Sunday, August 31, 2014

August Winds

The August winds have once again brought change to underground hide.  New mammals, birds and herds have made regular visits to the hide this month making for an interesting viewing experience to all those who have visited the hide.

Kurrichane Thrush


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Recent July Premier Predator Tour

C4 and Shem Compion recently hosted one of their favourite photo safaris in Southern Africa, a Premier predator Safari with a Kalahari extension.This means 4 nights in Mashatu, 4 nights in Mala Mala and then three nights in Tswalu Kalahari. All transfers are done by plane so that means you never miss a photo morning or evening session the entire duration of the safari!

What it also means is that our clients cover some very diverse landscapes across the country with all of them being excellent wildlife photography country.This is simply one of the best wildlife photography safaris you can do in Southern Africa with the highlights being the elephants and photo hides of Mashatu, Leopards and lions of Mala Mala and then the Meerkats of Tswalu.

It is no wonder that we only have a couple of places remaining in 2015.

These are:
Premier Predator Tour 22-30 April 2015
Premier Predator Tour 11-19 November 2015


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Getaway Wildlife / Natural History Photography course with Shem Compion at the Photo and Film Expo 2014

"Wildlife/natural history photography has changed considerably over the last fifteen years. Shem has navigated these years to emerge as one of the most successful. Shem's invaluable experience and expertise will guide you through this course for you to emerge as a successful photographer."

Join Shem Compion and Getaway at the Photo and Film Expo 2014 for a Wildlife/Natural History Photography Course on the Friday( 31 Oct.) and Saturday (1 Nov.).

Please contact Sue on for bookings and additional information.


Second Photo Workshops led by Heinrich van den Berg

In a previous post we spoke about Heinrich van den Berg who led our Clients on a C4 Images and Safaris Photo Workshop in Mashatu and showcased some of the his amazing photographs captured over that time.

Heinrich hosted another Workshop at Mashatu for C4 Images & Safaris and once again Mashatu delivered in incredible sighting of Elephants and wildlife. Please see below some great photography from Heinrich van den Berg, capturing all of the excitement while on the C4 Photo Workshop.


Photo Workshop led by Heinrich van den Berg

Heinrich van den Berg is a world renowned photographer and publisher, he was the first photographer to win the Eric Hoskings Award of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year for two consecutive years and also won the international Camel Trophy Photographic Competition. Additionally he was the overall winner of the International Fuji Getaway Photographer of the Year award in 2005. 


Friday, August 1, 2014

Birds of the Underground Hide

Although summer feels as though it is centuries away as well as the beautiful migrant birds that come with it, the bird life at the underground hide has been outstanding in the past few months.  Our “seen at the underground hide” bird list for the year has reached approximately 60 species, and is growing every day.