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Thandeka Safaris finest hunting, Plainsgame, Big game, Bow hunting, and wing shooting in South Africa.

What to bring



  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Camera and film/memory card
  • Medication (aspirin, anti-diarrhoea pills, etc)
  • Items such as a small torch and an adaptor/converter can be useful.
    (In SA we use 3 pronged round hole plugs usually 220V)


  • Airline tickets
  • Passport/Visa
  • International health certificate
  • Travellers cheques & Cash
  • Customs registration of firearms
  • Copy of CITES permit
  • Taxidermist shipping address/tags


  • Clothes should be of a neutral colour (khaki, or green, hunting clothing)
  • Clothing that can be worn layered is ideal, since it can be very cold in the mornings, warming up to 80 F by midday
  • Hunting Boots
  • Sneakers for camp
  • Short pants for camp
  • Long pants for hunting
  • Shirts (Short and long sleeve)
  • Jacket
  • Rain gear (optional)
  • Hat (wide brimmed hat is the best- to protect neck and ears)

Firearms & Ammunition

Choice of firearms is largely up to the clients preferences. Hunting plains game in South Africa shooting distances vary from 80 to 300 yards,
medium calibre rifles with premium grade ammunition is advised, a good quality
scope and zeroed in at 200 yards. 80 rounds should be enough for an average 10 day safari.

Please arrange with the customs services for the necessary transport permits.  When selecting rifles for your Safari the following is recommended:

  • Small game up to.270
  • Large game .30 Cal
  • Dangerous game min .375


Important information

Firearm permits

You will need to declare your rifles and bring copies of "proof of ownership "All firearms must be declared at the point of entry where a 6 week permit will be issued at no charge You will need a copy of the SAP520 Temporary firearm import application, SAP520 Temporary firearm import applicationbefore your departure to South Africa. This form must be completed in black ink and left unsigned until the document is finalized in front of the police official issuing the actual permit at the airport.


Required along with the sap 520, will be the following

  • Passport

  • Airline ticket

  • Proof of ownership, i.e. firearm licences etc. Please make sure you have proof of ownership by the way of a customs declaration letter from the country of origin.

  • Letter of Invitation from Thandeka Safaris. This will be forwarded to you once a deposit for your safari has been paid.

Hunting season
We hunt throughout the year, however, the best time in South Africa is from March to the end of September. The climate is mild during this period.



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