Safari preparation

Herewith some links and tips to help you prepare for your South African Hunting Safari.

 

South African Visa requirements:

This will allow you to see whether you need a Visa to travel to South Africa: http://www.southafrica-newyork.net/homeaffairs/visaexempt.htm

Vaccination Suggestions:

Here you can find a recommended list of vaccines and health related advice for traveling to South Africa: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/south-africa.htm

Yellow Fever:

Some countries require Yellow Fever Vaccinations to be administered prior to departing for your safari to South Africa. Attached is the link to the website that will inform you if you are required to obtain a Yellow Fever Vaccination:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2012/chapter-3-infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/yellow-fever.htm#1948

Lunar Calendar:

Plan your hunting dates according to the phase of the moon.  Herewith a link to the South African Lunar Calendar: http://www.kwathabeng.co.za/travel/moon/moon-phase-calendar.html?country=South+Africa

 

Suggested packing lists

We suggest you bring along the following items:

Equipment

  • Light Weight Binoculars – Preferably 8x or 10x
  • Camera – extra memory and spare batteries
  • Day Bag or Backpack – small/medium soft bag for camera & personal items
  • Flashlight – extra batteries if needed
  • Rifle Cleaning Kit – with accessories for each gun
  • Soft Gun Case – if you are bringing your own rifle
  • Hunting Knife or Multi Tool
  • Passport

Clothing

It is unnecessary to pack excessive clothing because laundry services are provided.  Three changes of clothing are adequate as laundry is done regularly. Outer clothes should be dark green or dark khaki. It is acceptable to wear camouflage clothing during the hunt in South Africa.  Our Suggested List of Clothing:

  • 4x Hunting Shirts, 2 Long and 2 Short Sleeve
  • 3x T-Shirts
  • 1x Lightweight Hunting Jacket
  • 1x Warm Hunting Jacket
  • 1x Lightweight Rain Jacket
  • 1x Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater
  • 2-3x Long Trousers
  • 2-3x Walking Shorts
  • 1x Lightweight Set of Waterproof Pants
  • 4x Sets of Underwear
  • 6x Pairs Comfortable Hiking Socks
  • 1x Cap or Wide Brimmed Hat
  • 2x Pairs Hunting Shoes or Boots (Quiet Soles for Stalking)
  • 1x Pair Camp Shoes
  • 1x Pair Gloves
  • 1x Warm Stocking Cap

Miscellaneous

  1. Toiletry Kit, incl, Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner, Nail Clippers, Tweezers, Razor, Shaving Cream, Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  2. Anti-diarrheal pills
  3. Hydrocortisone (anti-itch) cream
  4. Pain killers
  5. Heartburn relief
  6. Insect Repellant
  7. Quality Sunscreen
  8. Lip Balm
  9. Personal Medication
  10. Spare Eye Glasses
  11. Sun Glasses
  12. Electrical plug adaptor

 

 

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