Frequently Asked Questions:

1. When is the best time to come?
2. What travel arrangements do you need to make?
3. Deposit and Payment arrangements?
4. Trophy Payments?
5. What bow to bring?
6. Permits and Licenses?
7. What to wear?
8. Weather?
9. Laundry Services?
10. Food and Alcohol?
11. Taxidermist?
12. Preparation of trophies?
13. Duration of hunts?
14. Method of hunting?
15. Shot placement?
16. Success rate with bow?
17. Average distance with bow?
18. Necessary equipment?
19. Hunting tips:
20. Travel time between hunting areas?
21. Accompanying Spouse/Children?
22. Other activities?
23. Gratuity?
24. Medications to bring or shots to get?
25. Electric outlet compatibility?
26. How Safe is South Africa?

1. When is the best time to come?
- May to October

2. What travel arrangments do you need to make?
This can change, so please check with your travel agent.
- There is a flight Via London to Johannesburg with British Airways
- There is direct flight from Washington D.C. or New York to Johannesburg with South African Airlines
- Delta Airlines flies direct to Johannesburg from Atlanta

- Or there is a flight via Zurich to Johannesburg with Swiss Airlines
Once you get to Johannesburg, you will usually spend 1 night and then fly to Kimberley or be transported to Zululand by shuttle.

3. Deposit and Payment arrangements?
- 50% deposit of the total daily rate is required to secure a hunt

4. Trophy Payments?
- South Africa adopted a policy of no kill, no pay. The hunter will only be liable for the trophy fee of the animal if he/she wounds/draws blood or flesh of an animal the total trophy price is payable.

5. What bow to bring?
- Minimum poundage of 50# (if you are not able to draw a heavier bow) with an arrow weight of not less than 350gr. This is however, far under the legal law requirement but out of experience this equipment in the hands of a professional will get the job done!
- We suggest a bow with an average of 70# and a 420+gr arrow MINIMUM, bigger is better

6. Permits and Licenses?
- Your outfitter will take care of all permits and licenses and is already included in your trophy fees.

7. What to wear?
- Camo is legal. Leafy 3D suits work well for bowhunting in tree stands. Any black top for ground blind hunting will do. We suggest long pants (2 sets), short sleeve shirts during the day hunting. Evening comfortable sweater and jeans since it can get chilly. You don’t need to bring more than 4 sets of clothing.

8. Weather?
- Zululand – day 60-75F, night 50-60F
- Northern and Northwest – day 60-75F, night 40-55F
- Freestate – day 45-75F, night 25-40F

9. Laundry services?
- Daily laundry service at no extra charge

10. Food and Alcohol?
- Please inform us of any allergies in food, etc. We try to keep the most popular brands of liquor, wines, local beer, etc. All of your food and drinks are included in your daily rate. We serve popular local dishes and a variety of game.

11. Taxidermist?
- We will drop your trophies at our taxidermist that will get in contact with you after your hunt, and make arrangements for mounting or just shipping hides and horns to you.
- Costs of preparation and shipment will be relayed to you by the taxidermist and is not included in your hunt payment.

12. Preparation of trophies?
- We will have a skinner in camp that will field dress and prepare your trophies with the best care and with the latest skinning techniques.

13. Duration of hunts?
- Most hunts are 7-10 hunting days with (+/-) 2 traveling days. So plan to be traveling around 12 days.

14. Method of hunting?
- Mostly out of hides, blinds, and treestands. Limited walk and stalk.

15. Shot placement?
- Study 'Shot Placement' on our promo DVD
- VERY IMPORTANT African game is tough and the vitals are much lower than the North American game. Make sure to study correct shot placement. Wounded game spoils the hunt for all of us.

16. Success rate with bow?
- Very high success rate and it is not uncommon to have 100% with a bowhunt. On average we kill 1.5 animals a day.

17. Average distance with bow?
- Between 15 – 30 yards more open areas up to 40 yards.
- Practice shots between 10 - 15, on average you will shoot more shots under 20 than over.

18. Necessary equipment?
- Bring range finder, binos, flashlight, face mask, 2 dozen arrows, and general repair equipment for your bow
- BROADHEADS: we DO NOT recommend mechanical heads but having said that some faster bows work well, our choice: G5 T3 mechanical
- Fixed broadhead of choice would be: #1 Ramcat, #2 Shuttle T Lock, #3 Slick Trick. These heads have been tried and tested by ourselves and Ramcat is the ONLY head that can claim "fly like your field point"

19. Hunting Tips:
- Be well prepared, you will shoot more shots than ever before
- Practice for the sake of the animlas

- Bring enough broadheads and arrows
- We personally don’t recommend mechanical broadheads

20. Travel time between hunting areas?
- Zululand–Northwest is 10 hours
- Zululand–Freestate is 9 hours
- Airport-Northwest is 6 hours
- JHB Airport to Zululand – is 4.5 hours
- Richards Bay Airport to Zululand - 2 hours
- You also have the option of a charter plane. Prices are very reasonable and should be considered if hunting more than 1 area.

21. Accompanying Spouse/Children?
- Children and Spouse are more than welcome to come. Since this is mainly hunting, it is not advisable for children under 12.

22. Other activities?
- In some areas there is shopping and sightseeing for the Spouses. We will be more than happy to make arrangements accordingly.

23. Gratuity?
- Staff/skinners of the lodges’ are tipped on average $10 per day and needs to be through land owner or PH. Do not give the money directly to workers!
- On average a PH is tipped roughly 10% of the total trophy package, but it is to the clients own discretion if the PH has gone over and above his duty!

24. Medications to bring or shots to get?
- Zululand is the only malaria area, so it would be advisable to takemalaria pills before you come. See your local GP. At any given time we are within 1 hour of a pharmacies incase of an emergency.

25. Electric outlet compatibility?
- Most battery chargers for cameras are compatible with the 220V (see on plug it is reads 100V – 240V) if it does then all you need is an adapter to plug in to a 3 prong outlet. Hairdryers and curling irons or anything else that does not have 240V written on it need a converter to convert 120V to 220V. These converters can be purchased at Radio Shack.

26. How Safe is South Africa?
- In all of our years, working with clients we have not had one incident. Mainly because we can identify problem areas and stay clear. We have areas just as bad as any area in the US and as long as you stay clear there is no problem.
- Petty theft can happen so do not leave any of your luggage or personal belongings unattended. We have a personal safe in every room.