Cape Town is booming with inspiration that will take you on a visual journey. Whether you’re an amateur or professional, these local businesses offer great ways to learn more about your camera, up your social media game, and add capture the beauty of the Cape.
Fun and practical learning experience
The Photo Walkers has been teaching photography since 2012 and are coming to Cape Town! Join them for their Pop-Up Photo Workshops on the weekend of 7-9 May PLUS the weekend of 28-30 May.
There are 18 workshops catering to all skills levels and you can book for one, five, seven, eleven, or as many as you like. There are limited places, so early booking is advisable. Simply click on this link to secure your place/s thephotowalkers.com/capetownmayworkshop/
Each Pop-Up is R400 and exact locations are be given to all those confirmed.
The team is ready to share their expertise, guiding participants through basic and advanced camera settings – all skills levels are welcome.
Come solo as many friendships have been made on their workshops, and you can continue to chat to your new mates on the follow-ups after the lessons. The 52 Week Challenge is another great experience and open to everyone.
In addition to their Pop-Ups around SA, their workshops include educational tours, safaris, walks, hikes and adventures – around SA and around the globe (when Covid allows).
The team of photographers hail from The SA Pro Photographers (SAPP) – an exclusive group of accredited camera gurus to assist you along the journey. They have also spent many years scouting for the best photographic experience.
Pros in digital video and boast a multipurpose studio space
Setting the bar in the digital video space and trends with brands, content creators and influencers, Special Effects Media South Africa offers expert video services to boost your online presence.
Co-founder and CEO, Danilo Acquisto, and his team share the vision of all clients and offer a versatile service offering for digital video production, online video strategies, YouTube Specialisation and influencer marketing.
Whether you’re looking to fine-tune your handle or looking to climb the ranks in the online space – this is a great place to start.
The team works to suit the style and vision of the client – from the roots of concept creation and working towards the final product. The YouTube certified startup and Multi-Channel Network – offers a hub of everything video and digital.
The Content Hub is their content studio located at Roamwork, which is a great working environment fitted with fast wifi, meeting rooms and offers various trendy amenities. The Content Hub is a professional and technically advanced studio space that caters for video shoots and photoshoots, clients can also record podcasts and host webinars.
Check out a virtual tour of The Content Hub: speceffectmedia.co.za/studio/
Come for the thrills, cruise for the stills
Jeep Tours Cape Town hosts 4×4 adventures in the Atlantis Dunes as well as off-road trails and scenic routes through Premium Wine Estates – showcasing some of the best views in Stellenbosch Winelands and Constantia Valley.
These 4×4 adventures are playgrounds for influencers to share the fun and experience the sights aboard modern Jeep Wranglers. Explore the stunning photo stops, lookout points and remote locations boasting incredible views while sipping on their favourite wine.
The 3-hour Dune Adventure navigates the vast Witzand Aquifer Nature Reserve, just 40min from Cape Town central. Transfers can be arranged to the location and guests can also participate in sandboarding – a great opportunity to capture first-person video footage with your GoPro/action camera.
The off-road trails in Constantia and Stellenbosch offer fantastic viewpoints of the surrounds, coupled with wine tasting and more. These two are for the wine-lovers and food vloggers.
The Wine Tours host a series of attractions tailored for fun in Stellenbosch Winelands or Constantia Wine Valley. Two 8-hour private tours featuring three renowned wineries, spoiling guests to wine tasting, pairings, private Vineyard access and more.
Limited time in Cape Town? Take a look at the new Peninsula & Wine Combo tour that includes attractions like Camps Bay strip, Chapmans Peak Drive, Picnic & Wine experience and more.
This is one for the photo books so remember to bring your power banks and extra SD cards.
Note: Select Photography permits will need to be acquired for Witzand Aquifer Nature Reserve. For more information for Custom Group Tours, please visit jeeptours.capetown
Instant photography in the palm of your hands
Fujifilm Instax is all about sharing memories with those you love. It’s about creating memories and printing them on the spot no matter where you are – sharing the love of photography has never been this much fun.
A great camera for outdoor adventures and indoor occasions – Instax‘s range of cameras and printers provide instant prints, allowing your memories to be more than digital.
A hands-on experience from the moment you frame the shot, to hearing the shutter and then seeing the final product slide out within seconds.
