Useful Information

Wintershoek Safaris offers our hunters more than 35 species of big game, including 2 of the Big 5, on our 4 PRIVATELY OWNED AREAS in the Northern Cape Province of South-Africa. In addition to that we also have access to some of the best Big Game Hunting/Hunting areas in Southern Africa. Large variety and the best quality!

– We will help you every step of the way to tailor-make your safari to suit your needs, meet your trophy requirements, your preferred length of stay and most importantly, your budget!

Professional Hunters and Hunting Crews
Our team of dedicated, licensed and highly experienced Professional Hunters, Trackers and Skinners, will guide you, assist you and attempt to educate you every step of the way. Together, the team has guided clients armed with Rifle, Bow, Muzzle Loader and Handgun to the location of more than 50 species of game and to hundreds of trophies in the record class. You will arrive as a client and you will leave as a friend, with memories you will treasure forever.

Hunting Vehicles:
We utilize a fleet of new, well-maintained, fully equipped 4×4 hunting and utility vehicles. Our vehicles all have radio communication to ensure contact with the camp and each other.

Shooting Range:
We have a very well equipped 150 yard shooting-range to ensure you will be able to zero your rifles properly so that your do not have any hassles before you go in search of that dream trophy.

Taxidermy:
We own and operate our own 13000 sq foot African San Taxidermy Studio and Curio Shop, conveniently situated only 1 mile from our Wag-‘n-Bietjie base camp. Our Management Team, Master Taxidermist and 21 Professional staff members will ensure that your valuable trophies are expertly handled, mounted, crated and exported safely to your final destination of choice.e.

Overnight Accommodation in Johannesburg:
Africa Sky Guesthouse offers superb overnight accommodation close to the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg at very reasonable rates. Please refer to their website www.africasky.co.za or contact them at africasky@mweb.co.za for more information. They also offer a meet and greet service at the airport.

Firearm Importation:
We strongly recommend that all our hunters use the pre-arranged firearm import service that Africa Sky Guesthouse offers. Contact them to guide you through the process step by step.
If you decide not to bring your own firearms, then we have firearms available that you can rent from us.

Weather
Mar – Apr  highs of 90 °F and lows of 60 °F
May highs of 80 °F and lows of 50 °F
Jun – Aug highs of 65 °F and lows of 40 °F
Sept  highs of 90 °F and lows of 60 °F

Clothes to pack
• 3 pairs of hunting long pants, 3 pairs of shorts, 4 bush shirts
• Down jackets, jersey, and windbreaker
• 2 pair comfortable hunting boots, 4 pairs woollen socks
• Bush hat, or caps ,gloves and light- weight rain coat
• Comfortable sweatpants and T-shirt for relaxing around the camp fire at night
Camouflage colours are permitted in South Africa. If you do not have camouflage clothing then please ensure that your outfits are dark green or any dull colour.
Laundry is done on a daily basis

What to bring
• Binoculars, Camera
• Own 120 volt to 220 volt electric converter or a vehicle plug charger for charging batteries
• International travel adapters for Africa
• Personal toiletries, medicines, sun block, insect repellent and sunglasses

Emergencies
A full first- aid kit is available at the camp and qualified doctors are within reach in the UNLIKELY event of an emergency.

In case of an emergency at home, your family can contact our office at +27 53 2040042 or +27 53 2040038 or +27 12 8110554 and we will ensure that we get the message to the camp. Please keep in mind that the South African time zone is about 7 hours ahead of the East Coast of the USA!!
To dial direct from the USA dial :011 27 53 2040042

Rifles, Ammunition and scope
Rifle: By law a minimum calibre of .375 is to be used to hunt any of the Big 5(Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant). A .375 is also a very versatile calibre and can be used on every plains game species as well ~ very good soft-nose ammunition is always recommended, but especially for Big Five species.

As recommended for all plains game species, calibres such as .300 Win mag, 338, 7mm, 30-06 and similar are best suited for African antelope.

Ammunition: Choice of bullet should be swift-A Frame, Woodleigh, Barnes X, Nosler partition or Hornady soft- nose.

Scope: Choose a good quality variable scope to use on your rifle, for example, 3×9 power is sufficient with regard to Leupold/Zeiss.

Bring the rifle that you shoot with the best.  We as Professional Hunters prefer good shot placement over and above any high power firearms

PLEASE NOTE THAT WINTERSHOEK SAFARIS HAS A BATTERY OF FIREARMS AVAILABLE TO OUR CLIENTS SHOULD YOU DECIDE NOT TO HASSLE WITH THE EXPORTATION AND IMPORTATION OF YOUR OWN FIREARMS IN AND OUT OF YOUR OWN COUNTRY

Please select an area from the list below to view our Hunting Packages: