Hunting with Daggaboy Safaris

What to expect on your African Trophy Hunt

Brochure for Daggaboy SafarisDaggaboy Safaris carefully plans your hunt according to your specific needs. We specialize in both rifle and bow hunting. For the observer we can organize a shopping trip, elephant back safari or a visit to a white lion breeding facility. The ladies can relax in the nearby "in Africa" spa with very relaxing atmosphere.

Safety is one of our top priorities. Safe transport for our clients from the airport and back are well organized. Ourlodge is situated in a very safe area and we can honestly say that there is nothing to be concerned about.

We will ensure that you receive the best service and that all your needs are taken care of. You will be treated with the greatest respect and responsibility.

Read more about the Country | Geography | Our Location | Climate | Currency | Foreign Exchange | Credit Card | Electricity | Languages | Water | Medical | Equipment | Clothing | Suggestions | Big Five Safaris | Bow Hunting | Fishing Opportunities | Safari Duration | Sight Seeing

COUNTRY

South Africa with its problems has still developed into one of the most popular hunting destinations in Africa. Offering a high degree of professionalism by the professional hunters and outfitters and offering the largest variety of trophy species available including all of the big five. With the daily rates being what they are a hunter is getting true value for money. Compared to the security problems being experienced world wide, South Africa is still a save and secure destination. South Africa is divided into 9 provinces, all of which offer hunting of one type or another.

GEOGRAPHY

South Africa is situated on the Southern most tip of Africa and is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It covers an area of approximately 1,227,200 square kilometers with the Indian Ocean to the East and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

OUR LOCATION

Daggaboy Safaris are located in the Limpopo Province, named after the Limpopo River, a 1000 mile river that borders South - Africa to Botswana in the North, Zimbabwe in the North East and Mozambique in the East. Also known as the Province of peace.

Our lodge, Bua Nnete Lodge is located in Tom Burke a small little town 6 miles from the Botswana border next to where the N11 (nasional road) and the R572 (regional road) cross. Please google us.

CLIMATE

South Africa has a very sunny climate which can vary in temperature tremendously. Ranging from subtropical conditions in the North down to the mediterranean type conditions in the South. Mid-winter occurs in July and mid-summer in January.

CURRENCY

The currency is the South African Rand and the international symbol is R. One rand equals 100 cents. Rands are accepted country wide as well as US Dollars in certain situations.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Travelers Cheques and foreign currency notes of all major currencies can be obtained at commercial banks, airports and major hotels.

CREDIT CARDS

Most credit cards are accepted by all retail outlets. But please bear in mind that Daggaboy Safaris does not accept credit card payments due for any safari expenses.

ELECTRICITY

South Africa’s electricity supply is 220 volts AC 50 Hz. Appliances of a lesser voltage require transformers and adaptors.

LANGUAGES

South Africa has eleven official languages with English, Afrikaans, Tswana, Zulu and Xhosa being the most widely used. However English is spoken and understood by most people in the country.

WATER

The water in South Africa is extremely palatable and is perfectly safe to drink, however should one be a little uneasy with tap water, bottled water is freely available.

MEDICAL

South Africa has a modern and sophisticated hospital network should the need arise. Inoculations are not required for South Africa however if a hunter is to hunt in the Northern Province, Zululand, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique we recommend malaria prophylactics be taken. Please consult you pharmacist or doctor on the subject. The South African Government has made remarkable breakthroughs concerning malaria. With reintroduction of DDT the number of reported cases has been reduced to 80% since 2 years ago. Other than malaria in certain areas there is nothing else to worry about. All the horrific tropical diseases one hears about are fictions and life in general in South Africa from a health point of view is exactly the same as that in the States.

WHAT TO BRING (this is only suggestions)         
For your African Adventure you will need the following necessary items:

Equipment:

  • Light weight binoculars preferably 7x35, 8x40 or 10 x 40  
  • Camera (Remember plenty of film, memory cards and spare batteries)  
  • Day Bag – small to medium soft bag for carrying camera, film and personal items   
  • Good flashlight with extra batteries and spare bulb   
  • Rifle cleaning kit – with accessories for each gun        
  • Proper Hunting knife   
  • Good pair of sunglasses (polarized for fishing)    
  • Miscellaneous – personal toilet kit, extra pair eyeglasses, insect repellent, good quality sunscreen, Lip balm, reading material, tobacco and/or cigarettes, personal medication.


Clothing:    

It is unnecessary to pack excessive clothing because laundry services are usually provided. Three changes of clothing are adequate as laundry is done regularly.

Outer clothes should be dark green or dark khaki in color. It is acceptable to wear camouflage clothing during the hunt in South Africa, but not advisable in the cities and towns you may visit during one of the planned activities.

Our suggestion:

4 Shirts, 2 long and 2 short sleeved
2 Long trousers
2 Walking shorts
1 Lightweight hunting jacket
1 Light to medium down jacket
1 Lightweight raincoat
4 Sets of underwear
1 Wool sweater
1 Sweat or jogging suit
1 “Boonie” hat or wide brim field hat
6 Pairs medium weight socks
2 Pairs walking shoes
1 Pair camp slippers
1 Pair of gloves

Note: If you are prone to sore feet, heavier socks and one pair of sturdy hunting boots may be advisable. Whatever your choice, shoe or boot soles should be of rubber without lugs or cleats so that you can move quietly while stalking and tracking game. Dark colored boots/shoes are recommended, NOT WHITE.

BIG FIVE SAFARIS

Although Trophy fees for the big five are not mentioned on the price list the big five are available to you. As the prices vary so much from area to area we prefer to tailor make a big five safari. We work in conjunction with established and reputable outfitters all over Africa. This allows us to keep a very high standard.

BOW HUNTING

Bow hunting safaris are undertaken throughout the year but we recommend the drier months (May – October) as with game being concentrated around waterholes the chances of success improve dramatically. Hunting is done from established blinds and also using the old walk and stalk method.

FISHING OPPORTUNITIES

Excellent big game fishing is available on the coast of South Africa. These usually take place over five days. For the serious fresh water fisherman or species collector excellent inland fishing can be experienced, like tiger fish, large catfish and many others available.We also specialize in Thailand and Amazon fishing trips, so please contact us for such. 

SAFARI DURATION

The duration of your safari is optional but please keep in mind the quality of trophies required. We would recommend a minimum of 7 to 10 days, but should one wish to hunt more than one area or do sight seeing, it would be better to stay a bit longer.

SIGHT SEEING

Having come all the way to Africa it might be a good idea to do a bit of sight seeing whilst here. We would happily take you to one of the many game reserves like the Kruger National Park, or to one of the historical landmarks. Other interesting places to visit includes Cape Town and surrounding areas, coast with excellent diving and marlin fishing, Johannesburg and its gold mining history, as well as many other places of interest. These we will discuss with you and added onto your safari as an extra. Included in the agreed amount will be transport, accommodation, catering and personal guide.

Please feel free to contact us should there be any information or advice you require.