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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
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.
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
| 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.
"Canvas Painting for Beginners"
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:
| 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
"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
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
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.
Choose when you would prefer to travel here
| 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!
| 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 |
| 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
| Wow |
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
| Warm Regards,|
| Your Holiday Director|
| P.S. |
Enjoy the ancient, rich, cultural heritage of the Zulu people who live in an incredibly beautiful environment.
Be assured of a memorable painting experience