Hunting in South Africa – Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where do we fly to?

    Your international flight must land in Johannesburg or Cape Town. From there you must book a domestic flight to either Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha or East London Airport.  Read More

  • Travelling with Firearms to South Africa

    South Africa requires you to obtain a temporary firearms import permit in advance. You can get more information regarding the temporary importation here on our website. Read more 

  • Is there Wi-Fi available at the Lodge?

    There is Wi-Fi available at our lodges.

  • What can we expect to eat?

    Included in your hunting package will be 3 meals a day as well as beverages/liquor.

    You can talk to the Chef or your PH if you have any special requests.

    Breakfast: A variety of fruit, yogurt, muesli, cereal and rusk will be available as well as a warm breakfast.

    Brunch/Lunch: For those hunting in very close proximity to the Lodge will return to have lunch and a mid-day rest before heading out in the afternoon again. You can expect lunch to be salads, cold meats, lasagnes, pies, hamburgers and soup for the chillier days.

    For those hunting slightly further away, you can expect a packed lunch including sandwiches, cold meats, fruit and snacks. Your PH will pack a cool-box with soft drinks and bottled water.

    Evening: Back to camp after a day of hunting in the bush, you will arrive to find a fire-pit lite, snacks and an ice-cold drink where you can relax, admire the beautiful African sunset and reminisce the adventures of the day. 

    Dinner: Local free-range beef, chicken and lamb which is partnered with fresh vegetables, salads and homemade bread can be expected followed by a desert. Game meat/venison that has been hunted is utilized in camp and is a favorite meal enjoyed by all. Different cuts, such as fillet, sirloins, deboned legs, stews and soups are enjoyed.

  • Is it safe to drink water from a tap?

    It is not worth the risk. Even if the locals drink from a tap it might have a negative effect on visitors. Therefore bottled water is always available on safari. 

  • Can we bring our wives and what can they do?

    Wives are always welcome to come on Safari. They can either come with hunting for the day, or we can organize for them to go on a day tour.

    There are different options available for them: Visiting the nearest town, Grahamstown where there is a health spa available.

    Photographic safaris to nearby Big 5 Game Reserves are popular with guests.

    Please note the cost of the above-mentioned is not included in the Safari fee and is the responsibility of the client.

    Please email Game 4 Africa to find out the costs of the above mentioned.

  • Is rifle rental an option and what will it cost?

    We have got a wide variety of top-quality rifles to rent with great scopes fitted. The rifle rental fee is $25 per day, per hunter, this includes your ammunition. Read more here

  • What are the average shooting distances?

    The average shooting distances will be 150-250 yards. Majority of your shots will be standing and shooting off tri-pod sticks. It’s good to practice shooting off sticks before coming on the trip.

  • How much ammunition should I bring?

    Clients are advised to bring 60 rounds of ammunition per rifle. Do not exceed 5kgs of ammunition.

  • What medical precautions should I take?

    As the Eastern Cape is both Malaria and Bilharzia free you do not need any additional shots or medication. However, you should always consult your own medical practitioner. Read More

  • Is medical care easily accessible?

    Yes, we have very good doctors and hospitals nearby.

  • What electrical current does South Africa use?

    The voltage that is used in the Eastern Cape is 220/230 Volts 50HZ. We do have adapters for electronic devices, however if you need a special adapter please bring one with you.

  • What do the PH's / guides normally get tipped?

    This is always a tricky question. A tip is payment for personal service and revolves around how hard your PH / guide worked for you to make your hunt successful.

    Our guideline will be to work on 10% of the total hunt cost towards tipping of all staff members.

  • How can I pay the balance of my Safari?

    The final balance of the hunt, trophy fees, animals taken or wounded plus any additional charges such as optional tours etc will be calculated on the last hunting day. 

    This can be paid in US cash, EFT Bank Transfer or by Credit Card (Visa & MC) (For all card payments – 3% bank fee apply)

  • What temperatures can we expect?

    Prepare for temperatures to range from 5-20° Celsius (41-68° Fahrenheit) at night and 15-28°Celsius (59-82°Fahrenehit) during the day over the months of February-November.

    Very comfortable hunting weather.

    A warm coat for the drive in the morning is required, as you often sit in the back of the truck and it can be very chilly.

  • What should I pack for my south African Hunting Safari?

    Take into consideration when packing for your safari that laundry is done daily at the lodge.

    • 2x Camouflage or green/brown shirts and pants (trousers)
    • Camouflage hunting cap or hat
    • Hunting boots
    • 2x thick socks
    • Binoculars
    • Hunting rifle
    • Ammunition
    • Ammunition belt or pouch
    • Casual Clothing – One outfit for use prior and after your safari
    • Camera, flash and film – very Important
    • Any medical prescriptions
    • Shaving and cosmetic kit
    • Sun protection lotion and sunglasses
    • Raincoat or waterproof jacket

For any other questions or information please email us at info@game4africa.co.za

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