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Hunting Info

General hunting information

Rifles and Ammunition

Only one rifle per caliber per person is allowed (eg. no two x 30-06 per person). No semi-automatics are allowed. Written proof of ownership is required (signed US Customs Form Nr. 4457).

On arrival at O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg International) Airport, your rifles and documentation will be inspected and you will be issued with a temporary import permit for the duration of your stay. The laws governing international flights demand that rifles and ammunition be transported in lockable cases.

Required caliber for plains game is in the 30-caliber class (30-06, 300, 338). 40 Rounds soft nose ammunition will be sufficient.

For Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant, a minimum caliber of 375 is required. All calibers bigger than this are welcome. 40 Rounds soft nose as well as 20 rounds solids will be sufficient.

Recommended bullets for all calibers are strong, high quality bullets like Swift A-Frame, Trophy Bonded Bear Claw or Barnes TSX.

Fit your rifle with a good quality scope with variable power and try to get a few practice sessions in on the range.

Hunting season

Our winter time – which is also our dry season, May through to August, is our prime hunting period. Temperatures range from around 35F(2°C) early morning up to about 70F(21°C) during the day.  Our fall (March to April) and spring (September to October) are also good times to hunt and expected lows can be about 55F (13˚C) with highs up to 95F (35˚C) in October.  Rifle hunting can be done any time of the season, but for bow hunting August to October is the best.

Clothing and equipment

For hunting any earthy colors will do, like brown, dark khaki or olive green.  Don’t bring light khaki.  Camo is allowed but not any military camo.

  • Warm Jacket
  • Warm Sweater
  • 2 Hunting trousers
  • 2 Hunting shorts
  • 2 Long sleeve shirts
  • 2 Short sleeve shirts
  • 3 Pairs of socks
  • 3 Sets of underwear
  • Personal toiletries
  • 1 Pair of hunting boots
  • 1 Pair of sneakers or comfortable shoes
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap or hat with wide brim
  • Belt
  • Cartridge pouch
  • Sleeveless hunting jacket
  • Personal medicine kit
  • Pocket and hunting knife
  • Backpack
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Camera with spare batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Bino Harness
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Soft cases for rifles
  • Alarm clock
NB! South Africa uses 220V appliances

We recommend that you get vaccinated for Hepatitis A & B, as well as Tetanus, before departing for your safari. Although most of our concessions are situated in malaria free areas, we recommend anti-malaria prophylaxis because of the likelihood of entering malaria areas for side tours or if we are after certain animal species.

Any safari activity is potentially hazardous and it is essential that all lawful direction and advice of the Safari Operator be followed. We will take every precaution to ensure the safety of our clients, but accept no responsibility for death, injury, illness, accident, loss, theft or damage to property.