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  • Hunting South Africa - African Hunting Safaris
    trophies are determined by the hunter who has requested the custom hunt Hunting Packages Our South African hunting packages contain no hidden costs The only safari related costs which are not included are the dipping packing and shipping to your home country of trophies as well as taxidermy work Big Five Hunts Hunting for lion leopard buffalo white rhino or elephant are the most exciting and challenging hunts in Africa Big Five hunting safaris are conducted primarily in South Africa but we also venture to Zimbabwe and Namibia Plains Game Hunts Plains game hunts are offered in various concession areas in four varied regions in South Africa A large diversity of different plains game species and packages are on offer We can also customize a package based on your needs Areas Camps African Sky hunts in four areas in South Africa as well as in Zimbabwe and on occasion in Namibia In each of the South African hunting areas we make use of well appointed camps with all modern amenities Photo Safaris In addition to our hunting safaris we also offer add on photographic safaris and tours to all of the highlights in Southern Africa most notably Cape Town the Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls as well as the Okavango Delta Hunting Conservation The South African hunting industry particularly big game hunting is coming under increasing fire and criticism Though we welcome thousands of hunters to our country every year who openly document their hunting safaris when images surface of prominent figures on a big game hunt Australian cricket players Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee or quite surprisingly images that challenge gender stereotypes Melissa Bachman and her lion these hunts are splashed across the media under sensational titles that include dramatic terms like scandal and outrage The result is

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  • Hunting Areas and Camps in South Africa & Zimbabwe
    hunting safaris in areas of the eastern Free State which is characterized by rolling grassland with majestic sandstone hills rising from the plains below Eastern Cape South Africa The Eastern Cape receives increased rainfall as one moves from west to east where it is bordered by the Indian Ocean To the west lies the Karoo which is a semi arid type desert land Most of the area is hilly and some portions are quite mountainous The climate can be varied with frosty winters and hot summers The province offers great terrain to enjoy a hunt in South Africa Kalahari South Africa The semi arid Kalahari straddles two of South Africa s provinces namely North West and the Northern Cape It also stretches into the countries of Botswana and Namibia where this thirsty land supports great herds of plains game We conduct hunting safaris in the far eastern slice of the Kalahari Lowveld South Africa The Lowveld lies in the north eastern part of South Africa The landscape changes dramatically as one moves to the east The Drakensberg of Mpumalanga rises and separates the high plateau highveld from the low plains lowveld which extend to the east covering most of Kruger National Park Zimbabwe The hunting areas in Zimbabwe are easily accessible from either Bulawayo in the south or Victoria Falls in the north A drive of about two hours from either airport brings you to the heart of the African wilderness where amazing hunting experiences are on offer in vast wilderness areas We hunt in a number of different concession areas across South Africa Accommodation in all the hunting areas and concessions range from very comfortable to luxurious Typically it would consist of bungalows under thatch a style which is common in Southern Africa It can also however take the

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  • Trophy Hunting Safaris in Africa - African Trophy Hunting
    African Sky offers hunting safaris for the lion elephant buffalo leopard and rhino accompanied by professional hunters with at least ten years of big game hunting experience Dangerous Game The term dangerous game refers to the Big Five with the addition of the crocodile and hippopotamus These seven animals can all be extremely dangerous when cornered or wounded Hippopotamus have the unique distinction of being the animal which accounts for most human deaths in Africa annually We offer dangerous game hunting safaris in both South Africa as well as Zimbabwe All of the dangerous game animals make impressive trophy mounts Other Animals These animals do not fall in the broad categories of plains game Big Five or dangerous game They can however offer some exciting trophy hunting opportunities From small carnivores like the jackal and caracal to the ostrich the largest of the world s birds you should consider adding one or two of these animals to to your trophy hunting safari in Africa Without a doubt trophy hunting Africa is one of the most challenging endeavors a hunter can pursue There are many factors which can come into play regarding your trophy hunting safari on the dark continent Here are some things you should consider when you begin planning your trophy hunting Africa experience Because of the extremely diverse assortment of game animals available in Southern Africa the trophy hunter must narrow down the species he intends to take on a given safari As all species are not common to a single geographical area the resulting list may dictate the area or even the particular African country where this trophy hunt will take place This decision may also have important consequences the availability of quality outfitters the infrastructure as well as the climate and geographical features can vary greatly

