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Are you ready to enjoy a luxurious 10-day Painting Safari from the Western Cape to Sabi Sands and Kruger National Park in South Africa with Michelle Dunaway and Jeremy Lipking?  Both world-renowned artists will be your mentors during this incredible retreat.

 

Lipking and Dunaway will join together and bring 12 lucky artists with them to one of Africa's biggest Game Reserves to paint the landscapes and gather photographs for the studio. This fantastic, all-inclusive retreat has been specifically created for a small group of artists looking to improve their skills and experience one of the world's most celebrated wildlife areas.

The daily itinerary consists of game drives, painting landscapes and models from local tribes, and gathering inspiration for further studio work.

Michelle Dunaway and Jeremy Lipking

Kruger National Park Adventure Painting Retreat

Date: May 19 - 29, 2025

Location: Kruger National Park and Botlierskop in the Western Cape of South Africa

Price: $ 16 600  ALL INCLUSIVE

Includes: luxury accommodations, 10-day workshop instruction +model fees,  most meals, and private ground transportation (including to and from the airport)

Non-painting partners and photographer friends are most welcome to join there will be plenty for you!

Limited seats available.

LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS

Image by Wolfgang Hasselmann

WHAT TO EXPECT

Accomodation

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Botlierskop Private Reserve
Ulusaba
Game Lodge

SUBJECT TO MINOR CHANGES

May 19

JOHANNESBURG

Arrive at Johannesburg International Airport. Check-in at your overnight Hotel for a good night's  sleep before boarding a short flight to Botlierskop Private Game reserve (Flight included in the price)

May 20

BOTLIERSKOP

Take a short flight from Johannesburg Airport to George airport and transferred to your first Game Reserve Botlierskop. Enjoy a relaxing dip in the pool or a spa treatment. We will have a heartwarming welcome before setting off on a sunset game drive together as a group and enjoy a welcome dinner together immediately following the safari.

May 21

BOTLIERSKOP

Enjoy Coffee before venturing out on an early morning game drive as a group, followed by a hearty breakfast at the Lodge. Lipking and Dunaway will present a painting demonstration after breakfast  after which the students will start their paintings. We will enjoy dinner as a group at the lodge following the safari.

May 22

BOTLIERSKOP

Botlierskop's legendary game drives  allow guests to explore diverse landscapes and prolific wildlife.

A group paint session will be between game drives Michelle and Jeremy will be there to guide and help. After lunch we will visit the three special elephants of Buffelsdrift.  You will have the opportunity to interact and sketch these beautiful Ellies.

You will also have a sunset safari and a group dinner together.

May 23

BOTLIERSKOP

Start your day early with another morning safari. Michelle and Jeremy will give a  another demonstration after the game drive, they will mentor students as they paint in the afternoon. 

During the evening safari, sundowners will be scheduled in the bush, where the magnificent African sunset can be enjoyed. 

May 24

ULUSABA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

After having a last game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred to the beautiful Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, a member of Virgin Limited Edition's award-winning collection of retreats, is Sir Richer Branson's safari lodge located in the Western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.  All flights and local transportation included.

You can enjoy balance of the day to get settled in your room and relay. After a sunset group safari, we will enjoy a lovely group dinner served at the lodge.

May 25

ULUSABA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

We will venture out early on a morning safari together. After breakfast, join Michelle and Jeremy with a group painting session. We will have an evening Safari and enjoy the magnificent sunset in the bush, followed by a group dinner at the lodge.

May 26

ULUSABA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Anyone who's been on safari before knows that no two game drives are ever the same! You'll traverse over 13,500 hectares of the private reserve with your dedicated Ranger and Tracker, who will tailor your game drive just for you. Your final game drives will leave you with some vivid memories. Between morning and afternoon Safari game drives, Lipking and Dunaway will paint together with all of the artists.

May 27

ULUSABA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Today will be our final and last day at Ulusaba.  Take a deep breath and remember all the beauty and bounty of this remarkable place.  You will have a critique session in the morning after the game drive.  After lunch, everyone will paint together for the last time.  Remember to ask Lipking and Dunaway for advice.

May 28

This morning after breakfast, you will be taken to the Hoedspruit airport for your journey back to Johannesburg. Tonight will be our special farewell dinner.

JOHANNESBURG

May 29

We will always remember the time spent together!  You will check out at 10 am for your flight back home. Goodbye, friends hope to see you soon.

Departure day

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What's Included

5-STAR ACOOMODATION

CHEF-CATERED DINNERS

KING OR TWIN

ROOM

AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE

 CONTINENTAL & ENGLISH BREAKFAST

DELUXE TRANSPORTATION

PRIVATE WINE TASTINGS

PRIVATE SAFARI

4x4 TOURS

Not included:

International Flights, Visa & Travel Insurance.

Tips & personal expenses.

Additional optional excursions.

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