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All transport to and from airports, hunting areas, lodges and during the hunt are included in your package and are done by four-wheel drive vehicles.  Special trips, charters or chartered flights are not included, but can be arranged.



A typical hunting day starts with a wake up call, coffee, rusks and a small breakfast just before sunrise.  Shortly there after the hunt starts until midday, then lunch is served under a tree in the bush or back at the lodge. Hunting commences after an extended and well deserved break until sunset, then back to camp where drinks and friends eagerly awaits the hunting party.

A medium calibre rifle e.g. 270 or larger, with 40 – 60 rounds of ammunition, is recommended for most plains game species and a large calibre rifle, e.g. 375 is the minimum requirement by law for Big Game species.

V.D.V Safaris has concessions all over South Africa each with its own style of accommodation from luxury tented camps to air-conditioned chalets. All rooms, tents and chalets are en suite.

South Africa is known for its hospitality and the staff of every lodge will look after all your needs. All accommodation has been specially selected by VDV Safaris, each with its own distinct features.

Traditional South African meals are prepared with the finest ingredients; all special dietary needs will be catered for on request.


Rifle Import Permits

Temporary Import Procedure:
Download form sap520 and complete in BLACK ink ( )

Also needed:

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of Airline ticket
  • Proof of ownership *Firearm licenses or documents *US customs declaration form 4457 must be stamped
  • Letter of invitation from VDV Safaris


Packing list

Laundry are done on a regular basis - pack light weight.

We suggest the following:

  • 4 shirts 2 long and 2 shortsleave.
  • 4 pants 2 long and 2 short
  • Light hunting jacket
  • Medium to heavey jacket in winter
  • Sweat suit
  • Comfortable Hunting boots
  • 4 sets of underwear 6 socks
  • Sneakers or walking shoes
  • Light gloves hat or cap
  • Binoculars and camera
  • Flashlight
  • Knife and gun cleaning kit
  • Miscellaneous  Sunglasses sunscreen insect repelent ect. 


VALUE ADDED TAX as it relates to Hunting Safaris

14% Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged on the daily rate of a hunting safari.  This is not refundable.  There is not VAT charged on the trophy fee if the trophies are to be exported under the specific regulations set out by the South African Receiver of Revenue. Animals sold as a package that is not hunted or animals that are wounded and lost are subject to VAT. Current Vat rate is 14%.

Please note that while the trophy fees are not subject to VAT, VAT is levied at 14% on the dipping and shipping services and/or for the tanning of skins done.  Should the trophies be processed in South Africa, VAT is levied at 14% on 30% of the taxidermy value as agreed between the taxidermy industry and the Receiver of Revenue.


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