Dries Visser Safaris

Website: http://dvisser-safaris.com/


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Dries Visser Safaris own properties and operate in the Limpopo province of South Africa and in Namibia.
The main hunting camp is 24° 9.026’S 27° 7.429’E and the Namibian camp is 21° 31.263’S 18° 15.061’E

In South Africa, the hunting areas range from flat open thorn veld savannah, open grassland, rocky hills, densely wooded bush and riverine bush. The Namibian area is mainly flat acacia thorn scrub and semi desert.

In South Africa and Namibia the other areas hunted on are all 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.

Both areas were previously cattle and sheep ranches however wild game has always occurred there naturally.
There are no inhabitants on the land used.

Dries Vissers property is 5000 hectares with a neighboring concession or 4000 hectares. The Namibian property is 200 000 acres. All the properties have a perimeter game fence and cater for bow and rifle hunting. Both areas are in a low risk malaria zone.

As hunting is offered not only in South Africa, there is a large amount of different species on offer. Apart from elephant, all the remaining big five are available. Sable, Golden wildebeest and Hartman zebra are available.The minimum hunt offered is 7 days.

Bow Record Trophies taken last year.

Species Trophy Size
Impala 29 5/8″
Eland 42½”
Leopard 17 1/8″
Gemsbok 44½”

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. There is also a tented luxury camp which has a bathroom en suite as well as kitchen, dining and campfire area.A maximum of 8 hunters can be accommodated at any one time in South Africa and 4 in Namibia. The camp perimeter fence consists of electric wire to keep out the buffalo out and is hardly noticeable.

The distance to the closest tar road nearly 17 km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. The nearest international airport is O.R.Tambo in Johannesburg, three & a half hours away by vehicle. However the closest airfield is Thabazimbi which is a VFR, tarmac 1800 meter all weather runway approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. Windhoek is the closest international airport in Namibia.There closest doctor is at Thabazimbi.

All meals are inclusive of the price and all dinners are home cooking, BBQ/Braai with starters and pudding. Breakfast is full English & typically the animals shot provide the meat. All drinks except spirits as well as lunches are included in the daily rate.
5 full-time trackers are employed who have been working for Dries for up to 20 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 an independent tour operater. This service is at the client’s expense but field preparation of trophies is included in the daily rate. Package deals are on offer and hunting in Mozambique can also be arranged.The current daily rate for a one-on-one hunt is US$390 + VAT per day, and a one-on-two hunt is US$350 + VAT per day for plains game. Dangerous game is US$700 + VAT. These rates have been unchanged for the last five years.

All the vehicles regularly serviced and well maintained.
1 x Toyota Landcruiser pick ups.
2 x Toyota Hilux double cab.
The four free launce professional hunters have their own vehicles, skinners and trackers.

Dries has been in operation for 23 years and is registered in the Limpopo province and NAMPA.They are all members of PHASA, DALLAS ,SCI and NAMPA and did 80 safaris last year.

Name Status Years in Operation
Dries Visser Owner Outfitter Professional Hunter 23
Dries Visser Jnr Owner Outfitter Professional Hunter 17
Hein Lottering Professional Hunter 12
Anthony Lotter Professional Hunter 12
Nico Engelbreght Professional Hunter 5
Stan Von Wielling Professional Hunter 5

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. There is also an abattoir with cold room.All the skinners have at least 20 years’ experience and Derrick Robinson Taxidermy and Swift Dip is recommended. However, trophies can be shipped to the client’s own taxidermist of choice.

Name Tel
L. Payton Merideth +1 907 978 2002
John & Barbara Pomazi +1 503 5393 836
Darin Kerr +1 208 360 4964
Jeff Zacharias +1 308 329 4430
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