Rifle Calibre & Ammunition

Overall shooting distances will vary from 50 – 250 yards.  Everything depends on the capability of our client.

As for calibre every hunter will have his own opinion on what calibre is good for what animal.  As a Pro hunter for more than 20 years and hunting with hundreds of clients and trophies I discovered that 30 calibre is the best way to go.  Bringing down the speed with heavier bullets is important.  We don’t shoot long distances except if we hunt down south. For a 30-06 a 180g bullet is better than a 150g.  On a 300-win mag, a 200g is better than a 180g.  All this said, every hunter knows that it is all about shot placement and not the calibre.  I have had several clients shooting with 7mm and 270 that had excellent hunts. I believe all hunters will agree with me.


In order to bring your own rifle on the safari you must obtain a US 4457 Customs Form before leaving the USA.  Please note that you must have this form to exit and enter your country again.  Make sure that you get this document beforehand.

Please note that NO automatic rifles will be allowed in South Africa.

NO two rifles of the same calibre may be brought into South Africa by the same hunter.

When importing your firearm please note that you can fill in your SAP520 in advance but DO NOT SIGN the document.

90% of our clients prefer to hire rifles from Wild Game Safaris and not to go through the hassle of bringing your own.

Keep in mind that if you fly via Europe with your rifle we always have complaints that the rifles get damaged and sometimes never arrive on time.