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Say goodbye to “Auto” and take your wildlife photography to the next level!


South Africa’s premier travel, outdoor and adventure event, The Gauteng Getaway Show, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans is happening in less than TWO weeks!

Hosted at the Ticketpro Dome from 23 to 25 September 2016, the popular event will feature over 400 exhibits with more than 19 000 visitors expected to stream through the doors over the three days.

The event promises to be yet another spectacular event filled with fun, food, wine and more fun! It is a fantastic excuse to be out and about with family and friends and spend the day filled with activities that will keep everyone happy.

To further remind you of how fantastic it is, we have decided to share a few reasons why you should be excited about this year’s Gauteng Getaway Show.

1. The wine village

There will be over 10 wine producers at the wine village offering some of their finest wines. For only R20 you will get 20 tasting coupons to taste the various wines within the entire village.

2. Plenty of delicious food

Culture Kitchen, The Bohemian Pizza Truck and Panini Bistro are some of the food trucks that will be offering some delicious delicacies for the day – for maximum indulgence and pleasure, you are encouraged to bring an empty stomach.

3. Volleyball

There will be volleyball matches with the exhibitors for your entertainment. The playing field will be set and with Colin Pocock, a South African beach volleyball player will also be around to play!

4. Market shopping

You will get the opportunity to do some shopping because there were will be a fantastic market selling nuts, sausages, pancakes, designer vodka drinks & clothes. Shopaholics are guaranteed to thrive, especially with the specials and deals!

5. Spend time with family & friends

The Getaway show promises a fantastic reason to be out and about with family with friends to celebrate the heritage and cultural diversity of South Africa. Take advantage of our Groupon special and buy two tickets for R60, your family and friends will love you for it!

6. Let the kids have their own fun too

There will be plenty of fun for children as well – from parachute rockets, a paintball shooting tunnel and berg pedal go-karts for children to enjoy in the children’s court. You can have fun and enjoy the show while being guaranteed that the children are also having a good time as well! There will be toddlers court to cater for children of all ages.

7. Braai Off and stand a chance to win R20 000 worth of prizes!

The popular Braai Boy will be at the Gauteng Getaway show hosting the Getaway Braai Off where someone will walk away with R20 000. What better excuse to celebrate the uniquely South African heritage of braai over a fantastic giveaway on National Braai Day. Entries for the Junior Braai off with children are still open, so get the young opens to apply here to also stand a chance of winning fantastic prizes.

8. Live music

Amidst all the activity of the show, there will be live music on the day by bands such as – Mountain Thief, Tuin, Just Mia, Natalie Poppy Band and Nana. One can always take a break to enjoy the live music and ambience of having people around on a fantastic day out. Live music brings such moments to life with some colour.

9. Enter more competitions

There will be plenty of competitions on the day from gear to accommodation and holiday giveaways! There will be loads of prizes to be won plus specials and deals that will be on offer from a variety of the companies and agents with travel packages and products!

10. Getaway Wildlife Photography Workshop

The Getaway show will also provide visitors with some information through the Getaway Wildlife Photography workshop. Applications for this workshop filled up so fast that we have now opened the second round of applications, seats are filling up fast so book your spot now!

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The Big 5 Wildlife Photography Workshop will be hosted at the Expo on 24 and 25 September and will be spearheaded by popular, professional wildlife photographer Michael Tucker.

And GoodThingsGuy are giving away 2 full-weekend access passes…

All you have to do to stand a chance to win is like and share the GoodThingsGuy Facebook Page. Tag us in your post & we’ll add your name to the draw.

The workshop will cover various exciting components for photography Aficionados, including:

  • The key elements of exposure (Shutter speed, aperture and ISO)
  • Creative techniques (Motion blur and depth of field)
  • How to process RAW images
  • Other key factors (White balance, metering, focal points, composition)

The talented Michael Tucker established BIG5 Photos, a wildlife photography institution because of his passion for teaching and sharing his knowledge in photography.

BIG5 Photos specialise in photography courses such as the Wildlife Photography course, Lightroom and Photoshop course, Beginner photography course and Photographic Safari’s course.

With a tutor who is an experienced photographer, teacher and wildlife guide, you’ll definitely be in good hands!

Workshop Details:

  • Dates: 24 or 25 September 2016
  • Time: 10:00 to 15:00
  • Cost: R100 per person (including entry to the show)

Book early to avoid missing out!

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Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

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