Hunting Safaris FAQ

  1. Can we bring our wives and what can they do?

    Wives are very welcome to come. They can either go hunting for the day or they can go touring. There are a number of game parks that are close by that they can visit. Some of the game parks offer the 'big five'. There is also a health spa (about a 30min drive) where they can relax for the day. Cost of game parks and health spas are not included and are the responsibility of the client.
  2. Where do we fly to?

    Clients will normally fly into OR Tambo Airport (Johannesburg) where they will need to clear customs and their firearms. They would then fly into Port Elizabeth airport where we will collect them. From the airport is 2 hour drive.
  3. What are the average shooting distances?

    The average shooting distances will be 150-250 yards.
  4. Can we bring a bow and arrow?

    Yes, bow hunters are welcome. Please advise us before your safari should you be using a bow and arrow. The best time for bow hunting is June through to August.
  5. How do I get my trophies home?

    The local taxidermist in Port Elizabeth will collect your trophies and will contact you regarding your specific needs.
  6. How much ammunition should I bring?

    Clients are advised to bring 50 rounds of ammunition per rifle.
  7. Where will I be hunting?

    Plains game hunting will be on different areas from our lodge according to the specie being hunted.  Big 5 hunting will be arranged before arrival and will be discussed while booking the hunt.
  8. What medical precautions should I take?

    As the Eastern Cape is both Malaria and Bilharzia free you do not need any additional shots or medication. However you should always consult your own medical practitioner.
  9. What electrical current does South Africa use?

    South Africa uses 220V electricity. The use of converters and adaptors is necessary. It is advisable to bring your own converters and adaptors.
  10. What temperatures can we expect?

    March and April – the day temperatures can be fairly warm between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The evenings can be cool, so a light jacket is needed. May through to September – the day temperatures can be between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The nights and early mornings can be fairly chilly and a warmer jacket is needed.
  11. Is medical care easily accessible?

    Yes, we have very good doctors and a hospital within a 25min drive.
  12. What do the PH's / guides normally get tipped?

    This is always a tricky question. A tip is payment for personal service and revolves around how hard your PH / guide worked for you to make your hunt successful. Our guideline will be to work on 10% of the total hunt cost or $50 to $100 per day for your guide, $10 to $15 per day for your tracker / skinners and a $100 for the other kitchen and camp staff to share per hunter.

Tips

  • Take sleeping tablets for the flight over.
  • It is handy to have a few $5, $10 and $20 bills for gratuities during your visit.
  • Arrange rifle permits 6-8 weeks prior to your departure.

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