Photography Internship in South Africa

Join our creative experts in the Greater Kruger Area of South Africa to gain practical experience in wildlife and other genre-specific photography. This is a unique personal and professional development opportunity that sees interns supporting wildlife conservation initiatives through the medium of photography.


  • Work alongside a professional photographer to enhance and develop your photographic skills
  • Build an incredible portfolio that will showcase your talent for wildlife and other genre-specific photography
  • Use your photographs to increase awareness of conservation and other local and global issues
  • Gain experience in pre-visualisation, production and editing of photographs
  • Be supported by a Personal Development Coach to ensure you realize and achieve your objectives
  • Live in one of the most beautiful areas of South Africa, near the Greater Kruger National Park
  • Work alongside a team of experts, local people and volunteers

Volunteer Reviews

“I found the photography course perfectly in line with what I wanted and expected, it was fantastic to be pushed to experiment and adapt new styles to experiment with. Not only do I feel as if I’m leaving as a better photographer, but above all that I feel as if I made a difference (or rather, an impact) and it’s that feeling that makes me want to come back ASAP for longer.”

Sam Cox, UK

“This has been a once in a lifetime experience. I came to the project knowing far less than I even thought about both my camera and the art of photography, but the team have taught, encouraged and pushed my boundaries. The difference between the photos I produced at the start of the trip, to the photos I have produced in the final week, are almost incomparable as I have improved so much.”

Sophie Brown, UK

Dates & Rates

Prices include:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off. An African Impact team member will be waiting for you and will be there to transport you to our program base, Dumela Lodge
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • All work-related transport
  • 24 hour support from experienced staff who live and work alongside you
  • Mentorship from a professional photographer
  • Full orientation, training and guidance from our team
Prices exclude:
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Visa-related fees
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Items of a personal nature, including gifts, snacks and alcohol

About the Destination

During your internship, you will stay at our program base in the Greater Kruger Area of South Africa, a wildlife hotspot situated just 45-minutes from the world-famous Kruger National Park.

Surrounded by game reserves, the spacious thatched lodge boasts a large swimming pool and is situated on 18 hectares of land. This beautiful landscape serves as home to impala, warthog, bush pig, nyala and a great diversity of birdlife. Here can you dine, relax and socialise with fellow interns, volunteers and staff.

Whether you’re looking for gap-year travel, work experience or simply a career-break, this is an experience that will give you new perspectives, new friends, new skills and give you a glimpse into the beautiful world of the African wild. At weekends our team can help you organise day and over night trips to nearby attractions, including the world-famous Blyde River Canyon.

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