Contact Heinrich

Heinrich van den Berg is an international award-winning wildlife photographer, accomplished author, and publisher. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Van den Berg is well-known for pushing the boundaries of photography to create explosive images that are as beautiful as they are emotive. Van den Berg heads his own publishing company, HPH Publishing, and has successfully published over 50 full-colour wildlife titles since 2001. His books are highly acclaimed for both their quality and content. He leads photographic safaris to various wildlife destinations, teaching avid photographers how to improve their own photography.

Join Heinrich on a photographic safari.

Heinrich offers personalised photographic safaris to destinations like Sabi Sands, Mashatu, Liuwa Plains, Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa, Kenya and more. He specialises in high-quality destinations with small groups. The safaris are fun, hands-on trips, offering invaluable help with photography, camera settings, creative photography, Lightroom training etc. Email us now to book a spot on one of his photo safaris.

Photo-safari customer reviews

"Thanks for the most amazing 3 day safari. We joined as casual photographers but have been inspired by Heinrich and the other participants to pursue wildlife photography with renewed enthusiasm and vigour. It was an absolute privilege to spend time with a genius and master in the field of wildlife photography - a truly memorable experience that hopefully will be repeated soon."

"It was a fabulous trip, one of our best ever so far, sightings, lodge and all the staff were excellent."

"Heinrich knows the destination and personally knows the lodge managers, guides and he knows what his customers want - lots of good subjects. That makes for a successful photo tour."

Buy a Heinrich van den Berg Fine-Art Print.

Heinrich sells his fine art photography prints through HPH Publishing. Printed by Art of Print on high-quality fine-art paper, his photographs are sought-after art pieces.

Buy one of Heinrich van den Berg's art books.

Heinrich's photography books are unique. His photography is exceptional and vibrant, and his writing is captivating. Buy one as a gift to yourself or a loved one.

Heinrich van den Berg Having published more than 50 locally and internationally acclaimed illustrated coffee-table and guide books, HPH Publishing can rightly be considered a leader in producing high-quality nature, wildlife and photographic books. Heinrich van den Berg is driving their ongoing quest for publishing perfection, whose insight into what constitutes an exceptional publication is unrivalled in South Africa.

Heinrich started his career as a Civil Engineer, but his passion has always been photography. Heinrich has been a professional photographer for twenty years and has gained the reputation of being a pioneer in photographic natural art. He has also won numerous awards, such as:

  • The Eric Hoskings Award for the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year for two consecutive years. Since then, he has been awarded five times in this competition.
  • International Fuji Getaway Photographer of the Year
  • International Camel Trophy Photographic Competition

In 1998 Heinrich, together with his parents Philip and Ingrid, established a photography business where he could further his art knowledge and expertise. Heinrich then joined a publishing company specialising in guidebooks for game parks. Here he gained hands-on experience in the publishing industry.

Realising that the best way to share his and other like-minded photographers’ work was to become a publisher himself, in 2001, he established HPH Publishing. His first books were on the Tsitsikamma National Park and the Addo Elephant Park.

The experience gained from his initial foray into publishing equipped and encouraged Heinrich to attempt more ambitious projects. HPH Publishing's first significant book, Greater Kruger, was published in 2003 and was immediately a big success. It was then that Heinrich understood that the company’s approach to only producing books of exceptional quality treasured by their readers was the right strategy.

It is also HPH’s policy only to publish the work of well-known photographers and to achieve maximum visual impact by using big, bold and beautiful photographs, with the economical use of text when appropriate.

To achieve the best printing quality possible, Heinrich investigated many options before settling on printers in the Far East, which use superior technology and the finest papers and ink available. During the entire printing process, Heinrich visits the printers, where he approves every proof. Consequently, HPH Publishing’s books are unmatched for their use of colour, attention to detail, binding techniques and overall finish.

The quality of HPH’s books has been further enhanced through a specialised printing process that, amongst other things, requires the use of eight colours. The results have led to various local and international awards, including two gold medals in the coffee-table book category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Heinrich believes that the focus on customer service is an important factor in the company’s success.

“Going the extra mile,” he says, “is our trademark in all customer experience aspects. From efficient ordering to quality packaging and on-time delivery, we ensure that the customer enjoys a professional and satisfying experience that will encourage them to purchase again in the future.”

Contact details.

Tel: +27 (0)82 377 3849
Office WhatsApp: +27 (0)69 263 7787