour to South Africa!

Why this South Africa Photo Safari is for You

Destination Allure

MalaMala Game Reserve is a sought-after destination for all wildlife and nature photography enthusiasts. The variety and density of wildlife combined with their habituated manner allows good time spent with and personal photographic explorations with all our subjects.

Month of Travel

Our Photo Tour takes place in May which is one of the best months to photograph wildlife. As this month falls under our Winter season, the dense bush is thinned out and water sources become more scarce. This makes wildlife viewing and photography easier and wildlife movements more predictable.

Photographic Subjects

The Sabi Sands is world-renown for its incredible Big 5 sightings, notably its rosetted-cats, the alluring Leopard! Relaxed and habituated, encounters with these cats are widely and favourably known and sought-after. African Wild Dog, Cheetah and other predators are found here too.

Women Only

Whether solo or traveling with another, joining a tour filled with other independent, creative women is motivating and empowering as you share, learn and create experiences, memories and photographs together.

Guided Experience

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

Penny Robartes

Penny Robartes

6 Days
6 Guests + 1 ORYX Leader
For Women
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • per person sharing
  • Single Supplement
  • Photographic Highlights
    Lion, Leopard, African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Spotted Hyaena, Elephant, White Rhino, Cape Buffalo, and more
  • Guide

Day 1: Arrival Skukuza Airport and road transfer to MalaMala Game Reserve

Today is an exciting day as you fly from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Skukuza Airport. Here you will be met by Penny and the rest of your tour members. Our private open safari vehicles will transfer the group to our home for the next 6-nights: MalaMala Game Reserve. This is when your South Africa photo safari experience officially begins!south africa photo safari

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. Aside from Leopard, the reserve often produces Cheetah sightings, while Lion and Spotted Hyaena are common, and the sought after African Wild Dog is often seen on the property. What sets MalaMala apart is that ability to photograph in twilight and into the first hours of darkness, allowing you to capture evocative images of predators in the environment that they feel most at home in – the darkness.south africa photo safari

Day 6: Road transfer to Skukuza and depart

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 on our game drive transfer to Skukuza Airport. This is sadly where your journey with us comes to an end, and concludes our “Women on Safari” journey!      
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