2022/2023 TOURS

We are pleased to invite you to join one of our local and/or international tours.

Our niche is small groups. Maximum 8 travellers.

We manage photographic AND Non-photographic tours.

Prices - Rate of Exchange dependant. Subject to availability. T&C's Apply.


Namibia 2022

R36 000

1st - 7th July 2022

6 nights & 7 days

Incl. Flight Jhb - Windhoek


Damaraland/Sandwich Harbour

Opuwo & Himba People & Village

Etosha National Park




Varied star accommodation D/B/B

https://goo.gl/maps/ZGP9XJumd3DE55vu9      

Uzbekistan 2022

R40 000 POSTPONED to 2023

Due to Russia /Ukraine

16th - 26th September 2022

10 nights & 11 days

Incl. Flights Jhb - Istanbul- Tashkent-Khiva

Istanbul day tour in transit Tashkent/Khiva/Bukhara

Nurata/Samarkand

Paula lived in Uzbekistan for six years and speaks the language


3 star accommodation - B/B

https://goo.gl/maps/cHqmQopWhrW67sCNA   

Cambodia 2022

R34 500

4th - 11th November 2022

7 nights & 8 days

Incl. Flight Jhb - Phnom Penh


Phnom Penh - 5 nights

Siem Reap - 2 nights

City & Street food tour

Angkor Wat Temple tour

Boat ride Tongle Sap


3 star hotel/B/B + some L/D

https://goo.gl/maps/8btFWWUNALquHxYe6 

Italy & Egypt 2023

Italy 20th - 30th May

Egypt 7th - 16th October

10 nights & 11 days

More information to follow

Karoo 2022

FULLY BOOKED

R16 180

11th - 18th May 2022

7 nights & 8 days

Philippolis /Williston/ Sutherland/

Matjiesfontein / Graaff Reinet /

Nieu-Bethesda/ Bloemfontein

We photograph:

Scenery, star trails, churches,

locals, donkey carts, old buildings

windmills. Optional: Wildcat

PDP Driver & Vehicle

Varied star accommodation

B/B

https://goo.gl/maps/MGXJYWkAQfNY3rYY9  


  

Kaapsehoop 2022


R6 300

12th- 15th July 2022

3 nights & 4 days

Kaapsehoop / Nelspruit



We photograph:

Chimps, wild horses, landscapes, 1880 architecture and forests.

Optional: Waterfall

PDP Driver & Vehicle /Self Drive

3 star accommodation

B/B

https://goo.gl/maps/og2ykthLoPTixa8f6        

Moolmanshoek

2022

R4 900

4th - 9th August 2022

2 nights & 3 days

Moolmanshoek / Ficksburg / Rosendal


We photograph:

2 x pre-arranged photoshoots of

horses and riders through a river

Game Drive /Steam Trains

PDP Driver & Vehicle /Self Drive

4 star luxury accommodation

D/B - Incredible 3 course meals

https://goo.gl/maps/c7za43DSTG8tYtBDA      

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Uzbekistan

Kalon Minaret


Uzbekistan

Poi Kalon Complex


Uzbekistan

Yurt Homestay


Uzbekistan

Registan

Namibia

Local People

Namibia

Sand Dune


Namibia

Dune 10


Namibia

Etosha

Cambodia

Krong Siem Reap

Cambodia

Local People


Cambodia

Lilies

Cambodia

Figurines

Cancellation Policy

We have policy of a minimum number of 5 travellers and a maximum of 8 travellers per tour.50% deposit. Balance of payment 2 months prior to travel. Your deposit is fully refundable if minimum numbers are not fulfilled. When the minimum number of 5 photographers is reached, flights, hotels etc. are booked.

50% refund, if cancellation is received via email - paula@getpix.co.za 3 months prior to travel.

Travel insurance is mandatory. T& C's Apply.

Tour Enquiries 2022/2023

We have organized and led tours to India, Turkey, Zanzibar etc. as well as many local tours around South Africa.

If you have a question, please be in touch.

Please include your cell number to allow us to call you, in response to your enquiry.


Paula Rutherford

072 110 2873

paula@getpix.co.za


Tours - local and abroad


Photographers are always wanting to experience new places .Travelling with like-minded people (photographers), ensures we all want the same out of our trip.


I have arranged and led international tours to India, Turkey and Zanzibar.

Each tour was hand picked, going to all the right places and seeing all the interesting 'bucket -list' and definitely more off the beaten track places, with loads of variety in what to photograph. Our tours are a maximum of 10 travellers. We keep our photographic tour group small, safe and satisfied. We always use a reliable, airconditioned vehicle. The bedrooms always give a good night's rest on a firm bed (no humps and bumps thank you) with bathrooms en-suite (unless we are invited to a homestay). You can double up sleeping with a friend or have single occupancy (which costs a little more). Our tour guide is advised well before the time, that we want to shoot during good light. They are always waiting for us in the morning as we stumble out of our accommodation. We eat well, laugh a lot and take loads of good quality images. Of course, I am always there to guide and assist you if you have a question, i.e. photographic composition, which lens to use, star trails, time lapse etc. We respect you and leave you alone if you want to go off on your own to explore and photograph.


