African Hunting Outfitters Directory
Company Name: Limpopo Safaris
Contact Person: Mias Cronje
Postal Address: P.O. Box 794, Musina 0900, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Tel: +27 15 534 2403
Mobile: +27 79 506 8936
Fax: +27 15 534 0314
Country: Limpopo Safaris is in the Limpopo province of South Africa near the border of Zimbabwe.
GPS Coordinates of Hunting Camp: The main hunting camp is 22 25.277S 30 16.871E
Terrain & Vegetation: This large hunting area ranges from flat open thornveld savannah, baobab trees, rocky hills, mopane woodland and riverine bush.
Status of land: The hunting area is privately owned.
Rainfall & Temperature: Hunting is mainly done from March to October which tends to be cool and dry. Daytime temperatures will vary. Generally speaking a warm jacket would be needed at night. However, during the day temperatures can reach 26C. The summer rains start in late October and end early February. For detailed information go to Accuweather.
Previous land use: The areas were previously cattle ranches though wild game has always occurred there naturally.
Size and location of the hunting areas: Limpopo Safaris is on 45 000 hectares with no fences except on the main national road. They cater for bow, handgun, black powder and rifle hunting. This ranch is in a low-risk malaria zone.
Many different trophy species are available, ranging from the Big Five to Sharpe’s Grysbok, and there will be a limited quota. End-of-season discount hunts are also offered and the minimum hunt is seven days, and excess females are culled. Sable and roan are also on offer.
|Lion||Reedbok common||Vervet monkey|
|Giraffe||Hartebeest, Lichtenstein’s||Serval cat|
|Zebra, Burchell’s||Wildebeest, blue||Duiker, grey|
Record Trophies taken last year.
Type of accommodation offered:
The main lodge is a 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 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, and free Wi-Fi coverage. There is also an up-graded farmhouse camp which has a bathroom en suite as well as kitchen, dining and campfire area.
A maximum of 10 hunters can be accommodated at any one time.
From the lodge:
The distance to the closest tar road is nearly 20 km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. The nearest international airport is Polokwane, two-and-a-half hours away by vehicle. However, the closest airfield is Musina which is a VFR, tarmac 1800-metre all weather runway approved by the Civil Aviation Authority.
There is also a doctor 25 minutes away in Musina.
All meals are inclusive of the price and all dinners are three-course. Breakfast is full English with packed lunches and special dietary requirements catered for. All drinks and alcohol in moderation as well as lunches are included in the daily rate.
Six full-time trackers are employed who have been working for Mias for up to 10 years. They also have two skinners and a full complement of lodge staff.
Rates and Services
All clients are met at the airport on arrival and dropped off by a tour operator, which is not included in the price, but field preparation of trophies is included in the daily rate. The current daily rate for a one-on-one hunt is €420 per day, and a one-on-two hunt is €328 per day for plains game. Dangerous game packages are available on request.
Limpopo has their own Toyota Land cruiser hunting vehicle and any other professional hunters needed have their own vehicles.
Mias has been in operation for 13 years and is registered in the Limpopo Province, and are members of PHASA. They had 44 hunters last year.
|Name||Status||Years in Operation|
|Mias Cronje||Outfitter Professional Hunter||15|
Should the need be, other professional hunters can be used.
Skinning / post hunt facilities
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.
Safari Taxidermy is recommended for trophies and dipping and shipping is done. However, trophies can be shipped to the client’s own taxidermist of choice.
Client verification – References from last year
|Jens Ulrik Hoghfirstname.lastname@example.org|