South African hunting terms and conditions

South African hunting terms and conditions with Hunting in Africa Safaris

Below are the South African hunting terms and conditions of business of Hunting in Africa Safaris that will apply to hunting in South Africa.

1. A US$ 1 000-00 deposit is payable to confirm your hunt, or when hunting on a daily rate, a deposit equal to 50% of the total daily rates are payable. The outstanding balance on a daily rate hunt is payable 30 days ahead of the start of the hunt.

2. Payments can be made via direct bank transfer, travelers’ checks, cash or credit cards only.

3. Animals that are wounded and lost will be charged for.

4. Traveling time will be considered as hunting time.

5. All prices quoted are in United States Dollars.

 

Cancellation policy

If you are forced to cancel the hunt and require a refund, the following refund structure will apply:

1. Between 90 and 120 days before the start of the hunt, a 40% refund is payable. More than 120 days a 60% refund is payable

2. Less than 90 days there will be no refund

3. For photographic safaris a 50% deposit is required. The outstanding balance is payable 30 days ahead of arrival.

4. We will always be as accommodating as possible, and if agreed, we can guarantee your deposit for the following year with no penalties, but subject to unforeseen price increases

 

Liability

1. Hunting in Africa, its owner, agents or employees shall not be held responsible for any losses, damage to property and expenses incurred by any client as a result of sickness, quarantine, adverse weather conditions, riots, strikes or any other cause whatsoever.

2. Hunting in Africa, its owner, agents or employees cannot accept any liability in respect of death, injury, loss or damage to person or property arising out of any act, omission or negligence. The client shall be deemed to have waived, renounced and abandoned any and all right or entitlement that the client may be entitled to under the provisions of the law of the Republic of South Africa for any loss or damage to person or property.

3. Hunting in Africa shall not be liable for any loss or expense arising from the loss of property, cancellation or curtailment of the hunting safari however caused, save only to the extent that such loss of baggage, cancellation or curtailment was caused by negligence on the side of Hunting-in-Africa. If sickness or accident interrupts a safari, Hunting-in-Africa shall not be liable for any cost or expense arising there from, save only to the extent that such sickness or accident was caused by a willful act or negligence on the side of Hunting-in-Africa. The client shall not be entitled to any refund, either partial or in total, of any money paid. Hunting-in-Africa recommends that clients purchase separate insurance to protect themselves against such possible eventualities.

 

Jurisdiction

In all matters where it is, or may be necessary to have recourse to the courts, the courts of the Republic of South Africa shall have sole jurisdiction to the exclusion of the courts of any other country, and the prevailing law of the Republic of South Africa shall prevail. It is deemed that the Magistrates Court shall have the required jurisdiction to hear any case arising from the safari.

What’s included

What is included in any of the Hunting in Africa Safaris hunting packages

The following is specifically included

To make sure we are on the same page from the start we want any potential hunter to be in the know as to which items specifically are included in his / her African hunting safari package booked with Hunting in Africa Safaris. These items are stipulated in our written agreement for you to have a look at prior to the hunt even starting. This allows for any and all questions to be asked and answered before you even depart from home.  

Accommodation while hunting

All land transport for the duration of the hunt

Laundry at all the hunting lodges

Bottled water

Soft drinks

Meals

Alcoholic beverages in moderation

Services of a Professional Hunter

Services of a skinner / tracker

Daily rates for the duration of the hunt

Trophy fees of specified trophy animals

Field preparation of any hunting trophies

Delivery of your trophies to our preferred taxidermist

Classic 28 day African hunting safari

Classic 28 day African hunting safari with Hunting in Africa Safaris

Robert Ruark was not the first African big game hunter from overseas to hunt dangerous game in Africa. What set him apart from everybody else was his ability to put words to writing to the extent that the reader could smell the wood smoke, taste the Cape buffalo stew and see the southern cross with the naked eye 10 000 miles away from the bushveld.

The abilities of his PH, Harry Selby, became legendary over time and he is still recognized as one of the all-time great white hunters of the African continent.

African hunting safaris in those days were much longer than they are today and with this hunt we are trying to recreate to a certain extent what Ruark and Selby experienced in those days. Of course our vehicles and air-conditioning systems are much better than during those days and we certainly prefer it that way.

