Sadaka Safaris is in the Limpopo province of South Africa and is on the southern part of the Waterberg Mountains. Hunting is also done in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania. The main lodge is 24° 57.370’S 27° 48.865’E The hunting areas range from flat, open thornveld savannah, open grassland and rocky hills to densely wooded bush.
Hunting is mainly 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. However, during the day temperatures can reach 30Â°C. The summer rains start in January, ending in March.
The South African areas were previously cattle ranches. However, wild game has always occurred there naturally. The areas in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania are state-owned safari areas.
There are no inhabitants on the land used.
The hunting area is 2 000 hectares with further sole hunting rights on neighbouring properties all within a one-hour drive. Ewert also hunts in the Northern Cape Province for game that only naturally occurs there. All the properties have a perimeter game fence and cater for bow and rifle hunting. All these areas are in a low-risk malaria zone. The hunting areas in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania are in state-owned safari areas but note: if hunting there, anti-malaria prophylactics should be taken. The Big Five and dangerous game are offered on package deals. The minimum hunt is seven days. Culling and managed hunts are offered to remove surplus females. Last-minute discount hunts are also offered.
The Lodge is purpose built, and 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 back-up generator. There is also a swimming pool, a boma, landline telephone as well as mobile phone and free Wi-Fi coverage. A maximum of 10 hunters can be accommodated at any one time.
The distance to the closest tar road is 12km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. The nearest international airport is OR Tambo, two-and-a-half hours away by vehicle. However, the closest airfield is Mabalingwe which is a VFR, tarmac 1,000 metre all-weather runway approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. There is a hospital in Bela-Bela.
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.
Four full-time trackers/skinners are employed who have been working for Ewert for four years. They also have a full complement of lodge staff.
All clients are met at the airport on arrival and dropped off on departure by their professional hunters. This service, plus 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 two-on-one is US$375 per day. There are numerous big-game packages and the daily rate is US$950 per day.
All their vehicles are well maintained.1 x Toyota Hilux double cab1 x Toyota Land Cruiser pick up1 x Ford Ranger double cab
Sadaka Safaris is registered in the Limpopo Province, has been in operation since 1999, and is a member of PHASA, SCI, Houston and Dallas. They had 40 hunters last year.
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 at least 4 years experience. Bull Eye Taxidermy is recommended. However, trophies can be shipped to the client own taxidermist of choice.