Depending on the animals hunted, bows are to be a minimum 50lb draw weight and a minimum of 50-65ft-lbs KE. Mechanical broad heads are not recommended.
Small species including impala is .243W.
Medium species up to Red Hartebeest is .270W.
Large species requires a minimum calibre of 300 H&H or larger.
Big five/ dangerous game, minimum required is 375 H&H or larger.
No hunting without a guide accompanying the hunter is allowed. Hunting is on the basis of glassing and walk and stalk or ambush hunting.
South Africa has strict rules for hunters bringing firearms into the country. Visitors who are hunting must acquire a Temporary Import Permit. These can be obtained on arrival at the airport at the SA Police Firearm Office situated after immigration. There are also a number of commercial services that can secure your permit in advance for a fee.
To be issued a permit, you will need to show proof of ownership of your firearm(s) (for American hunters, a U.S. Customs Form 4457 is sufficient), as well as an invitation letter signed by your outfitter proving that you have booked a hunt in South Africa.
Each hunter is allowed to bring up to four firearms, but no two may be of the same caliber. Ammunition is limited to 200 rounds per firearm. It is advisable to pack your ammunition in a hard-sided, lockable case, as sometimes airlines will require you to check your ammunition separately.
Firearms at Crown River Safari
If the outfitter is to supply rifles for the client, this will be at a fee of USD30.00 per rifle per day or USD150.00 per rifle for the duration of the hunt.
The client will be held liable for any damage incurred to the rifle or scope due to negligence on the client’s part. Ammunition included.