Great Guides

Meet David Rogers.

David is the founder of Photos&Africa and is one of the most experienced photo guides in Africa and has been running workshops since 2005. He is a generalist photographer and is particularly interested in landscapes and animals in their environments. In addition to leading photographic trips, he still works as a commercial photographer specializing in lodges, architecture and food. David lives in Cape Town with his family and also runs private photographic tours in his home town. You can see more of his work on

Meet Charlie.

Our go-to-guide for our guests visiting Cape Town and surrounds, Charlie leads small groups in his quality vehicle and interprets the city’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. He will introduce guests to the amazing art, food and wine and even gets them to the great shopping destinations! His knowledge of the Winelands is excellent.  We are privileged to have Charlie Ratcliffe as our accredited Cape Town guide. Charlie grew up in Cape Town and is incredibly knowledgeable about its history and geography.  Charlie qualified with a diploma in nature conservation and went on to work as a game ranger in the Timbavati adjacent to Kruger National Park. He has since done a Masters Degree at the University of Cape Town specialising in key farmland bird species.

Meet Chase.

30 year old Chase Wells is a Pilatus pilot, guide and outstanding photographer with a  true passion and love for the natural world.

Chase has a degree in Economics but chooses to spend his time guiding and flying – a passion that dates back to when he was a young boy. He worked for many years as a pilot with Wilderness Safaris in Botswana and recently qualified to fly Pilatus aircraft and now works as an independent safari pilot guide. He has worked closely with David in the field on photographic trips to Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe and also guided and flown David Rogers photographic workshops to Zambia and Namibia. Chase has been to some of the most remote and pristine places in Africa. He is a quiet and easy-going person with an amazing photographic talent — a person to be trusted in all situations.