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South Africa Hunting Safaris

You’ll show up as a client, and you’ll leave as family. South Africa safari hunts are an experience you won’t soon forget!

Based in the Limpopo Province of South Africa our home lodge “Savannah” is nestled beautifully under the shade of towering Acacia trees. It is here that we offer our clients over 30 different huntable species including the dangerous seven. Many hunters worry about travelling to Africa, but there is no need. The airport in South Africa is easy, clean and modern. Most people speak good English, and the PH will be right there to help you with the entire process.

Our South Africa hunting safaris are tailored to your needs.

You’ll hunt with a top notch PH, stay in a 5-Star lodge, and enjoy exceptional trophy quality on a huge ranch. The average concession is huge with miles of mountainous terrain, interspersed with valleys and river bottoms, you will be amazed at the number of plains game animals you see. When rifle hunting the day begins by driving around in search of game or alternatively fresh tracks, once the game is spotted the final approach is done on foot.

Offering both rifle and bow hunting.

Bow hunting is mostly done over a waterhole and the shooting distance varies between 25 to 30 yards. Weather permitting, there is always the option to try spot and stalk plains game with your bow. It is always rewarding when you manage to harvest one of these wary animals on foot.

  • Amazing hospitality. The staff is exceptional, the PH’s are fun, friendly, and professional.
  • 4-Star lodging, with spectacular food and lodging.
  • The food is South African ‘Boere’ (local) with a touch of European. Expect lots of meat, vegetables, and fruit, all complimented by a variety of South African wines.
  • Incredible hunting. LOTS of game, and you will be hunting high trophy quality animals. South Africa has over 30 huntable species, including the Dangerous Seven.
  • All CITES animals do require proof of residence and a copy of your passport a minimum of 60 days prior to your hunt. This will give your outfitter time to obtain the proper permits.
  • Bowhunter friendly. A truly amazing place to hone your bowhunting skills.
  • Great place to take your family on an incredible adventure that they will not forget. If you aren’t a hunter, or have non-hunters in your group, don’t worry because there are plenty of activities available including: elephant riding; curio shopping; fishing; Bushman paintings African tribal dancing and more…
  • The best time to hunt is debatable…. Opinions differ, but we feel that the best time of year to hunt in the Limpopo province of South Africa is late May through August.

Richelle Glauner with her zebra

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Enjoy the campfire

Lodging and  Accommodations

Our main concession, Savannah, is situated in the western part of the Limpopo province. This property consists of mountains, flat thick bush and lush open savanna areas. This diverse eco-system is home to numerous plains game species as well as the stunning sable and cape buffalo. This beautiful property and it’s diverse vegetation provides some of the best hunting in the Limpopo province.

Savannah Lodge is situated on the edge of the property at the foot of the nearby hills. This  luxurious, recently renovated farm house has four large comfortable king size rooms as well as one family room, perfect for families with young children. All bedrooms are en-suite and some of the rooms have an outdoor shower, perfect for those hot summer nights. Savannah Lodge is fitted with all modern day amenities, including hot and cold running water, showers and bathtubs, flushing toilets, wi-fi and daily laundry services. There is also a crystal clear swimming pool to cool down during the summer months.


Our experienced staff are there to cater for your every need. Our chef Goody will tantalize your senses with his delicious, traditional South African cuisine, giving you an experience of true African culinary delights.

Other Concessions

We also hunt different concessions in the area to provide our clients with the option to harvest a wider variety of species. Our hunting season usually starts between March and November with June and July being the prime time which is in the middle of the mild South African winters


We have surrounded ourselves with some of the most skilled and experienced staff in the safari industry in order to fulfill your quest: “to offer top quality hunting safaris, combined with personalized service and comfortable accommodations.

Apart from quality hunting we consider the skinning and field preparation just as important. With highly trained skinners we will ensure that your trophies will be correctly cared for, we will then hand it over to the experienced Bull’s Eye Taxidermy to complete your final preparation.

Cape Buffalo

Dangerous Game Hunting

Cape Buffalo

All of our South African cape buffalo hunts take place on huge tracts of land. You can expect to hunt mature, old, hard-bossed Dugga Bulls. We have personally hunted with this team of PH’s and can’t recommend them highly enough. They have almost 50 years of combined full-time experience hunting dangerous game in the African bush and can give you the hunt of a lifetime. Hunt with a top notch PH, stay in a 5-Star lodge, and enjoy exceptional trophy quality on a huge ranch.


