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1 Day Easy Beginner’s Hunting

The five day beginners hunting package is conducted in the Bushveld. It is a short but memorable African hunting safari, aimed at the first time hunter, as well as at those with limited time who want to enjoy a hunting experience in South Africa. Three of the most popular South African plains game trophies are included in this package. The area in which this hunting package is conducted is about an hour and a half from O.R. Tambo International airport in Johannesburg, making it a very convenient hunting destination.

Clients are met upon arrival at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and are returned there upon completion of the safari. Accommodation is in first rate hunting camps and lodges where all modern amenities are available. Food is prepared to the highest standard and a large variety of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages are available and included. The success rate on the trophies is close to 100%. If however you do not take one of the trophies which is included in the package, 90% of the list price of the trophy is deducted from your hunting safari price. A deposit of 20% is payable upon booking your hunting package. The balance is payable upon completion of the safari.

If your flight arrives after 1pm we suggest you overnight at the Lombardy Hotel on the day of arrival and start the safari on the following day. Cost of $200 per person includes accommodation meals and a transfer to the hotel from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. If you do not wish to bring your own rifles, you are welcome to hunt with one of the rifles of your professional hunter. The only cost involved in this is the replacement cost of ammunition ($100).

Trophies Included :

Blue Wildebeest

The blue wildebeest is one of the most common plains game animals found in the northern part of South Africa. It occurs in relatively large herds. Blue wildebeest favor wooded savannah.

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Impala

Impala occur in large numbers throughout South Africa. They are the most common of the antelope species found in the country. Most hunters leave South Africa with at least one impala in the bag.

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Warthog

Warthog are commonly found throughout large parts of South Africa. They are tough and resilient animals that should ideally be hunted with a .30 caliber rifle. Your warthog trophy is sure to draw attention.

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Package Prices Include :

Package Prices Exclude :

1X1 per Hunter - $ 3 255

2X1 per Hunter - $ 2 895

Per Observer - $ 900

Hunting Areas, Camps & Lodges

The hunting areas range in size form 3000 to 18000 acres and all provide an exceptional hunting experience. Our primary focus is on ensuring you take the trophies which are included in your safari and we make a determination of which camp to use based on current conditions prior to the starting date of your safari. Our success rate is very close to 100%.

In all cases the camps and lodges we use are luxury, with en suite bathrooms, electricity, stylish decoration and sumptuous food. Places a lady would feel at home and comfortable.  Each of the camps and lodges we use feature on our web site in the areas and camps section. We can provide an extensive list of references in your area who have hunted with us and who can bear testament to the quality of accommodation.

A Typical Day on Safari

Hunters: A typical hunting day would start just before dawn at which time coffee and rusks are enjoyed. A selection of breakfast cereals, yogurt and juice is also available at this time. We then embark on the morning hunt. We would normally hunt until about 11:00am at which time we would return to camp for brunch (A full meal which is a combination of breakfast and lunch). Some time is then devoted to relaxing in camp. The hunt is resumed at about 14:30 from which time we hunt until sunset.

The method of hunting employed depends on the preference of the client and can consist of either waking and stalking, hunting from blinds or special vantage points from which we glass and ambush animals. The option of hunting from one of our well equipped vehicles is also available should you have any medical problems, or are limited by not being able to walk long distances. Your Professional Hunter will discuss these options with you after arrival. All of these options are always available. It is not necessary to let us know which method you prefer prior to your arrival.

Observers: Observers are welcome to accompany the hunters on safari, alternatively they can relax in camp. Should the observers in your group be interested in visiting some of the highlights in the area while the hunters are in the field, this can be arranged at an additional charge of $ 80 per observer per day. The additional cost is incurred because we have to send a dedicated guide to take care of observers. On the typical safari observers normally prefer to accompany hunters which does not incur any additional charges.

Hunting Package Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVAL - BUSHVELD

Guests are met and welcomed upon arrival at O. R. Tambo International by their professional hunter or hunters, who will be holding a sign with your name on it as you enter the arrivals lounge. From here the safari travels to the hunting camp, which is located in the Bushveld. The afternoon is devoted to sighting of rifles and time permitting, the first afternoon hunt.

Overnight: Bushveld Camps and Lodges

Meals: Full Board

DAY 2-4 HUNTING BUSHVELD

These days are devoted to hunting the Bushveld. The area is characterized by wooded savannah in varying degrees of density, ranging from densely wooded ravines to rolling hills and open savannah areas. This region supports a large diversity of mammal species and is generally regarded as one of South Africa's finest hunting areas.

Species which are available in the Bushveld area include:

Common Species:

Blue Wildebeest, Blesbok, Buffalo, Bush Pig, Bushbuck, Eland, Gemsbok, Giraffe, Grey Duiker, Impala, Jackal, Kudu, Nyala, Red Hartebeest, Roan Antelope, Sable Antelope, Steenbok, Tsessebe, Warthog, Waterbuck and Zebra (Burchell's) Species

Available on Special Request:

Common Reedbuck, Elephant, Hippopotamus, Klipspringer, Leopard, Lion, Ostrich.

You are welcome to take trophies in addition to those included in your package, should the opportunity present itself. All dangerous game have to be pre-booked. Additional trophies are charged at list prices.

Overnight: Bushveld Camps and Lodges

Meals: Full Board

DAY 5 DEPARTURE

A last morning spent in the African wilderness is followed by a journey to Pretoria and the African Sky office. Some time devoted to paperwork is followed by a late lunch after which guests are transferred to the airport, where a memorable African Hunting Safari ends.

Overnight: None

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Special Local Products

South Africa Special Product - Rooibos Tea

Rooibos Tea

SA Diamond

Tanzanite

SA Wine

Aloe Cream

Bilton

Ostrich Leather

Zebra Hide

Wood Carving

Ostrich Eggs

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Robben Island

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Blyde River Canyon

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