We would like to welcome Anja Meyer, our newest addition to the Makanyi team. She will be our Guest Photographic Specialist giving guests the opportunity to book various photographic services during their stay at Makanyi. Born in Germany but raised in Greytown, a small town in KwaZulu-Natal, Anja has always had a love for the South African bush. She spent much of her childhood visiting game reserves in the area and trips to the Kruger National Park were a regular occurrence.
But the saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder” could not be more fitting in her case. After teaching in England for a year she went back to South Africa and the bug bit. During the 7 years spent in London, every trip home had to include a visit to the bush. It was during her years in London that her passion for photography grew. She studied photography at the London Academy of Media, Film and TV and spent each school holiday traveling to a new destination with her camera in her backpack. Travel photography grew into family photography and eventually into wedding photography. But nothing compared to her South African holidays in the bush as this allowed her to combine her passion for photography and the wild. Needless to say she has been a keen wildlife photographer for well over a decade.
Each year it became harder to leave South Africa to go back to London until eventually in 2009 she moved to Umhlanga, South Africa. For the last 10 years Anja has built a name for herself as a wedding and portrait photographer in the Durban area and also got the opportunity to photograph weddings in other countries. Through the years she has done various photography courses and workshops which have allowed her to grow not only as a wedding photographer, but also as a newborn, maternity, child, family and wildlife photographer.
Now at Makanyi, Anja will be running our social media, offer guests the opportunity to book her to do photo shoots, document their safari, capture proposals, special events etc and edit their safari photos. Aside from helping them edit their photos, they can even book a session with her in the photographic studio to turn their game drive photos into beautiful canvases. Should you decide to get married at Makanyi, she will also be available to photograph your special day. We are excited about offering these new services to our guests in 2020 and hope to make your stay even more memorable!