What our clients have to sayReviews

I had a week-long safari with Rick as my PH. I got four trophies, made possible by his expertise and intuition. Rick was a consummate professional and good company as well. A great experience all around with the ranch, lodgings, food, and staff- I’m happy recommend Rick and the operation for anyone looking for a memorable safari.
Ryan Knight

Unbelievable experience and Rick was relentless to make sure we get our quarry
Morney Greeff

Just finished a 7 day hunt and wish it never ended . The whole experience was amazing from the accomodation to the food and the PHs were professional and a great bunch of blokes ! I have so many memories that will last a lifetime. See you next year to make some more
Mitchell Barron

Sydney, Australia

I had the privilege of hunting with Rick and his staff on a buffalo and plains game hunt. It was my second trip to Africa and definately not my last. The staff was amazing, the food was great, living quarters were great. Everyone was extremely polite and willing to go out of their way to make sure you were doing well. The game was plentiful and I was fortunate enough to take everything on my list on an 8 day trip and still have time for some lounging. All animals taken were of mature age and trophy status. I would like to thank everyone there again for a great trip and highly recommend anyone with plans to go on a safari to go with Rick and the crew. Thanks again guys.
Ike

USA

Rick is an absolute professional, with a great desire to keep his clients happy. He runs a great outfit, has fantastic areas, great people and top of the range equipment. You’ll search far, to get a better outfit.

Tnx for a great time and wonderful memories! I will certainly be back and I’m happy to recommend RW Safaries , any day. All the best!

Ronald Nel

Pretoria, RSA

I have just completed my third trip to hunt in Africa, and this was by far the best hunting I’ve experienced. Rick and Brady are regular comedians and catered to me above and beyond. Ricks and brady’s professionalism and persistence saw a level of success I could only dream about with five rowland ward class animals out of the seven animals I hunted. The most amazing eland hunt culminating in an absolute brute topped off the trip. The food was nothing short of fantastic, being served buffalo, klipspringer, Nyala, roan… and not to mention Owens morning coffee 👍👍 Definitely planning a return trip in the near future as these guys are highly motivated with excellent access to a vast hunting area. And the accomodation overlooking the river so you can watch kudu, Nyala, warthogs waterbuck and every other animal on the farm walk by at their leisure doesn’t disappoint.
John Nott

Australia

Great hunt great people and affordable price I had a great hunt with Rick who knows his animals habits also his side kick Braden who is good fun Kudu is Rick’s tracker and does a great job if anyone requires any information on this hunt give me a buss highly recommend Rick and his crew.
Bill Wilson

Sydney, Australia

Rick and the crew from RW Safaris are a great bunch of guys who are professional and willing to go the extra mile to make your experience a memorable one. The lodge and facilities are amazing and the staff are very friendly and willing to help you with what ever you may need during your stay.
Rick made the whole experience one to remember. You are made to feel like family. I can not reccomed RW Safaris highly enough i will definately be back.
Michael Hanna

Sydney, Australia

Had a mad time hunting with Rick and the guys had played a big part of that ?? well pleased can’t wait to go back again
Thanks again Rick!
Jarred Bosko

Sydney, Australia

What a amazing experience, this would have to be the best hunting trip I have ever been on. Out standing staff, beautiful food and the accomodation is amazing. Big thank you to Rick and his team for such a amazing trip. See you again next year.
Michael Zoccoli

Sydney, Australia

I have read all these reviews, and I 100% agree with them. Rick is outstanding as a PH. He talked me out of taking really nice animals because “we can find better”, and he did find a better/bigger animal. He is highly skilled and highly professional. It was my first hunt in South Africa, and Rick made it awesome! I will request him again on my next trip.
Mike Rozsa

