VISA & PASSPORT INFORMATION

If you are a visitor from UK, Australia, Japan, USA, Finland, Germany, Sweden or Western-Europe you do not require a visa to enter South Africa. If you are a visitor that are not entitled to an entry permit, you must arrange a visa at the South African Embassy that are 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.

RIFLE INFORMATION
What rifle do I bring?

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

What documentation do I need to bring my rifle into South Africa?

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’s 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 them issue you with a temporary import permit that must be kept safe until you leave the country then.

What shooting practice must I do?

Speed and Accuracy is 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.

How should I travel with my rifle?

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.

FLIGHT INFORMATION

You will fly to OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) and then take a 5 hour drive to your hunting area,

OR

you will fly to OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) and then take a connecting flight to Polokwane (PTG), then take a 2 hour drive to your hunting area.

WHAT TO BRING – RIFLE/BOW
RIFLE
  • Laundry service is done daily in camp
  • 2 x Light weight boots
  • Short gaiters for your hunting boots
  • 1 x Warm jacket and flees
  • 2 x Hunting jackets
  • 3 x Hunting Shirts (Kaki/Green/Camo)
  • 3 x Pants (Cotton Kaki/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
  • Laundry service is done daily in camp
  • 2 x Light weight boots
  • Short gaiters for your hunting boots
  • 3 x Hunting Shirts (Kaki/Green/Camo)
  • 3 x Hunting Pants (Cotton Kaki/Green/Camo)
  • 2 x 360 hunting hats
  • 4 x Sets of Underwear and socks
  • 1 x Warm jacket and flees
  • 1 x Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothing for relaxing at your camp
  • Bow and Bow case
  • No less than 15x arrows and broad heads
  • Trigger/release
  • Gloves
  • Bow Video Camera
  • Leaf suit
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen/Sunglasses
  • Folding knife
  • Head torch
  • Flash light
  • Camera and batteries/charger
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Is there daily laundry service?

Laundry service is done daily in camp.

Do we eat the game we shoot?

Yes absolutely! The game that is hunted is prepared in many amazing ways for the hunter to enjoy.

What does the staff/trackers and professional hunters normally get tipped?

A tip is a payment for personal and quality of service. It revolves around how hard your guide and professional hunter worked for you to have a successful hunt.  The guide and staff’s tip should be based on his personal effort and your overall enjoyment of your hunting experience with RW Safaris International.  The determining factor should be your honest feeling for the guide and staff, as well as your financial situation in deciding what to give as a tip.

If I don’t bring my own rifle, will there be I rifle I can hire in camp?

Yes, there will be different rifles for different target species to hire.

What will be the average shooting distance?

• The average Rifle shooting distance will be approximately 80-120m.

• The average Bow shooting distance will be between 10-40m. Shooting distance can also vary depending on circumstances.

What does the non hunting companion do while I am out hunting?

The non-hunter/wife can enjoy a day relaxing or reading at the pool, bush walks or have a look and book with us from the list of other activities to do.

What’s the weather like?

Summer in South Africa is from October to end February with temperatures anything between 33 to 43 degrees Celsius. Summer nights temperatures vary anything from 12 to 23 degrees Celsius. Between November and January are our rainy seasons so expect some day showers and would be wise to bring a rain jacket. Winter starts from end of April to August. Temperatures are then anything from 23 to 33 degrees Celsius in daytime and 13 to 23 degrees Celsius at night time. Our weather are generally fantastic all year round.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

To finalise your booking and secure your dates a 50% deposit is required on accommodation to avoid disappointment.

How long will my trophies take to get home?

“Dip and Pack” can take up to 6 months. Taxidermy and mounting of trophies may take longer. The process also depends on how quickly deposits are paid to the taxidermy and how long Nature Conservation takes to issue the export permits.

How do I pay for the balance of my trip?

Balance can be paid in US dollars Cash.

Is there cellphone reception?

There is good cell phone reception in most of the areas.

Do I need insurance cover?

Travel & Medical insurance is very important. Your travel agent can arrange this for you.

Do I need to take Malaria tablets or any other special medication?

Musina area, Zimbabwe and Mozambique are Malaria areas and do require an anti malaria course/tablets. Please consult your GP. No other special medication or inoculations are required.

Do you cater for special diets?

Yes we do. Please provide us well in advance with any specific dietary requirements.

How far is the nearest hospital and how do I get there if something goes wrong?

The nearest town is about 20min from where we normally hunt. If something had to go wrong a helicopter service will be able to come pick you up. South Africa has some very good hospitals to take care of you.

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