Within the limitations of human encroachment we will strive to offer as an authentic African hunting experience as possible. Hunting elephant in Zimbabwe is on the menu as is leopard hunting. Cape buffalo can be hunted in Zimbabwe or South Africa. A lion tag is easier to come by in South Africa and a true walk-and-stalk hunt can be promised. The other trophies in this hunt are available on either side of the Limpopo and should be taken as they present themselves.

We look forward to having you on this epic hunt with us. Smell the wood smoke? Join us for a taste of the Cape buffalo stew.

On this hunt we will be hunting dangerous game for which you will need a minimum 375 caliber rifle. This hunt is usually scheduled between South Africa and Zimbabwe and specifically excludes all airfares and or chartered flights. A close approximation can be given for charter flights which you are welcome to pay direct. If more economical commercial flights are available you will be advised to the effect and your travel agent can book the flights direct.

The hunter must be physically fit to participate in this hunt as a lot of walking is expected and hunting days can exceed 16 hours on a regular basis. Join us on our Classic 28 African hunting safari experience in the old style with modern air conditioning and hot showers.

For clarification purposes, the following is included in your Classic 28 day African hunting safari

Trophy fee included for 1 Sable
Trophy fee included for 1 Lion – South Africa
Trophy fee included for 1 Cape buffalo
Trophy fee included for 1 Leopard
Trophy fee included for 1 Elephant – South Africa or Zimbabwe
Daily rates for 28 hunting and traveling days – excludes flights
You are permitted to harvest animals outside of and additional to the package
Plains game available as per region at the relevant prices
Cost of the Classic 28 Day African hunting safari Price on request
This is a 1 X 1 hunt only

 

If you decide to add a legally hunted rhino on the same hunt to complete your Big 5 quest, why not consider green hunting a rhino?

 

Depending on your time of arrival we may suggest spending the night in the city of arrival. This is to minimize the risk associated with night driving and the threat domestic- and wild animals pose on the road. There is a minimum charge of $ 250-00 involved (2014 and 2015) for the first night which includes accommodation, dinner on arrival and breakfast the following morning.

 

What is included and what is excluded from your Classic 28 day African hunting safari 

Included Excluded
Services of a suitably qualified Professional Hunter for the duration of the hunting safari Medical, personal and property insurance
Accommodation International flights, domestic flights
Laundry on a daily basis Charter flights – if required
All meals while on safari Items of a personal nature
Drinks – all bottled water and soft drinksAlcoholic beverages – locally available wine, beer and spirits in moderation Trophy fees of animals harvested outside of and additional to the original safari hunting package
All land transport – from the moment we collect you at the airport till we drop you off at the airport upon completion of your hunt All taxidermy work and taxidermy associated expenses and shipping cost
Trophy fees of the animals specified in the hunting safari package Gratuities
Services of a skinner and tracker for the duration of the hunting safari Cost of accommodation on the day of arrival if we cannot drive to the hunting lodge due to time restraints
Field preparation of your trophies and delivery of the trophies to our preferred taxidermist  

Bow hunting the Big Five

Bow hunting the Big 5Bow hunting Cape buffaloBow hunting elephantsBow hunting hipposBow hunting lionsBow hunting rhinos

Bow hunting the Big 5 in South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris

Bow hunting the Big 5 in South Africa has guidelines to take note of. Here are some of the most important guidelines as set out in the laws of bow hunting the Big 5 in South Africa.

 

The following animals may not be hunted with a bow and arrow in South Africa

All thick-skinned animals may not be bow hunted – this means the African elephant, Black rhinos and White rhinos may not be hunted with a bow and arrow.   

 

Legal bow hunting the Big 5

The following members of the African Big 5 may legally be bow hunted in South Africa – Cape buffalo, Lion and leopard.

Although hippos do not form part of the Big 5 they are considered very dangerous and you may only conduct a bow hunt on a hippo if accompanied by a Professional Hunter with the required hunting license.

Bow hunting lions

 

Bow hunting Cape buffalo

 

Bow hunting leopards

 

Bow hunting elephants

 

Bow hunting rhinos

 

 

Bow hunting Cape buffalo in South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris

Best Cape buffalo bow hunting opportunities in South Africa offered by the best Cape buffalo bow hunting outfitters in South Africa and Hunting in Africa Safaris.

