Hunt In Africa With Tollie's African Safaris

FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

So you are finally planning your dream hunt in Africa! On the one hand, traveling to a new country can be exciting. On the other hand, it can be overwhelming for sure. You might have loads of questions as you plan your perfect hunting safari.

Look no further. We have put together a list of our Frequently Asked Questions to help you prepare.

What to pack, What to expect, How to Import your firearm, or how to Ship your trophies. Detailed information on all things travel. Including the required documentation.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any more information. Our team will be happy to help.

 

We are located in the mountains of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.  One of the Safest hunting destinations in South Africa. We offer luxurious 5 star lodges, and a Luxury Spa.

Fly into Johannesburg where you clear customs, then re-check your bags for your flight to Port Elizabeth where we will pick you up. You can either fly with Delta from Atlanta or with SAA from Dulles/Washington or New York. The New York flight arrives in the morning so then you can still fly down to Port Elizabeth the same day. The Dulles and Atlanta flights arrive in the evening then you have to overnight in Johannesburg. If you need to overnight in Johannesburg, we recommend using African Sky Master – they have a meet and greet and airport transfer and full board service and 99% of our clients use them.  They also do the rifle importation for you if you want to bring your own rifle. We can handle the bookings for you if you choose to use this option.

We offer over 30 different species, from the big 5 to the little 5. We also have some wonderful concessions all over Southern Africa where we take our clients for species not found in our areas. You can view some popular hunting trophies here.

Hunting is excellent throughout the year and it depends on what kind of temperatures you enjoy. October through March are our summer months and maximum temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius (104˚ F) can be expected. April to September is our cooler months and in the middle of Winter, minimum Temperatures of around freezing can be expected early morning and in the evening.

We hunt on about 80 000 hectares; 200 000 acres.

You can get a tetanus shot. But its not compulsory.

The Eastern Cape Province is a malaria-free area and no other specific vaccinations are required.

300 Win Mag is a very good all-around caliber for African Game. For Dangerous Game, a minimum of .375 H&H needs to be used. Hunting range varies from 100 to 350 yards.

  • Any rifle from a 270 and upwards will do, but we recommend a 300 Winchester Magnum or similar.
  • 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 main caliber rifle. It is recommended that you sight in your rifle to zero at 200 yards

Rifles can be rented @ $50 per day including ammunition.

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

Rifles can be rented @ $50 per day including ammunition.

We offer a big variety of hunting terrains which are more open than the Bushveld. From big mountains to open grass plains.

Hunting is mostly done by spot and stalk methods. Hunting Vehicles are used to get to good areas to start walking from, or until game is spotted. Methods can be adjusted according to the fitness level or preference of our clients.

We cater for rifle hunting and bow hunting at request.

Our Lodges are full 5 star accommodation. All our Professional Hunters are very experienced. We have been in this industry for more than 30 years and we have worked very hard to build up a flawless reputation and pristine customer service over the years! We assist clients with all the details from A-Z, organizing and executing their dream Hunting Safari.

You can either make a wire transfer or use a credit card with an additional fee charge of 2.6% (excluding AMEX or diners club)

SOME MORE

Hunting Information

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.

Importing & Shipping Trophies

Africa Sky Master is a company offering a service to obtain your rifle permit in advance. Most of our clients make use of this service and do not have any hold-ups at the airport at all.

AfricaSky – Hunters – Accommodation and Permit Packages – 2022

WONDERING

what to pack

We’ve got you covered. With over 30 years of accommodating hunters from all over the world, we found this to be the basic necessities for your stay.

Each room comes equipped with a hairdryer.

Keep in mind laundry will be done daily, so there is no need to overpack.

Top-quality Tollie’s Safari hunting shirts will be available for purchase in camp for your convenience.

Remember this is just a suggestion. Please feel free to adjust this list as you wish.

  • Packing List :
  •  
  • Hunting boots – good ankle support lace-up boots – A MUST.
  • Camp shoes.
  • 3 Pairs of hunting socks.
  • 3 Pairs of camp socks.
  • 3 Pairs of hunting pants (khaki, green, brown, or camo).
  • 3 Pairs of underwear.
  • 3 Hunting shirts (khaki, green, brown, or camo).
  • 3 T-shirts (if you wear them).
  • 1 Lightweight 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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

NOTE: 

No hunting on Sundays

On Sundays we can take you to Addo Elephant Park
OR
you can relax and have a barbeque.

TRAVEL AGENT

FLIGHT BOOKINGS

Elaine Porteous

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

8306 Mills Drive # 624

Miami FL

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