Cape Town Photo Walks

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As many of you will know, we are all about providing our photographic community with the best possible opportunities to explore their passion for photography. One of the ways that we have done this  here in Johannesburg is with our Montecasino Bird gardens Photo Walks and of course, the Masterclass Presentations

Unfortunately we can’t be in two places at once and have received many requests to visit and offer the same sort of opportunities throughout South Africa – and even further afield. With that in mind, we are very excited to announce that we have added James Gradwell’s  Cape Town Photo Walks to our website. 

We believe that James embodies the spirit and ethos of what Wild Eye stands for and that he will take good care of, and inspire, each and every guest that joins him on one of these walks.

Over to James!

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James Gradwell in 'secret' cave on Photo Hike Walk1

So back in 2010 when it was still a relatively new experience I started Photography Tours Cape Town the first of its kind for the region. It has grown since then and has now expanded to include another first of its kind: Cape Town  Photo Walks launched beginning of 2014. Some of my best photographs are taken while walking but you need to be careful when walking unfamiliar places alone with expensive camera gear. Also if you are new to an area with limited time, you can easily miss out on key images.

Photo Hike, sunset Shoot few people even local know this location

This is what makes Photo Walks so appealing, not only do you get safety in numbers but you are also lead by a local professional photographer who not only shows you the best spots but also offers in the field photographic advice. In order to keep things personalized, group sizes are limited to just 6 people.

Photo Hike learning techniques before sunset

We have four different photo walk options spread out Mon – Sat. The walks are currently lead by myself  & Jason Buch.

[acc_item title=”The City Walk | Monday & Wednesdays 9-12am”]We use the colourful Cape Malay Quarter and vibrant Company Gardens to focus on iconic Cape Town Cityscapes

City Photo Walk unusual angles such as this car roof reflection
City Photo Walk Colourful Cape Malay Quarter
[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”The Evening Hike | Friday 5-8pm”]A good fitness & hiking level is required but so worth it to one of the best viewpoints in Cape Town. Our focus is on landscape, sunset & nightscape photography.

Photo Hike after sunset city light imagery

[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”The Township Walk | Tuesday & Thursday 9-12am)”]We visit the Township of Imizamo Yethu where a local guide who takes you around, this walk is not only about learning people photography but also interacting with the locals.

Photo Walk Township interacting with the children

[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”The Beginners Walk | Saturdays 9-12am”]This is more of an outdoor photo class than a walk, we use the colourful Cape Malay quarter and cover all the basics of setting up & getting to know your camera.

Beginners Class in Colourful Cape Malay Quarter

[space height=”10″] Starting Times do vary from summer to winter, please check out

Rates: R 750 p/person. R1000 p/p for township which includes myciti bus transport & township guide

Singles: if the tour has only 1 person, rate is R1500 & R2000 for township

Bookings: +27 (0) 76 033 2343 or email

James Gradwell

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