Hunting South Africa
Hunting in South Africa the facts
Hunting South Africa with African hunting safari Outfitters who have been hunting full-time for 22 years. South Africa has one of the most stable economies overall on the African continent. Due to the overall stability we offer year-round hunting for any hunter, spouse, children, friends and parents.
Side-trips can be set up to entertain non-hunting members of the group. Photo safaris include Cape Town and Kruger National Park.
Our mild African hunting safari prices are even more mild than you think. South African hunting rates are much lower than other countries as a result of our superb infrastructure. The major interstates are the best of all 56 countries on the African continent.
South African hunting prices
South African hunting prices on trophies are not the lowest of the hunting countries in Africa. Even though Cape buffalo fetch high prices, when comparing apples with apples: daily rates and trophy fees in South Africa are on a par with higher daily rates and lower trophy fees in other countries. This obviously excludes the additional TRAVEL TIME and TRAVEL COST to other African countries that can only be reached via South Africa.
We offer African hunting safari packages that are all-inclusive and affordable. All costs are included and specified from the moment we pick you up at the airport in Johannesburg until we personally drop you off at the end of the hunt.
South African hunting packages
Our South African hunting packages are guided hunting trips by suitably qualified and experienced Professional Hunters. The law stipulates that any dangerous game hunts can only be guided by Professional Hunters who have a license to guide dangerous game hunts. This is an issue we strongly believe in.
Please have a look at the African hunting videos Youtube 2018 to set your mind at ease with regards to what you expect to experience.
We do not offer cheap South African hunting prices 2019. We are not the most expensive South African hunting outfitters either. However, the hunting prices we charge offer more than what you would reasonably expect.
You, the potential African hunter, will be hooked on African hunting safaris forever. Hunting in Africa is the kind of addiction that will only be limited by your time and budget. All our hunting in South Africa safari packages will have you come back for more every time. Join us on one of our African hunting safaris. Weather you are hunting the South African bushveld, its plains, mountains or semi-desert, get yourself here!
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Best time of year to hunt in South Africa
Best time of year to hunt in South Africa is indicated below. We differentiate the best time of year for hunting in South Africa between rifle hunting and bow hunting.
Have a look at the recommendations with regards to bow hunting as these times are crucial to the success of your bow hunt.
Why hunters prefer to hunt South Africa
Hunters prefer to hunt South Africa as a hunting destination because of our political stability. South Africa has several well-intended and enforced game hunting laws and applies tag quotas for endangered species. Therefore elephants hunted in South Africa can still be exported to the USA and most other countries.
Hunting camps in South Africa must comply with minimum regulations ensuring the comfort of hunters. As a result beauty treatments, side tours, photo taking opportunities and shopping trips can be set up for non-hunting significant others.
First of all, travel time between major airports and your hunting destination is reasonable. Consequently when leaving any international airport you are on an interstate highway. Hence travel time is limited to the time it takes to get there.
South Africa has 39 species of animals that can be hunted legally. As a result any hunter will be kept busy for a long time. Diverse scenery allows for add-on photographic safaris.
First world medical facilities can be reached in reasonable time.
Most noteworthy is our hospitality! At the end of the hunt it seems like you will have known your hosts for years. Experience Africa when hunting in South Africa.
Health issues and crime in South Africa
A valid question often pitched is about the occurrence of disease and crime in South Africa.
Crime in South Africa
South Africa is blessed with an abundance of game. We have tremendous scenery. The best infrastructure on the whole of the African continent and more.
Yes, we have crime just like there is crime in the USA, Europe, Australasia and even Canada. In some areas crime is worse than in other areas, just like crime is worse in some areas of South Africa.
The obvious solution to this is to stay away from those areas and to avoid looking like a potential statistic. Stick with us and we will help keep you crime free when hunting South Africa.
However, the biggest crime will be not to hunt South Africa with us!
Health issues and disease
Here are a few helpful hints and tips when hunting South Africa with regards to health issues:
- Put all your prescription medication in your carry-on luggage. Check-in luggage gets lost or redirected at times.
- Always have a copy of your prescription medication close to hand. If your medication gets lost our doctors will be able to issue the equivalent medication this side.
- Bring diarrhea medication. We are not even going to discuss this!
- Have something for a blocked nose, chap stick for dry lips and something just to keep you going.
Malaria in South Africa
- Malaria occurs in some regions of South Africa during summer. During the prime hunting season in South Africa from May to October we hardly have bugs or mosquitoes. We mostly hunt in areas where no malaria occurs and will inform you if we will be hunting in a malaria region.
- Malaria prophylactics – speak to your doctor about medication as a prophylactic against malaria. Some meds have to be taken before you leave.
- Malaria precautions – we take ample precautions against malaria by way of bug spray and generally by not acting foolish. If outside, use bug spray liberally and never take a chance by not using it.
- Sleep under mosquito nets.
Ebola virus disease in Africa
According to the official website of the World Health Organization (WHO https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/ebola-virus-disease), the following verbatim extract applies to the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD):
- Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.
- The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
- The average EVD case fatality rate is around 50%. Case fatality rates have varied from 25% to 90% in past outbreaks.
- The first EVD outbreaks occurred in remote villages in Central Africa, near tropical rainforests. The 2014–2016 outbreak in West Africa involved major urban areas as well as rural ones.
- Community engagement is key to successfully controlling outbreaks. Good outbreak control relies on applying a package of interventions, namely case management, infection prevention and control practices, surveillance and contact tracing, a good laboratory service, safe and dignified burials and social mobilisation.
- Early supportive care with rehydration, symptomatic treatment improves survival. There is as yet (sic) no licensed treatment proven to neutralize the virus but a range of blood, immunological and drug therapies are under development.
Transmission of EVD
It is thought that fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are natural Ebola virus hosts. Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals such as chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines found ill or dead or in the rainforest.
Ebola disease and hunting South Africa
- South Africa is NOT situated in central Africa and we DO NOT have rain forests. South Africa is further from central Africa than Michigan is from Florida.
- South Africa does NOT have Ebola Virus Disease.
- South Africa has NEVER had EVD.
- You are welcome to hunt South Africa disease free with us. BUT, remember your diarrhea meds!
Inoculations when hunting South Africa
- None. No special inoculations are required for hunting South Africa.
- It will be a good idea to make sure your tetanus inoculation is still up to date. This is an inoculation you will use at home anyway.
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The best caliber for hunting big game in Africa will be debated for many years to come. In the end the decision for which hunting rifle and caliber to bring to Africa for a South African hunting safari will lie with you.
After 22 years in the safari hunting and safari vacation business environment we know we offer the best South African safari hunting packages available. This is true for the South African hunting safari industry.
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