Please read the below as a guide before commencing travel to your African Hunting Safari.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION
We are situated in a predominately Malaria free area. No special inoculations are required for South Africa unless you are from a North or Central African country where yellow fever may occur. Although your family practitioner may prescribe certain precautionary inoculations and medicine, which is always advisable.
Should your flight land after 17:00 South-African time, we highly recommend Africa Sky Guesthouse which is a mere 10km from OR Tambo International Airport.
They also offer pick-up and off-load services. (www.africasky.co.za) Marulapi Hunting Safaris will pick you up on their doorstep early the next morning to start your Unforgettable hunting experience.
Please bring your mobile phone or tablet along as there is free WI-FI available in the lounge/bar area. Do not forget to apply for roaming with your mobile service provider before commencing travel.
Your hunt is likely to take place during our winter periods, thus expect chilly mornings, warm to sunny days and cool to cold evenings. Rain is unlikely during hunting season.
Long trousers are recommended for hunting. Two pairs of comfortable hunting boots and four pairs of hunting clothes should be more than enough as laundry services are available.
It is always good to have travel insurance upon commencing any travel or hunting safari. Hospitals are 40 minutes drive from the lodge, should there be an emergency. All hunting vehicles and lodges are equipped with first aid kits.
Binoculars, range finder (optional), sunglasses, hat, sun-block.
Important information when temporarily importing a rifle for hunting in South Africa.
RIFLE & AMMUNITION
Rifle & Ammunition
For any antelope and other medium plains game a calibre bigger than a .300 will be efficient. For any of the big five or dangerous game a minimum calibre of a .375 is needed. Heavy premium quality bullets are recommended. Remember shoot with the rifle that you are most comfortable with. Rifles and ammo are also available for renting at the lodge. For more information and assistance visit Rifle Permits (www.riflepermits.com)
Documentation Required for Temporary Importation of Firearms
- Valid passport.
- Return flight ticket from your airline.
- Letter of invitation from your outfitter(s) for the hunting safari.
- Completed SAP 520 Form, this form should ONLY be signed in front of the official.
- Proof of rifle ownership – CBP Form 4457.
- Letter of motivation (A letter written by yourself to motivate what you are importing the rifle for)
KEEP IN MIND THAT THE ISSUING OF THE TEMPORARY IMPORT PERMITS AT THE PORT OF ENTRY DOES NOT CARRY ANY COSTS. PLEASE DO NOT PAY ANY FEES TO THE SAPS (SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE) OFFICER FOR THIS SERVICE. YOUR PERMIT SHOULD BE KEPT WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES WHILE THE FIREARMS ARE IN YOUR PERSONAL POSSESSION.