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Michelle Dunaway's

South African Painting Safari

Date: Oct 12-22, 2023

Location: Cape Town, Botlierskop 

Price: $7,500 per person 

Reserve your place with a deposit.

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Join us on an authentic and safe African experience hosted by local art organization Workshops in SA with instruction by master artist Michelle Dunaway!

The all-inclusive price covers all luxury accommodations, 10-day workshop instruction and model fees,  most meals ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner ) and all private ground transportation to painting locations including to and from the airport.

This is a unique one-of-a-kind artist adventure and is limited to 12 students.

Non-painting partners are welcome.


Michelle Dunaway

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Michelle Dunaway is an American artist whose paintings are revered for their bold brushwork yet sensitive protrayal of emothions that capture the human experience.



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Cape Town

Vinyard Hotel


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The Marine Hotel


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Private Game Reserve


Cape Town and
The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
The Marine Hotel
Private Game Reserve

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.




Oct 12


You will arrive at Cape Town International airport. A private shuttle will meet you and take you to your hotel. You will have time to settle in and discover the surroundings and beautiful views of the ocean and this magnificent city before enjoying a welcome dinner with Michelle and the other artists.

Oct 13


After having a lovely breakfast, you will have the choice to join the group on a tour through Cape Town and along a scenic route to Boulders Beach to view our famous penguins. We will bring out sketchbooks!   

Oct 14


After breakfast,  we will go to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where we will paint for the day.  In the late afternoon we will further our painting on Blouberg Beach to view the famous sunsets over Cape Town.  If the weather is great we might even paint the famous Table Mountain.

Oct 15


After having a lovely breakfast we will drive to Hermanus.  Famous for its beautiful whales and wild flowers. We will have lunch along the coast and hopefully spot the magnificent whales. 

In the afternoon we have a demo from Michelle and we will paint along.

Oct 16


We will have a painting session after breakfast.  After lunch we will drive to The Hidden Valley for a wine tasting.

Oct 17


After breakfast, we will check-out to  go to Buffelsdrift to experience the beautiful Ellies they have there.  After our elephant experience we will check in at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Immerse yourself in the peacefulness of the African bush at the luxurious Private Game Reserve. You will have the day to yourself to relax after check-in or paint on your own. The group will go on a sundowner safari together, followed by a lovely group dinner at the lodge.

Oct 18


Botlierskop game drives are special. Accompanied by a skilled guide and assistant guide, their game drives are informative and a highlight of the day. After morning Game Drive and breakfast, we will have another group painting session with a demo from Michelle of a figure in the landscape. You will have the late afternoon to relax, use the spa facilities, paint on your own, or book a separate excursion.

Oct 19


There are hundreds of other species of animals to spot so the early morning and early evening game drives are the best way to start and end the day. You may choose a morning or evening game drive, a horseback safari or a spa treatment this day.

Oct 20


Today will be your last full day at Botlierskop Game Reserve. Between Safaris there will be a group landscape painting session with Michelle on the grand deck look-out point. You can choose to paint all day, or go on more activities on the Game Reserve.

Oct 21


Anyone who's been on safari before knows that no two game drives are ever the same! After having you last game drive, we  will travel back to Cape Town, by private transport. We will have a special final group Dinner together and share stories. Michelle will give individual critiques to each student and as a group as we celebrate our time together!