RW Safaris International is a top notch professional hunting outfit. Rick was constantly working to assure that we not only filled our plains game tags, but that we harvested quality trophy animals and not the first average animal representatives we came across. This was very reassuring since it was my first trip to South Africa plains game hunting. If you do not mind getting dirty, RW Safaris will treat you to some pretty memorable hunts where you will stalk animals, crawing on your knees to get in for that perfect shot. Whatever it takes to get the job done, he will do it. Rick will go the extra mile to make sure his clients have the best experience possible. I am now planning my next trip with RW Safaris International for Kudu, Hartebeest, and Cape Buffalo. Looking forward to the next trip, and plenty more hunting memories. If you want a good time with an OUSTANDING PH you have to book Rick with RW Safaris International.
John Martin Eubanks

South Carolina, USA

RW safaris was for me the Best Holliday of my life. The hunting was done in the right way and it was NOT easy. Thats what i Like about RW safaris.

5 Stars from me, see you soon again guys. ?

Jakob Madsen

Auning, Denmark

RW Safaris – top proffesionel hunting and outfittet Company in the Limpopo .
I have bin in Africa 15 times, and RW safaris has until date bin the Best safari outfittet i have bin with , super huntin areas they have, top Trophy,s and some of the Best guys i have bin hunting with, super accomondation, every thing is super proffesionel, from the Pick up in the airport to the hunting, stay, food,Camp,and offcours the RW safari,s team.
Jeppe Nordmand Madsen

Auning, Denmark

Being mainly a farmers gun and not super expirenced in a trophy hunt environment (seven trophy hunts in total) , I was filled with grand story’s of Africa and how much fun it would be. I was not let down in any way!.
Rick is everything he claims to be. His camp is great , staff amazing and resourceful ( the addition of a camera man was a sweet touch ),the location made me feel as though I was on a stroll through the red dirt in Bourke . It felt like home. The number of different species wandering through the sand river would keep anyone interested.
In short if you have the time or the interest to go to SA look no further than Ricks mob they are tops.

Thanks mate I’ll be back soon enough.

Brett

NSW, Australia

Rick is an outstanding pH with the knowledge and experience to get the job done. Thanks for all you did for us to make it a pleasureable hunt. Friends for life!!!!
Greg Jones

USA, Georgia

I had an awesome tint with Rick! Being with someone nonstop for 6 days is a little daunting, especially when you’ve never met him. I can say for sure I’ve made a friend for life. Excellent PH!
Jamey Shirah

USA, Atlanta Ga

I went with my 13-year old son for a Cull hunt organized by Rick. It absolutely met our expectations. Lots of hunting situations and thereby shooting opportunities. I know Cull Hunt is not what most international clients are looking for, but in my case, who;
A. Has been to Africa several times and have quite a few trophies on the walls back home
B. brings a next generation hunter along with the aim of giving him experience.
I find the Cull Hunt an excellent alternative. The actual hunting experience is very much the same, as is the actual shooting of course. Rich and his team did the very best to meet our expectations, and I always felt they were open and serious about listening in to our wishes, and thereby fine-tuning the stay to us and our needs. We had a great time, especially nice to see how they cared for my son and his special requirements as a relatively fresh hunter. An extra bonus was the long-range shooting that both my son and I were given the opportunity to (successfully) try out. One thing we didn’t expect though, it can be damned cold in Africa! 6 degrees Celcius in the early morning in June, so don’t forget to bring a warm jacket! 🙂
Anders Enochsson

Hovas, Sweden

I have advanced congestive heart failure, it severely limits my ability to walk as well as doing most physically strenuous task. Rick not only took my limitations under consideration, he catered to them and tailored my hunt around my ability. Thanks to Rick I was able to add an incredible S.African experience to my bucket list (and a Impala, Zebra and record book Nyala too!!), The hunt, accommodations and meals were first class all the way, “as good as they get”! Beautiful scenery, clean comfortable lodging and fantastic meals were the rule of the day. I enjoyed Rick and his staffs company as much as I did the hunt, they are truly good people. If you think this review sounds too good to be true wait until you see the view from the lodge, it may not be Heaven, but, you can definitely see it from there!

The hunting area was game rich, excellent quality animals and Rick knows how to get you on them! The hunting vehicles were extremely nice and set up to meet anyone’s needs. If Rick can get someone with my physical limitations the trophy’s I wanted he can do it with you too. If an African adventure is on your “Bucket List” you won’t find a better experience than the one Rick and RW Safaris International provide.

