HOW DO I GET MY TROPHY BACK TO THE U.S.?

Once the trophy has completed the Taxidermy process and is ready to ship, we will contact you to arrange shipping to your destination. Keep in mind, there is a cost for shipping from South Africa to your destination which is charged after completion of Taxidermy. Additionally you will need to use a clearing agent in the U.S. to clear your goods which will be a separate charge. There will be local shipping costs to move your trophies from customs to your home or office. The U.S. now requires that each hunter’s trophies be shipped and individually cartoned.

HOW DO I BRING MY RIFLES INTO SOUTH AFRICA?

You will be required to fill out a SAP 520 – Temporary Import Application form on arrival at Customs. We suggest however that you fill this form out before your arrival – we can email it to you on request with the instructions. In addition to the above you will need your passport, return airline ticket and proof of ownership of the firearm/s. For USA Citizens, an officially stamped Customs Declaration Form 4457 will be acceptable. You will also need documentation from an official government institution giving you permission to temporarily export your firearm/s. You will need a letter of invitation from ourselves which the agent will provide and a motivation letter from yourself. We however recommend that you make use of Air 2000 on air2000@global.co.za.

HOW DOES IT ALL WORK ONCE I HAVE LANDED AT THE AIRPORT?

Once you land at the airport your Professional hunter will pick you up at the airport and transport you to the hunting lodge. Once you have arrived and settled, you will first visit the shooting range to check the rifles.

After the rifles have been sighted in, the hunt starts. In most cases you still hunt in the morning and then return back to camp for lunch. After lunch you will go out hunting until dark.

At the end of your Safari, paperwork will be done and your Professional hunter will transport you back to the Airport.

WHAT TIME WILL I GO HUNTING?

During the winter months which are from the end of May through to August you will be woken up at 6am, eat at 6:30am and then leave at 7am. During the months of March, April, September, October and November one can expect to be woken up at 5:30am, eat at 6am and then leave for your hunt at 6:30am.

WHAT MEDICAL PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I TAKE?

All hunting is done in malaria free areas. Mosquito and tick repellent is recommended as well as a personal first aid kit. We do however recommend that you do visit your local physician for any medical questions prior to your trip.

WHAT CURRENT DOES SOUTH AFRICA USE?

SA uses 220 VOLTS, if you want to make use of personal electronic equipment please bring your own adapters. These can be purchased at all major international airports. We use mainly Type M outlets, but Type C outlets are used

HOW WILL THE HUNTING TAKE PLACE? WHAT METHOD WILL WE USE?

Every animal species provides its own challenge. Mostly the animals will be spotted at a distance and then approached by foot (Walk and stalk). Where nice hiking or hunting shoes that can be tightened but are comfortable.

HOW FAR IS THE AVERAGE SHOT?

200 to 300 yards. Don’t worry, we specialize in taking first time hunters. Our guides will take you shooting on the first day to make sure you are comfortable shooting.

HOW MUCH AMMUNITION SHOULD I BRING?

We recommend about 80-100 rounds per rifle.

WHERE WILL I BE HUNTING?

You will be hunting on privately owned ranches with over a million (1,000,000) acres of privately owned hunting and with the best quality animals.

TRAVELING WITH MINORS?

South Africa has recently implemented new rules for traveling with minors. Find out more.

DO I NEED A HUNTING LICENSE?

In South Africa you need a hunting license which will be given to you on your arrival. In Namibia we apply for a hunting permit a month before your arrival.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT THE WEATHER TO BE LIKE?

You can find average temperatures and rainfall for each month by clicking here.