For many hunters a hunting trip to South Africa has been a lifelong dream, whether you are interested in hunting a member of the Big Five or the plains game of Africa, a hunting safari in South Africa is sure to be a thrilling experience.

At Lindilè Safaris we understand that booking a South African Hunting Safari is a big decision to make and there are many questions around planning such a trip. We are here to walk you through it all step by step.

Below is some comprehensive information essential to planning your safari, from booking your flight ticket all the way through to getting your trophies back home. Our client’s satisfaction is our foremost priority and we strive to bring you the best quality service.

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DECIDING ON THE TYPE OF HUNT YOU WANT TO BOOK

With a country so rich in a wide variety of huntable species one should firstly decide on which species you are interested in hunting. Lindilè Safaris makes it easier by offering all-inclusive hunting packages that we have put together that suit the first-timer hunting South Africa and also packages for the more experienced returning hunters who have hunted several game in South Africa before.

There are three options to choose from when deciding on what type of safari to book:

Option 1

Fully-inclusive Hunting Packages

These fully inclusive packages include both the daily rate as well as the trophy fees for the listed animals, and offer value for money. Please see our Hunting Packages for more information and all the includes and excludes.

Option 2

Custom Hunting Safaris

You are welcome to send us a list of the trophies you prefer to hunt and the duration for your trip and we will create a fully inclusive package just for you.

Option 3

Daily rate – À la carte

You book the duration of days you prefer to stay in camp as per our daily rate and hunt from our price list as the opportunity arises.

Need to know

THE BEST TIME FOR HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA

In South Africa, we are allowed to hunt year-round but for trophy hunting, safaris are conducted from March to October. This is prime hunting time as it is our cooler months and leaves have fallen, making visibility better. Mornings are generally cold but warm up during the days (45°F – 80°F). Rain is unusual for these months.

Lindilè Safaris will always advise you on the dark moon phase.

ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT

Lindilè Safaris or a representative of our company will personally meet you at the terminal upon your arrival and drive you to camp in an air-conditioned vehicle from where the hunting will take off. If you bring a rifle(s) we will personally assist you in collecting your rifle(s).

The drive to camp is around 3 hours drive on one of our country’s finest highways.

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR TROPHIES AFTER THE HUNT?

During your safari all necessary field preparations will be done, animals will be skinned and caped according to whether the client wants shoulder/full mount, rug, skull etc. Hides and capes will be salted and dried.

After completing a successful hunt your professional hunter (guide) will accompany you to our recommended taxidermist, Highveld Taxidermists, who has served hunters from all parts of the globe for over 30 years.

Their state-of-the-art technology and superb craftsmanship insure you of museum-quality trophies.

Here you meet directly with the taxidermist and discuss all the work you will like done with your trophies as well as the shipping arrangements.

  • Thomas Ochsenbein
  • info@highveld.biz
  • www.highveldtaxidermists.com

IT IS AFFORDABLE!

Unfortunately, many people are under the impression that South African Hunting Safaris are 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. At Lindilè Safaris we strive to offer you exceptional quality at competitive prices.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

No VISA is required for USA citizens travelling to South Africa. You will need a valid passport with at least two consecutive blank pages. Be sure to check the expiry date. Please check with your airline that you meet all the requirements when travelling with a minor.

For assistance in booking your flight or for any other travel related queries, you are welcome to contact our highly recommended travel agent, Sarah.

  • Go 2 Travel Alliance
  • Sarah Bezuidenhout
  • 011 27 61 993 1900
  • office@safari-concierge.com
  • sarah@go2travel.co.za

HEALTH

No vaccination or inoculations are required for South Africa. The hunting concessions are in malaria-free zones. Please consult with your personal physician, and bring your prescription medication with.

Medical doctors are nearby in the towns near the hunting areas.

The African sun can be dangerous, so please bring good quality sunscreen. Please see your local CDC for up to date information.

TIPS

“How much should I tip?” This is a question we get asked very often. This is a difficult question to answer as tips are by the hunters discretion and not an obligation.

Hunting and Tourism is a service industry, tipping is customary to these industries and 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. Tipping can be done in US Dollar cash.

Tips are usually given to your guide, skinner/tracker, chef and lodge staff. You may email us for an estimated tipping guideline.

OBSERVERS

Observers are any non-hunters that you would like to share your safari experience with. Bring your loved ones, friends or family members 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 experience any of our fun-filled excursions around camp.

Our lodge can accommodate up to 8 hunters or small groups in our luxurious thatched-roof chalets.

We also offer:

RIFLE HUNTING

Lindilè Safaris offers both rifle and bow hunting safaris.

For rifle hunting you are welcome to hire a rifle from your guide at $50 per rifle, per hunting day (ammunition included), or you can import your own rifle.

You are welcome to bring your own rifle. Therefore you will need to obtain a Temporary Importation Permit beforehand.

We highly recommend you make use of Rifle Permits to assist you in this and make it hassle-free.

The general rule applies where we suggest that you bring the rifle(s) you are most comfortable with. It is our recommendation that a .308 or .300 Win Mag and .375 will cover all your needs sufficiently. Do not think this to be a requirement – it is merely a suggestion. If you intend to hunt dangerous game, it is required by law that a .375 is the minimum calibre with which you will be permitted to hunt.

Due to the large biodiversity and different terrain, shots will vary from 80 to 160 yards or less when hunting dangerous game in thick cover.

Henry Durrheim
henry@riflepermits.com
www.riflepermits.com

BOW HUNTING

Lindile Safaris offers you a Bow hunting experience of a lifetime! Bow hunting is probably the most exciting and challenging way to hunt. The type of bow most commonly hunted with by international clients is the Compound bow.

Although we also have clients coming with re-curve, longbows as well as crossbows. Ensure you have the correct bow set up for African game, we advise on fixed blades or tried and tested mechanical broadheads. Ensure you bring enough arrows and broadheads as they may break or get damaged when hunting.

Broadheads which work well are Rocky mountain titanium as well as the Muzzies with a weight of 125 grains.

Most of our blinds are custom built and located near water points and salt licks with a shooting distance of about 25 – 40 yards. Walk and stalk is also possible but can be extremely difficult and time-consuming as most of our animals move in big herds and because of the thick vegetation.

We also make use of pop-up blinds at game trails. The best time for bow hunting in South Africa is from May to September as most of the cover formed by the trees are gone this time of the year which makes spotting the animals much easier. This gives you time to study the animals and spot a good quality trophy.

When importing your bow to South Africa we recommend that you make use of a strong and good quality bow case to protect your bow. At the airport you will simply just collect your bow at the luggage carousel.

Please note that expandable broadheads are not legal to use in South Africa.

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