Hunting Information 

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For most plains game up to Eland, we recommend the following ammunition:

  • 7mm Mag
  • 30.06
  • 300 Win. Mag
  • 338 Win

By law, a minimum of .375 H&H is required for all dangerous game species.


Consider using these types of bullets for your hunt:

  • Trophy Bonded Bear Claw
  • Swift A – Frame
  • Barnes X


If you’re looking for solid bullets, we suggest:

  • Barnes X Super Solids
  • Woodleigh
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At BPS, we highly recommend using a travel agent. They can assist you with essential information regarding passports, visas, travel permits, health certificates (including Covid-related requirements), and any other documentation necessary, both from your country and ours.


Here’s a concise packing list for your safari adventure:

  • Ammo Pouch
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Hat & Belt
  • 2 pairs of hunting shoes or boots
  • Insect repellent
  • Passport (make copies of all important paperwork)
  • Rifle
  • Sunglasses & Sunblock
  • Toiletry Bag with personal medication


Tipping in the hunting industry is customary and important. It supports the hardworking staff behind the scenes who contribute to the success of your safari. Your contribution can be determined by factors like:

  • Satisfaction of your Safari
  • Success of your Safari
  • Total cost of your Safari
  • Length of your Safari
  • Type of Safari (Plains game, Dangerous game, or combination)
  • Number of Hunters or observers
  • Recognition of standout individuals

Here’s a guideline for your gratuity:

  • PH (Professional Hunter): $50 – $200 per day
  • Tracker: $100 – $200 for the Safari
  • Skinner: $100 – $200 for the Safari
  • Driver: $100 – $200 for the Safari
  • Cleaning Staff: $20 – $40 for the Safari
  • Chef: $50 – $200 for the Safari

For your convenience, PHASA can handle your importation permits before your arrival for a minor fee. We strongly recommend this.

Download the SAP 520, the temporary Firearms import application, before your arrival in RSA. This is essential to streamline your entry process. The form must be completed in black ink and accompanied by the following:

  • Notarized Passport copy
  • Airline ticket
  • Notarized proof of firearm ownership (e.g., Legal license, permit certificate)
  • Copy of the invitation letter from your hunting outfitter

All these documents should be emailed to PHASA at, scanned, readable, and no larger than 4Mb, 25 days before your arrival.


Bow Hunting is primarily conducted from permanent blinds set up at water sources, including tree, pit, or ground blinds. These blinds are monitored to ensure your success, and shots are typically taken at a range of 20 – 30 yards.


For bow hunting, a quiet, fast Bow / Crossbow with sharp fixed blades or broadheads will suffice for most animals. Fortunately, there are no permits or charges required to import a bow.