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Old 07-23-2009, 12:04 AM
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Ladies and Gents, I have on offer, several great priced package hunts for plains game in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. I have personally hunted this privately owned ranch several times and can attest to the outstanding trophy quality of its well managed game herds. One of my clients recently put 15 of 16 trophies into the SCI record book and currently holds the #12 Blue Wildebeest in the world (SCI current book)and one of my Blue's was an extremely old lone bull that has a 29.5" spread. Previously, this ranch was unhunted until two years ago, thus the quality of the game is excellent. Just last week, two of my clients trophies arrived (raw salted) which included a 5.5" Steenbok, so there are good quality pygmy antelope on this 25,000 acre ranch as well as Cape Kudu over 50 inches. Here are some details:
#1:
5 days 6 nights $2,270 2x1 (1x1 add $500)
1 x Impala
1 x Warthog
1 x Springbuck, Common
1 x Blesbuck, Common
1 x Duiker or Steenbuck
Note: 2 on 1 hunts are only offered on the five day packages

#2:
7 days 8 nights, 1x1 $3,610
1 x Kudu
1 x Impala
1 x Springbuck, common
1 x Warthog
1 x Blesbuck, common

#3:
10 days 11 nights, 1x1 $5,235
1 x Kudu
1 x Impala
1 x Springbuck, common
1 x Black Wildebeest
1 x Warthog over 8
1 x Warthog under 8
1 x Duiker or Steenbuck
1 x Blesbuck, common

Included:
Full time service of licensed Professional Hunter, Tracker and Skinner
Accommodation, all meals and beverages
Skinning and field preparation of trophies
All transport during safari pickup and drop off from airport (East London)
4 x 4 vehicle
Daily laundry services
Hunting licences
Maximum 4 persons per Professional Hunter (2 hunters and 2 observers)
Hunting vehicles and support team
Transportation of trophies to taxidermist

Not included:
Air fares international, domestic (chartered air travel if required).
Taxidermy work and shipping of trophies to final destination
Dipping, packing and shipment of trophies if you prefer to do taxidermy work in your own country
Gratuities
Trophy fees for additional animals (bagged or wounded)
Touring costs outside hunting areas if desired
Vehicle hire for sightseeing
Hotel accommodation
Medical costs and insurances
Hire of rifle and ammunition (rifles can be hired at $30 per day including bullets)
Personal expenses

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

BOOKING: 50% (fifty percent) of safari cost deposit to confirm the safari. Balance on completion of safari.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Deposit will be refunded if cancellation is done within 30 (thirty) days prior to commencement of safari. Failure to confirm the safari within the 30 days will result in a 25% (twenty-five percent) deduction fee from the deposit for admin fees incurred. Package animals not shot will not be swapped or discounted for from original package.

This is not a cull hunt. You are hunting for mature animals. If you take the next world record "what ever" there will be no additional trophy fee. This is an excellent area to take the wife or children. Lots of game to hunt, photograph and observe. Ranch consists of high plains and deep ravines (kloof's). I recommend a flat shooting rifle of mid caliber. Some shots can be 200-300 yards and beyond. Any questions just email me.
Good hunting,
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:33 PM
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These packages are still available for 2011
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:31 PM
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Grayghost:
What other species might be available as "add ons", and what would the cost (roughly) be for some of those animals?

For anyone else reading.....the cost of these hunts is now comparible (or less!) than some of the elk, moose, and caribou hunts I've been checking into, even when considering the cost of air fair.

I certainly do hope to get to hunt "the dark continent" some day!
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darn.. if I had the $$ I would be all over that first hunt, best price I have seen for a 5 day 5 animal hunt, even with out my kudu.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:30 PM
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Mr 16 gauge; here's a list of trophies available and their fees:
Bontebok $1,110* (CITES animal. Pure strain with letter of certification)
Bushbuck Cape $500
Bushpig $420*
Duiker Blue $890*
Duiker Grey $170
Eland Cape $2,000
Gemsbuck/Oryx $1,170
Grysbuck, Cape $780* (permit required, book well in advance)
Hartebeest, Red $780
Impala $225
Jackal $85
Kudu $890
Lechwe, Red $2,780
Lynx $445 (with dogs, add $200)
Nyala $2,445
Oribi $1,335* (permit required, book well in advance)
Reedbuck Mountain $225
Springbuck, Common $170
Springbuck, Black $445*
Springbuck, White $695*
Steenbuck $170
Warthog $280
Warthog small $120
Waterbuck $2,335
Wildebeest Black $780
Wildebeest Blue $835
Zebra $1,225
* indicates game that is not located on our private ranch, but nearby. Some specific game cannot be kept together due to interbreeding. Some are more coastal inhabitants. Travel is included with daily rates where required.
This private ranch holds many places in the record books and continues to take top quality game each year. This past summer I took a 30" Waterbuck and Blue Wildebeest.
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Grayghost;
One other question: I was looking at some other safari sites, and they listed "VAT" under costs NOT included in the package deal. Is there a VAT tax for these package hunts, and if so, how much is the VAT?
Thanks..........
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:50 PM
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In South Africa, the Value Added Tax or VAT is 14% but only applies to the daily rates, not the trophy fees. That of course could change anytime their Gov't chooses too.
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