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  • African Hunting Packages
    should definitely consider one of our dangerous game hunting packages in South Africa Dangerous game is a term that applies to the legendary Big Five with the addition of the hippopotamus and Nile crocodile These are the grandest and most inspiring of African mammals For centuries they have captivated the admiration and respect of hunters from around the world Hunting Packages in Zimbabwe The hunting packages we offer in Zimbabwe are conducted in a remote wilderness area where animals roam free Hunting in this area can be very challenging and is ultimately a very rewarding experience The trophies on offer in these Zimbabwean hunting packages include elephant buffalo leopard crocodile and hippopotamus In addition to the Big Five and dangerous game animals a limited number of plains game species are also on offer African Sky offers all inclusive African hunting packages in the countries of South Africa and Zimbabwe In South Africa we offer both plains game hunting packages as well as hunting packages devoted to pursuing the dangerous game found throughout the country In Zimbabwe we offer a smaller range of hunting packages that may be unavailable in South Africa In all cases the hunting packages are inclusive off

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  • South African Hunting Safari Price List 2016 and 2017
    after safari before departing for home These nights will be spent at the Lombardy Five Star Boutique Hotel not far from our offices or at a similar hotel on the rare occasion that they are fully booked The 180 includes a pickup or drop off at the airport by one of our staff as well as all meals and drinks within reason enjoyed at the hotel Rates Include An unforgettable experience in Africa All accommodation and catering All land transportation for the duration Services of a Professional Hunter Services of camp staff Services of trackers and skinners Laundry service Field preparation of trophies Liquor in moderation All applicable taxes All applicable license and permit fees Rates Exclude Air transportation to and from South Africa Taxidermy work see taxidermy Shipping of trophies see taxidermy Dipping and packing of trophies Trophy Fees Our trophy fees include all applicable taxes as well as license and permit fees Big Five Dangerous Game Trophy Fees Trophy Name Trophy Fee 2016 Trophy Fee 2017 Buffalo 13 250 13 250 Crocodile 6 450 6 450 Elephant 38 000 38 000 Lion 19 500 19 500 Lioness 8 450 8 450 Leopard 15 000 15 000 Hippopotamus 7 950 7 950 Plains Game Trophy Fees Black Wildebeest 990 990 Blesbok Common 420 420 Blesbok White 640 640 Blue Wildebeest 920 920 Bontebok 1 750 1 750 Bush Pig 450 450 Bushbuck 950 950 Caracal With dogs 1 450 1 450 Common Reedbuck 890 890 Duiker Common Grey 310 310 Eland Cape 2 350 2 350 Eland Livingstone 3 950 3 950 Gemsbok 1 450 1 450 Giraffe 3 450 3 450 Grey Rhebuck 890 890 Impala 420 420 Kudu 2 650 2 650 Lechwe Red 3 400 3 400 Mountain Reedbuck 890 890 Nyala 2 600 2 600

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  • Useful Safari-Related Information
    calibers we deem appropriate for hunting the different animals found in Africa What to Bring on Safari A list of items you may consider when packing for your hunting safari in South Africa Hunting Shows Events Information pertaining to hunting shows and events that include hunting in South Africa Hunting Organizations Hunting organizations that may prove useful to prospective hunters to South Africa Legendary Hunters Some interesting facts about some of the greatest PH s of all time We offer some information on the menu to below which we consider essential to planning your safari including the procedure to be followed in order to temporarily import your rifles into South Africa Some information and links are also provided to the taxidermy companies we suggest as well as a list of items you may consider packing when traveling to South Africa on your hunting safari Some pointers are provided on the hunting of dangerous game which include hunting Africa s legendary Big Five hippopotamus and crocodile The focus of the plains game hunting information is to provide some food for thought regarding calibers and conditions under which plains game is hunted The bow hunting section provides a description of our company s approach to bow hunting as well as some basic info concerning bows In addition to the information which is essential to planning your safari we also offer some reading material on the legendary African hunters we admire and who have so greatly influenced the history of hunting in Africa over decades past The choice of a specific rifle and caliber remains a personal matter We do however offer some suggestions based on our experience We just highlight the basic rifle types which are utilized in Africa on the rifles and calibers page Lastly some of the questions which are

