a trip there is a couple of aspects to keep in mind.
*How many days.
*The species that you wish to hunt
*Type of safari
*Travelling with a friend or partner or you family
*Time of year
We recommend that hunters travelling from Europe will come on a 7
day safari with 5 hunting days. The recommendation for hunters travelling
from the USA is a 9 day safari with 7 hunting days (minimum). There
will be no hunting on Sundays, it will be used to do sight seeing,
reading, spending time at the pool or whatever you prefer. The species
that is on your list is also important in planning your days in Africa.
Once you have decided on the species you wish to hunt we will recommend
the time required. If you are not travelling alone, what is the interests
of the rest in the group? Game hunting and dove and pigeon hunting
can be done through out the year. The game bird season is from the
1st of May up to the 31st of August.
On your arrival at the airport you will be met by Reinier or one of
the Professional Hunters in the team. You will be accompanied to the
fire-arm department and assisted to get your import permit. From there,
travel to the hunting area. If good light permits, rifles will be
set, ready for your first hunting day. On completion of the safari
you will be taken back to the airport. You will be accompanied through
the airport to ensure you reach all areas with the less hassle as
Rifles and ammunition
Import permits is done at your point of entry on your arrival. A pre
issued permit can also be arranged at prior notice. You will be informed
on what to do when your booking is made.
A minimum calibre for big game is 375. Hunting plains game 308 and
bigger will be perfect for the job. The ranges of shots vary from
40 yards to 250 yards so a good scope is recommended. Very important
is to know your rifle and to feel comfortable with the calibre and
recoil. African animals is tough so good ammunition is required (Barnes
Triple shock) a harder bullet, but not solids on plains game.
Shotgun ammunition will be provided. 12-guage and 20-guage is regularly
available in South Africa.
Accommodations offered are of a high standard to ensure your comfort.
Your stay will be in thatched roof chalets. On suite bathroom with
warm running water and a warm bed will be waiting for you on your
everyday arrival at the lodge. Meals are something to talk about while
having a drink at a camp fire.
drive vehicles are used when hunting. All vehicles are well equipped
and serviced to ensure a comfortable and trouble free safari. In case
of a breakdown, backup vehicles is standing by.
March to May is our fall, June to August is our winter, September
to November is our spring, December to February is our summer. The
best hunting time is from March to the end of September, the cooler
months. In the Free State, the fall and spring temperature is between
-2 to 10 degrees in the mornings up to 28 degrees at midday. In winter
it is -5 to 5 degrees in the mornings up to 18 degrees at midday.
In summer the mornings is 5 to 15 degrees and midday can reach 35
degrees. In Limpopo and Kwa Zulu Natal the temperature is warmer than
in the Free State.
Clothing should be comfortable and strong. Laundry is done daily so
it is possible to travel light. Hunting boots must be comfortable
and well worn in.
- Four shirts, two long and two short sleeves
- Two pairs shorts; two pairs long pants
- Warm, windproof jacket and sweater
- Woollen socks
- Sun hat and warm cap
- Personal medicines
- Flashlight and batteries
- Sun protection lotion and sunglasses
- Rain jacked