Frequently Asked Questions

 

Travel arrangements

Q: Do I need a visa to visit South Africa?
A: Only a passport is required currently, but please confirm local requirements prior to departure.

Q: Do I need a permit for guns and ammo?
A: On arrival in South Africa security services at customs will issue you with a temporary import permit for your weapons valid for the duration of your stay. Refer also to www.phasa.co.za in this regard for assistance.

Q: Should I change foreign currency on entering the country?
A: Yes, you will need some money for porters and personal purchases. Otherwise credit cards are widely accepted.

Q: Is there a charge for transportation to and from the airport?
A: Yes

Hunting

Q:  When is the hunting season?
A: Our best months are from March through to the end of October  which are our cooler winter months. Exempted farms can however be hunted throughout the year.

Q: Do I need a permit for guns and ammo?
A: On arrival in South Africa security services at customs will issue you with a temporary import permit for your weapons valid for the duration of your stay. Refer also to www.phasa.co.za in this regard for assistance.

Q: What weapon should I bring?
A: A medium calibre rifle ranging from a .270 Winchester to a .375 H&H Magnum is recommended for most trophies. Buffalo,Lion and Elephant requires a minimum calibre of .375 by law.

Q: What ammo. and bullets are suitable?
A: Hornady, Speer, Sierra, Trophy Bonded, Barnes X, or Nosler Partitions are preferred.

Q: How much ammo. do I need?
A: 40 rounds per calibre are more than adequate. Ammo can also be purchased locally if necessary. Both rifles and ammunition can be supplied at a minimum cost.

Q: What scope do I use?
A: A top quality variable scope in the 3-9 or 3-12 ranges is recommended.

Q: Are we going to travel long distances ?
A: The travel arrangements will depend on the type of trophy you hunt. All hunting packages are compiled to minimize travel between trophies. All travelling will be mainly on tar roads and offers the opportunity to experience South Africa in a unique way.

Q: How do we travel while on the hunt?
A: A suitable 4 x 4 vehicle is used to get around and to scout for game, whereafter the hunt is planned and conducted by means of walk and stalk.

Q: Do we eat the game we shoot?
A: Yes indeed! Much of the game is prepared in different outstanding ways. This adds to the experience of the hunt.

Q: Is a 7 day hunt 7 full days of hunting, or does that include the day of arrival and departure?
A: 7 day hunt means 7 hunting days excludes arrival and departure.

Q: What if I finish my package in 5 days?
A: We will keep you entertained for the remainder of your stay.

Health and Safety

Q: Do I need to take any special medical precautions?
A: No, we are a malaria and bilharzia free area and have access to professional medical facilities within half an hour. You need only bring your personal medical needs.

Q: Is the water safe for drinking?
A: Yes the water is safe and conforms to government  standards. We also supply bottled water on all occasions.

Q: What about poisonous snakes?
A: Yes we do have some poisonous snakes. Fortunately however, they are hibernating during the time of the year that hunting takes place and it is extremely rare to even see one.