14h00 – Book into The Cavern

14h30 SHARP
– Meet your Presenters Norma & Derek Pearman in the Lenzansi Room.
– Know your equipment? Bring it along. Let us assist you with your photographic equipment and queries.
– Photographic Course notes will be provided.
– Lecture on Basic Photography and camera settings.
– Assignments will be given to the more advanced photographers.

16h30 – 17h30 – Weekend Program
– Advanced Techniques
– Visual Show on Composition and Lighting
– Digital and Film will be discussed
– Answer your questions.

18h30 – 20h00 – DINNER 
Early – Meet at Reception. Check your equipment settings and get into position for the sunrise over the Berg. On all outings please wear suitable shoes for the area. NB: A circular polarizer filter, tripod and release unit would be an advantage on all assignments. If unable to obtain kindly contact us on Cell: 083 274 3781

Approx. 06h00
-Charleswood Dam
-River and Cascades
(Various photographic scenes using lighting and composition with your camera.)
-Darter Dam
-Horse Paddock

-07h30 – 09h00 – Breakfast
– 09h25 – Meet on lawn outside Reception.
– 09h30 – 11h00 – Indigenous Forest and Bridge Various photographic techniques will be Forest Cascades and Waterfall illustrated

-11h00 – TEA at the Games Room
-11h30 – 12h30 – FREE TIME
-12h30 – 14h00 – LUNCH
-14h45 – Meet on the lawn outside Reception.
-15h00 – Practical using Advanced Techniques.
-15h45 – Return to The Cavern 
-16h00 – TEA TIME
-18h30 – 20h00 – DINNER
Watch the notice board for details of the evening entertainment

-EARLY – Meet in your vehicle at exit gate next to the parking area.
-EARLY – Depart in your car to the Amphitheatre and River scene area (8KM) to photograph the sunrise. 
-Approx. 06h00 – Farm and river scenes on return to the Caverns.
-07h30 – 09h00 – BREAKFAST 
-09h00 – 09h30 – Vacate rooms

– 09h30 – 11h00 
* The use of filters 
* Macro Photography of flowers and insects. 
* Anything else we can assist with photographically.
* Final questions

11h00 – TEA TIME 

12h30 – 14h00 – LUNCH AND DEPARTURE We wish you all a safe journey and look forward to meeting again.

Cell: 083-274-3781


Camera:35mm or Digital. Any make of camera is welcome, bring your instruction book.
Lenses:Anything you have especially wide angle lenses.
Tripod:Will help steady your equipment especially in the early light and at the waterfall.
Remote release:Good for slow speed photography
Filters:If you have one a Polarizer filter would be great.
Film or Memory Card:There are many subjects to photograph so please bring enough. Most people in the past have taken over 100 pictures.
Batteries:Extra batteries for your camera are essential.
External Flash:Excellent for special macro work if you have one.

11 thoughts on “Photographic Workshop

  1. Hi there, I am a newbie in Photography and would love to attend one of your workshops! In the related post on the Drakensberg photographic workshop you mention the date 7-9 September, but on the the activities page you only mention 6-8 October.
    Can you please clarify these dates for me?

  2. Am interested in the Photo workshop weekend – can you let me know dates for 2014 and rough costs so I can plan?

  3. We are interested in the Photographic weekend 9-11 May 2014. Is there still availability on the course for 2 people?
    Is there accommodation for 1 week including that weekend?
    Many thanks.

  4. Dear Shelley

    Thank you for your enquiry. We can assist you with accommodation of your choice for a week over 9-11 May as required.

    Adults Daily Sharing Single
    Standard Room R950 R1425
    Comfortable room, bathroom en suite, no TV
    Superior Room R1150 R1725
    Superior accommodation with TV and bar fridge
    Superior Suite R1320 R1980
    Spacious suite with TV, bar fridge and fireplace.

    Please contact us by return if you would like to book.

    Kind regards


  5. I am interested in booking for the course in May. is there still space?
    At this stage I am a single booking!!
    Trying to get a friend to join me.

  6. Dear Athene

    We still have space for the May Photographic course. You could book as a single person so long and can book the extra person at a later stage.

    Please email us at to book.

    Kind regards


  7. Hi I sent a message yesterday, not sure if you received it??

    I,m very keen in joining you for your photographic weekend 10th to 12th November 2017

    Please advise if there is still space available. 1 x Single room.

    Kind Regards
    Carol Weedon

  8. Dear Carol

    Thank you for your enquiry.

    Apologies, we do not seem to have received your email yesterday.

    We do have a Standard room available, IN: 10th, OUT: 12th November for the Photographic workshop.

    The rate is R1400 per night for a single person, all meals, 2 teas and the Photo workshop included.

    Please email us on to book.

    Kind regards

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