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HUNTING WITH A RIFLE

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

What I need to know of how hunting is carried out?

You will be accompanied by a professional hunter and a tracker at all times. Transportation is done in 4x4 vehicles to areas where it’s difficult to get to in order to start hunting.

The outfitters we work with do not shoot from the car, so if you should see an animal, then the outfitter will stop the vehicle in the right place in order for you to begin your hunting.

Our goal is to design the safari according to the preferences and conditions of each customer, so it’s important that you indicate how you would like to hunt and what your fitness level is so that we can adjust each safari to the needs of each client.

What are the shooting distances?

You must shoot the distance you are comfortable and safe with. Before the hunting begins, one should establish at what distance you are comfortable with.

It's difficult to give exact distances as each safari is different. Most of the shots are usually carried out between 75 and 150 meters.

Equipment for rifle hunting:

We recommend that customers come equipped with their firearms, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable with your rifle and that, generally, each hunter is accustomed to his own gun and bullets.

However you can rent a rifle from our outfitters and professional hunters if you decide not to travel with yours.

It's important to know that only bolt action rifles or single shot rifles are permitted to hunt in South Africa.

We recommend the following calibers and bullets for your safari, this data is merely indicative, check with your usual dealer.

Recomended CaliberRecomended Grains
7 mm RM 160 y 170 gr
270 150 gr
7 x 64 154 y 170 gr
375 200 gr
300 WM 150 y 180 gr
300 VSM 180 gr
338 210 gr
30.06 165 gr

Do I need special permission to carry my gun?

All firearms must be declared when entering the country, when a permit is issued it is for the duration of your stay. The Police shall screen such a package in Johannesburg, for the purpose of getting the temporary firearms permit.

You can enter the country with up to three weapons, however, check with your airline before flying, for any restrictions on it.

Under no circumstances are you allowed to enter South Africa with two weapons of the same caliber in the name of one person, nor are any semi-automatic rifles allowed. The maximum rounds allowed is 200 rounds per caliber.

How should I carry my weapons?

Your weapons must be transported in rigid suitcases, ammunition must be separate and not with the rifle or inside the luggage. If possible, is safer cover the case with transparent plastic film to prevent anyone from opening your rifle luggage during travel (many airports offer this possibility for 6 €).

Guns do not pass through normal luggage area's, but by a security company, which will have to pick them up.

What animals can I hunt?

Africaza offers you a range of possible animals you can hunt. We have broken down the list of animals and prices attached to them for your convenience (see price list). We are also able to create a package better suited to your needs, should you have any specific hunting needs. Simply, draw up a list of your favorite animals, send it to us in an e-mail or call us and we will contact you directly to provide you with a personalized hunting price.

When is the best time for hunting?

The best time to make a trip is from June to September (dry season).

rifle

Process of export of trophies:

Once completed your hunting Safari, the outfitter will have prepared the antlers, tusks and skulls, salting and drying their fur (this cost this included in Safari). We utilize a packaging company in Alicedale run by Frank Sullivan, one of the best taxidermist in the country.

This company will prepare all the trophies, according to regulations - both African and foreign, to proceed with: the shipment, making sure of the disinfection thereof, packaging, applications for permits to export etc. This cost is not included in your Safari and depending on the number of animals hunted these costs should be paid in the camp and the company handling this work will invoice you for the amount.

Once this process is finished and goods are already packed and prepared to be sent, it shall be given to the courier, who is in charge of shipping it and sending it to your country.  This company may be: Jas Forwarding, Login Logistics or Safari Air Cargo - to be determined according to the occasions.

Once the trophy documents are submitted and received by the corresponding customs agent, they will proceed to get in touch with you.

Should you decide not to use these services, please let the camp know before finishing your Safari. Providing this information beforehand, will allow us to change the normal procedure we follow with our clients.

The time period to get your trophies is not fixed and depends on many factors, for example; the time it takes to obtain the permits for export from South Africa or the waiting period for groupages etc.

Tips during your safari:

Tips are usually compulsory, for new or inexperienced hunters. It depends on the experience you have.

It's a highly personal matter and we prefer not to get too involved, but given the doubts raised on this issue to do with the amounts, we suggest the following approximate figures:

- Professional Hunter, from 350$
- Tracker from 100$

Camp in general from 60$


BOW-HUNTING

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

What do you need to know from how hunting is carried out?

