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Photographic - 3 Day Sunken Reflection Hides Photography Specialist

Imagine spending your days with a bird and wildlife photography guide in the best sunken reflection photography hide in Africa set in a Big Five private game reserve with opportunity to get eye-level close-up pictures of incredible wildlife and birdlife. This is what we offer at Indlovu River Lodge near Hoedspruit in the Karonge Private Game Reserve.


Shoot from a few mm above water level
Adjustable director’s chairs on wheels for 5 persons plus guide
Gimbals on independent support system
Carpeted to minimise noise
Water holes regularly visited by Big 5 and wide variety of other animals and birds

Lens Recommendation

Due to the diversity of our hides you’ll require lenses covering the following focal length:

Wide angle 12mm – telephoto up to 600mm
Wide angle 12 – 30mm
Mid-range telephoto 70 – 400mm
Long telephoto 400 – 600mm


Situated on the banks of the Kuvjenami river, lies Indlovu River Lodge, accommodating a maximum of 20 guests. The villas are hidden under towering Jackalberry trees, with the magnificent northern escarpment of the Drakensberg mountains as a backdrop.


Click on each day to see daily itinerary & target species

Day 1 - First afternoon hide session

Check in time is between 13:00 and 14:00

  • Light lunch (on request)
  • First hide session from 14:30 to 17:30
  • Dinner at 19:00

Day 2 - Morning and afternoon hide sessions

  • 06:15 to 09:30 or 10:00 - First hide session
  • Coffee/Tea/Rusks provided in hide
  • Breakfast on return to lodge
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 to 17:30 - Second hide session
  • Dinner 19:00

Day 3 - Last Morning session

  • 06:15 to 9:30 hide session
  • Breakfast
  • Check out