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Make use of our form below, choose the dates you’d like for your hunting trip, and we’ll do the rest.

Please Note: This form is not a final booking, and we’ll get in touch with you once we receive your enquiry.

Hunting Safari Frequently Asked Questions

How big is the risk of contracting malaria?

In South Africa malaria occurs in a narrow geographical “belt” on the extreme eastern side of South Africa, comprising north-eastern side of the Limpopo, Mpumalanga and north-east KwaZulu Natal provinces. In conjunction to this very limited area, the months (season) that you visit, in correlation to the amount of rain that falls plays a big role. South Africa’s rainy season is November to April. If your visit is within this time frame, rainfal was average and/or above and you visit the eastern part of the country, it is advisable to take prohylactics. The larger part of the country is malaria free and should you visit the Freestate, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng or Northwest provinces during your stay there is no need to worry about malaria.The area we hunt in Namibia is also quite risk free.Mozambique most definitely is a risk area and hunting this country necessitates prophylactics as well as preventative measures such as sprays/lotions, clothing that covers ankles and wrists at dusk and dawn.
 

What “shots”/injections do we need to enter South Africa and prevent diseases?

NONE, whatsoever. The only exception to the rule is this, IF, you visited any other country within 6 months period PRIOR to your visit to South Africa where yellow fever is prevalent, you will need yellow fever inoculation. That is the ONLY exeption to the rule.The same apply for Namibia.Mozambique (depending the customs official you deal with) sometimes still insist on a yellow fever certificate.

Do I need a visa for visiting South Africa?

Most European Union countries and the USA have diplomatic ties with south Africa. In most case you do not need a visa, if unsure, contact your country of residence Department of Foreign Affairs for more information. An important reminder is to make sure that the passport with which you travel should be valid for a minimum of 6 months AFTER your date of departure FROM South Africa.

Will language be a problem?

South Africa is an ex-British colonial country and English is one of 11 official languages that is used by about 80% of the population.

What about snakes?

It depends on what time of the year (season) you visit and which area/s. Snakes are reptiles, thus more active in hot/warm weather and more likely to be encountered in summer. Please be aware of the fact that only a small percentage of snakes are venomous enough to be deadly to Man and that snakes in general offer NO threat at all. Also, different areas and terrain house different species. When walking in Nature, appropriate footwear and decent gaitors can go very far in protecting your lower legs and feet against a possible snake bite. The possibility of encountering snakes in summer in the Freestate, for instance, is very, very limited. Remember, snakes will in most cases steer clear of humans and if you do not act aggressively, threatingly and you do not provoke them, the chances of being bitten are nearly zero.

How far will we travel by road before getting to our hunting destination?

Within South Africa, nearly all road travel starts from the international airport, Oliver Tambo situated in Johannesburg, Gauteng province where you will clear Customs and clear your firearms at the local South African Poloce Services station situated on the airport. On average, all hunting destinations from there are between 4 – 6 hours travel by road from the airport, incorporating two road stops for having a meal, using restrooms and stretchng your legs. In Namibia the road trip is 6 hours, incorporating two stops for a meal and using restrooms. In Mozambique you will arrive at the caital, Maputo where customs are to be cleared and a temporary firearm license procured. From Maputo a connecting flight will take you northwards to either the towns of Quelimane or Pemba, from where you will travel by road for about four hours on average, to both end-destinations. To both these destinations, private air charters are available if needed. Enquire from us more details.

What kind of food will we be served?

South Africa have a rich culinary smorgasbord to offer. From Cape-Malysian, to Portugese, traditional “Boere”-food to indigenous delicasies. Roadside take-aways on main carriage ways and highways offer everyday, modern day “junk foods” from a variety of different chains and virtually all towns (except the very smallest) have a wide selection of restaurants serving from Italian to Chinese. In Namibia restaurants are far and few in between en route, but we do pass some well-known take aways establishments. Our hosts serve a generous table of decent, well prepared, foods such as starches, salads, vegetables and a variety of meats, etc. In Mozambique, Portugese styled food stuffs of course are very popular due to the countrys colonial past. In camp food will be varied and cosist of different starches, vegetables, salads and meats. PS When you book a hunt with us you will be supplied with a standard Questionaire on which you in detail must inform us of your culinary habits, likes/dislikes and any food allergies you may have, if any. We also are more than prepared and willing to prepare some of the game animals you have hunted for you.

When is the best time of the year to hunt?

Hunting in South Africa, without doubt from mid-April (fall/autumn) to September (spring). This time of the year there is very little, or no rain, day temperatures are mild and balmy and the vegetation not as thick and lush, making game more visible. Hunting in Namibia July – end October is advisable. Hunting in Mozambique most definitely June – end September, which are the coolest months with the least risk of mosquitos and possible malaria. View our seasonal calendar for area specific informartion

How do I pay the Outfitter?

Deposits to book a hunt are paid via bank transfer from your bank to ours, into our business account in South Africa and outstanding amount in cash when in South Africa, BEFORE leaving the hunting area.