HartzView Hunting Safaris

Safari Planning

Deposit Mandatory

  • 15% deposit is required to reserve your hunting dates, unless otherwise specified for hunts in neighboring countries or where special permits are required
  • If you have not already paid the deposit, please contact us about banking details and amount payable.
  • Your booking is not confirmed until we receive your deposit
  • Deposit will be credited towards your safari account
  • Please include your surname as reference on the deposit slip when making your payment and forward a copy to admin@hvsafaris.com

Cancellation Policy

  • If the safari is cancelled more than 180 days (6 months) prior to the agreed commencement date, the deposit, less expenses incurred, will be refunded.
  • If cancelled within 180 days from the date of commencement, no refund will be made except when the booking can be shifted to an alternative date in the same year. A substitute hunter will be accepted. If mutually accepted hunting dates cannot be agreed upon a $250 penalty fee will be added to the original agreement in order to transfer the hunt over to the next year

Travel Arrangements

  • Choose your dates, hunting is permitted throughout the year. Best time are from April – September
  • An invitation letter should be requested from admin@hvsafaris.com if required
  • Book your flights: All international flights clear customs in Johannesburg (JNB) – OR Tambo International. There are direct flights available. You have the option of booking connection flights through Europe, these flights are not advisable if you are traveling with rifles. We recommend a domestic connection flight to Kimberley (KIM), unless otherwise arranged
  • Ensure that there are no special passport or entry requirements for entering South Africa
  • Ensure that you and your families passports are valid for 6 months beyond your departure date, and have at least 5 blank pages in each passport for visa stamps, especially if you are adding additional stops to other countries in your itinerary
  • If you are traveling with children, please take note of the “Travelling with minors” documentation requirements
  • Private Charters can be arranged
  • We recommend that you use a travel agent experienced in Travelling to Africa
  • Overnight accommodation in Johannesburg can be arranged with Africa Sky Guest House at africasky@mweb.co.za
  • Consider baggage insurance, trip cancellation insurance and travel insurance
  • Complete our Client information and return to admin@hvsafaris.com with a copy of your flight itinerary and passports, at least 30 days prior to arrival
  • A representative will be waiting for you at OR Tambo if no connecting flight / overnight accommodation is booked

Download the client information sheet

Getting your rifle into South Africa

  • Contact the airlines for TSA regulations
  • Should you decide to use your own rifles, we recommend you use Henry Durrheim for assistance with Temporary importation of your rifle. Contact him on henry@riflepermits.co.sa They will assist with the clearance at customs at OR Tambo
  • Rifles are available for renting, ammunition will be provided at minimal cost when renting rifle
  • Consider firearm insurance when travelling with your bow or firearm. We recommend using Sportman’s Insurance Agency Www.Sinai.net
  • Minimum calibers – Any caliber that is good for Elk hunting will work on plainsgame animals, for Big 5 or dangerous game minimum caliber requirement by law is .375. 
  • We strongly recommend you spend time on the shooting range to ensure your success, getting used to shooting sticks and different shooting positions

Medical Information

  • We recommend that you consult with your personal physician about travelling to Africa and ensure that no immunizations are required to enter South Africa
  • Tetanus and Hepatits A & B  are recommended
  • Unless specified the hunting area is malaria FREE, if your hunt takes you to other provinces or countries , we will inform you if malaria medicine is required 
  • South Africa has excellent medical facilities and your prescription can be refilled, however we do recommend that you bring enough to last for the entire trip, packaged in the prescribed packaging with a copy of your script
  • Pack Sunscreen & lip balm with sunscreen even if you visit during our winter months
  • You might want to consider Medical Evacuation insurance when travelling to Africa for your own peace of mind

Final Payment

  • Gratuities: Tipping is at your discretion, if your PH and staff worked hard for you, feel free to tip what you feel comfortable with, we recommend that you consult with the outfitter / ph on this. Having small bills are handy to have
  • All forgeign clients are required by South African Reserve Bank Legislation to pay in foreign currency
  • 15% Value added Tax is charged on all items except trophies harvested for export. This tax is charged on animals wounded and lost, please rest assured that every possible effort will be made to recover a wounded animal
  • All prices are quoted at current exchange rates and are subject to change.  It may be necessary to make minor adjustments as a result of unforeseen excessive exchange rate fluctuations
  • Notify your credit card company that you will be travelling to South Africa, debit cards require prior authorisation, which should be done prior to travelling
  • Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted throughout South Africa.
  • The currency in South Africa is Rand (R) and you do not need to exchange your US dollars.
  • No travellers or private checks can be accepted
  • The balance and any other charges are payable on completion of the hunt, before departure on the last day of safari