You can hunt from strategic locations that we have prepared for you to wait near watering holes at specific distances, or if you prefer, you can hunt using a stalking technique. Our experience has shown us that waiting in blinds is more successful, as it eliminates odors and noises. We also offer the placing of posts in trees at your request. A member of the team will accompany you at all times to provide you with help and advise you.

What kind of shooting practices must I do to prepare myself?

Shots from open plains, from tree stands and from the interior of a blind. Most of the shots are less than 25 meters from the blinds. Don't forget to practice from the kneeling and sitting position. Avoid large movements in order to avoid being seen. Practice simulating a hunt and hunting situations and become familiar with the different sensations you will feel.

Equipment needed for bow hunting:

Minimum recommended equipment requirements:


Hunting of small size species:

  • Springbuck
  • Impala
  • Blesbok
  • Duiker
  • Steenbok
  • Klipspringuer
  • Red Letchwe
  • Jackal
  • Caracal
  • Ostrich
  • Game Birds

- Kinetic energy of the arch (feet/pound): 25
- Weight of arrow (grains) 350

Hunting of medium-sized species:

  • Warthog
  • Nyala
  • Baboon
  • Blue Wildebeest
  • Black Wildebeest

- Kinetic energy of the arch (feet/pound) 40
- Weight of the arrow (grains) 400

Hunting of large size species:

  • Kudu
  • Eland Cape
  • Oryx
  • Waterbuck
  • Zebra
  • Giraffe
  • Sable Antelope
  • Roan

- Kinetic energy of the arch (feet/pound) 65
- Weight of the arrow (grains) 450

What tips should I bring?

There are different views in this regard. We recommend that you use tips of a hunting nature that have previously been proven to work. A well placed arrow is, in our opinion, the most important thing. We usually use mechanical, however we do use fast and 60 pound arcs. The only reason why we use mechanical is because they have a very similar kind of tip like the one's we use when we train.

Do I need a torch or flashlight?

Yes, especially with sunrise and sunset. In addition if you are hunting in a blind, you must remember there is not much light.

Do I need a special permit to transport my bow?

Not at all. Unlike hunters with rifles you don't need any special permission to pass customs in South Africa with your bow. You must simply check the bow in as one of you luggage bags, when it reaches its destination you will pick up along with the rest of your luggage.

How should I pack my bow?

You will need a bow suitcase, we advise you get a hard case to prevent possible blows that can spoil the arch. We recommend that you have your bow case covered in plastic film that most of the airports offer for approximately 6 Euros.

Should I bring a spare arch?

If you already have two arcs and your suitcase is able to transport them, then do we advise you to bring both.

What animals can I hunt?

Africaza offers you a range of possible animals you can hunt. We have broken down the list of animals and prices attached to them for your convenience (see price list). We are also able to create a package better suited to your needs, should you have any specific hunting needs. Simply draw up a list of your favorite animals, send it to us in an e-mail or call us and we will contact you directly to provide you with a personalized hunting price.

When is the best time to hunt with a bow?

The best time to make a trip is from June to September (dry season).

bowhunter nyala

Process of export of trophies :

Once completed your hunting Safari, the outfitter will have prepared the antlers, tusks and skulls, salting and drying their fur (this cost this included in Safari). We utilize a packaging company in Alicedale run by Frank Sullivan, one of the best taxidermist in the country.

This company will prepare all the trophies, according to regulations - both African and foreign, to proceed with: the shipment, making sure of the disinfection thereof, packaging, applications for permits to export etc. This cost is not included in your Safari and depending on the number of animals hunted these costs should be paid in the camp and the company handling this work will invoice you for the amount.

Once this process is finished and goods are already packed and prepared to be sent, it shall be given to the courier, who is in charge of shipping it and sending it to your country.  This company may be: Jas Forwarding, Login Logistics or Safari Air Cargo - to be determined according to the occasions.

Once the trophy documents are submitted and received by the corresponding customs agent, they will proceed to get in touch with you.

Should you decide not to use these services, please let the camp know before finishing your Safari. Providing this information beforehand, will allow us to change the normal procedure we follow with our clients.

The time period to get your trophies is not fixed and depends on many factors, for example; the time it takes to obtain the permits for export from South African or the waiting period for groupages etc.

Tips during your safari:

Tips are usually compulsory, for new or inexperienced hunters. It depends on the experience you have.

It's a highly personal matter and we prefer not to get too involved, but given the doubts raised on this issue to do with the amounts, we suggest the following approximate figures:

- Kinetic energy of the arch (feet/pound): 25
- Weight of arrow (grains) 350

Camp in general is from 60$

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