Bow And Rifle Hunting
Our hunting packages contains no hidden costs.
All hunters are met upon arrival at the airport and are returned there upon completion of the Safari.
Jaquandi Safaris encourage the use of humane hunting methods, which can be attained by; the fitness of the hunter, his knowledge of his own capabilities and that of his preferred and chosen weapon.
South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa and boasts an ideal climate with excellent weather being experienced all year round.
In our region the summer months (September to March) are hot with rainfall. In winter (April to August) the days are mild with cool to cold nights.
The best months for rifle hunting are March through to October. The best months for bow hunting are May through to October.
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We recommend calibres such as .3oo Win mag, .338, 7mm, 30-06 or any .30 calibre for all plainsgame species.
The minimum calibre as required by law for dangerous game is a .375.
Rifles for hire at Jaquandi – .375, 30-06, .308 & .45o Watts
Choice of bullet should be swift-A frame, Woodleigh, Barnes X, Nosler partition,Winchester, Remington or Hornady soft nose.
A good quality variable scope like Kahles/Burris/Zeiss/Leupold with 3×9 power is sufficient.
Our blinds are permanent ground blinds that offer 15 to 25 yards shots over water or salt licks. In some cases pop-up blinds are also used.
The road infrastructure compares with the best in Europe and America. You will travel on an acceptable tar road from the air port to your safari destination.
It is a malaria-free region.
Normal voltage is 220V.
Legislation changed in 2004 for the importation of your own firearm. Follow the information and links below to complete the application forms:
- You will need to download a SAPS520 form at the following link: SAPS520 form
Use the following links for more services:
- Book your safari well in advance—a year or two is not too soon.
- Send your deposit to reserve your preferred dates.
- Then begin planning for the trip of a lifetime!
UNIVERSAL PREPARATION RULES*
- Start early—at least 3 months out.
- If you aren’t sure, ask.
- If you need help, get it…and go back to Rule 1: don’t wait until it’s too late.
- Current Passport with several blank pages—good for at least 6 months past your departure date.
- Itinerary from a competent travel agent familiar with safari travel with guns (i.e., Gracy Travel, Tatum International Travel, African Odyssey to name a few) Be sure to allow at least 2-3 hours between flights when going through customs with your guns.
- If you need or want trip insurance, your travel agent can help you.
- Medical evacuation plan (Global Rescue or Medjet Assist)
- Medical checkup
- be sure you have enough prescription medication if nessecary for your trip
- check to see if you need to update any shot/immunization records
- get anti-malaria medication (though most of South Africa is malaria-free, it is best to be safe)
- get other medication your doctor suggests (sleeping pills? General antibiotic? anti-diarrhea medication? )
- OTC medicines for a small first aid kit—imodium, aspirin or ibuprofen, travel sickness pills, bite relief cream, tums, chapstick, blister/footcare, medicated powder, antibiotic ointment
- If you’re taking a gun, get a permit from the Homeland Security office (U.S. Customs office) that lists your rifle and other valuables to get it into South Africa and back home—Form 4457.
- Complete your South Africa SAPS520 gun permit application with black ink, note – (DO NOT sign it yet, you need to sign it in front of a SA police officer) before you travel to go to the police station in the Johannesburg airport for your SA gun permit. Contact us for assistance.
- Find out all you can about the country you are traveling to. A good site for this is http://www.cia.gov Find The World Factbook under Library Publications.
- Secure an experienced broker in the U.S. licensed to receive your trophies from Africa. You will have to give this information to your professional hunter before you leave for home.
*See “Safari Prep” by Craig Boddington in Sports Afield, March/April, 2011.
SUGGESTED/SAMPLE PACKING LIST
- Laundry is done daily!
- Safari hat (wide brimmed with a chin strap) or cap that will pack flat in your luggage
- Safari boots or running shoes
- Comfortable casual shoes for evening
- Casual evening wear
- Sandals or flip flops
- 4 pairs socks
- 4 pairs underwear
- 3 pairs long hunting pants (camo, dark khaki or olive green)
- 3 pairs short hunting pants (if you hunt in short pants)
- 3 or 4 hunting shirts (camo, dark khaki or olive green)
- 1 lightweight hunting jacket
- 1 warm sweater, sweatshirt, or jacket
- Alarm clock
- Sunglasses, sun block
- Insect repellent
- Flashlight (extra batteries)
- Camera (extra batteries and memory card or film)
- Notebook/journal & pen
- Converter for small electrical gadgets (if needed)
AND BRING YOUR SENSE OF ADVENTURE!