Included in your daily rates

Pre hunt

I shall stay in regular contact with you. I shall advise you on what is going on in RSA and answer questions from your side. I shall supply you with all the relevant documents to import rifles into RSA. This includes the application form with the SAPD instruction document and my suggestions and explanatory notes. I shall also make suggestions on the calibers suitable for hunting the species on your wish list, the amount of ammo and the packaging thereof.

I shall send you a list with foodstuff, fruits, cold drinks, juices, wine, beer and liquor, which you must complete to enable me to have all the right supplies available in camp.
I shall also send you a packing list suggestion, what to bring and what not to bring, this information is also available on our website.

Meet and greet at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA)

In most cases I shall personally meet you at JIA. I am usually at the airport at least an hour before the arrival time of the flight, to check where you will get the best exchange rates and to familiarize myself with possible changes that can have an effect on your speedy transit through customs and the SAPS firearms import process. I shall be available on my cell phone at all times. If you encounter any problems you can contact me.

After arrival we supply

  • All road transport in RSA from Johannesburg International Airport to the hunting concessions and back and all transport on the hunting concessions.
  • Land Cruiser hunting vehicle fully equipped with hunting frame, seats on the back, gun racks (4), water tank, cooler box, spot lights (for sightseeing in the dark), winch, ropes and driver.
  • All your accommodation while hunting.
  • All meals, cold drinks, fruit juices and moderate alcoholic beverages (there will be more than enough of everything) while hunting.
  • All towels, anti mosquito soap, anti mosquito spray, Baiticol insect repellent and sunscreen.
  • Laundry service.
  • Water bottles while hunting.
  • Personnel to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
  • Ph’s, skinners and trackers.
  • Night drives.
  • I always try to have the camp exclusively for my hunters. In bigger camps it sometimes happens that other people are also staying over in the camp. Up to now it has never happened. This possibility only exists in large camps and it will not have an influence on us.

After the hunt

I shall personally drop you at the JIA and make sure you get on your flight hassle free. I shall accompany you to the departure hall and stay with you until you pass the weigh in point, after which I am not allowed to accompany you further.

Taxidermy and Export

We will assist you to hand in your trophies at the taxidermist. The taxidermist and the freight company will stay in touch with you on the progress of your trophies and we shall also follow up on their progress. We cannot be held liable for any delays that occur at the taxidermist or the freight company. However we shall assist you in any queries regarding your trophies and will assist you in clearing any problems.

Optional additional cost

  • The cost of any PHASA medals the trophies qualify for. (It is your choice to apply for the medals or not, I shall however do all the administrative work for you.)
  • Voluntary donation of $10 per trophy hunted towards the PHASA conservation fund.
  • The registration fee at SCI or Rowland ward should your trophies qualify.

Not included in the daily rates and the trophy fees

  • Cost of Cites permits that we purchase on your behalf.
  • The taxidermy costs.
  • The export cost of the trophies.
  • The cost of any PHASA medals the trophies qualify for. (It is your choice to apply for the medals or not, I shall however do all the administrative work for you.)
  • Any artefact's that you buy (I shall arrange for such artefact's to be exported with your trophies at no extra cost from my side).
  • Tips and gratuities to the staff.
  • Any transport by air.
  • Cost to pre arrange rifle inport permits.

What you must bring

  • At least three sets of hunting clothes, preferably dark green or brown or camouflaged. Khaki color clothing is not suitable for hunting, as it looks white in the bush. Camouflaged clothing is available in RSA at reasonable prices. Camouflaged clothing is not allowed in Botswana.
  • Two pairs of well worn in hunting shoes, in case one pair gets wet, a pair of sandals for use in the camp.
  • At least three pairs of thick socks.
  • A cap or preferably a wide brimmed hat. The African sun is very harsh, especially in the summer months.
  • Light long sleeve clothing in the summer to keep the Mosquitoes away. We do not have a malaria threat at any of our concessions.
  • A warm jacket for the winter evenings and on early winter morning drives.
  • Personal toiletries, antiperspirant does not work very well in the bush, as the animals can smell you a lot easier. Try to get an odorless deodorant.
  • Enough cash for gratuities towards the Ph’s and the camp staff. Especially the camp staff appreciates old clothes, caps, cheap watches or sweets for their children on top of a monetary gratuity.
  • Your camera, most films are readily available in the towns. We shall also take photographs of all the trophies and of the trip.
  • Your binoculars.
  • Anything else you would like to bring along, try to keep it to the minimum, the more you bring the more you’ve got to cart around.
  • If you are also taking another trip before or after the hunt, your entire excess luggage can be safely stored at my house in Centurion.
  • Good stories to share around the campfire, even a couple of tall stories can do the trick.
  • For any prescribed medicine you must have the prescription from your doctor with you. If not you might be arrested for possession of drugs or drug trafficking.
  • There is a complete list on our website.

Gratuities

I receive regular questions regarding gratuities. My view is that it is a personal gesture towards personnel that helped making your stay enjoyable; it is your prerogative to decide on gratuities. You are welcome to discuss it with me if you feel so.

 

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