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It is impossible to think of everything that you might want to know, but here are some answers to frequently asked questions. Please feel free to email or call us with other concerns as well.

  • No vaccinations or malaria meds are required. You might make sure your tetanus shots are up to date.
  • Remember that we are Southern Hemisphere so the seasons are the opposite of the U.S.
    • a. Summer-mornings and night 50-60 up to 90-100 midday
    • b. Winter-mornings and nights 30-40 up to 50-70 midday
    • c. Spring/Autumn-mornings and nights 40-50 up to 70-80 midday
    • d. Rainy months, November to February—Occasional showers in March and April
  • There are family rooms when required by guests. Most rooms sleep 2; all are en-suite with showers. Electric blankets and down duvets are available for winters. The hosts have most of the adapters and converters needed as well as hair dryers. We provide shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and clean towels daily.
  • No orange or bright colours for hunting, natural colours like greens, beige, blues and khaki are best. Camo hunting clothes can be worn. Bring a wide brim hat, sunscreen, and one well insulated jacket; in winter time, layering is a good idea. We do laundry daily so don’t over pack. We have a pool, when weather allows, you may want to swim.
  • Accommodations, meals, drinks, daily laundry, guiding, tracking, skinning of trophies and delivering of prepared heads and skins to taxidermist are all included in the donation. The transportation during the hunt as well as the trip to and from the Johannesburg airport are included.
  • We have Internet, laptop, and modem, but it is slow (2G) and won’t support Skype.
  • Any special dietary requirements need to be sent beforehand please. Diabetics should bring their meds as well as snack as we do not have the same available in SA. All prescription drugs need to be brought with you.

  • The closest weather station is Thabazimbi for the Limpopo area and Ulco or Mount Rupert for the Northern Cape
  • Cigarettes can be bought but I cannot guarantee the brand. Chewing tobacco is not available in SA.
  • Price list of the year that you come to hunt will apply.
  • We accept USD Cash, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. No cheques or travelers cheques. If you feel like making tips at the end of the trip, it can be done in cash; bring small bills for this.
  • The staff likes it if you decide to leave old hunting clothes; most guides are either large or medium. Ronald, the PH, is a big guy (4X). Always remember that we cannot get camouflage in SA at a decent price.
  • Extended trips to Cape Town are done at the cost of 450USD per person per day which includes driving, guiding, accommodations, and 2 meals a day. Entry fees or event fees are the responsibility of the client.
  • Day trips can be done for the cost of the vehicle. You will be responsible for any entry fees. See attached pages of this to do.
  • Varmint hunting, bird hunts, day trips and fishing do not qualify for the rebate of the donation you bought.
  • We have rifles to rent at 50USD per day, ammunition is included. All rifles have good optics that are suitable for the caliber and the area that we hunt. Shotguns are available for 50USD per day; shells are added and are paid separately.
  • You must complete import documents with the South African Police for your rifles. The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa will provide this service to you for a fee. Their website is www.phasa.co.za. Their forms are also included in the packet of information you receive from Randy Hicks.

  • You must have a letter of invitation from the safari company. This is included in the packet of information as well.
  • If you travel to the Northern Cape and fly into Kimberley, there is a 30USD fee per rifle coming and going. This is a private fee charge by the person who is authorized to handle weapons. It is a part of the government rules.
  • Ammunition should be in a lockable case separate from the gun case. This can go in your checked baggage.
  • Gun cases should be sturdy and locked with TSA compatible locks. Take the bolt out of the rifles inside the case.

Typical day and meals at camp

This depends on the weather and season you will be hunting

  • Breakfast will be early morning (6-7). Typically this includes filtered coffee, juice, cereal, yogurt, muffin, eggs, bacon, toast, cheese and ham.
  • Return to camp when it is hot and the animals lie down
  • Lunch will be 12-1 and is typically an entrée salad and bread
  • Rest or leisure in camp and by the pool
  • Go hunting 3:30-7—when it cools down
  • Dinner 8-9; typically meat, vegetable, salad, potatoes or rice, bread and dessert
  • Each vehicle has an ice chest with cold sodas and bottled water
  • If you go for a day to a different area, we will provide and box lunch and drinks

FYI If you want to hunt one of these plains animals, be sure and let us know as soon as possible. These animals are not native to the Limpopo: Springbuck, Black Wildebeest, Hartman Zebra, and Red Lechwe.

It is important that you complete our booking form so that we may customize your stay. If you prefer a printable copy, please email us at info@globalsafaris.co.za