Flights depart daily from Atlanta (Delta Airlines) or New Jersey (United Airlines) and fly directly to Johannesburg, South Africa. When you arrive, you will transfer to a domestic flight and fly to your final stop, where the safari company will meet you.
NOTE: You will need the following: Valid U.S. passport (No visa necessary in South Africa).
U.S. custom form #4457: We will provide you with the documents and instructions to fill it out (You must complete the form to receive your African gun permit). This paper will list your weapons, optics, scopes, cameras, range finders, etc.. We will also provide a letter of invitation from the P.H. (required) with the professional Hunters License # and his outfit #. (We will discuss all these things in great detail, along with all items needed for your Safari).
Note: we will also provide South African permit applications and instruction booklet SAPS520. We have done all the due diligence to make your Safari as easy as possible. We will advise on cities permits and visas depending on the country you hunt in.
South Africa is A MALARIA FREE ZONE! NO INOCULATIONS NECESSARY. WE WILL ADVISE ON INOCULATIONS DEPENDING ON THE COUNTRY YOU HUNT!
We will inform you of any changes in ammo and firearm details with the airlines. We recommend that you become informed about travel insurance, medical insurance, and trip cancellation insurance.
General Budget and safari planning information
Airfares: Budget $1,350-$2,500 +/- depending on departure city and time of year. Roundtrip Flights commonly depart from Atlanta, and New Jersey, directly into Johannesburg, South Africa (it's the port of Entry). From Johannesburg, you will fly to your pick-up point within South Africa. A representative or P.H. from the safari company will meet you when you land at the airport. The representative will drive you to the lodge, safari camp, or the hunting area. If your flight arrives after 2:00 pm, we will have our people from the Sunrock guest house pick you up for a good night's sleep and meals. The next day you will either be picked up at the Afton or be driven back to the airport to meet the safari company.
Again, clients may wish to obtain trip cancellation insurance or medical insurance to cover any unexpected circumstances.
Dipping & Packing Fees: Will vary with the exchange rate.
Tips & gratuities: This is a personal choice. On average most hunters give their PH (professional hunter) $125 in U.S. dollars. Typically the tracker is tipped $10 a day and the skinner $5 per day. Be sure to ask your P.H., Brendon or Joe, how to distribute the tips. The lodge staff typically receives $10 to split between the maids that clean your room, daily laundry service, etc. Again, tipping is a personal choice. Give from your heart.
Shipping of trophies to the U.S.: This cost will vary depending on the number of animals you take, and if you are shipping skulls and capes, or if you are shipping whole body mounts or shoulder mounts. Shipping is based on the size of a crate (cubic ft), not weigh. Capes and skulls will take about six months from start to finish. For mounted trophies, it should take 12 months from start to finish. Remember, prices vary from the port of Entry. Surcharges on air-fuel could also affect costs. These costs are based on the current dollar to rand. We will advise if anything changes. Please discuss any questions you might have with Karoo Legacy Safaris, Worldwide Adventures or our taxidermist.
Note: Two on one (2×1) means two hunters per one P.H.. One on one (1×1) means one hunter one per one P.H. In most cases, one on one hunts cost $50-$100 more per day.
All the information above should be considered general and estimated and may vary or change at any time without notice. We do our best to keep you informed of current costs and changes.
At World Wide Adventures, and Karoo Legacy Safaris we hope this helps you with your planning. Should you have any additional questions feel free to contact us at any time.
Good Hunting and fishing to you!
Karoo Legacy Safaris
Genesis 27:3 ESV
Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.
Genesis 9:3 ESV
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.