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PLAN YOUR SAFARI

Planning your first African Safari can be overwhelming but nothing to worry about, this page will provide you with all the needed information from documents and rifles all the way to what to pack for your trip.

 

what rifle to bring

Rifles in 7mm to .30 caliber ranges with a good set of optics for plains game hunting are ideal. The hunter must bring what he/she feels comfortable with. The minimum caliber for Dangerous Game is 375 but any larger calibers will do the job e.g .458 and .416.

travelling with my rifle

A US 4457 Customs Form must be acquired and filled out before departure. Then upon arrival, once you collected your baggage from the carousel proceed to the airline’s baggage counter to collect your rifle. Once you have cleared customs proceed to the South African Police Service’s gun control counter and fill out the South African Police Service 520 in BLACK INK. Preferably pre-fill out this form. SAP will then issue you with a temporary import permit that must be kept safe until you leave the country then.

Please call the airline in advance for most of them have their own Formalities for carrying weapons. We would prefer a padded hard shell plastic or metal case that locks

shooting practice at home

Speed and Accuracy are very important when hunting in Africa. Most Professional Hunters use Shooting Sticks. Best shooting practice would be from shooting Sticks or from a kneeling or sitting position.

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Rifle information

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Passport Information

If you are a visitor from UK, Australia, Japan, the USA, Finland, Germany, Sweden, or Western Europe you do not require a visa to enter South Africa. If you are a visitor that is not entitled to an entry permit, you must arrange a visa at the South African Embassy that is found in most countries. Upon arrival, a free entry permit will be issued that is valid for 90 days. Make sure your passport is still valid for 6 months or longer, with at least two blank pages available.

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Packing your bags

Rifle hunters:

  • Laundry service is done daily in camp

  • 2 x Lightweight boots

  • Short gaiters for your hunting boots

  • 1 x Warm jacket and fleece

  • 2 x Hunting jackets

  • 3 x Hunting Shirts (Khaki/Green/Camo)

  • 3 x Pants (Cotton Khaki/Green/Camo)

  • 2 x 360 Hunting hats

  • 4 x Sets of Underwear and socks (Daily Laundry Service)

  • 1 x rain gear

  • Comfortable clothing for relaxing at your camp

  • Hard gun case (Approved by Airline)

  • Belt bullet pouch

  • 40 x rounds for your rifle

bow hunters:

  • Laundry service is done daily in camp

  • 2 x Lightweight boots

  • Short gaiters for your hunting boots

  • 3 x Hunting Shirts (Khaki/Green/Camo)

  • 3 x Hunting Pants (Cotton Khaki/Green/Camo)

  • 2 x 360 hunting hats

  • 4 x Sets of Underwear and socks

  • 1 x Warm jacket and fleece

  • 1 x Rain gear

  • Comfortable clothing for relaxing at your camp

  • Bow and Bow case

  • No less than 15x arrows and broadheads

  • Trigger/release

  • Gloves

  • Action Camera

  • Leafy suit

eXTRA aCTIVITIES

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The famous Tshipise (Something Warm) Koppie towers protectively over the Resort with giant Baobabs dotting the Landscape. The Resort's Self-Catering facilities  are barely visible among the Mopani, Red Bushwillow and Jakkalsbessie trees.

tshipise forever resort

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Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.

KRUGER NATIONAL pARK

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