Contrary to the opinion of some, the elephant is not endangered and in fact several countries of Southern Africa have been forced to institute culling operations to keep their numbers in balance. South Africa elephant hunting is strictly managed and based on availability. Elephant tags in are strictly controlled by CITES. You’ll be hunting on the private ground surrounding the park, but they are the same free ranging elephants that reside within the park. These hunts are often management hunts, but occasionally there are trophy bulls available with limits on the weight of the tusks.

Crocodile and Hippos

Crocodile and hippo hunting South Africa can be a great dangerous game add-on to your African plains game Safari. Typically you will hunt the hippo first, as hippo makes very good bait for big crocs. The outfitter pre-scouts to find the trophy bulls and where they are spending their time, then they will set up a hide on that location for your hunt. Sometimes, you will hunt spot-and-stalk style, but a hippo hunt is normally from a hide.

Kruger National Park

Non Hunting Activities

Your entire family is welcome to come along on safari, with luxurious accommodation and many extra activities to do. We aim to please the whole family, even if some of our clients are not hunting. We are fortunate enough that in our nearby vicinity there are a few family friendly activities situated within an hours drive of Savannah Lodge:

  • Kruger National Park
  • Marakele National Park
  • Horseback riding
  • Zipline
  • Predator Park
  • Fera Care Rehab Centre
  • Elephant Interaction and Riding
  • Bird Shooting

Kruger National Park

As an extra add-on, we can program and book your stay in the amazing Kruger National Park. Relax in style in this massive 19 500 square kilometer National Park, where you can experience not only the dangerous 7 but all forms of birds and reptiles in their natural habitat. This is an incredible opportunity for the animal lover to be as close to nature as possible.

Garden Route Tours

For our wine connoisseurs, we plan an incredible tour along the “garden route,” which extends all the way down the Western Coast of South Africa. There are numerous national parks along the route where you can immerse yourself in true South African culture while visiting some of the world’s finest wine farms.

Travel Information

Many hunters worry about travelling to Africa, but there is no need. The airport in South Africa is easy, clean and modern. Most people speak good English, and the PH will be right there to help you with the entire process.

  • When travelling to South Africa you need a valid passport. Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after your date of arrival in South Africa. Your passport needs to have at least 3 blank (unstamped) pages remaining. For Americans, Germans and Canadians you do not require a visa only a passport.
  • When flying with children to South Africa you will require some additional paperwork, please make sure you meet all the legal South African requirements when flying with a minor.
  • We suggest that you consider booking your flights to South Africa as soon as you have received confirmation of your safari, since flights are usually crowded during the hunting season, and costs do fluctuate closer to the date of departure.
  • Prior to your arrival in Johannesburg it is advisable to have a company assist you with the clearance of your weapons. We recommend that you use the services of Air 2000. They are a reliable meet and greet service that have been in business for many years. They are a friendly and efficient company that will painlessly assist you in clearing customs and immigration in Johannesburg.
  • However if you choose to do it yourself, the SAPS e520a form must be completed in black ink and must remain unsigned until the document is finalized in front of the police official issuing the actual permit at the airport. In order to import your firearm you will need:
    • Valid Passport
    • Return airline ticket
    • Letter of invitation from your hunting outfitter(s)
    • Completed SAP 520 Form (Not signed – should be signed in front of the official)
    • Proof of ownership (CBP Form 4457 – Certificate of Registration for personal effects taken abroad)
    • Proof of export from country of origin (CBP Form 4457– Certificate of Registration for personal effects take abroad)
    • Letter of motivation (A letter written by yourself to motivate why you wish to import rifles)
  • We highly recommend that you take out both Medical and Travel Insurance. Ask us for a free quote.
  • According to South African law the following firearms and ammunition will NOT be allowed to enter South Africa:
    • Any automatic or semi-automatic firearms.
    • More than one firearm per calibre per person.
    • More than 200 rounds of ammunition per person per firearm.
    • Any pistol or revolver (unless specified for hunting).
    • If you are less than 21 years of age.
  • If you don’t comply, your application for a temporary import permit will be refused and your firearms and ammunition will be confiscated and will only be handed back to you when you depart back to your country of residence.