Paul Zoellner

Houston, Texas

OUTSTANDING ……..
Im so impressed and had an awesome hunting trip with Rick and his entire crew from RW Safaris International …… Rick’s professional approach and knowledge of hunting Africa and animals is outstanding …..
Rick goes out of his way everyday to make the trip a special experience as also help and guide the hunter to achieve an awesome trophy animal …..
His photography and videos and Ricks personal touch makes it that extra special experience …..
World class PH ………
Johnny Kasunic

Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Went on safari with RW from 16 August for 2 weeks. The entire trip was exceptional both from the point of view of all the professional hunters to the access and availability of all the trophy animals we were looking for. Rick runs an extremely professional business with quite a young team of PHs.
There was nothing to fault as all our needs and requirements were met at a very high level. The accommodation and staff were sensational. Wendy, our cook was a hoot and certainly made our mealtimes a real treat. We were offered everything from a South African point of view and some; and everything was absolutely delicious.
Rick also organised professional photography for our hunt and having viewed some preliminary videos and photos, they are simply awesome and the details and special effects were breathtaking.
A day trip to Kruger National Park which was thoroughly enjoyable.
I cannot recommend this company highly enough and can only say a huge thank you again to Rick and his team. We had a ball!
Peter Mills

NSW, Australia

I have just returned from a spiral horned package safari with Rick Wolvaardt from RW Safaris in August 2017. We had 3 guys in our group and Rick over-delivered on every aspect of the safari from the trophy quality to the food and accommodation, down to all the little details. When we arrived we were greeted with a drink and shown to our rooms where we each had personalised shirts and cups made for us.
The food was outstanding- better than restaurant quality and our chef, Wendy, took requests and prepared our favourite meals. Plenty of game meat was consumed.
We hunted night and day at times – sitting in blinds over bait hunting the elusive bushpig.
We all managed fantastic trophies and a huge eland bull taken after 2 days of tracking was the highlight for me.
We saw so many animals during the course of our safari. This place really is nyala central.
We will be back!
Michael Cleary

NSW, Australia

I just returned from an excellent 12 day hunt with Rick as our Professional Hunter. Throughout the trip we were constantly impressed with Rick’s professionalism and passion for hunting. Rick not only focused on getting us every animal on our list, but getting us the best of every animal on our list. Rick’s ability to provide an exceptional hunting experience and continuously entertain clients made for a very memorable trip. I will certainly be hunting with Rick again soon!
Alex Niblock

USA, North Carolina

I had the pleasure to hunt with RW Safaris in June 2017 ,a truly memorable hunting experience with a true professional first class Outfitter. The class of trophies taken were exceptional and Rick’s knowledge and field craft skills are incredible. I can’t wait to get back to Africa and hunt with RW Safaris International again, highly recommended.
Michael Jeffrey

Australia, Northan Territory, Nhulunbuy

I hunted with Rick and he was exactly what a hunter wants in a PH. He was professional, knowledgeable about the animals behavior, and fun to be around. We were able to get every animal on the bucket list and even the additional animals we decided to add after a couple days of hunting. He does an incredible job of capturing the hunt with live action videos and great pictures. I recommend Rick to anyone interested in hunting in Africa.
Taylor Niblock

USA, North Carolina

I had a great time with Rick and his staff. The food and hospitality was second to non and the animals we saw were fantastic. Im returning with in a year. I guess that says it all.
David Berner

Sydney, Australia

My wife and I spent ten days with Rick. Rick and his staff were friendly knowledgeable ,the quintessential professionals. From a day in Kruger to nine days of difficult hunting to the ultimate success of harvesting the two trophies at the top of my bucket list.
If I never get back to Africa I feel I have hunted with one of the finest in every respect. Good luck and safe hunting.
Doug Baker

