Frequently
Asked Questions

What is included in the Daily Rates?

• Luxury accommodation
• Meals and local beverages (specific alcoholic brands can be ordered on request)
• Daily laundry & ironing
• Transfer to and from Johannesburg and hunting areas
• All Safari related land transportation for the duration of your stay
• Services of an experienced Professional Hunter (PH) along with hunting vehicle, trackers, skinners and camp personnel
• Field preparation of trophies
• Transportation of trophies to Taxidermist or dip and pack company

What is excluded from the Daily Rates?

• Airfare to and from Johannesburg
• Hotel charges before and after contracted safari period
• Trophy fees for game taken or wounded
• Rifle hire per day (ammunition charged separately) please arrange before safari
• Crossbow hire per day (arrows charged separately) please arrange before safari
• Gratuities for staff
• 15% Value Added Tax on Daily Rates
• Taxidermy fees as well as packing, dipping and shipping to final destination

Are Daily Rates lower for two hunters that want to hunt together?

Yes. When two hunters share the experience of hunting together, this is known as a 2:1 hunt. Our rate for a single hunter on a 1:1 hunt is $350 and the rate for a 2:1 hunt is $300.

What are the Daily Rates for non-hunting companions?

• Spectator: $150
• Children under 12 years: US$100
• Additional rate for specific day trips: US$50

Can I bring my younger children on safari?

Yes. The experience of seeing the African bushveld and learning about the animals and plants is something you will remember for a lifetime and ideal for sharing with family. We offer accommodation for non-hunting observer rate for a family member that is under the age of 12 at US$100 and US$150 for older children and family members. Kindly note that we do not offer any child care services.

What are Trophy Fees?

This is the cost for the animals that you shoot and it differs from animal to animal. These fees are also charged should you wound an animal and do not recover it. We will do everything in our power to try to track a wounded animal, but if we can’t find it we have to charge you the trophy fee for its loss.

What happens if I don't shoot some of the animals in my package?

In hunting, events are unpredictable and anything can happen during a hunt. Although we do not offer a guarantee, we are very confident that you will get all of the trophies that are included with your package. In the unlikely event that you do not shoot all the animals that were included in your package, you will be refunded 50% of the listed trophy fee per animal (this policy applies to rifle hunting only). If you repeatedly miss a certain animal or refuse to shoot an animal recommended by your PH for any reason, the trophy fee will not be refunded.

What is Value Added Tax (VAT)?

Value added Tax (VAT) is charged on the daily rate of a hunting/observation safari. This can be compared to sales tax in the United States. This is not refundable. There is no VAT charged on the trophy fee if the trophies are to be exported under specific regulations set out by the Receiver of Revenue. Currently VAT is 15%. Please note that while the trophy fees are not subject to VAT if the trophies are to be exported, VAT is levied at 15% on the dipping and shipping services and/or for the tanning of skins done. Should the trophies be process in South Africa, VAT is levied at 15% on 30% of the taxidermy value, as agreed between the taxidermy industry and the Receiver of Revenue.

Can I add additional animals to my package and how much would this cost?

We understand that during your hunt you will most likely encounter animals that were not included in your package. It is completely up to you whether or not you would like to take this additional animal. If you decide to take it then the trophy fee (as per our listed Trophy Fees) will be added to your payment balance at the end of your trip. If you choose to hunt an additional Bushbuck, Eland, Klipspringer, Mountain Reedbuck or Waterbuck, you will need to add 1 day per animal to the number of days of your package.

Can my spouse or child shoot any of the animals in my package?

Yes – please refer to our Family Hunting Safari Package

I would like to hunt an animal that is not listed in any of the packages?

We offer tailored hunting safari’s based on what you are interested in. See our Bespoke Hunting Experiences section for the information that we would need in order to put a customised trip together for you.

Can my spouse, children or other companions join me during the hunts?

Observers can join you on the hunt and share in the memories that you create with this experience – even taking photos and videos for you. They will be required to follow all safety protocols and must walk and conduct themselves as quietly as you and your PH and they must follow all of the PH’s directions at all times.

Does the hunt start the day I arrive?

Your hunt starts the day after arrival for the length of time you chose. We consider your arrival and departure days non-hunting days as we take into account the length of your flight to South Africa and the time involved to drive to our camp. When you arrive you can take some time to unpack and enjoy a sundowner. This is also a great time to go out to our rifle range and make sure that your rifle is sighted in. The day of your departure allows time to pack up, take your trophies to the taxidermist and even souvenir shopping before your flight leaves.

What range should my scope be sighted in for and what distances will my shooting be at?

The average distances for shots in our area are between 80 and 125 yards. On occasion there may be shots up to 175 yards, but normally they are less than that. For long shots you should be very comfortable before taking them as tracking a wounded animal in the bush will use up valuable hunting time. Our recommendation is that your scope be sighted in for 100 yards as most of your opportunities will be in this area.