Current Specials and Safari Packages

If you don’t want to hunt from the trophy list with day rates, here are some other options for you:

South Africa zipline

Adventure Safari Package

10 Days, 1 hunter, 1 non-hunter – $8,800

  • 10-days all inclusive (no surprises)
  • TAKE A NON-HUNTER FOR FREE: If your hunting buddy does want to hunt, their day fee is discounted to $300 per day.
  • 1 Kudu.
  • 1 Blue Wildebeest (go with the outfitter to donate the meat to a local orphanage).
  • 1 Impala.
  • 1 Warthog.
  • 1 day of Bird hunting.
  • 1 day of Elephant riding and shopping in town.
  • 1 day ziplining and visiting local orphanage.
  • Add any two plains game animals (excluding Sable and Roan) at a 10% discount from the price list.
  • All other extra animals can be added per standard prices.
  • Extra days added at regular price.
  • Additional animals not included in the package can be added at regular price.
  • Additional hunters can be added at regular price
  • Additional non-hunters can be added at regular price</li

Day 1 – A relaxing hunt for Blue Wildebeest. The meat from your trophy will be processed for donation to an orphanage.

Day 2 – Ride Elephants and go shopping.

Day 3 – Go to a zip line, and then visit the orphanage.

Day 4 through 9 – Hunt for trophies included in this package (Kudu, Impala, Warthog) and one day Bird hunt.

Day 10 – Visit the orphanage again to deliver your processed Blue Wildebeest from the first day.

Todd and Kim with her huge kudu

Plains Game Safari Package

Plains Game Package (5 Animals) – $7,900

  • 7-days all inclusive (no surprises)
  • TAKE A NON-HUNTER FOR FREE: If your hunting buddy does want to hunt, their day fee is discounted to $300 per day.
  • 1 Kudu
  • 1 Blue Wildebeest
  • 1 Impala
  • 1 Warthog
  • 1 Zebra
  • Add any two plains game animals (excluding Sable and Roan) at a 10% discount from the price list.
  • All other extra animals can be added per standard prices
  • Extra days added at regular price

Giraffe hunting in South Africa

Giraffe, Zebra, Impala Special

4 Days – $4,000

  • 4-days all inclusive (no surprises)
  • 1  Giraffe bull
  • 1 Zebra
  • 1 Impala
  • Extra days added at regular price
  • All other extra animals can be added per standard prices
Cory Glauner and his son Webb with a giant cape buffalo.
Cory Glauner and his son Webb with a giant cape buffalo.

Cape Buffalo Safari Special

Trophy Cape Buffalo Hunt – $11,500 (2:1 – $11,000)

  • 6 nights, 5 hunting days all inclusive (no surprises)
  • 1 Trophy Cape Buffalo (up to 40″)
  • 1 Trophy Impala
  • 1 Trophy Warthog
  • Extra days added at regular price
  • All other extra animals can be added per standard price
Group photo at the lodge
When you’re ready to experience Africa for yourself, we’d love to help you find your safari.

Booking Information

Interested in booking this trip? If you have not yet received pricing please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page. Please note that reservations are not considered finalized until agreed upon deposit is received. This ensures agreed upon dates and current pricing. Quality outfitters are in high demand so let us know right away, as some trips do book years in advance.

All-inclusive price. No hidden fees.

Daily Rates Include:

  • Transportation from International Airport to hunting camp and return
  • Full time service of a licensed and experienced Professional Hunter
  • Driver, Tracker and Skinner
  • Services of all camp staff
  • Accommodations, all meals and drinks, including alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry services
  • Skinning and field preparation of trophies
  • Government hunting licenses and permit fees
  • 14% VAT

Daily Rates Exclude:

  • Accommodation prior to and after safari
  • Trophy fees of animals bagged or wounded and lost
  • Taxidermy work and shipping of trophies to final destination
  • Rifle hire and ammunition – $50/day
  • CITES fees
  • Additional trips or activities
  • Medical expenses (please have medical insurance)
  • Trip Insurance
  • Gratuities for Staff

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When you’re ready to book, if you haven’t already ask your Outdoors International Consultant for updated pricing. If it looks good, your consultant will write up a booking agreement for you.