We live and breathe Africa. And we love sharing it with you. You can prepare for your hunt with the peace of mind that it’s backed by years of safari experience.
Find all the information you need to enjoy a succesful hunt. From what to pack, the most appropriate rifle and ammunition, temporary importation of rifles, other activities and lots more.
In preparation for your hunting safari
Don’t leave home without it.
Packing the correct clothes and equipment will ensure you are ready to make the most of your hunting safari in Africa. Here is a handy packing list.
WHAT TO PACK
- Hunting clothes, khaki or camo
- A good Cap
- Light Weight Jacket or Pull Over or Jersey
- A pair of well-worn and comfortable walking boots
- Rifle and cleaning equipment (no semi-automatic rifles are allowed into the country)
- Camcorders are welcome and remember battery recharge equipment
- Sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 20
- If hunting during our summer months (September-April), insect repellent is advised
- If necessary, please remember your converter
PLEASE NOTE: Take into consideration that laundry is done on a daily basis when packing for your Safari.
Which vaccinations do I require?
No compulsory vaccinations (shots) are required. We are situated in a malaria-free zone of South Africa, malaria pills are not necessary. Full medical insurance is recommended however as although every care is taken to ensure your safety, hunting in the African bushveld does have its dangers.
YOU WILL NEED
- Letter of invitation from your hunting outfitter(s)
- Completed SAP 520 Form (Not signed – should be signed in front of the official)
- Proof of ownership (CBP Form 4457- Certificate of Registration for personal effects taken abroad)
- Proof of export from country of origin (CBP Form 4457- Certificate of Registration for personal effects take abroad)
- Letter of motivation (A letter written by yourself to motivate why you wish to import rifles)
Rifles & Ammunition.
TEMPORARY IMPORTATION OF FIREARMS
Complete the temporary firearm import permit application (SAP520) in advance (if possible) and bring it with you.It is important to note that the form must be completed in black ink and must remain unsigned until the document is finalized in front of the police official issuing the actual permit at the airport.If you do not wish to travel with your own firearms, you are welcome to make use of one of the rifles that we have to offer. There is no cost involved other than the replacement cost of ammunition.
Visitors bringing firearms into South Africa for hunting purposes, will be asked to fill in a SAP 520 – Temporary Import Application which is available from your outfitter, or which can be downloaded off the SAPS Website at http://www.saps.gov.za/crime_prevention/firearms/import_info.htm, or which can be filled out on arrival.
We would suggest filling in the form beforehand to save the processing time at the Police Office.
THE FOLLOWING FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER SOUTH AFRICA:
- Any automatic or semi-automatic firearms
- More than one firearm per caliber per person
- More than 200 rounds of ammunition per person per firearm
- Any pistol or revolver (unless specified for hunting)
PLEASE NOTE TO ACCOMPANY YOUR SAP520 FORM, YOU REQUIRE:
- Copy of your passport
- Copy of your itinerary
- Proof of ownership of your rifle; form 4457 from your local customs office
- Proof of export (obtained at the airport upon departure of US or from country of origin and may not be older than 6 months old!
- Letter of invitation from us, your hunting outfitter
IF YOU WOULD LIKE ASSISTANCE THROUGH CUSTOMS, WE RECOMMEND USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Air 2000, website http://www.hunterssupport.com/
- Rifle Permits, website www.riflepermits.com
- PHASA, website, http://www.professionalhunters.co.za/
THE EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
Our operation is based in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and below we mention a few things to take into account before coming on a safari. The Eastern Cape is Malaria free and no vaccinations are needed prior to your safari. Anti-Tick spray/creams are a MUST, but if they get left behind the Professional Hunter will have some with him.
- The voltage that is used in the Eastern Cape is 220/230 Volts 50Hz, if you wish to use any other voltage please remember to bring a converter with you.
- The currency is South African and is measured in Rand (R) and cents. Most international credit cards and travellers cheques are accepted at formal businesses.
- Value added tax is added on most goods and services, in most cases the V.A.T will be included in the price. Collect your receipts for your higher purchases so that you can claim back your V.A.T at any international airport before your departure.
- You are advised to take medical insurance before you leave home. Most hospitals have emergencies and casualty wards.
- Depending where your Safari takes place, the interior of the Eastern Cape can reach cold temperatures mostly in winter months (June to end of August) and at night but days can be nice and can reach about 20’C. The coastal areas of the Eastern Cape weather is a lot better and a bit more mild and a nice day can be mid 20’C in winter.Taking all above mentioned into account do not leave home without some form of warm clothing because the weather of the Eastern Cape can be very unpredictable.The winter months (April to August) are your ideal hunting months but we do offer hunting the whole year round.
- We also take great care of the observers on the Safari, besides hunting the Eastern Cape has a lot to offer the foreign visitor. From other Game reserves to places of historical significance, wellness centers, beach trips and visiting National Game Parks, it would take months to visit all these places.
DURATION OF SAFARI:
- We cater for hunts from 5 days to the 14 days depending on the amount of animals that is sought. The ideal duration is 7 – 10 days to ensure you a successful Safari. Your safari will be discussed with you in full detail prior to your arrival.
- We are committed to provide you with a most unforgettable African experience. Our Professional Hunters are registered, experienced, ethical sportsman who will ensure that you look back on your safari and the manner in which each trophy was taken with pride.
- Many people consider Africa a dangerous place to travel. Most of the “problem areas” are located in central and Northern Africa with almost all of Southern Africa being very stable and safe. You are met at the airport and transported to the hunting lodge by your Professional Hunter and he will be at your side at all times during your safari.
Terms of Business.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- All prices are quoted in US$.
- Deposits are required to secure your safari on the planned dates.
- Balance payable before departure from the hunting lodge.
- Payments accepted in cash or electronic transfer.
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LJ Safaris is based in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. We pride ourselves in delivering outstanding hunts in wild places!
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