Djuma Photo Safari

The Djuma Photo Safari is where the big 5 roam, situated in the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve which is part of the greater Kruger National Park and is an area with a plethora of wildlife and photographic opportunities. The reserve is also undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to see and photograph the big cats as you have never done before. With our Professional Tusk Photo host photographers sharing their intricate knowledge and experience on how to capture the amazing wildlife you encounter both during the day and at night, this safari is set for you to leave not only with some phenomenal images, but with a more in depth knowledge of how to capture those stunning wildlife moments.

Djuma Photo Safari - Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Tusk Photo is very proud to offer you this phenomenal 5 day safari to Djuma Game Reserve, set in one of the most sought after unspoiled and pristine game viewing areas in Southern Africa – the Sabi Sand game reserve.

Your action packed adventure takes place in this reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park, 2.3 million hectares of virgin African bush.

The reserve enjoys a wealth of diverse wildlife, at ease in their natural and undisturbed surroundings. You will have the unrivalled opportunity to photograph not only the Big 5, but also a massive diversity of other species.

We all have a fascination for the big cats, and the Sabi Sand Reserve has become synonymous with big cat sightings including Lion, Cheetah and Leopard, if fact the reserve is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to see and photograph Leopards.  You will see these magnificent cats on almost every game drive. They are unfazed by the presence of vehicles, and continue with their daily lives as you get up close and personal for the opportunity to capture your images of a lifetime.

Your safari experience is enhanced by the fact that we have exclusive use of the lodge for our groups allowing us more flexibility and extended game drive timings. This together with the use of highly skilled Trackers,  knowledgeable Game Rangers, and an experienced Tusk Photo Wildlife photographer on each vehicle, this safari is not to be missed

Tusk Photo limits the number of guests on each vehicle to either 6 or 4 depending on the safri option, giving you the best possible opportunity for optimum sightings, with no crowding. 

Safari highlights:

  • No Single Supplement Costs
  • Exclusive use of the Lodge allowing for maximum flexibility
  • Big 5 game viewing 
  • Unrivaled big cat photography
  • Unrivaled night photography and tuition using different light sources
  • Photographic workshops everyday between game drives
  • Luxury lodge 
  • All rooms have air conditioning
  • Professional Tusk Photo host photographers sharing their intense knowledge of the area and photography with you

Tour Itinerary

  • Arrive at Djuma at around 12:30pm in time lunch. After a briefing we depart on game drive into the evening.

  • Early morning & late afternoon / evening game drives on open vehicles with all meals and snacks. Between brunch and high tea there will be workshops and tution held should you wish to join

  • Early morning game drive followed by breakfast. Check-out between 10am - 11am. End of safari.

Djuma Photo Safari – Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Djuma Game Reserve – where the big five roam – is situated in the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve which is part of the greater Kruger National Park. Djuma was started over twenty years ago as a safari lodge by the Moolman family and is renowned for the quality of its game safaris. Their guides and trackers not only know the ways of the African bush, but are able to follow the various fascinating animals – from lions and elephants to leopards and other nocturnal animals – by reading the signs of the wild and following them, even off-road. A game safari is a once in a lifetime experience for many people and thus the quality of the safari is paramount.

The reserve is named from the Shangaan word meaning “roar of the lion” – just one of the big 5 game animals you’ll find on our doorstep. Djuma Game Reserve forms part of the privatised Sabi Sand Game Reserve, bordering on the famous Kruger National Park. There are no dividing fences between Djuma, Sabi Sand and the great trans-frontier national park, blending Djuma’s own 7000 hectares into a magnificent ecosystem that wraps around the eastern corner of South Africa.

The reserve enjoys a wealth of diverse wildlife, at ease in their natural and undisturbed surroundings. Visitors to Djuma are treated to some of the best game-viewing opportunities Africa has to offer.

All game drives are scheduled for the dawn and dusk hours. This is when the vast majority of animals are most active, and you get the opportunity to see crepuscular, nocturnal and diurnal wildlife. All game drives are conducted on our private open game viewers

Each of the suites at Djuma are designed in the traditional African kaya- style. A private lounge is separated from the bedroom by an expansive Teak deck. Glass doors open the indulgent bedroom to the view from the deck and the pristine African savannah. Four-poster king-size beds dominate the airy bedrooms, while spa baths and outdoor showers complete the ultimate indulgence. Each chalet has its own open deck where, if you’re lucky, you might catch a leopard stealing a drink of water.

How do I get to the Lodge:

  • Option 1 – You can drive to the lodge. From Johannesburg its 6 hrs tar road with the last 60km on dirt road
  • Option 2 – You can fly to Arthusa airstrip and transfer 20min to the lodge
  • Option 3 – You can fly to either Hoedspruit or Nelspruit (KMIA) and arrange transfers from there to the lodge
  • Option 4 – You can fly to Hoedspruit or Nelspruit and rent a vehicle and drive to the lodge. Hoedspruit 1.5hrs / Nelspruit 2.5hrs

Please let us know if you need any help in arrange flights / transfers or other arrangements.


  • Services of Tusk Photo hosts
  • All meals, teas & coffees
  • Select Local beers, wines and soft drinks.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • All activities
  • Photographic workshop and tuition

Not included:

  • Visas
  • Telephone calls
  • Gratuities
  • Purchases of a personal nature.
  • Travel costs to Djuma either driving or International flights.

Dates & Prices

Departure Date Return Date Tour Cost SADC Rate Availability Location
13 November 202017 November 2020ZAR 25600N/AFULLView More
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17 November 202021 November 2020ZAR 25600N/AFULLView More
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10 December 202015 December 2020ZAR 25600N/AcancelledVuyatelaView More
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21 November 202125 November 2021ZAR 25600N/A4Book View More
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