 

Here are some Cape buffalo bow hunting tips when bow hunting Cape buffalo in South Africa

  • Average shooting distance when bow hunting Cape buffalo in South Africa – our bow hunting hides (known as bow hunting blinds over here) are seldom further away than 19 to 23 yards from your trophy Cape buffalo

 

  • Draw weight for bow hunting Cape buffalo – any increment greater than minimum draw mass may be used. Any draw weight equal to or greater than 95 lbs is recommended for bow hunting Cape buffalo. However, we are more interested in the Kinetic Energy (KE) than the actual draw weight of the bow.

 

  • Best broad heads for bow hunting Cape buffalo -  broadhead should be a one-piece broadhead which must be resharpenable and at least 220 grains in weight. A 2-blade fixed cut-on-impact broadhead has the best penetration abilities and you will be needing it

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting Cape buffalo: broad side shot – Cape buffalo have a rather large vital area when thinking about bow hunting shot placement. On a broad side shot it is recommended to place the arrow right on the shoulder of the Cape buffalo in line with the front leg, one third of the way up from the bottom of the chest to the hump on the back. This shot will result in a high heart / lung shot leading to the Cape buffalo expiring in the least amount of time

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting Cape buffalo: quartering to –  such shots are not recommended

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting Cape buffalo: quartering away – on a quartering away shot care should be taken not to attempt to have the arrow penetrate through too much stomach content. However, a quartering away bow shot on Cape buffalo can be placed by bisecting the angle formed by the front feet into a position one third of the way up from the bottom of the brisket to the top of the back

 

  • What is the cost to bow hunt Cape buffalo in South Africa – we have set the Cape buffalo bow hunting prices for the 2014 African bow hunting season at $ 14 950-00 less 10% all-inclusive of trophy fee, daily rates and other hunting associated costs

 

  • What is the best time of year to bow hunt Cape buffalo in South Africa – we suggest the best time for bow hunting Cape buffalo in South Africa would be between May and October lasting from the early dry season to the end of the dry season.

 

  • Kinetic energy required to bow hunt Cape buffalo in South Africa in foot-pounds (ft / lbs) – minimum kinetic energy required for bow hunting Cape buffalo is 80 ft / lbs

 

  • Minimum arrow weight required when bow hunting Cape buffalo in South Africa in grains (gr) – a minimum arrow weight of 880 gr to 900 gr is suggested with an overall minimum arrow weight of 700 gr

 

  • Broad head weight for bow hunting Cape buffalo in South Africa in grains (gr) – the broad head used for bow hunting Cape buffalo should be a fixed 2-blade cut-on-impact type and have a minimum weight of 220 gr.

 

  • Do not use mechanical broad heads on these extremely tough animals

 

  • The shaft of the arrow should be thinner than the ferrule of the broad head

We look forward assisting you on your South African Cape buffalo bow hunt.

 

Bow hunting elephants in South Africa is illegal. Therefore we are not discussing the issue.

 

Bow hunting hippos in South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris

Best bow hunting hippos in South Africa offered by the best hippo bow hunting outfitters in South Africa and Hunting in Africa Safaris.

We offer the best hippo bow hunting opportunities in the best hippo hunting areas available in South Africa. Please remember to bring your video camera along to capture your archery hunting shots on your African bow hunting safari package.

 

Here are some hippo bow hunting tips when bow hunting hippo in South Africa

  • Average shooting distance when bow hunting hippo in South Africa – hippo bow shots are seldom further away than 25 yards

 

  • Draw weight for bow hunting hippo – any increment greater than minimum draw mass may be used. Any draw weight equal to or greater than 95 lbs is recommended for bow hunting hippo

 

  • Best broad heads for bow hunting hippo – a fixed blade 2-blade broad head with a 2” cutting width will yield the desired results. You decide which brand broad head you would like to use when bow hunting hippo.

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting hippo: broad side shot – on a broad side shot it is recommended to place the arrow right on the shoulder of the hippo in line with the front leg, one third of the way up from the bottom of the chest to the  back. This shot will result in a high heart / lung shot leading to the hippo expiring in the least amount of time.

