Discover the Free State and Drakensberg with these Epic Photography Workshops


Landscape and nature photographers Kyle Goetsch and Jon Kerrin are hosting two hands-on photography workshops in April at Clarens and Golden Gate National Park in the Free State, and the Amphitheater in the Drakensberg.

Both Kyle and Jon have been running VentureKJ together for several years and bring a new dynamic to landscape photography workshops. Every trip is a fun adventure with photography and the pursuit of light always at the core of their trips. VentureKJ covers a wide range of workshops from long exposure techniques to seascapes and astrophotography, all the way to amazing adventures across Southern Africa chasing the weather and astounding seasonal changes.

Photography Workshops


Discover the underrated beauty of the Eastern Free State with its imposing mountain ranges, astounding sunsets, and impressive fauna with a 4-day tour. In this tour, you will be shown some of the most spectacular autumn colours the province has to offer. Kerrin and Goetsch take a gander around the quaint town of Clarens and the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, renowned for its immense beauty, especially around the autumn months. During the change of season, this area comes alive with colour and becomes a vibrant playground for landscape photographers. 

Included in the rate is location scouting for landscape, nature, travel, seasonal photography, and amazing accommodation with breakfast and dinner. Both photographers are on standby for technical assistance throughout the tour. The experts discuss important skills and tricks such as composition, the ideal times to capture the light, and guidance on the correct gear settings. Some insight on post-processing assistance and presentations are also discussed. 

When: 13 to 16 April 2023
Where: Clarens and Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Eastern Free State
Cost: R12 800 per person sharing. Includes accommodation with breakfast and dinner

Photography Workshops


Ukuhlamba, ‘The Barrier of Spears’, is the aptly given name to South Africa’s most famous mountain range which is also home to the highest waterfall in the world. The Drakensberg is the ultimate photographic destination for the adventurous at heart. Join Kerrin and his crew as they explore the Amphitheatre region of the Drakensberg on this multi-day hiking adventure. This workshop will run for 4 days to allow you to immerse yourself in country towns filled with character and history.

An experienced and registered mountain guide will navigate the route to spectacular spots and photographic opportunities to master your photography skills. Tents, breakfast, dinner, park fees, and hiking permits are all taken care of. Sleeping bags and mats can be arranged if required.

Expect some great tips and feedback from professional photographers on a myriad of elements around landscape, nature, and travel photography. 

When: 16 to 20 April 2023
Where: Drakensberg
Cost: R14 200 per person sharing. Includes tent with breakfast and dinner

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