Taxidermy

  • Dip & Ship or Taxidermy will be determined by the size & weight of the crate
  • We recommend the services of Splitting Image Taxidermy www.splittingimagetaxidermy.co.za
  • The team at Splitting Image Taxidermy in South Africa, together with the North America service providers, are able to offer a global standard of quality and service.
  • They offer various payment options to suit your budget.
  • They will manage the full logistical process, as they have a team of freight forwarders and clearing agents globally, and have simplified the process of getting your valued trophies to you
  • If you do make use of an existing taxidermy, we will gladly arrange that your trophies get to your preferred taxidermy
  • Each hunter must complete his own PH Register with the outfitter in order to be able to get the trophies exported in his / her own crate. It is illegal according to US Law to combine shipments
  • It typically takes 6-8 months after conclusion of your safari to get your trophies ready to leave the country, if all relevant payments are made in time towards the taxidermist

Please complete taxidermy instruction

Bow Hunting

  • Other than a slight adjustment in shot placement, bow hunting in Africa is not much different from any other bowhunting adventure you have embarked on.
  • Do ensure you are accurately & reliably able to shoot a 20x20cm target at 30m for blind hunting, and at least at 50m if you plan on stalking with a bow. African game has rightfully earned their reputation for being extremely tough, and as such we recommend you practice with the heaviest draw you can operate.
  • No bow hunting of pachyderms are allowed in South Africa, these hunts will be conducted in Mozambique

For Buffalo:

Bow hunting requirements:

  • Bow & arrow combination must generate a minimum of 80 ft/lbs kinetic energy. Minimum draw mass of 80 pounds
  • The arrow must have a minimum weight of 800 grain
  • A single forged broad head with two cutting edges starting at the tip, or with loose, double bladed broad heads with a carbon / steel ferrule with a minimum cutting edge of 28 mm (1,1″), must be used.

Code of Ethics

  • Adhere to all laws of the Republic of South Africa where we operate. This includes the strict hunting regulations & laws set out by the Republic. This extends to all other nations where and if we operate in their territories.
  • Be open & transparent to our clients regarding their expectations, costs involved & any and other queries they might have.
  • Never take any actions which will hurt the local communities.
  • Support local communities by embracing and utilizing local talent and skills.
  • Never take any action which will damage the long-term population of any species.
  • Invest in anti-poaching activities & the promotion of security measures for African wildlife.
  • Hunt fair-chase
  • Never hunt “canned” animals.
  • Manage populations to reach the perfect balance between game species and the carrying capacity of the habitat.
  • Further the prosperity of the local people, habitats & animals.

Liability Waiver

  • Whilst every effort is made by HartzView Hunting Safaris and the professional hunter/s or guide/s to ensure the safety of the client, no responsibility can be accepted for any illness, accident, injury, or loss whatsoever suffered by the client whilst on safari with HartzView Hunting, or any expenses arising from such illness, accident, injury or loss
  • Clients are responsible for their health, travel, trip interruption, and cancellation insurance’s and should contact their insurance broker or travel agent for quotations on available packages
  • Furthermore, HartzView hunting safaris or the professional hunter will not accept any responsibility for trophies after its proper field preparation or for personal goods left behind in camps, aircraft, or vehicles.
  • The client certifies that he/she is in good health and that he/ she has no physical limitations, which would preclude his / her safe participation in the safari or associated activities.
  • The client furthermore certifies he/she has full knowledge of the nature and extent and of the risk inherent in the participation in hunting safari activities and the rugged and harsh areas in which such activities
  • It is agreed by both HartzView Hunting Safaris / Professional Hunter / Guide and the client that this agreement shall be governed, interpreted, and enforced according to the Laws of the Country, State, Province, and locality in which the safari takes place
  • If any person refuses to abide by the rules and regulations laid down by HartzView Hunting Safaris, the safari may be cancelled at any time

Donation Hunts

  • A safari donation may not be combined with any other safari, unless discusses with us in advance
  • Donations are valid for 2 years only
  • No credit is given on animals not harvested, days not used or trophy fees not used that were included in the donation
  • Exchanges of animals are allowed, discuss in advance
  • A hunting client is defined as any person that harvests an animal
  • All safaris are subject to available quotas at the time of the booking

Gratuities

We recommend the following structure for Gratuities to staff:

  • Chef $100 per day
  • PH $100 per day or 10% of the total safari
  • Dangerous game Safari $150 per day or 15% of the total safari
  • Skinners (2 per client) $20 per animal
  • Trackers (2 per client) $30 per day
  • Cleaning ladies (3 in camp)

Consult with your PH / Outfitter on these recommendations as well as the amount of people that assisted during your visit

Biltong Hunting

Ons jag ook in Afrikaans!

Korporatiewe biltong jag groepe welkom!