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting hippo: quartering to –  these shots are not recommended because hippos have their massive heads down many times obscuring the vital frontal shot placement area

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting hippo: quartering away – on a quartering away shot care should be taken not to attempt to have the arrow penetrate through too much stomach content. However, a quartering away bow shot on hippo can be placed by bisecting the angle formed by the front feet into a position one third of the way up from the bottom of the brisket to the top of the back

 

  • What is the cost to bow hunt hippo in South Africa – we have set the hippo bow hunting prices for the 2014 and 2015 African bow hunting season at $ 8 500-00. Late season special offer during 2014 available for one hippo only is $ 7 000-00 

 

  • What is the best time of year to bow hunt hippo in South Africa – we suggest the best time of year for bow hunting hippo would be between May and October lasting to the end of the dry season.

 

  • Kinetic energy required to bow hunt hippo in South Africa in foot-pounds (ft / lbs) – minimum kinetic energy required for bow hunting hippo is 95 ft / lbs

 

  • Minimum arrow velocity required to bow hunt hippo in South Africa in foot per second (fps) – a minimum arrow velocity of 230 fps is suggested

 

  • Minimum arrow weight required when bow hunting hippo in South Africa in grains (gr) – a minimum arrow weight of 800 gr is suggested

 

  • Broad head weight for bow hunting hippo in South Africa in grains (gr) – a minimum broad head weight of 220 gr is recommended

We look forward assisting you on your South African hippo bow hunt.

 

Bow hunting lions in South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris

Best bow hunting lion in South Africa offered by the best lion bow hunting outfitters in South Africa and Hunting in Africa Safaris.

We offer the best lion bow hunting opportunities in the best lion hunting areas on offer in South Africa. Our lion bow hunting prices are pre-determined in different categories so you know what you are in for before the hunt commences. An option to have your lion bow hunt professionally filmed is available for your consideration.

 

Here are some lion bow hunting tips when bow hunting lion in South Africa

  • Average shooting distance when bow hunting lion – we hunt lions ethically and on foot. Your average bow hunting shot on lion is in the region of 20 to 25 yards. Please bear in mind we may be charged at that short distance leaving the Professional Hunter no option but to defend the people by taking a shot. In such an event the lion is considered to be your trophy, but on the upside, we have never had to do this in the past

 

  • Draw weight for bow hunting lion – any increment greater than minimum draw mass may be used. Any draw weight equal to or greater than 95 lbs is recommended for bow hunting lion, or any bow that will yield the recommended KE

 

  • Best broad heads for bow hunting lion – a cut on contact fixed 3-blade broad head, a slick trick 4-blade micro head and a Rage II mechanical broad head. You decide which brand broad head you would like to use when bow hunting lion.

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting lion: broad side shot – on a broad side shot it is recommended to place the arrow right behind the shoulder of the lion in line with the back part of the front leg, one third of the way up from the bottom of the chest to the back. This shot will result in a high heart / lung shot leading to the lion expiring in the least amount of time.

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting lion: quartering to –  on a quartering to shot it is recommended to place the arrow midway between the angle formed by the front legs, approximately where the neck joins the brisket. These shots are mostly risky and should only be attempted by experienced bow hunters because a lion has a tendency to look sideways at irregular intervals which could lead to an arrow hitting the jaw region. We want to avoid this at all cost.

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting lion: quartering away – on a quartering away shot care should be taken not to attempt to have the arrow penetrate through too much stomach content. However, a quartering away bow shot on lion can be placed by bisecting the angle formed by the front feet into a position one third of the way up from the bottom of the brisket to the top of the hump on the back

 

  • What is the cost to bow hunt lion in South Africa – the cost to bow hunt lions is according to the size of the mane. For the 2014 African bow hunting season our lion bow hunting prices are per category. Here is the cost to bow hunt lions in South Africa, 2014:
Category 1 lion US$ 13 500
Category 2 lion US$ 18 500
Category 3 lion US$ 23 500
Category 4 lion US$ 28 500
 

 

  • What is the best time of year to bow hunt lion in South Africa – we suggest the best time of year for bow hunting lions would be when you are here! We suggest bow hunting lions anywhere from February to December

 

  • Kinetic energy required to bow hunt lion in South Africa in foot-pounds (ft / lbs) – minimum kinetic energy required for bow hunting lion is 60 ft / lbs

 

  • Minimum arrow velocity required to bow hunt lion in South Africa in foot per second (fps) – a minimum arrow velocity of 245 fps is suggested

 

  • Minimum arrow weight required when bow hunting lion in South Africa in grains (gr) – a minimum arrow weight of 450 gr is suggested

 

  • Broad head weight for bow hunting lion in South Africa in grains (gr) – a minimum broad head weight of 125 gr is recommended

We look forward assisting you on your South African lion bow hunt.

