Travel Information

Flights are available to South-Africa daily. Clients are met at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg by their Professional hunter and transported to the hunting area by air conditioned vehicle. At our hunting packages a full itinerary is available for each hunt.

Daily rates includes:
  • All accommodation during the contracted safari period
  • Meals
  • Daily laundry
  • Services of the camp staff
  • Services of Professional hunter
  • Services of skinners and trackers
  • All ground transportation
  • Fully equipped hunting vehicle
  • Beverages, malt and wine
  • Field preparation of trophies
  • All applicable hunting permits and licenses
Daily rates excludes:
  • Accommodation and travel charges before/after the contracted safari period
  • Flights to and from hunting areas
  • Round trip airfares
  • Government taxes
  • Hire of rifles and ammunition
  • Export trophy, dipping, packing and freighting, which is done by local taxidermist at client’s expense

The main element to successfully booking your hunt is communication. There is no such thing as to many questions, please take your time and think of all the questions you can send us so the outfitter knows what all your needs are.

It is our responsibility to make sure that our clients get the best experience out of their safari and making the booking as stress free as possible step by step.

After you have made the decision on what, where and how you would like to hunt we will send you an invitation letter for your rifle permits and apply for all relevant permits. In order for us to have everything in place for you please make sure to send us the following information as soon as possible:

  • Copy of passport
  • Residential address
  • Phone number
  • Copy of airline tickets and/or itinerary
  • Gun(s) make
  • Gun(s) model
  • Gun(s) caliber
  • Gun(s) serial number

Please note that every hunter that transports firearms to South Africa for hunting purposes must complete the Temporary Firearm Import Application -SAP 520 before arrival in South Africa. It is important that the form is completed in black ink and must remain unsinged until the documents are finalized in front of the police official issuing the actual permit at the airport. See hunting info for all the information you need on firearm importation and a link to the required SAPS 520 application form.

Required along with the completed SAPS 520 will be the following:

  • Passport
  • Return Airline Ticket
  • Firearm licenses, etc
  • Proof of rifle Ownership (Customs form 4457)
  • An invitation letter from Lindilè Safaris and Tours with all our details
  • Letter of Motivation written by yourself to motivate why you wish to import rifles

Make copies of all the documents and put safe away in your hand luggage together with your plane ticket and passport on arrival.

Observers can be anyone that you would like to share your safari experience with. Bring your loved one, friend or family member along on your safari to join in on all the fun. They are more than welcome to join you on your hunt each day or if they are not interested in hunting we have many other activities to offer such as sightseeing, shopping, touring or any other activities they would prefer or they can also stay in at camp and relax. We can arrange any activities for observers.

Unfortunately many people think that going on an African safari or hunting outside of your country is very expensive. At Lindilè Safaris we go out of our way to make it as affordable to our International clients as possible and still give them the experience of a lifetime. Please feel free to send us an email with what you are willing to spend and the species you are looking to hunt and we will make it our mission to create a package to suite your needs. Email us today!

A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond departure is required with three blank pages. No VISA is required depending on your country of origin. In South Africa custom clearance is operative at port of entry.

From 1 June 2015 Department of Home Affairs in South Africa will require all passengers under 18 to travel with an Unabridged Birth Certificate.

Traveling to/from South Africa

Passengers traveling with minors (including unaccompanied minors under the age of 18), will be required to present

additional documentation to enter or depart the Republic of South Africa (S.A.)

The new regulation applies to minor travel if:

1. Both parents are traveling with the minor – Requirement

In addition to a passport; parents need an original stamped or sealed birth certificate or certified copy.


2. One parent is traveling with a minor - Requirement

Original stamped or sealed birth certificate or certified copy and one of the applicable items below:

A. Affidavit consent from the parent (non-traveling parent) listed in the birth certificate – authorizing minor to enter or depart from S.A.

B. For a sole parent or legal guardian: a court order that indicates full parental responsibilities/rights and legal guardianship.

C. Where applicable, a death certificate of the other parent who is registered as the parent on the birth certificate.


3. Persons traveling with a child who is not their biological child - Requirement

Certified copy of the birth certificate.

Affidavit from the parents or legal guardians of child confirming that minor has permission to travel with non-related person.

Copies of the identity documents or passports of the parents or legal guardian of the child.

Contact details of the parents or legal guardian of the minor.


4. Unaccompanied minors - Requirement

Proof of consent (letter or affidavit) from one or both parents/legal guardian authorizing travel into/out of S.A.

In the case where one parent provides proof of consent, said parent must also present court order that shows full parental responsibilities and rights.

A letter from the person receiving the child in S.A.; containing their S.A. residential address and contact details and where the child will reside.

A copy of identity documents or valid passport (and where applicable; visa or permanent residence permit) of the person receiving the child in S.A.

Parent/Legal guardian contact details.


Exemptions:

The new law does not apply to children traveling domestically (i.e. between Johannesburg and Cape Town).

School tours. S.A. immigrations accepts a letter from the school’s Principal to cover all minors on a school tour.

Birth certificate and additional documentation is not required for those transiting South Africa.


PLEASE NOTE:

From 1 June 2015 Department of Home Affairs in South Africa will require all passengers under 18 to travel with an Unabridged Birth Certificate.

  • Clothing (Laundry gets done daily so you can pack lightly.)
  • A warm jacket for the cold mornings and evenings
  • Long sleeve shirts and trousers are recommended for protection against the sun and thorns
  • Three sets comfortable hunting clothes, camouflage, khaki or olive green works best. No hunter orange is required
  • Well worn boots for hunting, you may hunt in thorny areas so make sure your soles can withstand the thorns
  • Quality socks
  • Gloves for the cold months (May to July)
  • Gaiters to keep grass and seeds out of your boots
  • Relaxing clothes and shoes acceptable for evening time
  • Swimsuits for the warmer months of the year
  • Quality hat for the sun
  • High quality sunscreen
  • Prescription medication
  • Toiletries
  • Photo camera with enough memory and extra batteries/charger
  • Adapter for 220 V electricity. 3 Pronged round hole and 2 prong round hole plug
  • Range finder (optional)
  • Flashligt
  • Binoculars

Delta airlines offers a straight flight to South Africa daily from Atlanta to Johannesburg.

We recommend the following travel agents:

CUSTOM TRAVEL

7424 W.Layton Ave Greenfield WI 53220

1-800-728-5301

414-282-5321

www.customtravelafrica.com

email: ctravel@execpc.com


AFRICAN ODYSSEY

8306 Mills Dr #624 Miami FL 33183

1-866-486-9351

509-277-5907

Email: aodyssey@gate.net


GRACY TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL

6865 Camp Bullis Rd, Suite B, San Antonio TX 78256

1-800-299-8558

210-698-2611

www.gracytravel.com

The South African currency is the ZAR- RAND. Cash and Traveller’s cheques are widely accepted. Credit cards are accepted by us. There are Bureau de Change available at all airports and major centers. Just keep in mind that the Rand is a fairly volatile currency and exchange rates tend to change daily.

Remember to take out medical insurance, cancellation insurance and insurance for personal belongings. Medicine and prescriptions for collection in South Africa. You do not want to run out of medication while on safari.

The areas we hunt in are all Malaria free areas. Consult with your medical doctor regarding vaccinations or medication.

Since the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in March 2014, South Africa and its neighboring countries have no confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), according to the South African Department of Health.

We recommend to take a look at the CDC website to learn more about health issues in South Africa: Visit the website here.