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 to realise your creative abilities

Hi there! I'm Sally Wilkinson

Imagine yourself, if you will, painting in beautiful, African countryside - Can you see yourself sitting out in the landscape under an acacia tree painting tropical landscapes like Meryl Streep did in ‘Out of Africa?’

Now you can make that daydream happen.
Absolute beginners and more experienced painters are welcome to come along and fulfill your dreams here.

I've beavered away and put together the best information on South African painting holidays here, just for you so, do continue reading because you can have an exhilarating and creative Painting Holiday in South Africa.

A holiday where you will have the opportunity 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 with paint, on our watercolour painting tours…

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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 like in the movie “Out of Africa”

    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 landscape first hand

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

    You'll probably learn more 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 really good 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 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 we will bring you the best quality 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

  • Even if you are an absolute beginner to painting or sketching we will show you how while you enjoy the impressive landscapes of South Africa
  • Enjoy a painting holiday with your art group, club or friends
  • Benefit from more than just art workshops discover a country on a painting tour where satisfaction is guaranteed
  • Enhance your whole painting experience and get an insight into an intriguing and exciting painting environment
  • 3 hours a day painting aca ‘Out of Africa’
  • 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 with travel while 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

While we're talking about learning
Here's a little something to help you along the path to better painting

A Free Painting Book from me to you!
Knowing that we all like to keep improving our ability, I have hunted down a really helpful, exciting book to help inspire your painting to greater heights, usually you would have to pay for this book but I'm happy to give it to you for free - A gift to to you because I genuinely want to help you have fun with your painting and will help you get enthused about painting anyway I can whether you come on our painting holiday or not.
You can get your free
"Canvas Painting for Beginners" by Derek Pryde here and now
It's jammed full of helpful info for painters like me and you, who want to know everything from; which brush to choose, to finding a subject and discovering what kind of painter you really are.

Get your Free
"Canvas Painting for Beginners"




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We don't give your address to anyone else and promise to only use it to send you periodic newsletters with "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 some people who've already met us:

Here are just a few Testimonials of what other people think of 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

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

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

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 with international companions who have similar aspirations to talk painting with.

    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 suitable for 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:-


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

    All meals as stated

    All painting tuition, excursions and talks

    Services of 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 traveling 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 back 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 bonuses worth much more than money...

    BONUS#1 Worth over $79

    So that you can continue your rapport with Your tutor Gill when you return home after your holiday in South Africa, we will give you absolutely FREE a 90-Day Membership to Gill’s exclusive Painting Circle.

    Membership will give you INSTANT Password-Only ACCESS to Gill’s private club. You can continue your tuition with herone-on-one mentoring, and profitable secrets. Plus you'll have 24 hour access to Gill and a whole bunch of Club pages full of hints and tips - all the information you need to bring your painting to new heights once you return home!

    BONUS#2 Worth $57

    You will also recieve... three(3) video blogs from Gill guaranteed to be full of useful painting information. These will be delivered to you during your 90 day free Painting Circle membership

    And if that's not enough...


    I'll also throw in a really useful resource, your very own personal, free downloadable book entitled
    "Trees and How To Paint Them"


    For every group of 10 people booking a group painting holiday I'll give you back 10%. You just pay for your airfare to get to Durban and we will take all 10 of you on the painting holiday as set out on the itinerary but for 10% less than the advertised price!

    “A Super Bonus Worth a massive $4073

    How's that?

    Am I crazy or what?
    Obviously I can’t keep it at this level for long
    so claim your savings while I’m in this mellow mood!

    Don’t waste too much time thinking about this one or you might find all the booking slots filled

    Click Here To Make Your Holiday Enquiry Now

    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.
    Be assured of a memorable painting experience

    Come on a Quality Painting Holiday in the South African Landscape