Numzaan Safaris

Website: http://www.numzaan.com/

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Numzaan Safaris is in the Limpopo province of South Africa and is on the Eastern part of the Waterberg Mountains. They also have concessions in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Namibia and Tanzania. The main hunting camp is 24° 35.461’S 27° 27.846’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 vegetation in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania will vary from acacia thorn scrub, mopane and miambo woodland to open grassland and floodplain.

In South Africa, the areas hunted on are all privately owned whereas the areas in the neighboring countries, the areas are state owned but tendered out to private outfitters.

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 South African areas were previously cattle ranches however wild game has always occurred there naturally. The neighboring countries areas have always been state land.
There are no inhabitants on the land used.
Numzaan has 1000 hectares and nearly 10000 hectares of hunting concessions where they have the sole hunting rights within an hour’s drive. All the properties have a perimeter game fence and is suitable for both bow and rifle hunting. South Africa is a low risk malaria zone but if hunting in the neighboring countries, it is imperative that one goes on a course of anti-malaria prophylactics recommended by your doctor!

As hunting is offered not only in South Africa, there is a large amount of different species on offer. Apart from Elephant on the SA properties, all the plains game, Sable, Roan, Crocodile, Hippo, black & white Rhino, Buffalo and Lion are also on offer. The Zambian, Mozambique and Tanzanian operations offer the “big 5”. The minimum hunt offered is 7 days. End of season hunts are on offer if quotas are not used up. Numzaan safaris are not inch hunters; the hunting experience is the main goal and guarantee excellent trophies.

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 is fully air-conditioned. If there is a power failure they have a backup generator. There is also a swimming pool, a boma, satellite TV, mobile phone and free Wi-Fi coverage.
Wild Wildebeest Lodge is also used. This is another luxury lodge with room for 16 hunters. The lodge have a swimming pool, large boma with braai and all rooms have en suite bathrooms and is air conditioned. The bathrooms have flush toilets, hot and cold water and showers. The buildings is brick with a thatched roof.

The newest addition to our accomodation is Leadwood Lodge. Brick building with thatched roof and huge boma. Can accomodate 8 Hunters. All rooms have modern en suite bathrooms and are air conditioned.

The distance from the main camp to O.R.Tambo international airport in Johannesburg is 256 km (159 miles), three hours away by vehicle. However the closest airfield is Thabazimbi which is a VFR, tarmac 1500 meter all weather runway approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. There is also some private dirt air strips near their various hunting areas.

All meals are included in the price and all dinners are specially prepared by highly trained chefs with starters and pudding. You will experience traditional South African braaivleis. Breakfast is full English & typically the animals shot provide the meat. All drinks and alcohol in moderation as well as lunches are included in the daily rate.
15 full-time trackers are employed who have been working for Numzaan from between 6 to12 years. They also have skinners and a full complement of lodge staff that is based at all the lodges.

All clients are met at the airport on arrival and dropped off on departure by one of the professional hunters. This service is at the clients expense but field preparation of trophies is included in the daily rate. The current daily rate for a one-on-one hunt is US$450 per day, and a one-on-two hunt is US$350 per day for plains game. These rates have been unchanged for the last five years.

All the vehicles are new and well maintained.
5 x Mahindra Double cabs
15 x Toyota Hilux double cab.
1 x VW Combi bus

Numzaan have been in operation for 20 years and is registered in all the South African provinces except Western Cape. They are all members of PHASA, SA Hunters and SCI and had 282 clients hunting with them last year.

Name Status Years in Operation
Stef Swanepoel Professional Hunter and Owner Outfitter 20
Jean-Louis Viljoen Professional Hunter and Owner Outfitter 17
Shaun Abraham Professional Hunter and Owner Outfitter 17
Mike Watridge Professional Hunter and Owner Outfitter 15
Johann Combrink Professional Hunter and Owner Outfitter 14
Jacques Kellerman Professional Hunter and Owner Outfitte 10
Kannas
Kannemeyer Professional Hunter and Owner Outfitte 10
Tonie de Bruin Professional Hunter and Owner Outfitte 10
Juan Malan Professional Hunter and Owner Outfitte 7
Whitey van Zyl Professional Hunter 5
Wynand Erasmus Professional Hunter 4
Aldo Van Reenen Professional Hunter 2

Should the need be, other professional hunters can be used.

Trophies are skinned, salted and stored in separate brick sheds, hence are very secure. 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 6 years’ experience and Lifeform Taxidermy for the mounting and Swift dip for dipping and packing are recommended. However, trophies can be shipped to the client’s own taxidermist of choice.

Name Email
Joe Curry joegail@cableone.net
Michael Blach mustbhuntn@hotmail.com
Dean Goodson Dean.goodson@hunting-intl.com
Larry Dixon dixljd@msn.com
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