Fujifilm Instax offers a stylish collection that produces quality photo prints. The Instax Square SQ1, an instant camera so stylish you’ll want to carry it with you wherever you go.
The Instax Mini Link printer, which alongside the app you install on your smartphone, can print all your digital memories with the press of a button.
Choose the camera that suits you. The functions and specs provide a great easy-to-use product and offer various settings for experienced photographers to get creative.
With Instax’s new range of coloured frame photo paper, you can brighten up your Square or Mini photo prints. Pick and choose from a range of Instax accessories, including handbags, camera cases, photo frames and photo books. Fujifilm Instax – don’t just take, give!
Where to buy: www.instaxsa.co.za/wheretobuy
Vintage Wine & Dine travels that speaks to the camera
The Franschhoek Wine Tram hosts exclusive Wine & Cuisine Experiences boasting luxury cuisine, illustrious wine pairings and a great chance to frame treasured memories with friends and family.
One of the Cape’s most charming modes of transport, guests can enjoy all-day dining attractions from breakfast to dinner that features a one-of-a-kind culinary experience on the tram and tram-bus.
Get a glance of the Wine Tram experience via the video link: vimeo.com/521736610
The Wine & Cuisine Experience is a dream activity for the foodies on and off the track. Featuring three wine farms, amazing scenery and attractions to photograph along the way. Passengers are treated to breakfast and wine pairings at the beautiful Miko gardens at Mont Rochelle, leading up to the exclusive MCC & macaron experience on the Brill tram.
The Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant serves a lavish lunch pairing and guests can visit the art gallery that has a fantastic collection on display. The day concludes with an underground cellar experience at Haute Cabrière, showcasing the art of Sabrage coupled with a delicious dessert and wine pairings.
Franschhoek Wine Tram sets a remarkable scene – one worth every glance that boasts intimate views of the surrounds and a taste of Franschhoek’s history and culture.
Wine guides are on board each journey, regaling passengers with fond stories and historical anecdotes immersed in the area. This is one local gem in our backyard and a refreshing activity capture the vast mountain views, local landmarks and natural scenery.
For more booking information and details about each line of travel – please visit winetram.co.za/book-now/
A fun, trendy and fashionable photo booth experience
4 u Place features a celeb-like experience that only ever captures your good side, hosting a fun and interactive photo booth activity that’s tailored for fame – or just for the fun of it, we’re all stars one way or another.
Guests can jump into the frame with family, friends and kids, and get a feel for the limelight. This is a great place for socialites to make use of gorgeous backdrops and themed designs, adding a mix of elegant and fun elements to the photo.
The Canal Walk branch is equipped with 14 unique booths, offering great lighting and tech to capture great quality photography and videos. Each booth offers a unique style and comes with various props to suit just about everyone. The Eikestad Mall branch launched this month in Stellenbosch.
Whether it’s for the gram or if you’re taking some video footage to share on TikTok, 4 u Place brings a trendy and fashionable look and feel to the photography game.
Guests of all ages are welcome to try out the experience, this is a family-friendly activity to crack a smile, strike your signature pose and have a few laughs.
4 u Place is popping up all over Cape Town so be sure to check their social media for the latest news.
Visual journeys of local culture, history and community
Take it to the streets with Juma Art Tours, opening up a visual and interactive experience to view art in one of its truest forms – engaging with the local attractions and educating people along the way.
Founded by fellow artist Juma Mkwela, The Eco Tour Agency hosts a phenomenal view of the city – uncovering the hidden masterpieces and artistic visions that breathe life into the surroundings.
Choose from a list of activities and attractions, such as the Woodstock Cycle Experience Tour, which brings a fun biking experience to the mix. Local guides lead the way directing guests to amazing local street art pieces that display amazing graffiti and imagery.
Explore the wonders within the Woodstock Street Art Tour, which features masterpieces around every corner and stunning murals lighting up the walls.
Guests can join the street art tours, township tours and get a taste of Cape Town’s favourite culinary spots. Juma Art Tours paves the way for video/photography enthusiasts to document a different side of the Cape, one that explores public art delving deeper into the expression of art itself.
Each tour highlights Cape Town’s culture and community that brims with nothing but good vibes. Get acquainted with stunning art galleries and fantastic coffee shops and bakeries.
For more information and bookings, please visit their website.