How do I get there ?
From the US, we recommend South African Airways. They fly direct flights from Chicago O’Hare, Washington Dulles and New York JFK Airports to Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) and from OR Tambo a short 1 hour flight to Kimberley Airport (KIM) where one of our PH’s will be waiting on your arrival. From Kimberley Hartzview Hunting Safaris base camp is only a short 1 hour and 40 minute drive.
You’ll need to plan ahead as flights are quite crowded during hunting season. Also, not all the flights go directly to Johannesburg. Some of them stop in Cape Town before arriving in Johannesburg. This option adds five more hours to an already long trip. We can make travel arrangements for you or you can use a travel agent. We use, and highly recommend you use, a travel agent experienced in travelling to Africa. If you have frequent flyer miles, you’ll need to deal directly with your specific airline. Plan ahead at least 6 months for this as the frequent flyer seats go very quickly.
You can fill out the travel form on our website to update your travel plans. This allows us to track your flight and be ready if you have any delays.
What do I need to enter South Africa ?
You and your family members will need a passport that is valid 6 months beyond your departure date. Make sure you have at least 2 blank pages in each passport for visa stamps, more if you are adding stops to other countries in your itinerary. In 2004, the South African Passport control required you to have a front and back page blank that is titled Visa. Don’t check that when you are on the airplane filling out your immigration form. Citizens from the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany and Spain do not require a Visa.
Make a copy of your passport and put it in a bag that is separate from where you keep your passport. It is much easier to obtain a new passport if you have a copy of your passport. If you lose your passport, contact the US Embassy.
Is it safe in South Africa ?
South Africa is very a safe place for international travelers. However, it’s sensible to take normal precautions while travelling, particularly while in the city. Our hunting guests and their families are normally only in a large city when we meet you at the Customs exit at OR Tambo airport.
HartzView Hunting Safaris recommend the use of travelers checks or credit cards rather than large amounts of cash just as when you travel to other adventure destinations. Remember that every one of the staff at HartzView Hunting Safaris is committed to the health and safety of you and your family while you are in our care. The HartzView Safaris staff will be with you and your family the entire time of your safari, from picking you up at OR Tambo Airport until dropping you off at the airport for your departure.
The areas where we will be hunting are typically quite rural and crime is not a significant problem at all. Your Professional Hunters will see to it that you don’t get into any questionable situations on your safari. No visiting hunters or their families have ever been harmed while in the care of HartzView Hunting Safaris. We invite you and your family to relax and enjoy the sights, the sounds, the wonders that are Africa.
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