General Info


Rifles can be easily imported into South Africa. The rifle must be declared at the airport upon arrival in South Africa and the owner of the firearm must have the following in his/her possession: proof of purchase, sworn affidavit of ownership or a customs declaration. It is important to note however that no semi automatic or automatic weapons may be imported into South Africa. It is also important to note that no person under the age of 21 will be allowed to import a rifle into South Africa. Ammunition may only be in the rifle caliber you are bringing in. No other ammunition is allowed.


During the main hunting season from April to October, the days are generally warm to hot and evening cool to cold. Military camouflage clothing is to be avoided although tree bark type togs is acceptable. Rain gear is not really necessary and laundry is done on a daily basis.

 Recommended Items

  • 40 to 60 rounds of ammunition per rifle
  • Gun cleaning kit (most Outfitters do have workshops)
  • Camera/Video camera
  • Binoculars
  • Light weight clothing in neutral colors
  • A warm jacket
  • Thick soled well worn-in boots (ankle length)
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Swimming trunks
  • Shaving equipment and toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block or sun screen
  • A small pocket knife
  • International power point adapters (most Outfitters do have these)

NB: Electrical appliances should be set at 220 volts AC. In malaria regions, it is advisable not to wear aftershave or perfume, as this attracts mosquitos.