Umkulu Adventures Tours

West Coast Photographic Safaris

West coast photographic safaris

West Coast Photographic Safaris

West coast photographic safaris will take you on the road less travelled. We have combined the west coast, Namaqualand and the Richtersveld. This is a accommodated safari and fully inclusive of all activities, meals and accommodation on route. The safari will start and end in Cape Town. One of the reasons for this safari is the flowering season of the coastal and Namaqualand Natural Flowers.

Travellers come from all over the world to admire the indigenous succulents and Namaqua Flowers. It is a great photographic opportunity. It is perfect for macro and landscape photography. The namaqua park is home to some antelopes and predators. It is not uncommon to view raptors along our way on this trip.

We make use of customized 4 x 4 Safari Vehicles. These vehicles have large windows and allow for great access to photography. These are small group safaris and we only accommodate a maximum of 6 people per safari. Small groups allow for great communications and good educational value whilst on safari.

Highlights of West Coast Photographic Safaris

  • Exclusive west coast access points.
  • Wine tasting.
  • Seal colony.
  • Shipwrecks.
  • Lighthouses.
  • Local cuisine.
  • Indigenous succulents.
  • Local cuisine.
  • Flowering in season.
  • Vast Landscapes.
  • Not over crowded.
  • 4×4 trail.
  • Local Nama Communities.
  • A visit to The Diamond Coast.
  • A Visit to The Orange River.
  • A visit to The Richtersveld.

The West Coast of South Africa still offers a wild side and is the more arid coast in South Africa. It is known for succulents and vast landscapes. You have sandveld and duneveld vegetation along with some namaqualand and karoo. The wild diamond coast has long been closed to the public, but has opened as recent as 2-3 years ago. Join our team and come and photograph the wild side of the west Coast.

We can customize any trip on request.


  • Accommodation
  • Park fees, entrance fees, conservation fees
  • Guided safari vehicle
  • Meals, mineral water
  • Wine tasting & local cuisine
  • orange river day trip
  • 4 x 4 trail
  • Shipwrecks


  • Own drinks with meals
  • Own ravel instance
  • Camera, charger, batteries
  • Camera Cleaning set




Price per person R22500


Day 1,2

Cape Town – Lambertsbay

We depart Cape Town and follow the west coast road past some fishing communities towards a private sanctuary along the coast of Lamberts Bay. We will spend the following two nights here and discover the culture and history of the west coast and the communities that live here.

Day 3,4,5.

Namaqua Park – Hondeklip Bay

The next 3 days we travel further along the coast and follow an offroad trail all the way towards Namaqua Park and the fishing village of Hondeklip Bay.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6,7

Richtersveld – Orange River

Our trail explores the Diamond coast and the Richtersveld. We visit the town of Port Nolloth that was once the Diamond Hub of Namaqualand. Our last two days is spent in the Richtersveld, next to the Orange River. As part of our final experience will be a rafting trail down the orange river of 3 hours.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8

Transfer Back To Cape Town

The safari has come to an end and we head back to our starting point Cape Town.