Ultimate Hide and Wildlife Photographic Course - Indlovu River Lodge, Karongwe Private Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa

Join us in one of the best kept secret venues, Indlovu River Lodge situated on the banks of the Kuvyename river in Karongwe Private Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Karongwe is a 9,000 hectare private game reserve with abundant game including the Big Five.

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DIGITAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY?

At Indlovu River Lodge we bring together all the elements of the perfect shot. Whether it is from their specially modified photography vehicle, or from one of their photography hides, you have found that perfect destination.

Photography hides


The two photographic hides are both designed by photographers for photographers with shooting possible from a few mm above water level. Both hides are equipped with adjustable directors chairs on wheels for four photographers plus guide. Each photographer will have a Gimbal on an independent but adjustable support system mounted against the front wall of the hide with plenty packing place for additional equipment.

Bird hide

Our bird hide is designed to put you at eyelevel with the birds drinking and bathing across the water. It is positioned to take full advantage of the early morning sunlight, all of this tips the scale in the favour of the photographer to get that perfect photo. As the hide is carpeted it minimises noise. Individual camera support systems means no tripods are necessary.

Big animal hide

Ideally positioned to take advantage of the magical light at sunset in the African bush, our animal hide makes for unforgettable moments. This is an eye level, wide angle hide. The hide seats five people comfortably on executive-style chairs. A lower level section allows standing room. As the hide is carpeted it minimises noise. Individual camera support systems means no tripods are necessary.This 5 Night / 4 Day course is restricted to only 4 participants for the ultimate learning experience

WHAT MAKES OUR COURSE DIFFERENT? WE DO OURS OVER 5 NIGHTS AND THERE ARE ONLY 4 COURSE PARTICIPANTS.

  • 01 main-gallery
  • 02 DSC8925-HDR-Edit
  • 03 AH Hide
  • 04 building
  • 05 room
  • 06 kambaku-main-gallery
  • 07 R6B9832
  • 08 20080621 MVD9023
  • 09 F8P5429
  • 10 MVD8775-Edit
  • 11 Baboon
  • 12 Golden Breasted Bunting 01

    Sample Course Layout

    Day 1:

    • Arrive at Indlovu Lodge no later than 14h00.
    • Unpack and on to the game vehicle for your first game drive/hide session.
    • Dinner

    Day 2:

    • Early morning game drive/hide session.
    • Brunch
    • Lecture: Know your camera and recap on photographic basics.
    • High Tea
    • Afternoon game drive/hide session.
    • Dinner

    Day 3:

    • Early morning game drive/hide session.
    • Brunch
    • Lecture: Exposure and Metering
    • High Tea
    • Afternoon hide session with flash.
    • Dinner

    Day 4:

    • Early morning game drive/hide session.
    • Brunch
    • Lecture: What makes a good photograph?
    • High Tea
    • Afternoon game drive/hide session.
    • Dinner

    Day 5:

    • Early morning game drive/hide session.
    • Brunch
    • Lecture: Downloading and basic development in Lightroom, Photoshop, NX and DPP.
    • High Tea
    • Afternoon game drive/hide session.
    • Dinner

    Day 6:

    • Early morning game drive/hide session.
    • Brunch

    Courses with tag: Ultimate Hide - Indlovu

    Dates

    Code Course Title Start Date Finish date Location Price
    U_LIM_04 Ultimate Hide and Wildlife Photographic Course  New Jul 23, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 Indlovu River Lodge 15350.00 ZAR ZAR
    U_LIM_05 Ultimate Hide and Wildlife Photographic Course  New Jul 29, 2016 Aug 2, 2016 Indlovu River Lodge 15350.00 ZAR ZAR
    U_LIM_07 Ultimate Hide and Wildlife Photographic Course  New Aug 7, 2016 Aug 12, 2016 Indlovu River Lodge 15350.00 ZAR ZAR
    U_LIM_08 Ultimate Hide and Wildlife Photographic Course Sep 24, 2016 Sep 29, 2016 Indlovu River Lodge 15350.00 ZAR ZAR
    U_LIM_14 Ultimate Hide and Wildlife Photographic Course  New Sep 30, 2016 Oct 4, 2016 Indlovu River Lodge 15350.00 ZAR ZAR
    U_LIM_09 Ultimate Hide and Wildlife Photographic Course Oct 4, 2016 Oct 9, 2016 Indlovu River Lodge 15350.00 ZAR ZAR Full
    U_LIM_10 Ultimate Hide and Wildlife Photographic Course  New Oct 11, 2016 Oct 16, 2016 Indlovu River Lodge 15350.00 ZAR ZAR
    U_LIM_11 Ultimate Hide and Wildlife Photographic Course Oct 18, 2016 Oct 23, 2016 Indlovu River Lodge 15350.00 ZAR ZAR
    U_LIM_12 Ultimate Hide and Wildlife Photographic Course  New Oct 25, 2016 Oct 30, 2016 Indlovu River Lodge 15350.00 ZAR ZAR

    FAQ

    Q: How much must I know about photography and computers?

    A: This course is designed to cater for the more experienced photographer with an understanding of the basics of photography as well as the basics of computer operations.

    Q: I want to book a course for myself and a friend?

    A: Please book the course twice. In other words you need to enter two bookings for you and your friend separately.

    Q: What is included in the fees?

      A:
    • Your accommodation based on per person sharing
    • All your meals (3 per day)
    • Your game drives (private vehicle for course participants)
    • Your course fees and notes

    Q: What is not included?

    A: Your drinks and tips for the guide, tracker and staff.

    Q: What equipment do I need?

    A: You will need a Digital SLR camera with a zoom lens that can zoom to plus minus 400mm. Please also bring your tripod head with you if you have one.

    Q: Is this course only for Canon photographers?

    A: No, this course caters for all Digital SLR users.

    Q: What do you mean by the term basic of computer operation?

    A: You must at least know how to create new folders and how to navigate through Windows for example, saving, opening and finding your folders and images.

    Q: What about a computer?

    A: We require you to bring your laptop or desktop computer with you. Please ensure you have at least Windows Vista or Windows 7 loaded on your computer and bring all your driver and software discs with you.

    Q: What about Mac computers?

    A: We cater for Mac users as well.

    Q: How much must I know about Lightroom?

    A: Knowledge of Lightroom is not a requirement for this course but would be an advantage. The course is designed in such a way that we assume that you don’t have any knowledge of Lightroom.

    Q: What if I don’t have Lightroom on my computer?

    A: We will provide you with the latest Lightroom trial version program that is valid for 30 days.

    Q: What clothes must I bring?

    A: Preferably neutral coloured clothing (green, brown, khaki etc) Please refrain from wearing bright colours. In Summer months (Oct – Mar) temperatures are warm to hot - so please bring a hat and sun cream. In Winter months (Apr – Sep) the mornings and evenings can get very cold. It is recommended to bring a warm coat, hat and gloves, especially during June, July and August. We also recommend that you are always in possession of a dri-mac or waterproof jacket for the rain.

    Q: What happens if it rains?

    A: There are ponchos on the vehicle but it is advisable to bring black bin liners with you to put your photographic equipment in.

    Q: What if my partner is a non photographer?

    A: No problem, your partner will join the normal game drive vehicle and other activities offered by the lodge.