Clients / guests will fly into South Africa via two ports of entry, that is, Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, or Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town. From here, you will have to book a connecting flight to either Port Elizabeth or East London Airports. Huntshoek Safaris is situated halfway between these two airports and cliental can be collected from either.
Port Elizabeth and East London Airports are approximately one and a half hour’s drive from Huntshoek Safaris. Huntshoek Safaris will collect and drop off cliental at the airports.
Paperwork can be a drag. But, don’t let the paperwork stop you! Make sure you have read through the list below of required documents:
Make sure you comply
Visit www.riflepermits.com for assistance with importing & exporting permits on all firearms.
SAP 520 form to be completed (US Citizens Custom Declaration Form 4457).
Complete the form in BLACK ink.
The form must remain unsigned until it is completed in front of a police officer, who is issuing the actual permit.
Please note that all sections of the form apply.
Hunting visitors should concentrate on filling in the following:
Proof of firearm license, documentary proof etc.
Documentary proof of export from the country of origin.
Invitation letter from the hunting outfitter, which should be on company letterhead.
Provide full address and contact details.
Location where hunting will take place.
Confirmation of animals to be hunted and confirming calibre of firearms required.
Note: Firearms will be physically inspected to ensure that the serial numbers match the licenses.
Ammunition will be inspected.
Rifles of the same calibre are NOT allowed.
Weapons, which are NOT allowed are:
Visit www.saps.gov.za for more information
It is critical to check and confirm with connecting airline procedures for transfer of firearm baggage.
If you have booked a direct transfer of your baggage/firearms, to your final destination, you must stay in the In-transit Area and do not clear SA Customs. You are, however, still required to go through the Temporary Import Process.
However, if the connecting airline company does NOT transfer your baggage/firearms to your connecting flight and onto your final destination, then your baggage must be collected and you are required to go through the entire Entry Process again. In this case, the SA Limitations requirements will apply.
The above also applies if you are staying overnight in SA before flying on to your country of destination.
Make sure you’ve got it
For the hunters:
Laundry is done daily at our lodges.
On the road
Please note that we have an in-house vehicle hire facility, should you require a vehicle to explore our beautiful country further.
Please enquire about this facility when planning your trip to South Africa.
Explore South Africa
We have access to other accommodation facilities should you wish to stay longer.
There is accommodation all along the coastline from East London to Cape Town.
Please enquire about this when planning your trip.
Satisfy your curiosity. From safety to weather, we answer a few questions that might be on your mind.
Yes, however, like any other destination in the world, isolated incidents do occur.
No, we are situated in a malaria and yellow fever free area. Only bring your personal medication. We have excellent medical facilities that can be reached within 30 minutes to one hour from Huntshoek Safaris.
Yes, but they are hibernating during the winter months (hunting season) and it is extremely rare to even see one.
Yes, the water conforms to Government standards and we also supply approved and tested bottled water.
Yes, you will need some cash for tips and small personal items, otherwise credit card facilities are widely available.
We experience very hot weather during summer months. The temperature can also soar to 35 degrees Celsius (95 F) during winter months. Generally, the days are moderate with cold evenings and early mornings averages of 20 degrees Celsius (68 F). Weather in our part of the country is defined as moderate.
We will provide details of reliable references. During your trip we can arrange a visit to one of the taxidermists to check the quality of their work.
Yes, all game can be prepared in many different delicious ways. However, other meat, such as lamb, beef, pork, chicken and fish are also served. We cater for all your needs!
We are situated in a rich historical, cultural area and we can arrange historical tours to towns close by and we are one hour away from some quaint seaside resorts.
This is a personal decision, but feel free to consult management or the professional hunter for guidance.