FAQs

Travel Arrangements, Permits etc.

Q- Do I need a visa to visit South Africa?

Only a passport is required.

Q- Do I need a permit for guns and ammo?

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.

Q- Do I need to take any special medical precautions?

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- Do I need any special licence to hire a motor vehicle?

A passport and current drivers license is all that is required.

Q- Should I change foreign currency on entering the country?

Yes, you will need some money for porters and personal purchases. Otherwise credit cards are widely accepted.

Q- How do I get to you?

We have two international air ports - Johannesburg and Cape Town, where you will clear customs and then fly domestically by Boeing to Port Elizabeth were you will be met. The duration of this flight is about 40 minutes.

Q- Is there a charge for transportation to and from the airport?

Yes

Hunting

Q- When is the hunting season?

Our best months are from April through to the end of September; these are our cooler winter months. Not much rain is experienced during this time.

Q- Do I need a permit for guns and ammo?

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.

Q- What weapon should I bring?

(a) For plains game the 270 is minimum, 338 Mag, 30-06, 7 Mag or 300 Mag is ideal. (b) 243 and 25-06 are fine for Springbuck and other small game, but too small for Kudu or Gemsbuck. (c) The 375 H+H or the 340 WBY are way over gunned for plains game and fit in with Buffalo and other big game.

Q- What ammo. and bullets are suitable?

Hornady, Speer, Sierra, Core Lokts and Power Point soft points are fine. Trophy Bonded, Barnes X, or Nosler Partitions are preferred.

Q- How much ammo. do I need?

40 to 60 rounds is more than adequate. Ammo can also be purchased locally if necessary.

Q- What scope?

4x on up to 3-9 or 4-10 is plenty.

Q- Bipods?

If you have one, by all means bring it along.

Q- May I use camouflage clothing to hunt?

Camouflage clothing is legal and accepted in South Africa. By all means use it.

Q- How long will the hunting shots be?

Between 50 and 200 yards, the average being just over a 100 yards.

Q- Do I need a knife?

Yes.

Q- How do we travel while on the hunt?

A suitable 4 x 4 vehicle is used to get us around and to spot game, thereafter we walk and stalk.

Q- Do we eat the game we shoot?

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?

We will keep you entertained for the remainder of your stay with a trip to the Park and other sight seeing.

Q- What can my wife do if she comes along?

Your wife can join us in the field or be taken on a personal tour of historic sights and and other places of interest in the two adjacent towns . There is always much to see and do.

Health & Safety

Q- Is it safe to travel to South Africa?

Yes! We have just been voted one of the safest destinations in the world. There is absolutely no terrorism and the wonderful climate, friendly people and favourable exchange rate make this country a favoured travel destination.

Q- Do I need to take any special medical precautions?

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?

Yes the water is safe and conforms to government standards. We also supply bottled water on all occasions.

Q- What about poisonous snakes?

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.

Accommodation & Entertainmnet

Q- How will we be accommodated?

You will be housed in our lodge, Chikwero. The lodge has all modern conveniences such as electricity, hot water and flush toilets.

Q- Are alcoholic drinks included?

Yes, beer and wine are provided.

Q- What kinds of Pop is available to drink?

Most pops (coke , 7 up , etc.) are available in both diet and regular variety.

Q- Do we eat the game we shoot?

Yes indeed! Much of the game is prepared in different outstanding ways. This adds to the experience of the hunt.

Q- What if I finish my package in 5 days?

We will keep you entertained for the remainder of your stay with a trip to the Park and other sight seeing.

Q- What can my wife do if she comes along?

Your wife can join us in the field or be taken on a personal tour of historic sights and and other places of interest in the two adjacent towns . There is always much to see and do.