Sun Africa Safaris would like all our clients to enjoy the journey of the Safari, from day one when you decide to head over to the dark continent until when you receive your trophies and mount them in the perfect spot.
By saying this we do have client coordinators in the USA, Canada and Mexico that help our clients every step of the way. Our Coordinators are very experienced African hunters and will be able to assist you in planning your Safari from start to finish at no extra cost. Before our clients embark on the journey of planning their Safaris we always suggest one of our respected client coordinators to assist you from A-Z.
Rifles need to be imported into South Africa on an Temporary import permit which you can pre apply for months before your hunt. Please get in touch with us if you would like to start the process. One of our client coordinators will help you and your fellow hunters every step of the way through this easy process.
Sun Africa Safaris recommends that all clients obtain travel insurance prior to their Safari.
We do recommend using a reputable travel agent to book flights. We also have recommended, tried and tested travel agents that we prefer to make use of and a client coordinator will make sure all hunters get quotes for flights. We do get some of the best rates and make sure that you have a pleasant travel experience.
The Eastern Cape in South Africa boasts a moderate climate, making for comfortable hunting conditions.
• Average temperatures during our early season, March - April, range from 65F to 90F
• Average temperatures during our mid-season, May - August, range from 45F to 85F. Night time
and early mornings will drop down to freezing.
• Average temperatures during our late season, September - October, range from 65F to 100F
Bring with a few long and short sleeved shirts, long pants, sweaters and jacket. If you plan on doing a night drive, do bring a pair of gloves and a jacket that will keep the wind out. A good pair of walking / hunting boots, sun cream and a hat. Camouflaged clothing is allowed.
PERMITS & LICENCES:
South Africa - All your hunting licenses are included in your daily rate.
Outside of South Africa - Hunting licenses do differ in cost depending on the country and will be added to quotation well in advance.
HEALTH PRECAUTIONS :
No compulsory vaccinations are needed in the Eastern Cape. The Eastern Cape and most of South Africa is malaria-free. For extra peace of mind do not hesitate to contact your General Practitioner in regards to traveling to South Africa.
Tap water is purified and safe to drink.
Currency that is used in South Africa is Rand (R). Most shops accept credit card. Please make sure to contact your Credit Card company and notify them of your travels before traveling to South Africa.
A 10 - 15% gratuity is the norm at many establishments. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us regarding the norms and standards of gratuities in Africa.
CELLPHONE RECEPTION AND WIFI:
We do have cellphone reception in most of our hunting areas. We also have full Wi-Fi at our Lodge that may be used at no additional cost. Also very few hunting Lodges fail to have Wi-Fi in the times we live in today.
The electricity in South Africa is 220 Volt. Please check that any of your electrical equipment accept 110 - 240 Volts or else you will need to bring an inverter from 220 Volts to 110 Volts.
Most basic chargers (Cellphone, Laptop, Camera) will work with the converters that are in all rooms.
RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST:
The following list is only a general guideline of what to bring on your Safari. There is a daily laundry service at all camps. Pack light ensuring you have the basic comfortable clothing/equipment and keep in mind you’ll always need luggage space for African souvenirs you’ll buy along the way.
• 1 Pair of good walking boots (Always worn-in)
• 1 Pair of comfortable camp shoes
• 4 Pairs of good socks + 4 sets of underwear
• 3 Pairs of long hunting pants (Dark Khaki or Olive Green)
• 2 Pairs of short hunting pants (Early hunts, March - April; Late hunts, Sept - Oct)
• 4 Hunting shirts (Dark Khaki or Olive Green)
• 1 Hunting jacket (Dark camouflage, Dark Khaki or Olive Green)
• 1 Warm sweater or jumper
• Casual wear for the evenings
• 1 Pair of gloves
• 1 Raincoat or waterproof jacket
• Cap or hat
Rifle soft case
Shooting sticks if you prefer your own
Camera and USB flash drive for copying your PH’s pictures
Camera/Binoculars lens cleaning cloth
Sunglasses and SPF 30+ sunblock. Chapstick or lip balm
Small backpack for daily equipment while hunting
Rifle with the sufficient ammunition
International plug set for conversation to South Africa 220 Volts
Insect repellent - Tick repellent preferably containing DEET
Extra prescription glasses if required
First aid kits are on hand in camps and in all hunting vehicles but it would be wise to bring your own
Spare battery if required
Rifle cleaning kits, regular wipe down sit
Prescription drugs if required
Toiletries and wet wipes for the ladies on Safari
Rifle soft case
Taxidermy tags if you have your own taxidermist(Shipping Instructions)