Bandur Safaris



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Bandur Safaris is in the Limpopo province of South Africa. How it got its name was from the old post office which used to be called Durban; however years back when mail was mistakenly sent there which should have been sent to the city of Durban in Kwazulu S 22° 38.471 E 029° 28.542

The hunting areas range from flat open thorn veld savannah, open grassland, rocky hills and densely wooded riverine bush. The farm was bought in 1985 by Piet’s father and is privately owned.

Hunting is mainly done from March to October which tends to be cool and dry. Day time temperatures will vary. Generally speaking a warm jacket would be needed at night however during the day temperatures can reach 26°C. The summer rains start in late October & end early February.

The land was used mainly for cattle ranching and wild game has always occurred here naturally. There are no inhabitants on the land used.
Bandur is 10 000 hectares and Pieter has a further 40 000 on adjacent properties, all within a 40 minute drive. Bandur offers all of the dangerous game except elephant in South Africa. Piet has an area in Zimbabwe in the Malapati area which is notorious for big Elephant. Next to the Gonareszhou National Park (which is the Shangaan word meaning “The place of the elephant”), and a 70 pounder is par for that area. Other unique species to the area on offer are Roan & Sable. They have game capture operations mainly for Impala, Kudu, Wildebeest and Waterbuck and sometimes excess females are culled at the end of the season. No end of season discount hunts are offered and the minimum hunt is seven days.

Record Trophies taken last year.

Species Trophy Size
Kudu 63
Warthog 15.75
Waterbuck 33

Lodge is purpose built luxury lodge. The lounge, bar and dining room are separate from the accommodation. All the buildings and chalets are brick with thatched roofs. All have en suite bathrooms, flush toilets, hot and cold water, constant electricity and 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 8 hunters can be accommodated at any one time

Apart from the outside perimeter game fence, no fences or electrical wires can be seen.The distance to the closest tar road nearly 30km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. The nearest international airport is Polokwane however clients from oversees destinations fly to Johannesburg’s O.R.Tambo, a four hour away by vehicle. However the closest airfields are Alldays which is a VFR, tarmac 1400 meter all weather runway approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. There is also a private 1000m dirt air strip at 22° 40.872’S 29° 30.923’E

All meals are inclusive in the price and all dinners are BBQ/Braai with starters and pudding. Full English breakfast as well as lunch is included, and typically, the animals shot provide the meat. All drinks and alcohol are included in the daily rate.

Six full-time trackers are employed who have been working for Bandur for 10 years. They also have skinners and a full complement of lodge staff.

All clients are met at the airport on arrival and dropped off on departure by Piet or one of his Professional Hunters. This service plus field preparation of trophies is all included in the daily rate. The current daily rate for a one-on-one hunt is US$380 + VAT per day and a one-on-two hunt is US$325 + VAT per day. These rates have remained unchanged for the last five years. They had 30 hunters last season.

Vehicles used are well maintained and are serviced regularly.
3 x Toyota Land cruiser pick ups
1 x Toyota Hilux Double cab

Bandur is registered with the Limpopo authority and have been in operation for 10 years. They are members of PHASA and SCI.

Name Status Years in Operation
Pieter Slabbert Professional Hunter & Outfitter 10
Dirk Landman Professional Hunter 4
Johan Geldenhuys Professional Hunter 10

Trophies are skinned, salted and stored in separate sheds made of brick, hence are 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 at no extra cost. There is also an abattoir with cold room.All the skinners have at least 10 years’ experience and Safari and Field & Stream taxidermy are recommended. However, trophies can be shipped to the client’s own taxidermist of choice.

Name Email
Mike Allen
Daniel Ragsdale
Steve Hein
Craig Meyer +1 770 389 1508
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