Discover a painting holiday in South Africa where you can be guaranteed exciting painting results in the bush

Find picture perfect landscapes to paint under the tutelage of a professional artist and realize your creative abilities

Hi there! I'm Sally Wilkinson

Imagine painting in the beautiful, African countryside - Can you see yourself sitting out in the landscape under an acacia tree painting the savanna landscape.

That vision can now become a reality.
We welcome all painters whether an absolute beginner or a more experienced artist. We will fulfill your artistic dreams here.

I've travelled around checking out the hotels lodges and more importantly the artistic value of each location. After much consultation with the professionals I have now been able to put together the best information on South African painting holidays here, for you, so, do continue reading what we have found because you can have an exhilaratingly creative Painting Holiday in South Africa.

A holiday where you will have the chance to eat, sleep and breathe art and life in Africa in an artistically stimulating atmosphere with plenty of opportunity to translate your impressions and emotions on to paper with a paintbrush, on one of our watercolour painting tours…

This would make a great gift for the artist in your family and I have special holiday discounts for those of you quick enough off the mark so Click Here to reserve your place and make someone you love very happy, or if you are the artist why not treat yourself

On A South African Painting Holiday you will...

    You will get professional tips and secrets to help you improve your painting technique while you enjoy some very different landscapes

    You will stay in some awe inspiring lodges

    You can track down the Big 5 in their natural habitat to sketch

    You will paint landscapes while sitting under a tree canopy

    You can join an accredited ranger twice a day in the conservancy for game walks and drives

    You will also discover fascinating facts about the bushscape first hand

    while you safari in the African bush you'll encounter the Zulu culture, past and present

    You'll probably learn more painting techniques in 10-minutes with us than you will learn all year on your own

Who will be responsible for your holiday?

    As Featured On Ezine ArticlesMe, Sally your holiday director. I used to be a teacher but when we moved to South Africa I wanted to share my lovely new home with people I knew would enjoy it's beauty as much as I do - Painters! I decided the best way to share my interest in painting with artists and wannabes, would be through the Internet, so hence this site. To make these awesome holidays possible I have partnered up with a brilliant art tutor and artist, Gill, and the best tour guide in the province, Cindy.

    Gill Van Wyk is an artist and tutor with 15 years experience and an honors degree. Gill will take you step by step through the process in an easy to follow cheerful manner. She'll give you as much or as little help as you want. She will also share her wealth of knowledge about the animals, the environment and the Zulu culture. Gill has exhibited and sold paintings to people in places as far flung as Austria, Australia and the UK

    Cindy de Vries is our tour operator with 20 years experience, she is renowned for the concern she shows her client's. Cindy and her team always take the greatest precautions to maximize safety and comfort.
    Although you can always be assured of our best service unfortunately misdemeanors can happen no matter where you are in the world however Cindy has a brilliant safety track record and is always there with a smile helping your day to get even better

    Together the three of us will bring you the best quality luxury painting holiday possible, and are all united in our desire to share a love of this stunning country, with its treasure chest of beautiful scenery with appreciative painters like you

    Do you know what to look for when buying a paintbrush?
    Gill does and she tells all, - right here on a video made especially for you.

    Fill in this form to get this Painting Tip Video now. You will also receive our newsletter whenever we have more helpful painting tips because we really want to you have fun and enjoy your painting wherever you are!



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    • Even if you are an absolute beginner to painting or sketching we will show you how, while you enjoy the impressive beauty of South Africa
    • Enjoy a painting holiday with your art group, club or friends
    • Benefit from more than just art workshops, discover a country while on a painting tour with satisfaction guaranteed
    • Enhance your whole painting experience and get an insight into an intriguing and exciting painting environment
    • 3 hours a day painting
    • Whether you want to do your own thing with just a bit of guidance or whether you want more basic advice we are here to give you exactly as much tuition as you require
    • The tour is designed so that you see the sights without being exhausted by travel at the same time still having plenty of time to capture it all in your sketchbook
    • Relax in amazing surroundings with great food, cool company and a comfy bed each night
    • Learn:
      Gill will take you step by step through the process in an easy-to-follow manner helping you gain confidence in your own artistic skills

    Do you know how to care for your paintbrushes?
    Gill will explain how on a video she made especially to deal with this question.

    Fill in this form to get this Painting Tip Video now. You will also receive our newsletter whenever we have more helpful painting tips because we really want to you have fun and enjoy your painting wherever you are!



    Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
    I promise to use it only to send you Painting Tips.

      Now I know you may still have some concerns...

      After all -- who are we to be telling YOU where to have a painting holiday?

      And, more important, how can you trust what we're telling you? These are important questions.

