Footprints Hunting Safaris

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South African child Travel Requirements: 

Take note that children under the age of 18 travelling in and out of South Africa will be required to carry an unabridged birth certificate as well as a valid passport under the new regulations aimed at improving the safety of children. If a child is travelling with both parents, the parents must provide an unabridged birth certificate and a valid passport. If a child is travelling with only one parent, the parent must provide an unabridged birth certificate, valid passport and an affidavit confirming that the absent parent has given permission for the child to travel. If a child is travelling with a guardian, the guardian must provide an unabridged birth certificate, valid passport and an affidavit confirming the parents gave permission for the child to travel. An unaccompanied child must provide an unabridged birth certificate, valid passport and an affidavit confirming permission to travel from both parents or legal guardians and a letter from the person who is going to receive the child, including full details and a certified copy of their passport or identification document.

What airline should I use?  A direct flight is recommended. Delta and South African Airways have direct flights out of Atlanta, Washington and New York. KLM, Air France and United Airlines have flights over Europe. Take note: If you are bringing your own rifles it is not advisable to travel through Europe.

What calibre rifle and ammo should I bring? It is recommended that you bring a .270 or larger for plains game, a .375 or larger for dangerous game. Good quality bullets that is recommended is Barnes Tsx and Hornady.

Is it hard to get my rifle through customs? No, if the temporary importation document is completed correctly. 

We recommend the service of:

  • Henry at Rifle permits (,, +27833797082.
  • Adele Jansen Van Rensburg of Hunters Permits Africa who provide permits for your rifles before you arrive in South Africa. Contact Adele for more details and pricing.  You can also rent rifles from Footprints Hunting Safaris.

Recommendations for bow hunters: 
Preferably a draw weight of 65-70lbs, 50 lbs minimum. Cut on impact broadheads such as G5 Montec, Steelhead, Muzzy or Slick trick work well. Shots are usually 30 yards maximum. Bring at least a dozen arrows. For dangerous game 80lbs with an arrow that must generate 90foot lbs of energy.

Do I need to bring a lot of clothes? 
No, laundry is done daily thus no need to overpack.
What currency is used in South Africa? (prentjie van ons geld)
South African Rand (ZAR). US dollars can be exchanged in US to Rand at most major banks, or at the South African Airport upon arrival. US dollar can be used for gratuities.

Are there a cell service at the lodge? Very limited cell and internet services available at some of the lodges. Make sure you contact your cell service provider to get set up before you arrive in South Africa. Cell and internet services available at the office.

Do I need an electric converter for my US device? South African power supply is 220v (US is 110v). US devices such as hair dryers and curling irons will not work in South Africa. All rooms are equipped with a hair dryer. Electric converters are available to charge cell phones and note pads.

  •  Day Trips  - A standard vehicle rate of $350 will be charged for all day trips. Rate quoted includes the travel and guide. See list and prices below:
  • Pilanesberg Nature reserve ($30 per person)
  • Zipline at Sun City (Ama zwing zwing) ($50 per person)
  • Adventures with elephant and elephant back safari ($150 per person)
  • Sterkfontein Caves ($25 per person)
  • Aerial cable way at Hartbeespoort dam ($25 per person)
  • Lesedi cultural village ($60 per person)
  • Cheetah centre ($55 per person)
  • Thabazimbi day spa (prices for treatment on request)
  • Marakele wildlife sanctuary ($35 dollar per person)
  • Lion park ($55 per person)
  • Monkey sanctuary at Hartbeespoort dam ($30 per person)

Choose the right taxidermist 

Your trophy is the only memory you will have of your wonderful African Safari with Footprints Hunting Safaris. You made a big decision to hunt in Africa. It is important that you choose a reliable and capable taxidermist to take care of your African trophies. A taxidermist who keeps his promise to you, who keeps you informed, who takes pride in their work and who can produce quality work within your budget. Footprints Hunting Safaris recommend the following Taxidermists who specializes in African Taxidermy work, mounting thousands of African Trophies.

  • Woods and water taxidermy in Conroe Texas (Rowdy and Dena Woodson, PH: 2812969158/Email:, 11565 Clark Lane, Conroe, Texas 77385.
  • WW Custom Taxidermy in Brookfield, Wisconsin (Steve and Kimberley Spiel, PH: 262373-1245/Email:, 21100 w Capitol Dr, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53072,

Medical evacuation services 
Global rescue is a recognized leader in travel risk, crisis management and response services. Should you become ill or injured, Global rescue will evacuate you to your country hospital of choice. (

Hunting in Mozambique/Namibia/Zambia with your Footprints Hunting Safaris PH
Should you prefer your Footprints Hunting Safaris PH to accompany you to Mozambique/Namibia/Zambia, you will be requested to pay for his return flight, charter costs, accommodation expenses and daily rates.