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Safari Filmmakers: Capturing South Africa’s Majestic Wildlife on Camera

Join us for an extraordinary journey through Africa’s breathtaking landscapes as you develop your photography and filmmaking skills with our expert team. In this comprehensive course, you’ll have the unique opportunity to combine both the Environmental and Media program with our Wildlife Filmmaking experience, allowing you to explore diverse platforms and captivate the beauty of African wildlife.

>Working alongside an environmental and media company that specializes in raising awareness for African-specific environmental issues, you’ll engage with a variety of clients, such as broadcasters, corporations, NGOs, and media outlets. Gain invaluable practical experience in both land-based and underwater photography, allowing you to develop a versatile portfolio of authentic and captivating work.

Our professional photographers will guide you through the Garden Route, sharing their expertise and helping you produce stunning photographs of Africa’s diverse wildlife and travel scenery. You may also have the opportunity to participate in client-based shoots, gaining real-world experience in creating marketing materials for advertising and social media campaigns.

In addition to photography, our comprehensive course includes training in setting up your own business, ensuring financial stability, writing business plans, and effective marketing strategies. We pride ourselves on our hands-on approach and practical training, as our experienced trainers work closely with you throughout the process.

For those looking to dive deeper into the world of wildlife filmmaking, our course also offers the opportunity to develop, film, and edit your own wildlife documentary in an African game reserve. You’ll gain essential skills in various aspects of production, including camera operation, directing, producing, scriptwriting, and broadcasting, all while experiencing the unparalleled beauty of Africa’s wildlife firsthand.

Our combined photography and filmmaking adventure runs over the course of 1 month, with the first and last weeks spent focusing on pre-production and post-production work. The remaining 9 days are dedicated to living on a reserve and filming your wildlife documentary.

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to unleash your creativity and experience the wonders of Africa’s breathtaking wildlife through the lens of a camera. Sign up for our combined Environmental and Media program with Wildlife Filmmaking experience today!

The Experience

Your journey in wildlife documentary filmmaking will be guided by a renowned environmental and media company that specializes in bringing attention to African environmental issues. With a commitment to unique perspectives and compelling narratives, this company collaborates with a diverse range of clients, from broadcasters and corporations to NGOs and media outlets. You’ll also have the chance to delve into underwater photography, broadening your skill set and creative potential.

Throughout your 4-week experience, you will develop, film, and edit your own captivating wildlife documentary set in an African game reserve. This intensive program is designed to equip you with the specific skills and expertise required for various roles in documentary production, including camera operation, directing, producing, scriptwriting, and broadcasting. By the end of the course, you will have created a 5-minute documentary film showcasing your abilities and kickstarting your career in the competitive wildlife filmmaking industry.

The program is structured with a balance of theoretical and practical learning, beginning and ending in Mossel Bay for pre-production and post-production work. The heart of the course is a 9-day immersive experience living on a reserve, where you will be fully engaged in capturing the wonders of the African wilderness on film. This unparalleled hands-on experience will provide you with the foundation and confidence necessary to break into the world of wildlife documentary filmmaking.


Your home away from home will be a local Guesthouse located nearby. Nestled within the picturesque Aalwyndal community, the guesthouse offers stunning views of the surrounding Outeniqua Mountains and the ocean, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in South Africa’s natural beauty.

The guesthouse features 8 bedrooms, providing ample space for students to relax and unwind after a day of filmmaking. You will also have access to living rooms, dining rooms, balconies, and work offices, ensuring you have everything you need to make the most of your time in South Africa.

The cost of the programme is £5000 for the 4 week course.

This includes;

  • Private Accommodation (depending upon availability)
  • All meals
  • Airport Pickup & transfer to project
  • All project-related activities
  • Premium Support Package with 24/7 Support

This does not include;

  • Flights
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending and any extra activities


Wildlife Documentary Making in South Africa

My time at the project in Mossel Bay was very special to me. This project really focuses on wildlife filmmaking and everything that comes with it. There hasn’t been a day where I was bored or felt out of place. Every single day was pure work, laughs and overall an amazing experience. I don’t know if I personally made a difference to the project but people like me who are willing to learn and meet new people in this field are the ones that make this project a success and a joy for everyone.

One of my biggest challenges was the fact that I’ve never edited before and we spend a good amount of time editing our films. I was often stuck and had to figure it out by myself but that’s how you learn the most, it’s by doing it yourself. I am very proud of myself that I learned so many useful things during my time there and extremely grateful for all the staff who helped me overcome my challenges. I am extremely satisfied with my short film and looking forward to doing another experience like that in the future. This project did meet my expectations and I would definitely recommend this to a friend who has experience in filmmaking.



Wildlife Documentary Maker

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