all the info you will need

What you will need

We need the four following items from you for a booking to be confirmed:
  1. Copy of booked Itinerary as forwarded to you by the airline, confirming the booking for all in party. (Forward the e-mail please)
  1. Copy of picture page in passport for every person in your party. (Scan and email)
  1. Completed reservation forms for each in party. (Print, complete, scan and email)-Please find attached.
  1. Deposit of $1000/person in party. This stays your money and can be applied towards extra trophies hunted above what is included.
What you will need to do:
  • Contact Johan Pretorius by e-mailing him at or phone him on+27-832-261-690 to schedule your African experience.
  • Email your reservation forms to or fax Johan at 001-27-186-542-9481. Give as much information as possible.
  • Wire your deposit to Ibamba Safaris. (Wells Fargo, FNB (South Africa) or Paypal.)
  • Make sure your passport is in order, if you don�t have one, now is the time to get one!!!
  • Book your flight through a travel agent as the internet sometimes leave space for error.
  • Tell your travel agent that you will be travelling with weapons and ammo. Each airline has specific requirements in dealing with weapons and ammo for example weight and quantity. We suggest using Delta Airlines through Atlanta as it has been more successful than other flights.
  • Travel insurance is always a good thing to have for your trip to South Africa as well as Medical insurance in case of an unexpected emergency.
  • Fax or e-mail a copy of your flight itinerary to Ibamba Safaris. Colored copy of your passport.
  • A metal or solid gun case which is airline requirements.
  • Two weapons if possible, one for hunting and one for backup. Two different calibers per hunter.
  • Declare weapons at US customs at the airport on the required US4457 customs form, prior to check in.
  • A US customs form must be completed for any expensive equipment for example cameras, binoculars etc. and the form must be stamped by an official to prove that you didn�t purchase these items on your trip to Africa.
  • Prior to landing in South Africa a US customs form will be giving to you. This form asks for your destination and the info that can be used is STERKRIVIER LIMPOPO PROVINCE
Upon arrival in South Africa: On arrival in South Africa there is an option of a meet and assist company. This company assists you through customs and helps you with your rifle registration at the police station as well as on departure. We suggest using this company as it makes things a lot easier and faster. You can contact Annelise at An additional cost will be added in using this service. You can pay them directly. To clear customs there is certain items that you will need:
  • Passport
    • South African Police form (SAPS520), with the required sections completed:
    • Section E 2.1-25.4
    • Section G 1-9.2
    • Section I 11.1-1.7 and 22.1 and 44.1-4.4
    • Section J 1-4
  • Copy of return ticket
  • Invitation letter from outfitter which will be in your package.
  • US4457 Customs form
  • If using the meet and assist company all of the above items can be given to the representative of the company upon arrival and he will take care of the rest. If you want to use this service contact Johan at Ibamba Safaris so that he can make the proper arrangements.
It is very important that you make notes of your personal medical information so that you have it with you in case of emergencies. Attached in the package will be an example of US4457 customs form and the SAPS520 form Electrical requirements: Electricity will be provided to recharge cameras, batteries or for the use of hair dryers etc. An adapter or voltage converter will be needed as we use 220volts. Radio shack will be a good place to ask for these electrical appliances. Packing list
  • Passport
  • Flight Itinerary/Confirmation Number
  • Binoculars (spotting scopes are not needed)
  • Two to three sets of hunting clothing in neutral colors. Lightweight and breathable are preferred. Long sleeves help prevent sunburn but can be rolled up and the safari style pants have the ability to zip off the lower leg and create shorts. (Laundry is done every Second day). Temperatures can vary from 30-75F
  • Two hunting hats (spare in case of rain, you�ll always have a dry one to wear)
  • Two pair of boots (same rationale as the hats, nobody likes hiking in wet boots)
  • Camera/video camera
  • Backpack
  • Extra room for Souvenirs!
  • Weapon(s) of choice and ammunition
  • Extra socks
  • Rain gear
  • Power Adaptor and Converter to charge electronics
  • Chargers for your electronics/phone
  • Extra batteries for anything you�re bringing
  • Reading material if you wanted to relax a little in the afternoon
  • Write down the �collect call� numbers on the back of any credit cards you�re bringing.
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Prescription Medicine
  • Lip Balm (SPF 15+)
  • Bathroom Items
Firearm Information
  • US Customs form 4457 is required for re-entry into the US with your firearm. This form is available only at a US Customs Office. This for must be acquired before departure.
  • Recommended firearms for hunting in South Africa:
    • 30-06 caliber or Larger
    • 180 Grain Bullets or heavier
    • Bolt action Rifle
  • If 2 firearms are carried, they must be of different calibers. Airlines require a heavy plastic or metal gun case for the transportation of firearms.
  • Ammunition must be in secure containers or factory boxes (they can�t be loosely packed). Ammunition can also not be packed in the same piece of luggage as the firearm.
  • The following firearms are prohibited and are NOT allowed entry into South Africa:

o Any Fully Automatic weapon

o Any Semi- Automatic weapon

o Handguns

o Military style/categorized weapons

Credit cards and Cash
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • No need to exchange Dollars for Rand.
Additional Sightseeing Trips
  • Botswana and Victoria Falls
  • Kruger National Park
  • Mozambique fishing and island hopping
For more information ask Johan or Zelda for the specific sightseeing packages or go onto the website.

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