South Africa is a fine place to start off on your first African safari and a great stepping stone before going after the Big Five. It's easily accessible with daily flights from most of the world's major centres. Boasting more huntable species than any other country in the world, South Africa is perfect for a short hunt in one area or a safari covering all of South Africa's diverse habitats. Being well developed, it's suited for a safari with the whole family. For non-hunters there is also a host of interesting and magnificent photographic surroundings.
We cover all the areas - from the western cape, eastern cape, northern province and KwaZula Natal. This gives one the opportunity to have the chance of taking all that South Africa has to offer for the discerning hunter - from tiny cape crysbok or blue duiker to elephant and buffalo - the list is endless.
WHAT TO BRING
The hunting season coincide with South Africa's winter, and most of the vegetation has been frosted off and is generally a khaki colour.
- 1 warm jacket
- 1 warm sweater
- 2 sets of evening and/or travel wear
- 1 pair walking boots for hunting
- 1 pair sneakers for hunting
- Hat or cap
- Warm gloves
- Woollen cap
- 3 khaki shirts (long and short sleeve)
- 3 pairs khaki trousers
- 1 pair khaki shorts (if hunting a hot area)
- Warm socks and night wear
- Sunscreen, insect repellent
- Personal camera equipment, flashlight, binoculars
- Soft gun slip (It's illegal to transport a shotgun or rifle out of a bag on a public road in South Africa)
- Malaria tablets if you're hunting in a malaria area
SA uses only 220 volt electrical appliances.
Laundry is done each day except for the days we change camps and the day of departure.
CLIMATE & HEALTH
The winter months in SA are June, July and August and both May & September can also be cold. Generally one can expect cold mornings with occasional frost, warming to during the day to around 20C with cold nights. Summer temps can increase up to 35C, especially in the north.
A few of our South African hunting areas are Malaria zones. Always consult your local travel doctor for vaccination requirements for this area. Your professional hunter carriesa first aid kit, while sophisticated medical services are available in nearby towns and cities.