General Information

You will always be accompanied by an experienced and professional guide with an in-depth knowledge of the bush.

Gerard Fourie has been hunting as a Professional Hunter for 12 years all over South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe. He has been a member of PHASA (Professional hunting organisation of South Africa) and SCI (Safari Club International) the biggest hunting organisation in the world. These two organisations promote the ethical hunting of game and the management thereof for future hunters. Hunters pay for conservation, conservation through utilization are but a few phrases which are associated with these organisations.

Accommodation is in fully appointed rondavels (chalets) with air conditioning, en-suite toilets and showers. At the camp there is a gathering area (lapa) where people can enjoy a rustic evening with friends around the fire. Enjoy the bar with air conditioning while you watch the sun set or cool off in the pool after a hot day.

Hunting days do not include commuting for which two days have to be allowed. The daily rates do not include the commuting to and from airports. The nearest international airport is Johannesburg International Airport and pick-up and drop-off at the airport costs $ 375 in total.

To confirm the hunt, each hunter shall pay the 7-day fee in full as a deposit. On cancellation the deposit will be forfeited to Marula Lodge Safaris. However, the hunt may be advanced for another date within the same calendar year or a substitute hunter provided. In case of a substitute hunter, the deposit is retained for that hunter.

Three things are important to remember:

  • you will not be in an area where you can purchase forgotten items, the climate and terrain can change drastically, laundry with a few exceptions is done every day, so please do not over pack. The weight and bulk of your luggage should be manageable as most international airlines allow only 20kg per person and overweight charges can be very unpleasant. Try to pack everything in one bag per person plus a small carry-on bag for your personal items.
  • Bush clothes should be comfortable and hard-wearing in cotton and in colours of khaki, sand or bush green. Delicate fabrics are not recommended. Footwear should be well worn in before you leave home.
  • Remember that your guides are a wealth of information, do not hesitate to extract all you can from them, it is their job. Forget home and enjoy the time you have in nature whatever you are doing.

Suggested clothing:

  • 2 pairs of long trousers, 2 pairs of bush shorts, 1 leather belt, 3 T-shirts, 3 short sleeved shirts, 1 long sleeved shirt, underwear, 1 swimsuit, 3 pairs of light cotton socks, 1 pair of ankle height walking boots (MUST be worn-in - blisters can ruin a safari), 1 pair comfortable camp shoes and/or jogging shoes, 1 warm sweater, 1 wind-breaker type jacket, 1 broad-brimmed or baseball type hat.

Suggested personal items:

  • Reading glasses and reading material, diary and pen, sunscreen, skin-moisturiser and lip-ice, toiletries/shaving kit, wash cloth, nailbrush and towel, small sewing kit and extra buttons, pair of tweezers and small pair of scissors, wine opener - there is never one when you need one, Swiss Army knife (optional), small packet of Band-Aid and tin of foot powder, prescription medicines, Malaria prophylactics, insect repellent (lotion type), locks for luggage (while in transit), travel alarm clock, flashlight and extra batteries, binoculars and camera (for those once in a lifetime African fauna and flora).

Liability:

  • Aircraft and vehicles are maintained in the highest mechanical order and we regret that we cannot be held responsible for any breakdown which may occur.
  • We will maintain reasonable care and precaution for your safety, however, we accept no responsibility for any illness, loss, negligence, accidents by road air or hunting, nor any expense arising from such illness, accident or loss.