Toronto, Canada

Rick is the best. Very professional and a treat to hunt with. He is willing to spent the time with his clients and guests to insure all are informed and able to get the ultimate experiance in the hunt and the wild life associated with it. I look forward to our sharing time together again.
Peter Klick

Texas, USA

Rick was an exceptional guy! You can tell he really has a passion for giving you the best experience possible! Rick also spent an entire day with us and all the meat shot for the day was donated to the Venda tribe to help out with the elderly and less fortunate. Thank you Rick for all your help! Tremendous job!
Brian

Chillicothe, Ohio

I have had the pleasure of hunting with Rick, of RW Safaris International, on several occasions. I found his knowledge of the natural history of the hunting area, his fieldcraft and tracking skills have been the best that I have experienced. He will not give up until you have achieved your target. On any hunting trip he would always be my first choice of PH.
David Ayres

England

I had the pleasure of hunting with Rick last year on a bow hunt. His knowledge
and passion are a true credit to him. Nothing is to much hassle and he will go the extra mile to ensure you have a great hunt. I can’t recommend Rick and his team high enough.
Sean Martin

While hunting with Rick in South Africa his fun, friendly and outgoing attitude meant we formed a common ground from the start. Ricks knowledge of the African bush, hunting methods and the game we were hunting was outstanding. He was experienced and informative. We left with a true sense of accomplishment having secured each of our trophies in accordance to our personal hunting ethics. Rick’s respect and handling of each of the animals taken demonstrated genuine care with placement for photos and removal from the field. This African experience has not only been humbling but a truly inspiring safari. We would recommend Rick to anyone who is looking for a PH.
Alex Hoppen

Australia, Victoria

I hunted with Rick in summer of 2016 and took a 33 inch Waterbuck. My hunting partner took a gold medal Duiker and Bushbuck as well. Rick took my girlfriend whom had never hunted before and helped her get a nice Impala Ram, worked hard for that one and kept her calm throughout the hunt. This guy is nothing but class and dedication.
Sergio Falzi

Canada

Rick is an absolute pleasure to hunt with. Really knows his stuff!
Darryl Davidson

Canada, Alberta

My name is Mario Mori and I was in South Africa in October 2015 for a 10 day hunting trip. I had the pleasure of having Rick as my PH (professional hunter). I found him to be very knowledgeable and informative and was able to set me with trophy animals, even anticipating their next move. I was very impressed with him and would recommend him to anyone who wishes to use him for their hunting needs. Regards Mario Mori
Mario Mori

Australia

I run a big game hunting photography business and I had the pleasure of spending a few weeks with Rick of RW Safaris International photographing a total of nine hunters on their safari. Right away I was impressed that for such a young guy he could manage such a big group. And had a knack of coming across as a fellow hunter enjoying the experience with his clients and at the same time in total control of the safari. Making sure every hunter was taken care of and secured the trophies they were there for. I highly recommend RW Safaris International.
Shadowed Valley Hunting Photography

Australia

I had the pleasure of hunting with Rick Wolvaardt in August 2015 in RSA. From the first few minutes we met I knew that hunting with this young man would be a successful endeavor… and it was. He paid attention when we discussed my hunting interests and, unlike other Professional Hunters I have known, was respectful of my experience and accomplishments. But that was just the beginning! In the field he paid careful attention to this hunter’s physical limitations, induced by a nasty chest cold and compounded by more than 50 years of hard hunting. When I asked to slow the pace he adjusted just right – not too fast, but fast enough so we could still cover ground. Rick’s knowledge and experience in the bush surpasses many twice his age, and he puts it to good use with thoughtful planning and careful execution. Polished beyond his years, his youthful exuberance was always tempered by his strong work ethic and professionalism. Friendly, entertaining and skillful, it was my distinct pleasure to hunt and fish with PH Rick Wolvaardt, and I plan to do so again.
Tony Martins

