RIFLE HUNTING SAFARIS
We advise opting for a weapon with a conventional bolt action. South Africa prohibits the temporary importation of semi-repeating weapons for the purposes of hunting. No semi-repeating weapons may be brought into the country.
Shots will range between 80 to 180 yards. We recommend calibres ranging from .270 Winchester to .338 for general plains game safaris, with .270 being the legal minimum calibre for plains game in South Africa.
In the case of dangerous game, we recommend a minimum calibre of .375, which is the legal minimum calibre for dangerous game in South Africa. We recommend using a calibre which is common in South Africa, as ammunition may then be obtained in South Africa if the need may arise for any reason.
The weapon to be used is the ultimate decision of the hunter, but we will always provide you with advice to help you decide on calibre and ammunition that will be best suited to your safari, in accordance to the species you wish to harvest.General: For general plains game species, a minimum calibre of .270 is necessary.
Dangerous: For dangerous game and thick-skinned species, a minimum calibre of .375 is necessary.
Cartridges: We recommend a minimum of 60 cartridges per calibre.
Birds: For bird hunting, we recommend a minimum of 100 cartridges ranging between # 4 and # 8.