Kontak ons by admin@hartzhoogte.com

  • Beide jagareas bied u die opsie om te jag vir Biltong of Trofee waarvan u ook natuurlik die vleis kan neem, ons kan selfs die vleisverwerking vir u doen op die plaas Hartzhoogte
  • Ons gidse sal saam met u die veld ingaan en soek na die perfekte bok. Hulle sal u bystaan met die spoorsny, asook die slag en verwerking van u gejagte dier.
  • Die akkommodasie is uiters gemaklik met verskeie bed-konfigurasies.
  • Ons lodge op Hartzhoogte is verder ten volle toegerus met uitstekende geriewe wat insluit:

• Onthaalarea

• ‘n Ten volle toegeruste kombuis

• Onbeperkte hoëspoed WiFi

• DSTV met al die sport kanale

• Selfsorg geriewe, sou u nie gebruik maak van ons spysineringsopsies nie

• Swembad

Bepalings en voorwaardes van toepassing

  • Jagter wat skoot aftrek is verantwoordelik vir betaling van bok waarna geskiet is.
  • Gewonde diere: Volprys van bok waarna geskiet is.
  • Misskote: Volprys van bok waarna geskiet is.
  • Gidse wat Jagter vergesel op jagtog sal nie verantwoordelik wees vir die uitwys van spesies, geslagte, horinglengtes, groottes of verskille nie.
  • Geweerjag sowel as Boogjag.
  • Minimum 4 Jagters – Minimum 3 dae
  • 5 Chalets – Maksimum 17 beddens

Navraag oor die Kalahari area – MIER kan gedoen word by admin@hvsafaris.com

No Hidden Costs

Daily Rates include:

  • Comfortable accommodation within the hunting area during your stay.
  • All meals, soft drinks, coffee, tea, table juice & mineral water. Beer, wine, and hard liquor can be bought “Duty-Free”
  • The services of a Professional Hunter / Guide including the use of a hunting vehicle.
  • Trackers, skinners, and the necessary field staff to recover game
  • Government hunting licenses and permit fees, unless otherwise stipulated
  • Field preparation of trophies
  • Daily laundry services when possible

Daily Rates exclude:

  • Trophy fees of animals harvested, wounded, or lost. Please rest assured that every possible effort will be made to recover a wounded animal as soon as possible.
  • Extra hunting days
  • Any special Hunting licenses and permits as required (CITES etc.) (Estimated costs will be included in final detailed quote and booking confirmation where applicable)
  • VAT ( Government tax ) at 15% of Daily Rates for hunting in South Africa. Trophy fees are Value Added Tax Exempt
  • Accommodation and travel charges before and after the contracted period of the safari
  • Alcoholic beverages ( A wide selection of beer, wine, and spirits are available at cost)
  • Hire of rifle/s and ammunition. ( Available at a nominal fee if pre-arranged)
  • Packing, dipping, taxidermist fees and documentation, insurance and transport to taxidermy, and exportation of trophies from Africa
  • Firearms import/export permits, as well as meet & greet service at the airport
  • All additional costs due to the client’s change of plans during the safari
  • Conservation fee of $10 is payable on every animal shot or wounded
  • Magazine Subscription $45 (Optional)
  • International & Domestic air travel.
  • Chartered and commercial flights to, from, or between hunting areas. Transportation from and to airports including arrival & departure day, unless otherwise stipulated.
  • Any medical expenses occurred during or after the visit

Education & Conservation

  • HartzView Hunting Safaris in conjunction with Mier Game provides less privileged children from the Kalahari an opportunity to experience this unspoiled wilderness.
  • To educate them on the conservation of wildlife as well as the appreciation of nature.
  • Providing each child and educator on this trip with meat harvested over the weekend, feeding up to families, that do not have access to good protein and well-balanced meals
  • We also strive to employ this property and thus empowering the locals throughout the year.
  • This initiative is successful at sustaining this magnificent hunting area and providing the children a chance to experience hunting at its best
  • We would like to offer you the opportunity to contribute to this initiative
  • For more information please contact us

Species List

  • Blesbuck Common
  • Blesbuck White
  • Blesbuck Saddleback
  • Cape Buffalo
  • Caracal
  • Duiker – Grey
  • Hippopotamus
  • Blue Wildebeest
  • Black Wildebeest
  • Golden Wildebeest
  • Eland
  • Giraffe
  • Gemsbuck (Oryx)
  • Impala
  • Impala Black
  • Kudu (Greater)
  • Common Reedbuck
  • Mountain Reedbuck
  • Ostrich
  • Red Hartebeest
  • Lechwe
  • Waterbuck
  • Warthog
  • Zebra – Burchells
  • Nyala
  • Springbuck – Black
  • Springbuck – Copper
  • Springbuck – White
  • Springbuck – Common
  • Steenbuck
  • Sable
  • Roan
  • Vervet Monkey
  • Jackal ( Black backed)
  • Baboon
  • Porcupine

*These animals are all available on the main ranch

 

  • Bushbuck
  • Cheetah
  • Civet
  • Crocodile
  • Duiker (blue)
  • Duiker (Red)
  • Elephant
  • Grysbuck Cape
  • Grysbuck Sharpe’s
  • Hyena (Spotted/ Brown)
  • Jackal (Side striped)
  • Klipspringer
  • Leopard
  • Lion
  • Oribi
  • Rhino (White / Black)
  • Serval
  • Suni
  • Tsessebe
  • Zebra (Mountain)
  • Blesbuck (Copper)
  • Blesbuck (Yellow)
  • Blesbuck ( Saddleback)
  • Livingston Eland
  • Honey Badger
  • Scimitar Oryx
  • Vaal reedbuck
  • Damara Dik – Dik
  • Tiny Ten

 

*Special permits required for the majority of these species

* We travel to different hunting areas for these species

 

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