EPC – Photo Tour of Soweto 7th June

Greetings EPC members,

following the cancelation of the club trip to Mashatu we can now offer you a great photo opportunity a bit closer to home and somewhat less costly.

We have been in touch with Raymond Rampolokeng of Bay of Grace Tours, a company that offers birding and cultural tours of Soweto, who has agreed to lead a special photographic tour that will provide us with photo opportunities of the people and non-touristy places of that great metropolis. We have been promised “a pot-pourri of Soweto life” followed by a homemade lunch (inclusive).

The provisional details are:

Date: the morning of Sunday 7 June 2015 (we will meet and park our cars at a suitable place and travel by 12 seater bus to the various spots)

What to photograph: we can expect to see church goers in traditional costume, spaza shops & shoppers, street vendors, sport activities etc (we will not visit Vilakazi St or the Hector Pieterson Memorial or other tourist attractions but concentrate on day-to-day life in Soweto). Raymond believes that that date, a week or so before 16 June, will be ideal as we should experience activities in the build-up to Youth Day.

Cost: R450.00 per person + a pro rata share of the R850.00 bus cost (if 12 photographers attend, the bus cost would be about R71.00 pp thus a total of R521.00 pp for the outing & lunch).

Raymond and Bay of Grace Tours are registered tour operators and are recognised by BirdLife SA as an approved guide so we should be in safe and responsible hands.

Note: The trip is for a maximum of 12 people. To secure your place on the tour please ASAP make a deposit of R300.00 into the EPC account (see below). Sorry, it’s first-come-first-served so unfortunately only the first 12 depositors will be eligible to attend. Should the trip be cancelled before we must make a payment to Bay of Grace Tours the club will refund the deposits.



Banking details –

Bank:  Standard Bank of SA

Branch:  Greenstone

Branch No: 016342

Account Name: Edenvale Photographic Club

Account type:  Savings

Account Number:  023699116

To assist us allocate the funds correctly please when making your deposit or EFT use your name & Soweto, e.g., Smith – Soweto. It would be very helpful if you could e-mail to me ( jsphoto@iburst.co.za ) the names of the people booked and I can then keep the relevant members up to date with developments.

Should you have any questions or need further information please let me know.


Dave Gordon

for the Edenvale Photographic club

083 247 7646

011 609 5427

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