About Hunting in Southern Africa
South Africa boasts over 28 hunt-able species from the Cape to the Limpopo River, and while its terrain is ideal for excellent plains game hunting, it is also the only country in Africa where all the Big 5 can be hunted. Good accommodation options, roads and general facilities make a South African hunting trip the ideal family getaway. South Africa also has a lot more to offer than hunting, and all prospective visitors should take a couple of days to tour the historic sites, national parks or just go shopping. Spear Safaris can arrange sightseeing trips as well as a visit to one of the highly talented wildlife artists and jewelers in our area.
It is customary to leave gratuities for the trackers, skinners, cooks, camp staff and Professional Hunters, which is always very well received and appreciated. Spear Safaris is able to provide gratuity guidelines. South African Airways fly to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, from JFK and Washington DC. Delta Airlines fly directly to South Africa from Atlanta. The importation of firearms into the sub-continent can be hassle-free if all the correct necessary documentation is prepared before departure from the country of origin. Spear Safaris will assist our clients with the collation of the necessary documentation and can also refer hunters to a company specializing in assisting hunters with clearing customs and obtaining a Temporary Import Permit form the South African Police Service.
The South African Revenue Service is highly regulated in terms of the Value Added Tax law in South Africa. Trophies that are processed and exported through Trophy Solutions Africa, African San Taxidermy and Life From Taxidermy will be exempt from 14% VAT, due to their compliance with these regulations. Trophies processed and exported through any other taxidermist will possibly result in a 14% VAT levy on trophy fees.