In September 2008, it was my distinct pleasure to hunt with Johan Pretorius in South Africa. As my first experience hunting in Africa, I cannot say enough how gracious a host and extremely skilled guide Johan was. I was immediately put at ease by his easy going manner, knowing I’ve just met a lifelong friend.
Johan’s knowledge of the game as well as the habitat and all other species made every day in the field an adventure as he filled you with information about the country. As a wildlife biologist, I was completely intrigued, and as a hunter astonished at the sheer numbers of game animals and opportunities to take a beautiful trophy. He is a first class hunter, and I had more opportunities in one day to take great trophies than I ever imagined possible.
As I think back on my experience, it is the humor, the joy, the absolute fun in camp that made this trip so special. The relaxed atmosphere; whether enjoying a drink by the fire, out spotting game, or watching the sun go down; was as enjoyable as the hunting itself thanks to the knowledge gained, the stories told, the laughter carrying through the night air. Johan is especially talented at reliving the days‘ hunts; putting his own twist on the events; something we should all be privileged to hear. His personality, attention to detail, professionalism and hunting skills combine to provide you with a safari experience that is unforgettable.
For me, a lifetime of memories in 10 days, and if you are thinking of hunting in South Africa, you won’t be disappointed with Johan Pretorius.
I know I will be back. Warm Wishes for a Most Memorable Hunt,