Bow hunting rhino in South Africa is illegal. Therefore we are not discussing the issue.

Bow hunting safari packages blue wildebeest

African bow hunting safari packages blue wildebeest with Hunting in Africa Safaris

South African bowhunting safari packages for plains game offers the widest variety of animal species for bowhunting in the world. Add to this the fact that you may hunt with compound bows, cross bows or traditional archery equipment then this must be the African bowhunting destination of choice. Our African bowhunting prices are competitive in the professional hunting industry when bow hunting South Africa.

The best African bowhunting safari packages include all your expenses so there will be no nasty surprises at the end of your bowhunting Africa safari.

Not many other companies offer a South Africa bow hunting safari like we do. Receive your shortened illustrated introduction to a historical overview of South Africa when you join us for any one of our African bowhunting safari packages.

As an add-on to your South African hunting safari we can offer side trips. If this hunt is during your honeymoon, we can recommend one of our South African safari honeymoon packages. Other South African safaris and tours that may interest you are golfing tours, fishing safaris, cultural tours and tours in-and-around Cape Town where you can do a shark cage dive.

 

The following is included in your South African bowhunting safari package

Trophy fee for 1 blue wildebeest   
Trophy fee for 1 impala                                        
Trophy fee for 1 blesbok
Trophy fee for 1 warthog
6 days accommodation, laundry, meals and beverages are included.
Cost
1 X 1 – one bow hunter guided full-time by 1 professional hunter US$ 4 490-00
2 X 1 – two bow hunters guided full-time by 1 professional hunter US$ 3 990-00

 

Depending on your time of arrival we may suggest spending the night in the city of arrival. This is to minimize the risks associated with night driving and the threat domestic- and wild animals pose on the road. There is a minimum charge of $ 150-00 involved (2013) for the first night which includes dinner on arrival and breakfast the following morning.

 

Other species you can expect to come across during this African bowhunting safari are:

baboon, Cape buffalo, caracal, duiker, eland, gemsbok, giraffe, jackal, kudu, nyala, ostrich, red hartebeest, roan, sable, steenbok, waterbuck, white rhino and zebra

 

A typical South African bow hunting safari trip will be as follows

Early morning wake-up call allowing you enough time to be awake when coffee / tea is served with traditional South African rusks. Oatmeal / muesli / yoghurt and cereals will be available to supplement a good start to a good bowhunting day. After morning coffee your Professional Hunter will accompany you to your bow hunting blind and assist in trophy judging the animals on your wish list.

From about 12:00 pm onwards you can expect to return for brunch and a quick rest before returning to your hide for the afternoon bowhunting session until dark. One alternative is to arrange with the kitchen to have a lunch pack prepared so you can stay out bow hunting all day.

Returning to the lodge we will have time to freshen up before a few drinks by the campfire are served celebrating another supreme South African bowhunting day before a traditional dinner is served consisting of game meat and other wonderful table fare.

 

What is included and excluded from this South African bowhunting safari package
Included Excluded
Services of a suitably qualified Professional Hunter for the duration of the hunting safari Medical, personal and property insurance
Accommodation Cost of all international flights
Laundry on a daily basis Cost of all charter flights – if required
All meals while on safari Items of a personal nature
Drinks – all bottled water and soft drinks Trophy fees of animals harvested outside of and additional to the original safari hunting package
Alcoholic beverages – locally available wine, beer and spirits in moderation All taxidermy work and taxidermy associated expenses and shipping cost
All land transport – from the moment we collect you at the airport till we drop you off at the airport upon completion of your hunt Gratuities
Trophy fees of the animals specified in the hunting safari package Cost of accommodation on the day of arrival if we cannot drive to the hunting lodge due to time restraints
Field preparation of your trophies and delivery of the trophies to our preferred taxidermist  

 

You are permitted to harvest animals outside the package deal at the relevant hunting prices.

