South Africa

southafrica showcaseWith the greatest variety of animals available for hunting in any one country, South Africa has developed into the most popular hunting destination on the continent. It is an equally excellent choice for a first time Safari or the hunter to expand his collection from the many game species available. With its varied topography and climate, South Africa provides varied hunting conditions which will test the hunter's skill and offer different challenges from one concession to the next. The private properties and lodge type atmosphere is appealing to both the serious hunters as well as vacationing families. Accommodation varies from 5-Star lodges to tented camps and all our accommodation meets with our high standards. Rooms are en-suite and not shared unless otherwise specified by the client. Activities for the non-hunter, or observer, are also catered for at all our camps and concessions (Please see the page on tours for further information). Plains Game Safaris are affordable and the ease of logistics and modern day conveniences make South Africa a prime destination for many first time Safari hunters and experienced African sportsmen alike. Hunting season - Trophy hunting is carried out throughout the year, but due to the summer heat and rains, most hunting is conducted between March and October, with June, July and August being the most popular months.

Travel information

Due to the gun import laws in South Africa we would recommend you make use of a meet and greet service. They provide hunters with a comprehensive range of services that will ensure a smooth arrival in Africa i.e. arrangement of Firearm Import Permits at O. R. Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa. Please contact us for a list of companies we recommend. Your travel documents should include: passport, all firearm documentation, customs 4457 form, airline itinerary as well as shipping instructions for your trophies from your taxidermist. We have found that it is a good idea to have a file with all of these documents in your carry-on luggage. Ensure that you have an additional copy of your customs 4457 form and your passport. Put another copy of all firearm documentation and your passport in your gun case where they are easily accessible should these documents be required by airport officials. Your ammunition will also have to be in a separate case.