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General information: De Klerk Safaris privately owns 67,025 acres (27,927 hectares) with over 6000 head of game in 30 different species. De Klerk Safaris is owned and operated by Hans and Marié de Klerk. They have two children Mariaan(girl) and Yvan (boy) which make it ideal for hunters who want to bring their children with them on safari.
De Klerk Safaris main headquarters is situated in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa. The Kalahari Desert is a very unique eco system and it is famous for its huge black maned lions, enormous gemsbuck, springbuck and other desert species. The 2 lodges owned by De Klerk Safaris are about 2 hours drive apart and offers clients a choice between different areas and species.
Clients have to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa. From the
USA there are daily flights from Atlanta, Washington DC and
New York. From Europe there are also daily flights from most
of the major cities. From Johannesburg you have the option
of either taking an air charter or transportation by road to the
ranch. DE KLERK SAFARIS is about a 6 hour drive by road and
one and a half hour by small charter plane from Johannesburg.
Visitors from America, Canada, Argentina and most European
countries do not need a visa. Just a passport is needed, but
make sure you have at least 2 blank pages in your passport and
it must be valid for a period of 6 more months after your safari.
Firearms Information: Recommended caliber for dangerous game is 375 or
bigger and for plains game any caliber in the 30-06, 300,
338 class will work just fine. Recommended bullets to use
is Barnes Triple Shock, Trophy Bonded, Swift A-Frame,
Winchester Failsafe or Nosler Partition.
Shooting distance on dangerous game is usually around
50 yards and on plains game around 200 yards.
A temporary firearm import permit will be needed to
bring in your own firearms. This can be done on arrival
at the airport in Johannesburg or Cape Town provided
you have the right documentation.
Documentation needed is the following:
1. A South African Police Form SAP 520 – Application for import permit.
2. Proof of ownership – License or US Customs
3. Letter of invitation from your safari outfitter.
DE KLERK SAFARIS can offer their services to apply for a
pre-approved import permit to clients who wish to make
use of it. The cost of the service is $100 per client. This will allow clients the advantage of pre-approved permits so no forms to fill in and no waiting in line at the airport
when you arrive.
This service is only available at the O.R. Tambo airport in Johannesburg and if DE KLERK SAFARIS is doing the transfer from Johannesburg to the ranch.
For clients who wish to do the paperwork themselves all necessary information can be obtained from the following web sites:
• www.professionalhunters.co.za go to “Temporary Firearm Import Permits” or • www.saps.gov.za go to “Firearms” then
“Importation of Firearms into S.A”.
Firearms can also be rented from DE KLERK SAFARIS at
$30 per day excluding ammunition.
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Terms and Conditions:
• Daily rates are charged per night spent in camp
• A deposit is required to confirm the booking and to secure your dates
• No refund of deposit can be made if client cancels safari within 6 months of contracted starting date unless the safari can be
re-booked. Should the dates be rebooked or the client cancels the safari more than 6 months before starting date a 10 %
administration fee will be charged on the total sum of the safari
• All payments to be made in cash, travelers cheques or electronic transfers
• Rifles can be hired at $30 per day excluding ammunition
• All reasonable precautions to ensure the safety and good health of clients will be taken. However no liability will be accepted for
injury, loss or illness during or after the safari
• De Klerk Safaris reserves the right to change conditions, prices and / or terms herein without notice
Hunting Seasons: Hunting is available throughout the year, however, the best period in South Africa is from March to October, when the climate is nice and mild. Daytime temperatures can be expected to reach 80 degrees, while at night temperatures can drop to 40 degrees.
Climate: Southern Africa can be divided mainly into summer (November-
February) and winter (May - August) with average temperatures
from 15°C (60°F) to 47°C(120°F)and in winter
from -1°C (30°F) to 25°C (77°F).
We get our rain in the summer months from November to February.
The rain is normally in the form of thunder showers and does not
affect the hunting much.
Accommodations: De Klerk Safaris has a beautiful lodge with swimming pool, 4 chalets (each with its own private en-suite bathroom), “Lapa” with a fully stocked bar, barbecue area and separate fire pit, all under thatched roofs. A maximum of 8 guests can be accommodated on a fully inclusive basis. De Klerk Safaris offers a very unique and personal experience, assuring clients total exclusivity and flexibility in their safaris.
De Klerk Safaris proudly announced the acquisition, in 2004, of a new game ranch, totaling 11,000 acres, which previously belonged to another safari company. This game ranch is a fantastic addition to the existing properties. It has improved the diversity and quality of our safaris tremendously. De Klerk Safaris can now offer you 86,000 acres of unspoiled African wilderness.
Clothing and Equipment: Laundry is done on a daily basis so there is no need to pack a
lot of clothes. It is advisable to bring darker colors like green,
olive, dark khaki or grey.
Camouflage is allowed in S.A. Do not
bring light khaki or white for hunting.
The following packing list is just a guideline and can be
adjusted to your personal needs:
• Warm clothing is advisable for early mornings and evenings.
• Daily laundry is done, so there is no need to bring too
• Warm jacket, gloves.
• Worn-in hunting boots.
• Comfortable shoes to wear at the lodge.
• 3 sets of hunting clothes.
• 1 set of casual clothes to wear at the lodge.
• Hunting hat, sun block, lip balm and sunglasses.
• Small backpack - to keep all your hunting gear
together on the vehicle.
• Soft rifle bags, rifles, cleaning kit, ammunition
(60 to 80 rounds per firearm).
• Ammo pouch, belt, knife.
• Binoculars, camera, batteries, chargers, power
converter (from 220 V to 110 V).
• Flashlight, batteries.
• Personal medication and toiletries.
• Passport, airline tickets and documentation
• Something for the staff – old clothes, shoes,
knives, flashlights, batteries, etc.
Medical Issues: There are no vaccinations required for entry into South
Africa. In the Kalahari desert there is no
malaria, billharzia, yellow fever, etc.
A medical first-aid kit is always available but it is
a good idea to bring some basic medical supplies, like
pain killers, diarrhea pills, Band-Aids and personal medications,
etc. with you. Be sure to observe your airline's regulation regarding these products.
Sophisticated medical services are available in nearby
towns and cities in the unlikely event of any emergency.
Your safety and comfort are our greatest concerns.