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A guide to information that you should find useful when planning your hunting safari in Africa.

Code of Conduct:

– As a member of PHASA (Professional Hunters Association of South Africa), we adhere to and operate under their code of conduct as well as to the unwritten laws of ethical and fair chase.

– Kotie and his team’s mission is to give you a perfect safari and an extensive experience of nature.

– Our in-depth knowledge and love for nature and hunting, ensure that we offer a novel safari that is both personalised and unique.

– We do not hunt artificially bred animals.

– We do not hunt in small areas and do not adhere to the so-called “put & take” hunting.

General Information:

– We specialise in tailor-made packages to suit your African Safari requirements:

– The Big Five and other species not mentioned such as Tsessebe, Blue Duiker, Cape Grysbuck, etc. can be arranged on request

– Bird hunting

– Optional add-on to hunting safaris (golf; fishing; sightseeing; photographic tours; etc.)

Please take note:

– Animals that are either wounded and/or not found, is payable in full.

– Travelling to and from the hunting areas and between different hunting areas (A, B, C, D, E) is calculated and considered as hunting days.

Safari daily rates Includes:

– Travel to and from airport

– The services of a PH, trackers, and skinners.

– Field preparation of trophies (collecting in field, skinning, salting only)
and delivery to the taxidermist of your choice

– Accommodation in fully furnished bush camps and lodges

– All hunting licenses

– Three meals per day

– Travelling within hunting areas

– Soft drinks and bottled water with table wine at supper

– Laundry

Safari daily rates Excludes:

– Animals to be hunted (see pricelist)

– Taxidermy, packing, insurance, and export costs

– Flights to, from and in South Africa

– Transfers between different hunting concessions during the hunt

– The hiring of rifles and shotguns at €50 per rifle per hunter per day
and €4 per round of ammunition
€80 per shotgun per hunter per day and ammunition as per SA purchase price

– Personal costs (telephone, tips, etc.)

– Passport and visa

– Hotel costs before, during or after the hunt

– Alcoholic beverages

– Tourist excursions and activities

– 15% VAT on daily rates

Climate & Health:

– Hunting takes place all year round.

– From October to March, daytime temperatures are warm to hot with a good possibility of rain.

– From April to September, days are pleasantly warm but cold at night.

– The Karoo is very cold in winter.

– Except for the prevention of malaria, no special precautions are necessary. Consult your doctor in this regard (only Kwazulu Natal is considered a malaria area).

Firearms & Ammunition:

– A minimum caliber of 7mm caliber is essential for plains game.We recommend a .30-06, .308 or .300WM.

– For big game a minimum of .375H&H is essential.

– Only solid bullets of minimum 300gr. are legal for Hippo, Rhino and Elephant.

– We have the following rifles available for hire: .308WM, 7X64 CZ, .375H&H Sako, .243 Sako, .243 Winchester, 222 Sako (small animals) .260 Rem and .12 Gauge shotgun.

Importation of Weapons/Rifles:


– Make sure your airline transport firearms

– Report rifle during the booking with airlines


– Copy of flight tickets

– Copy of passport

– Copy of rifle license/ownership/permit

– Copy of proof of firearm export from country of origin

– Your full name, surname, physical address, date of birth


– Upon arrival collect your luggage first and then proceed to arrivals. Your rifle will not be with you but be forwarded to the SAPS firearm desk.

– On arrival a member of Shikra Safaris or Bianca Stander (see below) will meet you and take you to the SAPS firearm desk to collect your rifle.

– We will send you a SAPS 520 rifle import document by e-mail. This should be filled in in black ink, but not signed before travelling to SA.

– This signing of the SAPS 520 document will be conducted before the SAPS official inspecting the rifles and issuing the import license.

– NB: No money is payable for this service.

– Weapon import licenses can be arranged at an extra cost to be ready on arrival by Me. Bianca Stander ( Please feel free to contact her well in advance of your safari and for a quote. We highly recommend it.

Special Notes:

– Travel to and from airport is calculated as a hunting day and no extra travel fees apply

– Travel between different concessions is calculated as a hunting day.

– Travel between different hunting concessions (at €0.50 cent/km)

– Wounded animals are payable in full

– Hunting is from February until October

– Minimum safari is 7 days including travel days

– All guests hunt at their own risk

– Deposits are non-refundable should the hunt be cancelled. A new date for a replacement hunt can be scheduled.

– Recommended minimum tips for PH’s is €600. Skinners and kitchen staff €150 each (at your discretion)

– If the client wishes to use his own taxidermist or export agent in SA, then shipping from our taxidermists to that taxidermist will be arranged at the client’s cost.

– Our responsibility with the trophies ends with the delivery to the taxidermist of your choice and you receiving proof thereof.

– No trophies will be exported unless the full account of the hunt is settled in South Africa.

– There will be 15% VAT charged on all trophies not to be exported, e.g. culling hunts.

– We recommend that you mount all carnivores in SA. These skins deteriorate easily if kept for a lengthy time, due to the fat left after de- greasing. If you export these skins, we recommend it to be mounted immediately on receipt by your taxidermist. We take no responsibility if skins have deteriorated by the time your taxidermist mount it. It is also recommended that your taxidermist tan it immediately on receipt, and then freeze the skins. It must under no circumstances be left in a store without being tanned for any length of time.

– All correspondence in connection with the trophies and/or export shall be directed to:

Zululand Taxidermy
Marakalalo Trophies
Lifeform Taxidermy
African Trophy Exports

The period from receipt of deposit by the taxidermist to export will be approximately 9 months for dip and ship but can be longer for other taxidermy work.

– We recommend that you take out a Global Rescue policy ( as normal travel insurance do not cover hunting or related dangerous activities