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Visit the best spots off the beaten track for spectacular photos

Beginners- learn to take the perfect shot - single day workshops - practical and image review

Welcome to Photo Tours Cape Town, the home of exclusive photographic tours. 

Photo Tours Cape Town wants you to feel Cape Town in your bones. Experience it. Taste it. Capture it. Just book it.

With Photo Tours Cape Town, the tour begins with you. Our tours are designed around our client's unique interests and desires. Photographers and videographers have different needs to other tourists, and Photo Tours Cape Town caters for the photographer, amateur or professional, who wants special attention. We understand a photographer's need for extra time, space for and understanding of photographic gear and lighting conditions, in a MALARIA FREE area.

We want you to capture the beauty of Cape Town on your photo tour. Experience photographing Cape Town on a Cape Town Photo Tour.  A photographic Tour of Cape Town allows you to photograph the city which has been rated as the most beautiful city in the world.  

It is difficult to photograph everything you want to when travelling.   Without a Photo Tours Cape Town guide, you often end up with drive-by photos and go home with the same standard touristy images as everyone else. Photo Tours Cape Town is different. Our hosts cater for those who are serious about photography - on any level of proficiency, who are committed to enjoy photography.

Being accompanied by a registered, local host from Photo Tours Cape Town, who is also an experienced photographer, means you will see and understand much more about what you photograph. Add extra value to your Photo Tours Cape Town tour by making use of on-site accommodation with your hosts. (read more)

Join a Photo Tours Cape Town host for an experience to remember when you are too old to lift a light meter - and may that day never come !

Come tour Cape Town with us. Photo Tours Cape Town tours are loads of fun, lots of laughter, and memories to last a lifetime -  Just shoot it!

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With us, the tour begins with you

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  • Tours to suite your interests and genre
  • We understand your need for space
  • We understand your need for light
  • Best photographic opportunities
  • Our time is yours
  • Less travel, more shooting time

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  • Flexible time table
  • Small groups
  • Hands-on help with shooting
  • Dedicated photographer-guides
  • We cater exclusively for photographers
  • Affordable rates



Mark Wallace from Adorama TV and Creative live visits Fairy Glen. A man on a Bike. Traveling the world - with Elsa of Photo Tours Cape Town.

Read all about his adventure here...

Mark's visit to Langa with Eric - read here... 


Image - by Mark Wallace 

With us, the tour begins with you

Photo Tours Cape Town are exclusive and for photographers and videographers. Unlike most tours, our time is yours,  and you decide when you are ready to move on from one location to the next. Photo Tours Cape Town tours are totally flexible around your needs.

Every decision involves meeting this concrete and simple goal.

      Wine Route

  • 7 different wine routes 
  • Visit vineyards
  • Brandy distillery
  • Wine making
  • Wine tasting
  • Harvesting (seasonal) 
  • Barrel making
  • Duck Run
  • Landscape opportunities
  • Wine pairing

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  • Big 5 
  • Baboons
  • Ostrich
  • Marine 5
  • Butterfly world
  • Lion Sanctuary
  • Crocodile farm
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Game viewing
  • Birds


      Big 5 Game Safari

  • Day trip or Stay over
  • CLOSE encounters 
  • Game drives
  • Lion
  • Elephant
  • Leopard
  • Buffalo
  • Rhino
  • Zebra
  • Game
  • Malaria Fee area

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  • 29 Blue Status beaches 
  • Table Mountain 
  • Floral Kingdom
  • Mountain ranges
  • Seascapes
  • City Scapes
  • Signal Hill
  • West Coast National Park
  • Cape Point
  • Sunrise and Sunsets

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  • Lord Milner Hotel 
  • Coffee Shop
  • Laird's Arms
  • Old Bank Building
  • Marie Rawden Museum
  • Traveller's chapel 
  • Railway station
  • Transport museum
  • Old Post Office
  • Court House and jail
  • British Army reboot camp
  • Old English Bus tour


      Cape Town Historical

  • The Castle 
  • District 6 Museum
  • Jewish Museum
  • Slave Lodge
  • Robben Island
  • Table Mountain St George's
  • Township Tour
  • Signal Hill
  • B0-Kaap
  • Company Gardens
  • Groote Kerk
  • And many more

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      Great White Sharks

  • Depart Cape Town 
  • Breakfast in Gansbaai
  • Safety briefing
  • Board the Barracuda
  • Shark viewing and
  • Shark cage diving
  • Photograph up close
  • Whales in season
  • Seals
  • Light lunch
  • Return via Hermanus 