Arizona, USA

I grew up in Texas with a gun in my hand and experienced plenty of hunting during my youth. My first safari in June 5, 2016 was an exceptional experience and what made it so exceptional was the time, care and effort Rick made to ensure it was memorable for me.
This young man was mature beyond his years. He paid special attention to getting to know me and took the time to help me learn this particular landscape, animal behaviors, and tracking skills that resulted in 6 days of hunting heaven. I never dreamed of bringing home such beautiful trophies and cherished memories.I highly recommend Rick as your next PH and his utmost professionalism makes for the perfect partner.
Collin Coker

Texas, USA

I had the privilege to hunt with Rick Wolvaardt and his keen willingness and passion for hunting and the game was a true testament.
During my time with Rick he demonstrated many excellent fine-tuned qualities which can only be gained from time well spent in the field, as well as his exceptional ability for hospitality and making everyone in camp feel warmly welcome. On several occasions I witnessed this where Rick went well above and beyond to ensure the all clients were having the trip they had dreamed. His knowledge of the animals and surrounds was astonishing. His ability to be able to track and find game was something I truly marveled at and was demonstrated multiple times throughout each hunt. Rick has ability to find worthy trophies that both hunter and PH were proud of. I was successful in taking over 20 trophies whilst being guided by Rick and each one was its own adventure. He never missed a trick and always paid close attention the finer details.
Rick demonstrated the upmost professionalism during our hunts, he was attentive, active and very honest when it came to judging game. He is always up for a laugh and we always had a good time.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Rick to anyone wishing hunt in Africa.
I’ll back next year.
Alex Bartleman

Victoria, Australia

I have advanced congestive heart failure, it severely limits my ability to walk as well as doing most physically strenuous task. Rick not only took my limitations under consideration, he catered to them and tailored my hunt around my ability. Thanks to Rick I was able to add an incredible S.African experience to my bucket list (and a Impala, Zebra and record book Nyala too!!), The hunt, accommodations and meals were first class all the way, “as good as they get”! Beautiful scenery, clean comfortable lodging and fantastic meals were the rule of the day. I enjoyed Rick and his staffs company as much as I did the hunt, they are truly good people. If you think this review sounds too good to be true wait until you see the view from the lodge, it may not be Heaven, but, you can definitely see it from there!
The hunting area was game rich, excellent quality animals and Rick knows how to get you on them! The hunting vehicles were extremely nice and set up to meet anyone’s needs. If Rick can get someone with my physical limitations the trophy’s I wanted he can do it with you too. If an African adventure is on your “Bucket List” you won’t find a better experience than the one Rick and RW Safaris International provide.

Paul Zoellner

Houston, Texas

RW Safaris – top professional hunter and outfitter Company in the Limpopo province.
I have been in Africa 15 times, and RW safaris has until date been the Best safari outfitter I have been with , super hunting areas they have, top Trophies and some of the Best guys I have been hunting with, super accomondation, every thing is super professional, from the Pick up in the airport to the hunting, stay, food,Camp,and offcourse the RW safaris team.

Jeppe Nordmand Madsen

Auning, Denmark

I have just completed my third trip to hunt in Africa, and this was by far the best hunting I’ve experienced. Rick and Brady are regular comedians and catered to me above and beyond. Ricks and brady’s professionalism and persistence saw a level of success I could only dream about with five rowland ward class animals out of the seven animals I hunted. The most amazing eland hunt culminating in an absolute brute topped off the trip. The food was nothing short of fantastic, being served buffalo, klipspringer, Nyala, roan… and not to mention Owens morning coffee 👍👍 Definitely planning a return trip in the near future as these guys are highly motivated with excellent access to a vast hunting area. And the accomodation overlooking the river so you can watch kudu, Nyala, warthogs waterbuck and every other animal on the farm walk by at their leisure doesn’t disappoint.

John Nott

Australia

I just returned from an excellent 12 day hunt with Rick as our Professional Hunter. Throughout the trip we were constantly impressed with Rick’s professionalism and passion for hunting. Rick not only focused on getting us every animal on our list, but getting us the best of every animal on our list. Rick’s ability to provide an exceptional hunting experience and continuously entertain clients made for a very memorable trip. I will certainly be hunting with Rick again soon!

Alex Niblock

USA, North Carolina

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