Testimonials

Dionisio Grande, Spain – We have just returned to Spain after sharing a few days of hunting with your organization. And we wanted to inform you, that this family after having made multitude of safaris on the five continents, we thought that few things could surprise us, but you have surprised us in everything and for everything, Ole, Ole and Ole


Mark Atchley, USA I wanted to let you know just how much I enjoyed our safari at Wintershoek a couple of weeks ago. Your whole team was top-notch, and the facilities were amazing. All of our group had a wonderful time and would love to be able to return someday. I especially want you to know just how great our PH, Phillip, was to work with. Not only was he a great person to be around, but he also was very professional and tried his best to ensure that Bill Baird’s and my experience was as good as it could possibly be. He was always willing to do whatever necessary to bag our trophies, and we could not have been any more satisfied with his dedication to the task. I am not sure if I will ever get another opportunity to return to Africa, but if I do I hope that it would be with you guys. Thank you and your staff again for making our safari the hunting trip of a lifetime. It was absolutely outstanding from beginning to end!


Brigette Walker, USA – I can’t thank all the wonderful people at Wintershoek enough for making our families stay such a memorable experience. We had such a great time, We cried almost all the way to the airport. Then when Hannes started to leave us the waterworks turned on again. I will never forget all the people that have touched my heart. 


Cyndy Boyce, President – Lake Superior Chapter, Safari Club International –We have hunted in South Africa six times over the past 20 years and have never hunted on a better run property. Both Thuru and Linksfontein are huge properties with large amounts of game. The variety of the terrain is impressive as is the quality of animals. My husband is a bow hunter and has had great success stalking and in the bow blinds. I am a rifle hunter and have also been successful in stalking. Wintershoek’s PH’s and trackers are some of the best we have had the opportunity to hunt with.

Meals are wonderfully prepared at both properties and frequently prepared for the hunter’s tastes.

I can honestly say that we have had NO problems during our hunting trips with Wintershoek. Our trophies have been well cared for following our departure and transported promptly to our exporter in Johannesburg with the necessary paperwork for exporting. We have found the team at Wintershoek to be very prompt in email questions prior to and after the hunt. 


Aaron Daniel, USA – Hello Yvan. This is Aaron Daniel writing to give you my deepest thanks again for all your hard work and wisdom while guiding me on the hunt I’ve always dreamed about. I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and patience on our hunt. It has truly been the greatest of my life!


Melissa Smith, USA – The “Millers” (Smiths) are all safely home and returned healthy and happy. Although we all agreed that we could have easily stayed much longer, we returned with memories of a lifetime!

YOU Johnny, were the main part of making our 2017 trip to Africa one of the highlights of each of our lives. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Roland and I cannot possibly give our children and family greater gifts than world travel, experiences shared together and making lifelong friends from around the world. The time we all shared in South Africa hunting, laughing, story telling, eating and drinking as “family” are simply priceless.

My sincere hope and prayer is that we see you again soon. If you are in the US, I will do my part to get us to you or have you come see us or both. We must get together again.

I’ve always loved the outdoors and hunting, but hunting with you, Hannes, Polky and my family was the ultimate and we will do it again in the near future.


Jeremy & Ashley Hedgecock – Hi! Strauss, We just arrived back in Charlotte this morning, after a fabulous end of the honeymoon in Cape Town. Thank you all so much for making our time at Wintershoek so wonderful and memorable. It was everything we had hoped for and more, and we are already looking forward to coming back!


Michael Naylor – Dear Johnny, It is good to hear from you. We are only just coming down to earth after the Thuru experience. What a great weeks sport we had, and thanks to you Johnny and Paultjie for “showing us the way”.


Ed & Pat Stevenson – Wiaan, Johnny, Strauss, and Mardoret. Hope you are all well. Pat and I enjoyed the time we spent with Wintershoek safaris, both sightseeing in Victoria Falls and Kruger and at Wintershoek Private Game Reserve. Everything was excellent and without mishaps. Thank you! Hope to see you again in the future. Strauss, please let me know when the plaque commemorating “One Shot Eddie” is put up on the wall in the lounge.


Noel, Jeanne Weidner & Maggi Willis – Hi! Strauss, We all had a fabulous time. Tell everyone thanks for their excellent hospitality! We will remember this trip forever.


Dan, Stacy & Hunter La Fountain – Hi Johnny, Hope all is well! Dan, Hunter and I made it safe and sound back to the states! We wanted to THANK YOU so much for a wonderful memorable vacation. We can’t express to you how much fun, all the laughs, stories, education that you instilled to Hunter and us that made our trip a trip of a life time. Thank you to Johnny, for being so patient and kind to Hunter on his first African Hunting trip! He nor us will ever forget. Thank you to the entire Wintershoek Staff for making us feel welcomed and catered to our each and every need! We will miss each of you and we hope to see you all in the near future! Johnny! You’re the BEST!