Bow hunting package kudu

African bowhunting safaris bow hunting kudu package

African bowhunting safaris packages for the serious African bow hunter. Offering an African bowhunting safari with multiple choice trophy plains game species to increase your chances of a successful South African hunting safari.

Bow hunting in Africa is a dream for many bow hunters that has to be experienced. In South Africa we have the widest variety of trophy animal species that can be hunted in any other country or continent in the world. Bow hunting kudu or the top of bow hunting ecstasy, bow hunting Cape buffalo can be accomplished on the southern tip of Africa not forgetting all the other species between these top two.

Our African bowhunting safaris are conducted in some of the most pristine hunting areas assuring opportunities at letting your arrows fly true. Your experienced Professional Hunter will assist in trophy quality judgment and tracking your well-deserved trophy if required.

 

The following is included in your African bowhunting safaris package:

Trophy fee for 1 kudu OR 1 eland OR 1 waterbuck
Trophy fee for 1 blue wildebeest
Trophy fee for 1 impala
Trophy fee for 1 warthog
7 days accommodation, laundry, meals and beverages are included
Cost
1 X 1 – one bow hunter guided full-time by 1 professional hunter US$ 5 950-00
2 X 1 – two bow hunters guided full-time by 1 professional hunter US$ 5 450-00

 

If you bring along a non-hunting companion (observer), the cost will be $ 900-00 for the duration of the bowhunting trip for that person and includes all cost related to being with the hunter during the hunt. The observer will travel with us, share a room with you, eat the same food as us and enjoy all the benefits of being in camp with us. The observer is allowed to tag along during the hunt, or stay in camp. Side trips can be accommodated as and when available.

Depending on your time of arrival we may suggest spending the night in the city of arrival. This is to minimise the risk associated with night driving and the threat domestic- and wild animals pose on the road. There is a minimum charge of $ 150-00 involved (2014) for the first night which includes dinner on arrival and breakfast the following morning.

 

Other species you can expect to come across during this African bowhunting safari are:

baboon, blue wildebeest, Cape buffalo, caracal, duiker, eland, gemsbok, giraffe, impala, jackal, nyala, ostrich, red hartebeest, roan, sable, steenbok, warthog, waterbuck, white rhino and zebra

 

A typical South African bow hunting safari trip will be as follows:

Early morning wake-up call allowing you enough time to be awake when coffee / tea is served with traditional South African rusks. Oatmeal / muesli / yoghurt and cereals will be available to supplement a good start to a good bowhunting day. After morning coffee your Professional Hunter will accompany you to your bow hunting blind and assist in trophy judging the animals on your wish list.

From about 12:00 pm onwards you can expect to return for brunch and a quick rest before returning to your hide for the afternoon bowhunting session until dark. One alternative is to arrange with the kitchen to have a lunch pack prepared so you can stay out bow hunting all day.

Returning to the lodge we will have time to freshen up before a few drinks by the campfire are served celebrating another supreme South African bowhunting day before a traditional dinner is served consisting of game meat and other wonderful table fare.

 

What is included and what is excluded from your African bowhunting safari package
Included Excluded
Services of a suitably qualified Professional Hunter for the duration of the hunting safari Medical, personal and property insurance
Accommodation Cost of all international flights
Laundry on a daily basis Cost of all charter flights – if required
All meals while on safari Items of a personal nature
Drinks – all bottled water and soft drinks Trophy fees of animals harvested outside of and additional to the original safari hunting package
Alcoholic beverages – locally available wine, beer and spirits in moderation All taxidermy work and taxidermy associated expenses and shipping cost
All land transport – from the moment we collect you at the airport till we drop you off at the airport upon completion of your hunt Gratuities
Trophy fees of the animals specified in the hunting safari package Cost of accommodation on the day of arrival if we cannot drive to the hunting lodge due to time restraints
Services of a skinner and tracker for the duration of the hunting safari  
Field preparation of your trophies and delivery of the trophies to our preferred taxidermist  

 

You are permitted to harvest animals outside the package deal at price list prices.