Hunting & Information
We have a great ranch where we hunt. With great fields where animals roam freely. We do our hunting with great care and consideration for the eco system of the ranch. We have a wide variety of game and we do most of the hunting on the ranch.
WEATHER & CLIMATE
Spring and Summer - end of October till mid March - we mostly get rain in December and in February (Annual rainfall averages around 600 mm (24 inches). This time of year it can get hot with temperatures around 20° C (32 F) in the mornings to 40° C (104 F) at midday. With thunderstorms and a dry heat.
This is a great time to come for photo safaris - all the animals give birth this time of year. And it is also the perfect time to come and enjoy the bright African sun and spend your day next to the swimming pool.
Autumn to Winter - - March till mid October - The temperatures vary from an excellent 0° C (32 F) in the mornings to 25° C (77 F). This is also great hunting time. It gets cooler and bush is not so dense.
Standard Time in South Africa is GMT+2 hours. Meaning South Africa is 6 hours ahead of standard Eastern Daylight Time in summer and one to two hours ahead of most European countries. This is because South Africa has no daylight time changes.
The currency unit in South Africa is the Rand (R), divided into 100 cents.
Notes are in R200, R100, R50, R20, and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5c.
Credit cards are accepted by most restaurants, hotels, and stores. However, proof of identity may be requested in some instances. Therefore, it is advisable to always carry your passport with you.
Voltage in South Africa is 230 - 240 volts, 50Hz. So remember a voltage converter for any electrical items you may bring along. A multiplug adapter will also prove to be very handy.
CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION
All visitors must carry a passport valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. In addition, there should be sufficient blank pages for entry stamps upon arrival.
Visas are not required for US, UK, Canadian, France, Germany, and Spain citizens. Visitors can stay for a maximum of 90 days.
Firearms may be readily imported into South Africa. You may bring up to 3 guns per hunter and 100 rounds of ammunition per firearm. A temporary import permit will be issued at the airport upon arrival.
HEALTH & INSURANCE
South Africa is a country where health risks are relatively limited. Medical facilities are world-class, with many capable hospitals, clinics, and private medical practices throughout the country. However, all medical treatment must be paid for during service.
It is thus advisable to purchase Comprehensive Travel Insurance before departure to cover the duration of your stay.
Tap water is safe to drink throughout South Africa, but it is still advisable to drink only bottled water.
There are no immunizations required to enter South Africa. A Tetanus Booster and Hepatitis A/B are recommended, however. Most of the Northern Province, including the Kuvhima Safaris area, is Malaria free.
However, suppose you plan to tour further North to the Zimbabwean border or even to the Kruger National Park. Then, taking a Malarial Prophylaxis for at least one week is advisable before visiting these areas.
Early Morn caters to the discerning bow hunter. Hides have constructed above ground within shooting distance from waterholes and with salt licks. We suggest the hunter brings two well-tuned bows with a draw weight of not less than 50 lbs and, for more giant antelope, not less than 70 lbs.
FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION
You are encouraged to bring your own rifle, which you are familiar with.
The most important factor is your knowledge and comfort in your ability to shoot your own gun accurately. Therefore, it is advisable to have a good scope fitted to your rifle. A 3-9 variable is standard.
All shots are likely to be in the 50 - 250 yard range. Therefore, any caliber from .270 to 300WM is adequate for most plains game. For Buffalo, however, the law dictates a minimum of a .375 caliber.
We recommend that you bring at least 60 rounds of ammunition per firearm. You should also bring a hard case to transport your guns. A soft case is also advisable while on safari.
You are welcome to advise your preference for a taxidermist. Should you need to become more familiar with a Taxidermist in South Africa, we shall gladly recommend one.
Delivery of field-prepared trophies to the taxidermy of your choice is included in your daily rates.
All other costs for shipping, dipping, and mounting trophies are to be directly negotiated between the hunter and the taxidermist. We shall supply all the necessary details before your departure.
Clothing should be simple, layered, and of a neutral color Khaki or Green/Olive is best.
Ankle-high comfortable boots or walking shoes are a must. Please make sure they are well broken in before your arrival. Blisters are known to ruin a safari.
Three changes of comfortable and durable bush clothes are recommended.
At least one warm jacket is advisable.
You will also need a hat to protect you from the sun and branches while stalking. Baseball caps are OK.
Casual clothes for before and after the safari.
Hand gloves are recommended for the chilly early mornings.
Cotton socks are more effective.
Sun protection, Lip Balm, Insect repellent Medical prescriptions,
Shaving and cosmetic kit, Personal toiletries, Skin moisturiser, Personal washcloth
Sunglasses Small sewing kit and extra buttons Small pair of scissors Pocket knife
Locks for luggage while in transit Diary and pen Binoculars MultIplug adapter Camara
Video equipment Charging equipment Spare battery
220-110 volt converter - your electrical equipment
Hunting rifles and ammunition