Cape Photographic Company

“If you want to get more interesting photographs, get your camera to more interesting places”

Cape Photographic Company

“We will get you to the best spot, to get the best shot”

Cape Photographic Company

“I think life is too short not to be doing something which you really love”

Cape Photographic Company

“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times”

Cape Photographic Company

“Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase”

Cape Photographic Company

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.”

Cape Photographic Company

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things”

Cape Photographic Company

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles”

Cape Photographic Company

“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field”

Cape Photographic Company

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand”

Cape Photographic Company

“Travel and Photography is my therapy”

Cape Photographic Company

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”


Cape Photographic Company specializes in photographic day tours, courses, workshops and boot camps in and around Cape Town and the Western Cape. We accommodate single travelers, couples, friends, families and groups.

We cater for beginners who know nothing about photography and want to learn how to take better photos, advice on camera settings and composition, to advanced photographers seeking the best photographs of their South African holiday.

We will get you to the best spots, to get the best shots!

If you love taking pictures and love to travel, our personalized photo tours with will take you to beautiful places to take beautiful photographs. Our tours can easily be customized to your specific requirements, regardless of what camera you use- even if your just taking photos with your smart phone.

Peter Haarhoff is an enthusiastic teacher, friendly with great sense of humour and a lot of patience. Learn the fundamentals of photography and more about South African culture and history on a Photographic Tour with Cape Photographic Company.


Our motto at Cape Photographic Company is: “Learn while you play” and so you can have so much fun with your camera, like hiking up a mountain for a stunning view, standing under the stars at night, preparing a new recipe for the family, photographing a sports event, the intricate details of flowers or stalking wildlife.

That is why we created opportunities to do new, interesting, and fun things with your camera that you likely may not have otherwise done.

Given that photography has so many elements, the science of light, the technology of the camera and the creative artistic side, there is a lot to learn. So whatever your age, whatever type of camera you use, and whatever type of photography you enjoy, we have a combo deal perfect for you. If you are into landscapes then you will enjoy a hike on Cape Point in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, or a hike up Lions Head to photograph star trails.

For the budding chefs we have a cooking class to learn how to prepare a traditional Cape Malay Curry, and if you spend long hours in front of your computer editing with one cup of coffee after another, our Lightroom/ Photoshop combo will be very enjoyable. For the bird photographers we offer a session to improve your photography and for you to get the best out of your macro photography we spend a morning or afternoon at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town.


We prefer to call these photo tours of ours “Photo Tip Road Trips” because that is what they really are. Road trips allow you to go at your own pace, removing the unnecessary stress that comes with strict departure times. We have a set itinerary with planned activities for each day. But, often as these trips evolves, our itineries change as we add or remove photo stops, depending on your special interest, the weather, the light, the time of day or as opportunities to photograph something interesting presents itself. We can change our itinerary at a moment’s notice if we find something better to photograph!

The great thing about our Photo Tip Road Trips are that every day is different. Tomorrow brings new landscapes, new towns, and new attractions to photograph. This is very exciting, because every day comes with new opportunities to learn and improve your photographic skills.

Everyone loves a good road trip and capturing the beauty and diversity of the country they are visiting with their cameras, not to mention the quirky farm stalls along the way where you can buy padkos like chicken pie, biltong and koeksisters.

Our Photo Tip Road Trips are perfect for the discerning traveller, no matter what camera they use or level of photographic skill. For those new to photography we offer assistance with camera settings and advise on composition. For the more advanced photographers, we will get you to the best spot, to get the best shot!


Cape Photographic Company offers a range of photography courses and weekend workshops in and around Cape Town. Our Photographic workshops are held at various scenic locations around Cape Town and from the picturesque village of Kalk Bay.

Our Cape Town photography courses and workshops all have a theory and a practical component, so you can practise what you learn.

Our photographic workshops are perfect for everyone from beginners to amateur photographers, and even experienced photographers who want to brush up on their photography.
There is limited space available on our photographic workshops and courses as we keep them small, to ensure personal attention.

Photography is a wonderful hobby, being able to take beautiful photographs where ever you go, at any time of the day or night, with any type of camera is a fantastic feeling.

Come have some fun with us on our photography courses, invest in yourself and your hobby, meet new friends, and learn how to take better photographs.


Our one on one photographic courses are tailor made for you and your requirements, and we cater for beginners, amateur and professional photographers, from learning the features of your new camera, how to improve your flash photography or use your flash system off camera, to taking better photographs of your family and friends. Peter can assist you with setting up a photographic studio or traditional black and white darkroom at your home and prepare you for that wedding you were asked to photograph for your neighbour’s son.

With more than 30 years of experience in photography, Peter has vast knowledge of photography, cameras and accessories. We would be able to assist you regardless of what camera you may have, even if you are shooting with your iPhone or a happy snap compact camera.

On conventional photographic courses you learn about photography, but with your own personal Photocoach, you will learn how to use your own camera, at your own pace, without the pressure of a class schedule and the distractions of other people.

The personal Photocoach sessions/ Private lessons are held at Foto First at Valyland Centre in Fish Hoek, but should you prefer a personal Photocoach session in the comfort of your own home or any other location, your own Photocoach will travel to you.

You can now also book your photocoach sessions via Zoom or with an WhatApp call.

Private Photography Lessons

Whether you are struggling with getting more creative and finding your own style, whether you are a seasoned photographer looking for inspiration, going on a once in a lifetime safari with your new long lens, need someone to explain your newly purchased camera, a mom wanting to take memorable photos of the family, learn to edit your photographs from a pro, or just want to take better photographs with your smartphone.

 Our Private Photography Lessons are held at Foto First, shop 26, Valyland Centre, in the Heart of Fish Hoek, or any location of your choice.

Learn how to master your camera, enhance your skills, and capture stunning images with a private tailor made photography lesson.

 Send Pete a WhatApp on (+27) 82 853 9939 for more information or to book your session today!





As voted the best Photographic  Tour Operator in Cape  Town on TripAdvisor, we pride our self in always coming up with new photo tours for our clients, who keep on returning for more and more…

Our photo tours are based on places and things we as Cape Town photographers like to photograph, always looking for exciting and fresh locations, and on this page you with find our all new tours.

We are also keen to hear from you, should you have any special requirements, or would like to take specific photographs while here in Cape Town, let us know, and we will make it happen for you.



Physical Address:
Foto First, Shop 26, Valyland Centre, Recreation RD, Fish Hoek

Cape Town


Peter Haarhoff
Cell: +(27) 82­  853­ 9939
(available on WhatsApp)

Tel: +(21) 785 3754
E-mail me here

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