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We are located in South Africa, but operate world wide.
+27 73 643 6089
margaret@heartofsahunts.co.za
info@heartofsahunts.co.za

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Please download the required form’s and email it back to us for a booking or more.

Email to info@heartofsahunts.co.za

Means and Methods of Safari Payment

Important Notes

 

  1. Let your credit card company know you will be travelling to Africa
  2. We have to add 5% on top of the outstanding amount if you want to pay by credit card
  3. Wire transfers are the best. You arrange with your banker that you might have to call or email him to do a Wire transfer for you. It takes 24 hours to get into our account if it is done before 12 USA time
  4. Cash or EFT is the only other methods of payment
  5. No cheques, personal cheques or bank cheques are accepted

 

It is important to note the following details. This will ensure that your safari ends smooth and without complications.

 

Payments Schedule

 

Your Safari would only be scheduled onto our year planner once we do receive a deposit from you. A minimum deposit – 50% of the Daily rates.

A non-refundable 50% deposit is payable to Heart of SA Woman Hunt & Conservation to book your dates. This deposit will be added onto your credit and will reflect on your account. If you by any means fail to arrive for your safari on selected dates unless by timely arrangement this credit will be forfeited as to cover cost.

Daily rates must be paid up at least 45 days ahead of your safari. No safari will continue unless daily rates are paid up. In the event of an early departure NO CREDIT will be given since we have sold those dates to you.

Trophy fees could be paid up before the safari starts BUT no client will leave camp without trophy fees being paid up in total. Wire transfers could be arranged from camp a day before departure to ensure your safari is paid up when you are due to depart. It takes only 24 hours for wire transfers to reach our account.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Questions that are frequently asked by hunters that travel to the shores of Southern Africa.

WHERE WILL I BE MET?

You will be met at OR Tambo International Airport in the arrivals lounge by your professional hunter. From the time you land in South Africa until the time that you depart, you are in our care.

ARE THE CAMPS COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO BRING MY FAMILY?

All of the camps we use are very comfortable, even luxurious, and all modern amenities are available. Observers are welcome to relax in camp or to experience some of the highlights in each area where your safari is conducted.

DO YOU OFFER BOTH BOW AND RIFLE HUNTING SAFARIS?

Yes, some of the concessions in which we hunt are completely dedicated to bow hunting with blinds and hides set up in good vantage points. Other concessions are solely dedicated to rifle hunting.

IF I DO NOT WISH TO BRING MY OWN RIFLES, CAN YOU PROVIDE RIFLES AND AT WHAT COST?

You are welcome to hunt with one of the rifles of your professional hunter. The only cost involved will be the replacement cost of ammunition, which should be around $150 – $250 depending on rifle calibre.

WHAT WILL BE THE COST OF TAXIDERMY WORK/DIPPING AND PACKING OF RAW TROPHIES?

I work with First Class Trophy for the mounting of trophies or raw preparation. Websites contain price lists which are relevant to their specific service. www.firstclasstrophy.com

And

Nico van Rooyen taxidermy for mounting of trophies or raw preparation. Websites contain price list which are relevant to their specific service. www.taxidermy.co.za or email to nicovanrooyen@taxidermy.co.za / katharina@taxidermy.co.za / +27 12 541 2220 / +27 12 541 2053

HOW EXPERIENCED ARE YOUR PROFESSIONAL HUNTERS?

All of the PH’s have at least ten years of hunting experience and are licensed for both plains game and Big Five hunting.

HOW WILL I PAY FOR MY SAFARI?

We require a deposit of 50% which can be paid by cash or EFT to confirm the hunt. The balance of the daily rate must be paid 45 day’ prior to the safari commencing. Fee totals for animals killed, wounded and lost will be calculated upon completion of the safari and will be payable the last day of the hunting safari. We accept cash or EFT payments. .

WHAT ABOUT TIPS?

Tips or Gratuities has always been a questionable question. Everybody understands that this is not a must but rather a way of saying thank you.

Over many years of hunting we have found the following to be the general averages. It is how ever your own prerogative to decide if and what you want to give. The following could be used as guidelines on TIPPING of staff:

South Africa

Professional Hunter – $ 50 to $ 100 per day

Tracker – $ 15 per day (One tracker per client)

Skinning shed and Skinners – $ 15 per day (This take care of the complete skinning shed personal)

Camp Staff – $ 50 per day (Chef, waiters, cleaners and camp managers)

It boils down to the following per safari:

7 Day Safari – $ 910 to $ 1 260

10 Day Safari – $ 1 2700 to $ 1 620

14 Day Safari – $ 1 750 to $ 2 100

Or

$ 130 to $ 180 per day

If you decide that you will tip the staff we prefer that you the tip to your outfitter, the outfitter will then give to each individual or group of individuals (Camp Staff). Please also make sure that you do have enough cash with you to do that. We also suggest on arrival day at the Airport to exchange some foreign money for South African Rand which you can use to tip with at the end of the safari or if we leave an specific concession area which we will not return to. We will at the end of the Safari provide you with an full list of all the people that has been of assistance to you during your safari.