Check This Off Your Bucket List. 
Our Most Amazing Trip Yet.
Join PleinAir Magazine Publisher Eric Rhoads on the Ultimate African Painting Safari, September 14-23, 2018
And an Optional Add-On Excursion from September 23 - 25
We’ve created the ultimate art trip, an African Safari visiting the most amazing landscapes in Africa, plus wildlife viewing.
Download the trip brochure here
Not only is Africa the land of wild animals and safaris, it is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, and to the world’s largest and most spectacular waterfall.

We’ll take you safely into the South African bush, where we’ll go on a viewing and photographic safari. We’ll also set up in the bush so you can paint the landscape, and the animals that wander into it. (Guides will be with you at all times.) You’ll see the most spectacular landscapes of South Africa, including Cape Town, which has been called the world’s most beautiful city. We’ll take you to all the greatest painting locations.
Tour Itinerary 
Download the full itinerary here
September 13
  •  Depart New York/JFK on South African Airways flight SA204 to Johannesburg at 11.15am
September 14
  •  8.05am – Arrive Johannesburg
  • Flight to Hoedspruit via SA1225 (10.15am/11.20am)
  • One hour drive to the Blyde River Canyon
  • Painting opportunity at Three Rondavels & Blyde River Canyon with boxed lunch
  • Painting onsite for 3 hours through until sunset
  • One & half hour drive to Kapama, arriving at approx 7.30pm in time for dinner
  • Boma dinner at lodge
  • Overnight Kapama River Lodge
September 15
  •  Morning safari, followed by optional bushwalk
  • Return to lodge for lunch late morning
  • Painting session mid afternoon and into sunset
  • Private bush dinner with local dancers and singers
  •  Overnight Kapama River Lodge
September 16
  • Morning sunrise safari and game viewing or optional painting in bush
  • Return to lodge for early lunch or option for boxed lunch
  • Flight to Cape Town 1:10pm
  • Dinner at Victoria & Albert Waterfront Precinct
  • Overnight Raddison Red at V&A
September 17
  • Morning Chapman's Peak Drive, Hout Bay & Cape Point for full day of painting, with boxed lunch
  • Overnight Raddison Red at V&A
September 18
  • Full day painting in Boschendal Winelands`
  • Dinner at a local restaurant overlooking the ocean
  • Overnight Raddison Red at V&A
September 19
  • Full day painting with boxed lunch in the Twelve Apostles, Lions Head, Camps Bay Beach Area
  • Dinner at local restaurant
September 20
  • Visit to Delaire Graff Estate, 3 hour mid morning painting session
  • 1pm Wine tasting and lunch on Estate, View private art collection
  • Optional visit to Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden viewing only
  • Dinner at V&A restaurant
  • Overnight Raddison Red
September 21
  • Table Mountain morning visit with painting on lower platform of mountain followed by cable car trip to mountain top (weather permitting)
  • Lunch and painting afternoon at Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Overnight Raddison Red
September 22
  • Morning tour/painting of township tour with Uthando
  • Transfer to Bo-Kaap for authentic luncheon and afternoon evening painting
  • Overnight Raddison Red
September 23
  • Shopping and leisure day
  • Optional Robben Island (half-day excursion) or painting on your own
  • 5:05pm - Group departs Cape Town to Johannesburg via flight SA354
  • Arrive Cape Town for connecting flight SA 203 Johannesburg to New York (9:00pm / 6:40am +1)
Optional Post Tour: Victoria Falls
September 23 - 25

One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, and the World’s Largest and Most Spectacular Waterfall
A spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” — “The Smoke that Thunders.” In more modern terms, Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.

This is a life-altering experience to tour and paint with the finest guides in Africa at our sides. It includes a story in PleinAir magazine, and an amazing painting experience with luxury accommodations and a well orchestrated opportunity to tour the most essential parts of Africa as only PleinAir can do.

You’ll travel with old and new friends, and return having experienced something others spend their lives dreaming about. Your paintings will be amazing memories and your photographs will remind you of this wonderful trip for the rest of your life.

This trip is limited to 50 people. Book soon; these trips always sell out quickly.
Safari Trip
September 14 - 23, 2018

* Double (shared) room rate per person including air and meals
Private room rate including air and meals: $10,597
  • All-inclusive trip with:
  • International round-trip air from New York
  • All meals
  • Luxury accommodations
  • All tours and inter-country travel
  • Touring and painting
Victoria Falls (POST-TRIP)
September 23 - 25, 2018

* $1,997 per person shared room
$2,997 per person private room
  • Optional Post Tour: 
  • All meals
  • Luxury accommodations
  • All tours and inter-country travel
  • Touring and painting

Space is limited to 50 people.
What Other Artists Have Said About Our Trips...
"I went on the NZ trip as a retirement present to myself, and it totally exceeded my expectations! I could not have wished for more. The food, the sights, the painting, the weather, the camaraderie, the hospitality, all superb. I hope to join you on other adventures and paint weeks in the coming years! Just wanted to say thank you."
- Joan Vienot
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