Hunting Information

Hunting safaris are conducted from April to October, our dry winter months. Moderate temperatures make this an unforgettable experience.

Any species not found on the game farm are available within a short drive from the lodge. This is why we can offer an extensive specie list for our discerning hunters. All hunting safaris are tailored to the hunters needs.

We do our best to offer you a professional and very personal service. Licensed professional hunters will accompany you every step of the way to guide and provide you with their knowledge gathered through many years of experience.

When arriving at camp your Professional Hunter will assist you at sighting your rifle for the hunt at our 100 to 200 yards shooting range. Please study shot placements on the animals you are planning on hunting as it is different from the animals in the USA. Please note that no alcohol may be used before or while hunting.

Any evidence of an animal being hit whether it be, stomach contents, blood, hair (fur), horn fragments, or any other evidence will be sufficient to declare a wounded animal and will be charged at full price.

Any caliber from a .270 up to .375 are good all-rounders for hunting plainsgame and a minimum of .375 caliber for hunting dangerous game. Bring a good quality scope on your hunt. Our recommendation will be a 3x9 power.

We suggest that you bring the rifle or rifles that you are most comfortable with. A maximum of 60 rounds per gun is allowed. Pack weapons in hard cases for protection while traveling and keep ammunition separate but also bring a soft case and ammunition belt for during the hunt.

Pack ammunition separately from the rifle, in a box that can lock but be easily accessible as you have to show this to the police when clearing your rifle.

Check with your airline what their requirements are.

Hiring of rifle and ammunition $50 per hunting day!

Hunting and Tourism is a service industry, tipping is customary to these industries. It may be confusing because there are a variety of staff that work hard to make your safari a positive experience. You should not feel pressured to leave a specific amount. Tips should reflect the quality of service that you have received during your safari or tour. Recommended gratuities are for your Professional Hunter (PH), chef, skinner and tracker.

In our peak hunting season which is May to August the temperatures are between 45 to 65 F.

Our winter starts late in April and ends at the beginning of September, with warm days and chilly mornings and evenings. From end of September end of March is much warmer months and nice for touring South Africa.

  • Sun screen
  • Sun glasses
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras and enough memory, batteries and/or charger
  • Well worn shoes
  • Hat or cap
  • Coat during winter months
  • 3 sets of hunting clothes

Make sure that you have all documentation ready and with you before entering South Africa.

  • Passport
  • Return Airline ticket
  • Invitation letter
  • Completed SAP520 form not signed
  • Proof of rifle ownership (Customs form 4457)
  • Make copies of all the documents and have them put away in your hand luggage together with your plane ticket and passport on arrival.

FAQ

Where do we meet?

In Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, at the terminal. Your Professional Hunter will meet you there.


Do we eat the game we hunt?

Yes! Our chef prepares all the game you hunt in different ways.


Are the camps suitable to accommodate my wife and children?

Yes, our camps have 4-star rating with electricity, hot running water and air-conditioned rooms.


If my wife doesn't’t hunt, are there other activities for her?

Definitely! There are nice shopping excursions, photographic safaris, game drives and general site seeing. We can also tailor make day tours locally.


Do I need any licenses to hunt?

No licenses are needed it is included to our hunting packages / daily fees.


Can I take the meat back home?

No, the meat goes to the camp and the rest is donated to local families in our hunting areas and our staff.


How long is the drive from OR Tambo International Airport to the hunting camp?

It depends on where you will be hunting. The Limpopo camp is about a 2 hours’ drive north from the airport and the Free State camp is about 3 hours’ drive south from the airport.


How long until my trophies are back home?

If you decide to do your taxidermy work at our recommended taxidermist, it is approximately 9 to 12 months before your trophies are shipped to your country. Dipping and shipping is approximately 3 to 4 months before shipped to your country.

Please see our Trophies after hunt page for more info.


Will I have cellphone reception at camp?

Yes, there are cellphone reception available from MTN and Vodacom providers.


What is the best time to hunt in South Africa?

April to September


Do I need to take malaria medication?

No, South Africa is a malaria free area.


What is the South African electricity supply:

The South African electricity supply is 220/230 volts AC 50 HZ. Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong or 5 amp 2-prong, with round pins. If an adaptor is called for, consider bringing one with you.