Hunting FAQs

The time we rise each morning will be discussed the evening before and will greatly depend on what we will be after that day. Whatever the time decided on, we will wake you with a cup of steaming hot coffee! Breakfast is per your preference: Breakfast cereals and/or bacon, sausage and eggs. Fruit juice, coffee or tea, just as you prefer. Depending on how the morning hunt progresses, we will either lunch out in the bush (from prepared lunch boxes) or we will be back in camp. Mostly, we prefer staying out there until we are successful. The evening meal is our main meal for the day. We will sit around the bar and fire (engaging in the day’s bragging session) until Makkie calls us. Evening meals are accompanied by a range of great South African wines. Pieter Stofberg grew up in the wine producing Western Cape in South Africa and still has many friends down there. After dinner, a few cocktails around the fire tends to end the day on a high note.
Namibia offers everything Africa does (with the exception of region bound species, of course) and probably has the most affordable plains game hunting available. We have two species that are exclusive to Namibia, being the Hartmann’s (or Mountain) Zebra and the Damara Dik-Dik. Our hunt product is one of the best to be found in Africa and you can rest assured that you will have a good time.
This is a rather sensitive issue with hunters, especially after the whole “canned lion” saga. What you should understand is that ownership of game, in Namibia, rests with the landowner, as opposed with the State, as is the case in most of Africa. Our landowners stock their land with game, which has resulted in the numbers of species, as well as the number of animals per specie, increasing dramatically. This is a very, very expensive exercise and it stands to reason that the landowner has to take steps to protect his investment. The result is that most of our hunting, other than on traditional land concessions, takes place on land that has been fenced. Here you must keep the size of our country in mind. Most of our ranches are so big (on average around 20 000 acres) that the fact that the land is fenced does not affect the question of fair chase. Believe me, the animals has a much bigger chance of eluding you than you have of finding them. You will have to hunt hard! Also keep in mind that hunting is the sole reason why our landowners are stocking their land with game. These animals eat the same vegetation that livestock does and, if they had no value, you can rest assured that our ranchers would have gotten rid of them long ago. The fact that you are willing to pay to hunt these animals is the only reason they are surviving and increasing.
Absolutely no problem! When you arrive at the airport, you will be handed a rifle import/export permit application. (We will send you this form beforehand.) The customs official will inspect your rifles, to ensure that the serial numbers correspond, and then issue you with a permit for the time period you will be in the country. When you leave, the same process will take place and they will take back the permit. As I said, absolutely no problem! In general, keep in mind that you will be allowed only eighty rounds of ammunition per rifle. No handguns will be allowed and semi-automatic rifles are taboo. Our travel agent will supply you with all the information re documentation you will need to take care of and, where available, they will supply the application forms for the documentation.

Please inform us ahead of time if you need to rent a rifle and what you intend to hunt. We will then inform you if we have a rifle available for you. Rifles are rented at USD50.00 per day excluding ammo.

We do however prefer you bring your own rifle as you are comfortable and confident with it.

Something in the 300WinMag or UltraMag range will do fine for all our plains game species. If you are bringing two rifles, keep in mind that you cannot bring two of the same caliber.
Your guide and trackers will break their backs trying to find the animal. At some point your guide might turn to you and ask you to take a decision - if it is his opinion that further searching would be fruitless and will seriously compromise the rest of your hunt. Your guide will follow up on your shot if he thinks there is a chance of the animal taking off wounded. We do not give you a choice in this - if the guide feels your shot went wrong, he will follow up. This is part of the ethical hunting code - we do not want to take a chance on having an animal suffering needlessly. Animals that are wounded and lost are deemed as successfully hunted and are payable in full.
Yes - absolutely! If you come across something really special, you will be free to add that to your list. Be sure to discuss this with your guide.