      So you can feel confident knowing that we're not just some "flash in the pan," here are some unsolicited letters from a few people who have already met us:

    Here are just a few Testimonials of what other people say about us:

    I had painted in oils for years and it was Gill who introduced me to watercolour painting gently coaxing me into uncharted areas and allowed me to realize a new part of myself. I now thoroughly enjoy my watercolours and our plein air painting trips. I’ve been on 2 already both of which were thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring.
    Judy Nudds, South Africa

    Gill is a genuine, easy going person always fun to be around. She inspires me to be better and guides my art without being over-bearing.
    Celeste Wagner, South Africa

    A tasteful stay, morning views like no other
    MG, SA

    Thank you for a memorable few days in a wonderful setting unforgettable food.
    FF, UK

    One of the hidden gems of SA, spectacular lodge, friendly staff, fascinating tour, the perfect gathering place
    MD, USA

    Do pass on my kindest regards to your great team of tour guides and drivers. We consider them to be most excellent.
    David Evans, UK

    The whole trip was extremely well organized and the accommodation first class. We have traveled widely and enjoyed the ‘ministrations’ of extremely capable and well informed representatives such as those employed by Tauck in the United States. None has been as outstanding as Cindy. Her skills as a tour manager were incomparable the best we have ever experienced.
    Sarah & Gordon Appelbe, York

    The attention both of you gave to ensure that everyone’s individual requirements were catered for was much appreciated by everyone and me in particular. With many members of my group now wishing to repeat the tour next year, it speaks volumes for the hospitality that we found on this our first visit to South Africa.
    John Prichard, Buckinghamshire England

    NOW you are literally minutes away from changing your painting for the better...

    You are about to discover exactly how a
    "South African Painting Holiday" can give you renewed confidence in your artistic skills:

      Gill Van Wyk our resident artist/tutor, will offer guidance, coaching and encouragement throughout each painting session and will be available well into the evening to chat to so you can benefit from her years of experience (though she will need some sleep)

      There will be no more than 10 painters in your group to ensure you get plenty of personalized assistance and advice from Gill

      You will be able to talk "painting" with international companions who have similar aspirations.

      Your non-painting partners are very welcome to join you as there is plenty for them to do even while you are painting

      You’ll stay in beautiful twin en suite rooms in stunning settings.

      You will eat scrumptious fresh meals suited to your dietary needs

      You’ll even have one breakfast in the bush followed by a painting session in the conservancy

      You’ll enjoy moonlight evenings listening to the sounds of the wild - cicadas, a lion roaring, hippo laughs, a breeze through the grass and much more....

      You will visit two world heritage sites of natural beauty, vast tracts of bush land where the famous Big Five live, exquisite sandy beaches that stretch forever, dams and whimsical Drakensberg mountain regions

    Plus much, much more...!

    So what is included in these painting holidays?

    Take a Look:-

    Here’s What You Get:

      All accommodation as stated - Luxury twin/double en suite rooms

      All meals as stated

      All painting tuition, excursions and talks

      Advice from your professional artist throughout

      Airport pick-up and drop-off

      All transport in a luxury 7-seater (based on 6 guests) or 15-seater (based on 15 guests) vehicle.

      All guide fees

      Fuel and toll fees

      All entry fees

      Cultural Village Tour – all inclusive of show and traditional meal

      Hippo Barge cruise

      All SA government taxes including VAT

      All tourism and conservation levies

      Administration charges

      On arrival a very comprehensive travelling artists pack

    Claim your fun filled painting holiday and join those already booked in. Remember there are only 10 painting placements on each tour so there’s no time for procrastination. Make sure you get your best ever painting experience in South Africa this year

    There are two tours of differing lengths depending on the time you have available to indulge your painting interest while you tour South Africa
    An eight night tour, or for the luckier among you, a 12 night stay

    If you are fortunate enough to have more time available I would strongly recommend the longer tour for absolutely the best of everything, beach, bush and mountains too.

      Painting, sketching and photographic stops– Plenty of time allowed to ensure a memorable holiday.
      Bring along your friends– Special rates for groups
      Enjoy the sights and sounds- Memories to paint from for years
      See mankind’s earliest paintings– Feel the significance of your art
      Tuition for your personal skill level Find new strengths and satisfaction
      Touring around South Africa- Time to enjoy the journey and the destinations
      Stunning locations- Specifically chosen for what they can offer an artists eye
      Good food– So necessary for good painting!
      Great company– Everyone on the tour has an interest like you in


      Plein air in Africa- Enjoy learning the secret to fine painting in Africa

      Choose when you would prefer to travel here

      When you take a Painting Holiday with us you don't just get a fantastic holiday and then return to your solitary painting again, No, absolutely not - As I said before we actually care about you and want to help you with your painting, so when you have a South African Painting Holiday you also get some fabulous added bonuses at no extra charge...


      You will be able to enjoy FREE, one-on-one mentoring with one of our tutors for 90 days. That's 24 hour access to our professional artist who will guide you through your painting with plenty of on-line helpful advice and constructive critiquing. The tutors wish is to leave you with an exciting painting and some new techniques learnt for use in future paintings.

      And if that's not enough...


      An "Ask Gill" opportunity. Gill will reply by video blog answering your three painting problems. She will show you exactly how to get back on track.


      To celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa this year. What better way to enjoy everything South Africa has to offer than to support your soccer team then continue the feel good factor with a fabulous touring Painting Holiday. See the country, it's people and its animals in convivial company.

      I will give the first 10 people to book their holiday
      before the end of April 2010
      10% off any of our holidays

      How's that for a Super Soccer/Painting Special?

      So get your quote from me now!

      Click Here To Make Your
      Soccer/Painting Holiday Enquiry

      Warm Regards,

      Your Holiday Director
      Accept our warm invitation to join us on a holiday we promise you will remember – forever

      Don't just go on any art holiday
      Enjoy the ancient, rich, cultural heritage of the Zulu people who live in an incredibly beautiful environment and be assured of a remarkable painting experience

      Come on a Quality Luxury Painting Holiday
      in South Africa

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