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I was born in the Netherlands in a small town close to the German border. As one of five children, I started working for my father’s hospitality company in Germany when I was 18 years old. In 1998 I sold my interest in the business and went on vacation to South Africa. Immediately I fell in love with this beautiful country and immigrated one year later.

My interest in photography started as a young boy and since moving to South Africa, the people, nature and wildlife of this country fascinated me so much that I turned my passion for photography into my profession. Having had 15 years of experience behind me as an owner and manager of a big five game lodge in KwaZulu-Natal, I have done countless game drives that have given me the knowledge on how to find and properly photograph the subject.   

I’ve attended various workshops with the world’s top nature and wildlife photographers, such as Greg du Toit (BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013), Hannes Lochner (BBC Wildlife Portraits runner-up 2013) and Lex Hes (author and nature photographer of the highly acclaimed “Leopards of Londolozi”).

After having studied photography in Cape Town and covering multiple genres, I decided to follow my dream of going back into nature to teach, guide and interact with guests from all corners of the globe, helping them to achieve breathtaking African memories; memories that are captured in the capsule of time with the camera.

I am fluent in Dutch, German, English and Afrikaans.

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ZAZU Photo Safaris

ZAZU Photo Safaris is a branch of its parent company Inspirations ITT (International Travel Tour operator) and the brainchild of one of its Directors.

With her extensive experience in the African Safari industry, paired with her love for nature and photography, this idea was brought to life when we surprisingly met each other at the WTM Expo. Based on her knowledge of Africa’s safari industry, the choice of destinations offered by ZAZU Photo Safaris is of only the finest quality.

Our safaris are specialised for both the dedicated hobby and professional photographer and include the services of a local, specialised wildlife photographer during the stay. This will include advice during game drives as well as workshops in photography and photo editing during your stay.

As the Africa Travel Specialist, it is easy and convenient to extend your holiday should you wish, either before or after your photo safari. This will all be organised, arranged and handled by ITT.

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Destinations

Most 5 day / 4 night photo safaris are based at private game reserves and national game parks in South Africa and Botswana. The itinerary includes transport from the airport to and from your destination of choice. (Click for details under the  destination category below.) Standard accommodation will be in double rooms, or in single rooms on request. Dining will include breakfast, lunch or high tea and dinner. Game drives will take place on open vehicles with experienced rangers, as well as the guidance of a professional wildlife photographer.

The various destinations of choice have been carefully chosen and offer the best opportunities to see and photograph African wildlife and nature in all of its glory.

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Mobile: +27 82 739 1990

Location: Stellenbosch,  South Africa

Email: info@benterhuurne.com