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Your Safari

Each safari is individually planned to meet your exact requirements, so please ensure that you complete our client questionnaire, which will be sent to you prior to your safari. We recommend 7 – 14 days for plains game hunting safaris, 10 – 21 days for dangerous game hunting safaris and 3 – 7 days for bird hunting safaris. We recommend that advanced bookings are done for all safaris and we are advised of the species required. This is essential to secure your booking and to prepare the safari to your specifications. You will need a valid passport to enter South Africa. South Africa does not require an entry visa.


You will be responsible for your own travel arrangements, prior and following your safari, from your country to your point of entry into Africa, in addition to any internal flights necessary for your safari. SES will inform you of what internal flights are necessary. Most of our Eastern Cape safaris start and end at East London airport. Stormberg Elangeni Safaris would be happy to assist you in making any travel arrangements. We can highly recommend Gracy Travel as your travel agent to South Africa.


South Africa requires a temporary import/export permit for your firearms and ammunition. This can be issued at your port of entry into South Africa or applied for before you arrive in South Africa. To make this as hassle free as possible, SES will send you an application form for your temporary import/export firearm permit. This is known as a SAP 520 form. SES will also send you firearm importation procedures prior to your safari. PHASA (Professional Hunters Association of South Africa) offers an Airport Assistance service to ensure a smooth entry through customs with your firearms, details are sent to you prior to your safari and remember, automatic weapons are illegal in South Africa.

For any of the “Big Five” the law requires a minimum caliber of 375. For plains game any caliber from 270 upwards will be suitable. Shots range from close quarters in thick bushy conditions, to fairly long shots up to 300 yards in open plains, so a good variable scope is recommended. For bird shooting, a 12-gauge shotgun is recommended. We can supply shotgun shells for bird hunts. Firearms can be hired by prior arrangement.

Hunting Permits & Licenses

    • All plains game trophy fees for South Africa include hunting licenses
    • Some species require CITES permits
    • We will assist you in obtaining these once your safari is booked and confirmed
    • Hunting permits are required in some provinces and will be issued to you by your Professional Hunter, which are currently free of charge

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Packing List

  • Warm jacket and sweater
  • 3X khaki/olive/camo shirts (long sleeve)
  • 2X khaki/olive/camo shorts
  • 2X khaki/olive/camo trousers
  • Casual Eveningwear
  • 1X pair ankle high boots for hunting
  • 1X pair running shoes for hunting or casual wear
  • Warm Gloves, warm socks, warm nightwear and thermal under wear if you are hunting in the Stormberg Conservancy
  • Hat or cap
  • Rifle and ammunition
  • Rifle soft bag
  • Belt and ammo pouch
  • Shotgun (Bird Hunting)
  • Shell bag or belt (Bird Hunting)
  • Binoculars (8 * 30 or 10 * 40)
  • Pocket-knife
  • Camera
  • Flash light
  • Spare batteries for camera and flash light
  • Zambia uses only 220 volt electrical appliances
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Any medical prescriptions
  • Malaria tablets if required (we recommend Malarone)
  • Insect repellent (this is very important and we recommend Skin so Soft by Avon) 


  • Well-maintained and reliable four-wheel drive vehicles, specially equipped for hunting, are utilized in our hunting areas
  • No hunting is done from our vehicles, but they are utilized for getting between and around hunting areas
  • Due to the distance between some of our hunting areas you may wish to travel by air charter. This can be discussed and booked on confirmation of your safari


  • The dipping and packing of your trophies is for your own account
  • The export of trophies from the Taxidermist is for your own account


  • All prices are quoted in U.S. Dollars and per person per night or per person per package
  • Days are charged as per night spent in accommodation
  • Bookings will be secured on payment of 50% of daily rate or package. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Other costs incurred are payable on the last day of safari
  • The tariffs are based on current prices and are subject to change
  • Big Five Safaris in the Timbavati require 100% deposit on trophy fee
  • All deposits, less expenses, will be refunded if the safari is cancelled, provided that the safari can be rebooked
  • All animals killed or wounded and lost must be paid for in full
  • No refunds are allowed for late arrivals or early departures
  • All payments must be made via direct bank transfer or Cash
  • You will be required to sign an indemnity form before the commencement of the safari
  • Please note there is a Government Value Added Tax (VAT) @ 14% on all daily rates
  • Please note Government Value Added Tax (VAT) is included in package safaris

Fees Include

  • The full time service of a licensed Professional Hunter and complete staff services, including trackers, skinners, cooks and camplodge assistants.
  • Full accommodation and camplodge equipment, including linen, towels, refrigeration and laundry.
  • Full catering, including fresh fruit and vegetables, soft drinks, beer and wine during the safari.
  • All ground transport during the safari, including collection and return to the nearest airport and one 4 – wheel drive vehicle per professional hunter.
  • Field preparation of trophies and forwarding of trophies to exporting taxidermist.
  • Cost of hunting licenses. (Excluding CITES and Big Five).

Fees Exclude

  • Value Added Tax (VAT) @ 14% on daily rate.
  • Airfare, to, from and within South Africa, including charter flights.
  • Hotel accommodation before, during and after the contracted safari period. 
  • Ammunition.
  • Hire of rifles and shotguns.
  • Gratuities.
  • Spirituous liquor.
  • Packing, dipping and shipping of trophies.
  • On all wounded and lost animals, 14% VAT will be added.
  • Transport exceeding 500km or from one province to another $450 exl VAT will be charged


Clients are advised to fully insure themselves and their property for their stay in Africa. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the safety and good health of clients, Stormberg Elangeni Safaris will accept no liability for accident, injury or illness that you may incur or loss or damage to your property during or after the safari.