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      Fynbos and flowers

  • West Coastal area 
  • Table Mountain reserve
  • Floral Kingdom
  • Heritage site
  • More than 9000 species
  • 6200 species endemic
  • King Protea - national flower
  • West Coast National Park
  • Carpets of flowers
  • Seasonal for wild flowers

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      Bird Photography

  • 610 + species 
  • 70% are endemic
  • Penguin colonies
  • Easy access
  • Where the locals go
  • Small birds
  • Large birds
  • Sunbirds & Sugarbirds
  • Botanical Gardens


      West Coast 

  • Fynbos (flowers seasonal) 
  • West Coast National Park
  • Paternoster
  • Fishing villages
  • Crayfish!
  • Oysters!
  • Landscapes
  • Birds
  • Fossil Park

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      Cape Town to Gansbaai

  • Scenic route
  • Sunrise landscapes 
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Visit Hermanus
  • Penguin colony up close
  • Birds - Harold Porter
  • Whale watching
  • Seals
  • Kayaking in Hermanus
  • Art in the Park


      Peninsula Tour

  • Lighthouses 
  • Table Mountain Reserve
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
  • Signal Hill
  • Peninsula beaches
  • Cape Point
  • Penguin colony
  • Kalk Bay & Hout Bay Harbours
  • Baboons
  • Fynbos


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Matjiesfontein - Matjiesfontein is the most quaint and haunted village in South Africa and one of our favourite places to visit.  ... read more

Great White SharksPhotographing the highly endangered Great White Shark in it's natural habitat. Gansbaai is one of the best hotspots  of great White sharks, and weather permitting, you are just about guaranteed to see them. Bucket list stuff ..... read more

Flowers and Fynbos  A trip to the West Coast during flower season to visit the beautiful display of flowers. Carpet-like, and for miles on end. Visitors from over the world come to see and photograph this spectacular view ... read more 

Wine RoutesIf you have an interest in wine and wine tasting, we will visit exclusive wine farms where you will be allowed to photograph everything wine. Vineyards, barrels, bottles, and the wine making process. By special arrangement with certain vineyards, we are able to get photos that no other photographer has access to ... read more 

Big 5 Safari - We visit a private game reserve, just more than an hour’s drive from Cape Town. South Africa is world renowned for the BIG 5 – LION, RHINO, BUFFALO, ELEPHANT AND LEOPARD, and of course South Africa is known for it’s hospitality. Game drives offer you the unique opportunity to view and photograph these animals up close ... read more

Wildlife - Elephants to baboons, game to ostriches, butterflies, seals and bugs. We even have the Big 5 to photograph. Well established game reserves can be visited with exclusive game drives if you specifically want to see the Big 5 .... read more 

Landscapes - Cape Town is on the Peninsula and surrounded by 2 oceans. Beaches galore. From the Garden Route to the West Coast (more beaches) you will also find quite diverse inland landscapes ... read more 

Bird photography - Over 610 bird species have been recorded in the Western Cape. Around 70% of South Africa's endemic birds are found in the Southern Cape... read more 


Tour Cape Town and surrounding areas with Photo Tours Cape Town for an exclusive experience. For any serious photographer or amateur photographer travelling with Photo Tours Cape Town, scenic Cape Town is unique and you will be photographing fynbos in and around Cape Town, as well as historic architecture, landscapes, plenty endemic birds, baboons, Big 5, other game, butterflies, the endangered great white shark, Flowers, visit a private Game Reserve close to Cape Town, plenty lighthouses, seals, whales, macro stuff, seascapes, the West coast, wildlife, wine farms and beautiful local Cape Town people - and our personal favourite - Matjiesfontein. Your flexible and experienced Cape Town Photo Tours photographic guide knows and understands lighting conditions, space and time. Photo Tours Cape Town can provide on-site accommodation, safe transport, great food, even greater company and some true Cape wine. Cape Town's wine producing industry is as old as Jan Van Riebeek. Iconic places which may be visited include - Kalk Bay, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Groot Constantia, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Hout Bay, Company Gardens, Simonstown, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschoek, City of Cape Town, The Castle, Groote Kerk, St Georges Cathedral. Cape Town Photo Tours go where others fear to walk. Our tours especially accommodate single travellers, and makes for an intimate experience.