Local Trips

We hire an airconditioned vehicle and travel together. We also offer self-drives.

We have visited Clarens, Drakensburg, Free State, Graaf-Reinet, Tankwa Karoo, Pilanesberg, Kaapsehoop and so the list continues.


Covid put a severe restraint on travel in general, but as photographers we are resourceful. South Africa has so much to offer.

Join us. We are happy people.



Testamonial


India

What an amazing experience this trip was from start to finish. Paula had done so much research and the trip was so well planned that we managed to see all the important highlights plus much more. Daily we experienced the unique energy of India from abject poverty to astounding opulence. The street photography was amazing and I will always admire Paula’s way with children, adults and the elderly. She is a very kind and respectful person and people who do not know her recognise this immediately. Everyone in India loved having their photo taken and I took about 3500 photos and still love browsing through those images and also seeing photos of the amazing Tour Group and the fun times we all had. In my Memory Bank forever will be our visit to the Taj Mahal at 5h00 in the morning with the pinkish shimmer of the rising sun on the marble walls and the opportunity to take photos with a minimum of crowds. It was my first trip to the East and I will definitely go back with Paula as tour guide anytime. - MARIA GOUGH

Testamonial


Kaapse Hoop

The trip to Kaapse Hoop and the trip back visiting all the little towns along the way was a part of this wonderful experience. Kaapse Hoop is beautiful with all these little corrugated iron houses, some with pumpkins on the roof, gorgeous flowers and a lovely church.
There were interesting market stalls and wonderful restaurants. I personally loved photographing in the Pine Forest and under Paula’s expert guidance I was exposed to ICM Photography for the first time (Intentional Camera Movement) taking beautiful swirling photos of the Pine Trees against the sky. These are still some of my favourite photos. Then excitement of chasing the beautiful herds of Kaapse Hoop Wild Horses to take photos of them on the hill and against the skyline. Some of the stunning horses were so tame that they walked around the village unperturbed by the visitors. We also visited the nearby Train Depot to take photos undisturbed of some wonderful old trains. The trip was very well organised, the people were all absolutely amazing and Paula is the perfect Tour Leader. - MARIA GOUGH

Testamonial


Our trip to India was amazing - a group of women joined by a shared delight in travel and photography.... enthusiasm by all for early morning rising to catch the sunrise on the Ganges....the Taj Mahal in the early hours - the guide always ready to take us around the corner, over the road, just a little bit further to get a different view - I loved it!

 

Paula has a wonderful way with folk, so when you're out and about, on the streets, on a bicycle - people are willing and happy to engage - not my strong point, so I was grateful for the path laid before me! We took trains, and boats and planes and buses and bikes - we ate on the street and in restaurants - hotel rooms were rearranged when they were not up to scratch - and photography advice was also on hand - adjust this, change that - a wonderful time.

 

India has always been on my travel list and to do it with Paula and the group she put together was sheer delight. We crossed the north west of the massive country, saw the highlights and the street life - lit candles at festivals and watched burials from boats on the river - cameras clicking furiously - the camaraderie buoying us up in the wee hours and late at night.

 Anytime I can go again - I'm in! - CLAIRE DEMBLON - UK

Testamonial


Afrikaburn

Paula is the friend that everyone should have as she is always planning another adventure and life is too short to not participate. I had never heard of Afrikaburn until Paula started telling me about it. After months of research and planning by Paula we went to a desolate place in the Karoo where the most amazing magical event happens annually (sadly not during COVID.) Afrikaburn is a place filled with love and caring about the planet we live in. It is a marvellous five day, 24/7, dress up party, frequented by young and old creatives who love dressing up beautifully and love having their photos taken. Absolutely everyone including us gets dressed up in beautiful outlandish outfits every day and at night many of the outfits are lit up. I cannot explain the vastness of the area and the huge number of people who attend and visit fun stalls where no money may change hands and absolutely no commercialism is allowed. There was music, there were decorated bicycles and crazy vehicles and people offering you a gift such as fruit or garlands of flowers. The most amazingly beautifully created sculptures, some which would be burned at night representing the fleetingness of life, hence the name Afrikaburn. This is right up there as one of my best experiences ever, appealing to absolutely all the senses, a place of love and unity as a group of people who care about the world that we live in. Thank you Paula for all your research and planning that made this trip so very special. Thank you for being the incredible open minded person that you are and thank you for adding colour to so many of our lives. - MARIA GOUGH