VERY USEFUL INFORMATION

PERSONAL SAFETY

Unfortunately South Africa has a reputation for being a crime-ridden country. Much of the criticism happens to be exaggerated. For the duration of your stay, you will however, be in the hands of African Trophy Pursuit. We will fetch you from the airport and see you off there again. In many years of being in the hunting and tourism industry, we have never witnessed a single incident where our hunters were involved in any threatening episode. We also recommend that you arrange and book your after hunt touring with us so that we can take care of your personal safety. Every chalet is fitted with a small safe for the safe keeping of your valuables, cash, jewelry, and travel documents.

RIFLES AND AMMUNITION

Upon deciding to book a hunt with us you should let us know what rifles you have at hand and which trophies you intend to take. With this information at our disposal, we will be able to make sound recommendations regarding rifles and the kind and quantity of ammunition needed. We do however recommend that you transport your rifle, well locked up in a strong rifle case. Ammunition must also be locked up in an appropriate box and the box plus ammunition may not exceed 11 pounds (5 kg). Only ammunition that fits the caliber of the rifle that you are importing is allowed. We also have some splendid rifles and shotguns at hand that can be rented.

BRINGING FIREARMS INTO SOUTH AFRICA

Bringing rifles and ammunition into South Africa and collecting these at the Airport can be a long and tedious encounter. There is however, an easy and affordable solution. We recommend all our hunters to use the services of a company named Riflepermits.com. All the needed documentation is available on their website and they will assist in the completion thereof.  Upon arrival in South Africa, you will be met by a representative of the company and he will guide you to the police counters and assist in every aspect. Under their guidance, it seldom takes more than thirty minutes to have your rifles and be on your way. In fact, ten to fifteen minutes is more likely. We have witnessed hunters, trying to do their own thing, remaining at these counters for up to four hours.

To make use of this service go to their website at Riflepermits.com
Website: www.riflepermits.com
E-mail: henry@riflepermits.com

US CUSTOMS FORM 4457

Before departing on your trip, you must obtain and complete an US Customs Form 4457. The US Customs Office, at any International Airport, can assist in this regard. It is imperative that you do this well in advance, a few months before the intended date of departure. Best is to stay in contact with us and we can assist in this regard. Please do not postpone till the last-minute.

ENTERING SOUTH AFRICA

For entering South Africa, you need a Passport that is valid for at the least another six months. Presently citizens from the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Spain do not need Visas to enter South Africa. For those who need visas, passports must have at the least two blank pages for Visa stamps. Should you intend to include more countries in your itinerary you will need more of these blank pages.

SHOOTING

In the bush veld area of the Limpopo Province, we seldom take shots at animals that happen to be more than 100 meters/yards away. Shots 150 meters and more are few and far between. It is however, imperative that hunters don’t hesitate, but take the shot as soon as possible. At African Trophy Pursuit you can rely on the professional hunter to judge the trophy. The ideal bullet for this area is the heavier one traveling at the lower velocities (2 400 feet per second). Our professional hunters always have shooting sticks at hand and almost all your shots will be taken from these. You might also opt to shoot free-handedly.

In the open plains of the high veld grass lands, where we, among others, hunt Springbok and black wildebeest (white tailed gnu), long distance shooting might be essential. Here we use the high-velocity calibers and take our time to place the perfect shot.

SHIPPING OF TROPHIES

Hunters can decide on having their trophies mounted by a local taxidermist or having them shipped to a taxidermist in their country of residence (or any other country).

We will deliver your trophies to a company by the name of Trophy Solutions Africa. They specialize in “Dipping, Packing, and Shipping” and they also happen to be renowned Taxidermists. Upon your request, we (they) will forward your trophies to the taxidermist of your choice. After packing either the raw skins or the mounted trophies, these will be forwarded to a Shipping Agent and he will forward it to the Receiving Company in your country of residence which will deliver these trophies to you.All these services are to be paid by the hunter. The trophies will only be forwarded to the next service provider in line once the current service provider one has received payment. Upon finishing his task, each service provider will invoice the hunter and simultaneously provide the banking details.

Trophy Solutions Africa will keep us at African Trophy Pursuit well informed on the progress of your trophies. We will also stay in touch with all the succeeding service providers, their progress and the flow of payments until the trophies reach their final destination, which happens to be you, the hunter.

MALARIA AND VACCINATIONS

It is recommended to get a Hepatitis A shot before your arrival in South Africa. Although African Trophy pursuit is situated in a malaria free area, we do recommend that you take precaution such as spraying your room with repellent provided in all the rooms, using an insect repellent on your body or clothing, dressing in long-sleeved pants in the evenings.

BOW HUNTING REQUIREMENTS

We use pit blinds, ground blinds and elevated blinds. Whichever you are more comfortable with. Shooting distances vary from 9 yards to 30 yards. Minimum draw weight that we would recommend is 60 lbs and we also recommend a good fixed blade on our tougher skinned animals. Exceptions can be made contact us for more details.

RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST
  • Passports and Visas

  • Airline tickets

  • Money

  • Taxidermist’s shipping address and information

  • Range finder

  • Cameras and equipment

  • Personal medical kit. We do have a proper kit in camp.

  • Batteries

  • Adapters converting South Africa’s 220 to your 110

  • Video recorder, tapes and batteries

  • Binoculars

  • Sun glasses

  • Flashlight

  • Pocket knives

WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHING SHOULD I PACK?
  • Travelling clothes

  • Hat or cap

  • Hunting shoes (not new ones)

  • Comfortable camp shoes – running shoes will do

  • Warm jacket. For sitting in blinds, soft woolen ones happen to be less noisy.

  • Sweater

  • Belt

  • Pajamas

TOILETRIES AND MEDICAL KIT
  • Tooth brush and tooth paste

  • Shampoo

  • Shaving kit

  • Deodorant and cologne

  • Hair brush

  • Moisturizer

  • Any medical prescription

  • Aspirin

  • Insect (mosquito) repellant

African Trophy Pursuit

About Us

African Trophy Pursuit is a world-class hunting outfit. Our hunting safaris offer the discerning traveler exceptional hospitality, outstanding wildlife viewing and memories that will last a lifetime.

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