Authentic African Adventures
Hanno Van Rensburg
P.O. Box 11 Baltimore, Limpopo, South Africa
+27 83 463 3507
+27 866 288142
Authentic African adventures operates in South Africa and Botswana
Their two camps are 23° 18.285’S 28° 27.451’E and 23° 29.793’S 28° 25.788’E
The hunting areas range from flat, open thornveld savannah, open grassland, rocky hills and densely wooded bush.
Hunting mainly takes place from March to October which tends to be cool and dry. Daytime temperatures are warm to hot, whereas at night it can get cold and a warm jacket would be needed at night. However, during the day temperatures can reach 30°C. The summer rains start in January till end of March.
This land was previously used for cattle farming but game has always occurred here naturally.
Hanno and his family own a 25000-hectare ranch which is game-fenced. No other hunters use this area and there is no malaria.
All the different trophy species are available, ranging from the Big Five to a steenbok. End-of-season discount hunts are also offered and the minimum hunt is seven days, but no culling takes place. Game capture takes place here and new stock is introduced to strengthen the gene pool. They also have an extensive breeding facility.
|Lion||Reedbok common||Duiker grey|
|Cheetah||Hartebeest Lichtenstein’s||Vervet monkey|
|Zebra Burchell’s||Wildebeest blue||Caracal|
|Zebra Mountain||Wildebeest black||Cape wild cat|
|Impala||Wildebeest golden||Serval cat|
|Impala black||Gemsbok||Civet cat|
Record Trophies taken last year.
|Roan||33″ (No 1 SCI)|
They have three lodges, purpose-built and luxurious. The lounge, bar and dining room are separate from the accommodation. All the buildings and chalets are brick with either thatched, tin or tiled roofs. All have en suite bathrooms, flush toilets, hot and cold water, constant electricity and are fully air-conditioned. If there is a power failure they have a backup generator. There is also a swimming pool, a boma, satellite TV, landline telephone as well as mobile phone and free Wi-Fi coverage. A maximum of 20 hunters can be accommodated at any one time with the minimum hunt being 7 days.
The distance to the closest tar road nearly is one km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. The nearest international airport is Polokwane International ,one hour away or O R Tambo or Polokwane, three-and-a-half hours away by vehicle. However, the closest airfield is on their property, Shelanti, which is a 1100-metre gravel runway approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. We have charter available to lodge.There is a hospital in Polokwane and Lephalale.
All meals are inclusive of the price and all dinners are four course. Light breakfast followed by a big brunch is served, and typically the animals shot provide the meat. All drinks and alcohol are included in the daily rate.
Hanno has 10 skinners/trackers that have been with his family from between 5“ 20 years.
All clients are met at the airport on arrival and dropped off on departure by one of the professional hunters.This service and field preparation is inclusive. The current daily rate for a one-on-one is US$400 per day.Both rifle and bow hunting is catered for.
All their vehicles are well maintained.4 x Toyota Land Cruiser pick-ups2 x Toyota Hilux Double cabs2 x Buffalo™ hunting vehicles1 x VW Combi Mini bus1 x Merc Vito Mini bus1x helicopter R441 x Cessna Caravan 14 seater aircraft
Authentic African Adventures has been in operation for 20 years and is registered in the Limpopo province.They are members of PHASA, SCI, and handled 250 hunters last year.
Years in Operation
|Hanno Van Rensburg||Owner Outfitter Professional Hunter||25|
|Kyne Edwards||Professional Hunter||5|
|Eli Van Der Walt||Professional Hunter||5|
|Petrus Mojela||Professional Hunter||15|
Trophies are skinned, salted and stored in separate sheds made of brick, very secure and 100% vermin proof. These facilities are well ventilated and have electric lighting. The trophies once dried are stored separately and tags are used for identification. There is also an abattoir with cold room.All the skinners have up to 20 years experience. Safari Taxidermy is recommended. However, trophies can be shipped to the clients own taxidermist of choice.
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