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  • South African Hunting Outfitter - Professional Hunters South Africa
    farm and began hunting as a child He qualified as a professional hunter in 1999 Christoff spent thirteen years in the South African Police Special Forces and seven years in Iraq as a private security detail Throughout those years he offered his professional hunting services part time The last few years have been dedicated to working full time in the hunting industry with Big Five hunting experiences gained both locally and in Zimbabwe Christoff considers professional hunting as not just a job but a passion Nico Erasmus PH Nico grew up in the bushveld surrounding the Rust de Winter Dam He has been involved in professional hunting and game farm management for close to fifteen years Nico has an outstanding knowledge of animal behavior rifles and hunting in general He is experienced in Big Five as well as in plains game hunting Safaris that have been led by Nico have received rave reviews He is an amicable host and a very capable professional hunter who is sure to add value to your hunting safari in South Africa Manuel van Rooyen PH Manuel van Rooyen grew up in a hunting family and has harbored an intense interest in nature since childhood He accompanied his father on numerous hunting expeditions from a very early age He grasped every opportunity to spend time in nature and to learn about the animals and their habits Manuel started hunting at the age of 8 and then started hunting professionally in 2003 He has enjoyed numerous opportunities working living and hunting in different areas of South Africa and Botswana Jaco Oosthuizen PH Jaco grew up on his father s game ranch and began hunting from a young age firstly with air rifles for birds and then upgrading to larger species of game As he became older he began taking local hunters out on safaris About a decade ago Jaco finished his diploma in nature conservation and acquired his professional hunter s license Since then Jaco has been leading hunting safaris all over Africa Jaco is a dedicated hard working individual Conservation by Hunting is his motto Your safari is sure to be expertly conducted if accompanied by Jaco Pieter van Niekerk PH Born and raised in the bushveld of Southern Africa Pieter accompanied local clients from as early as the age of 10 years old on their family farm He has a very intense passion for hunting and nature conservation and his tracking skills are second to none He successfully passed his Professional Hunting course at the age of 21 Pieter has guided international clients on hunting safaris for both dangerous game and plains game species He has more than 18 years of experience and his knowledge and skills are of great value to African Sky Wian Viljoen PH Wian hunted his first animal at the age of five a springbok taken with one shot at a distance of about one hundred and forty yards He has since hunted many of the plains game species of

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  • Hunting the Big Five in Africa
    hunt We recommend at least ten days preferably fourteen Lion It is said that you hunt elephant with your feet buffalo with your gut and lion with your heart Legend further has it that a hunter is scared by a lion three times the first time when its spoor is encountered the second time when its mighty roar is heard and the third time when it is seen for the first time Lion hunting is challenging exciting and definitely one of the best African Big Five hunts on offer Rhino Rhino hunting is incredibly well controlled in South Africa The proceeds of the hunt are invariably utilized for the conservation of the species It has become a highly controversial topic It must however be said that old rhino that pass away naturally add no value to the protection of the species but that the proceeds from trophy hunting rhino make a large financial contribution to the protection of the species as a whole Of all of the game animals in Africa none seem to capture the attention of the big game hunter like the Big Five Africa s Big Five the elephant rhinoceros Cape buffalo lion and leopard account for some of the most exciting and interesting big game hunting in all of Southern Africa John Taylor author of Big Game and Big Game Rifles and an Ivory Hunter in his own right states clearly that when speaking of big game hunting on the African continent we are speaking of hunting dangerous game While many of the antelope species like kudu wildebeest and eland can be quite large none can turn the tables on the hunter so quickly and so completely as the members of the Big Five The resulting rush of adrenalin is the very essence of that which

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