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What you need to know about your Safari!


Hunting Season
March through November. Climate: The months of March to May are our Autumn months with an average daytime temperature of 80°F with cooler evenings. Although June and July are our Winter months (with daytime temperatures of 65°F) very mild winter conditions are experienced during the day with cooler temperatures (32°F) at night. August to November are the Spring months with climatic conditions very similar to Autumn.
Getting There
You arrive in Johannesburg or Cape Town (where you have to collect your luggage and rifles and go through customs and immigration) and then you go to domestic departures for your flight to Port Elizabeth where you will be met by Tollie and or Karen Jordaan or one of the PH’s and then you have a two and a half hour drive to Somerset East.
Travel Documents
  • The Republic of South Africa requires a valid passport from USA citizens.
  • European citizens need a passport and entry visa.
Shot Requirements

  • Tetanus (not compulsory).
  • No malaria pills are needed.
What to bring:

  • Hunting boots – good ankle support lace-up boots – A MUST.
  • Camp shoes.
  • 3 Pair of hunting socks.
  • 3 Pair of camp socks.
  • 3 Pair of hunting pants (khaki, green, brown or camo).
  • 3 Pair of underwear.
  • 3 Hunting shirts (khaki, green, brown or camo).
  • 3 T-shirts (if you wear them).
  • 1 Light weight coat.
  • 1 Heavy coat.
  • 1 Hunting cap (baseball, safari).
  • 1 Stocking cap.
  • 1 Pair of leather gloves.
  • 1 Pair of medium duty gloves.
  • Rain gear.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm.
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc).
  • Electrical adaptor and converter.
There is a hairdryer in each room.Laundry will be done daily.Top quality Tollie’s Safari hunting shirts will be available for purchase in camp if you desire.
Firearms & Ammunition
  • Any rifle from a 270 and upwards will do, but we recommend a 300 Winchester Magnum or similar if you have one.
  • Semi automatic and automatic are not allowed and will be confiscated by Customs.
  • When you land in RSA (Johannesburg or Cape Town) you will acquire a permit for your guns at customs. This form must be with you at all times and must be turned in at the airport when you leave South Africa.

Ammunition – 100 rounds of your maincaliber rifle. It is recommended that you sight in your rifle to zero at 200 yards.

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! – not just off a bench rest but from improvised rests and shooting sticks. Some practise sessions should also be done after a strenuous exercise.
Remember:

  • We have a variety of game and habitat.
  • A minimum wasted time on driving.
  • Not any hunting days lost due to weather.
Firearm Importation Procedures and Suggestions
The links below will help you if you want to bring your own rifles along.When you land in RSA (Johannesburg or Cape Town) you will acquire a permit for your guns (Form SAP 520) at customs. This form must be with you at all times and must be turned in at the airport when you leave South Africa.

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Importation & Shipping of Trophies

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Air 2000 Hunter’s Support Air 2000 is a company offering a service to obtain your rifle permit in advance. Most of our clients makes use of this service and do not have any hold ups on the airport at all.

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Safari Charges include:
  • The services of an experienced professional hunter and his staff, including trackers and skinners.
  • All concession fees in South Africa.
  • All hunting licenses in South Africa.
  • A fully equipped hunting vehicle per professional hunter.
  • Export permits and field preparation of trophies.
  • Spirits, wines, beers and soft drinks.
  • Full accommodation and meals.
  • Excellent cuisine including ample fresh produce and fruit.
  • Laundry.
  • Scheduled airport pick up and return
Safari Charges do not include:
  • Trophy fees of animals killed, wounded and lost, except for the package.
  • Airfares: international, national or charter.
  • Any costs arising before or after scheduled pick up or departure.
  • Freight charges for shipment to USA or any other country, customhouse broker fees, insurance, inland freight from airport to taxidermy studio or tannery or to your home.
  • Staff gratuities. Normally in the region of $30 per day for staff (this includes trackers, skinners, cook, cleaning ladies, laundry ladies.) Tips for PH’s range from $90 – $150 per day.
  • For those who do not have a suitable rifle, one is available @ US$30 per day, per firearm
  • Dip and pack – see Tollie’s Taxidermy & Tannery.
  • DVD of your hunt @ USD 100 per day, thus for a 7 day hunt $700 if you would be interested in one.
TRAVEL AGENT

Contact Elaine Porteous for your flight bookings:

African Odyssey – The specialist in adventure travel to Africa & beyond

8306 Mills Drive # 624

Miami FL

33183

 

  • TEL: (1) 305 271 1878
  • FAX: (1) 509 277 5907
  • TOLL FREE: 1 866 486 9351
  • EMAIL: aodyssey@gate.net

TOLLIE’S AFRICAN SAFARIS

Tel: +2742 | 243 | 2157
E-mail: tollie@isat.co.za


ADDRESS
Tollie’s African Safaris
P.O.Box 377
Somerset East, 5850
SOUTH AFRICA
TOLLIE’S AFRICAN SAFARIS