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Stefan D. Kruger

Limpopo, South Africa

P.O. Box 280

Letsitele

0885

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Stefan@sdkrugersafaris.co.za

+27 83 375 0117

Getting Started

Confirming Dates

Booking with us is easy. Visit our Contact Us page for our prefered means of communication, then contact us to discuss available times and to confirm your hunting dates.

 

Permits, Contracts, and other Necessary Forms

Once your dates have been confirmed we will send you our client contract and indemnity form which you will need to complete and return to us. 

 

Since the client does not need tags for animals, or a hunting license, these are the only forms that must be completed for those who do not wish to hunt animals requiring special permits and who are not bringing their own firearms. 

If you plan to hunt a trophy from our list marked "**", then you will need to communicate this to us ASAP, so that we may begin the process of obtaining the necessary permits. For some animals, permits may be difficult to acquire, so the further in advance we begin the process the better!  

Should you wish to bring your own firearms to conduct your hunt, you will need to apply for a Temporary Import/Export Permit.  There is no cost for this, and it can be done personally or using our recommended service provider to assist you. Using this service will make your life that much easier. 

Contact: Henry Durrheim-  Henry@riflepermits.com or www.riflepermits.com

 

Required Documents and Links for Temporary Import/Export Permit:

 

• Passport

 

• Customs Form 4457 – Exportation of Rifles  www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/CBP

 

• SAP 520  (South African Police Form)  http://www.saps.gov.za/services/flash/firearms/importation.php

 

• Invitation letter from SD Kruger Safaris

 

• Flight Itinerary

Note:

No semi-automatics are permitted.

Only one of each caliber is permitted.

Maximum of 200 rounds per caliber.

Minimum age to apply for Import/Export permit is 21 years.

Blazer rifles have two serial numbers – one on barrel, one on box (indicate both).

Deposits

Pay your deposit to confirm your booking:

50 % of the full daily rate is required on confirmation of booking

50 % of the full daily rate plus 50 % of the trophy fees for dangerous game

 

Bank details for bank transfer will be provided at the bottom of your contract.

Important :

• Please make arrangements with your bank prior to your departure should you be settling your account by bank transfers. It is critical that you notify your credit card company that you will be using your card in South Africa, and ensure that your daily limit is sufficient for payment and that your card will be accepted.

 

• A service fee of 2.5 % will be applied on all credit card transactions.

 

• AMEX, Diners Club, Travellers cheques and personal cheques are NOT accepted for final account payment in South Africa.

Transportation

If you are looking for direct flights to SA, Delta and South African Airways have direct flights departing from Atl, NY, and DC to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The flight from USA to SA is roughly 16 hours, so if you do plan to break up this flight, we recommend not traveling through Europe if you are bringing your own firearms, as you may encounter extra unwanted hassle. 

 

Also, you will need to familiarize yourself with SA's new travel regulations for minors if you plan on bringing your children. You can find this information on the web, or by consulting your travel agent. 

We recommend then taking a connecting flight to either Phalaborwa or Hoedspruit. Driving is an option if you prefer and takes a little over 5 hours (contact us for special pickup arrangements from O.R. Tambo). Once you have reached one of the local airports, I will meet you personally to transport you with a short car ride to the lodge. This service is complimentary. 

Weather

Hunting in SA can be done year-round, but April-October are considered the most favorable months. For information on annual averages in rainfall and temperature in our area, visit this link:                                                                                                   .

Taxidermy

We follow very careful procedures to ensure that your trophies are taken care of as professionally as possible. As soon as an animal is hunted, it is taken to the skinning facility where our experienced professional skinners get to work. At the end of your safari, your trophies are delivered to the taxidermy of your choice. We use and recommend Trophy Solutions Africa if you do not already have your own taxidermist. They are very professional and do great work. Here is a link to their website:

 

This website will also give you an understanding of the process in which your trophies are handled. We will advise you on anything you are unclear of involving trophy care and delivery.

Packing Checklist

Laundry is done daily so light packing is advised. All hunting wear should be darker colored earth tones or camo. Here is our list of recommended items to pack for your safari:

Warm jacket

 Light hunting jacket

 Pair of casual shoes 

 Pair of comfortable hunting boots/walking shoes

 Pair of gators

 Sweater or sweatshirt

 2 Long sleeve shirts

3 Short sleeved shirts 

 3 Pairs hunting trousers and/or shorts

 5 Pairs of comfortable socks

 5 Pairs of underwear

 Pair of gloves

 Cartridge belt

 Earth toned or camo hat

 Sunglasses​

Sunblock

Tick repellent

Rifle/Ammunition (if prefered) 

Pocket knife

Binoculars

Camera

Electricity currency converter (South Africa uses 220volt)

Diary

Alarm clock

Toiletries

Prescribed personal medication

USB zip drive/memory stick (for picture sharing)