Westfalen Hunting Safaris

Website: http://www.westfalenhuntnamibia.com/


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Westfalen is south of Etosha National Park in Namibia. The camp is 19° 43.639’S 14° 59.936’E.

The hunting areas range from flat, open thornveld savannah, to open grassland, rocky hills, and riverine and mopane woodland.

Privately owned in the Loxodonta Conservancy.

Hunting is mainly done 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 30°C. The summer rains start in January till end of March.

The land was previously used for cattle farming but has historically always had naturally occurring plains game. They still have some livestock.

There are no inhabitants on the land used. Westfalen is 14,000 hectares within the 300 000 hectares of the Loxodonta Conservancy of which they have hunting rights. There are only stock fences to keep in some cattle but the wildlife is free ranging. There is no malaria in the hunting area.


As the game is free ranging, no exotic animals have been introduced. Elephant and leopard regularly move through the area.

Record Trophies taken last year.

Species Trophy Size
Kudu 56

All trophies taken are excellent quality and John ensures good plains game hunting, and both rifle and bow hunting is catered for.

Elephant lodge is a purpose-built hunting 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. They have solar power as well as a back-up generator. There is also a boma and mobile phone coverage. A maximum of 6 hunters can be accommodated at any one time.

The distance to the closest tar road is 8km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. The nearest international airport is Windhoek, 450km away by vehicle. However the closest airfield is Kamanjab which is a VFR, 2000 metre dirt runway approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. There is a hospital in Outjo, a ninety-minute drive away

All meals are inclusive of the price and all dinners are four-course. We serve a FULL breakfast with lunch packs, and typically the animals shot provide the meat. All drinks and moderate alcohol are included in the daily rate.

Three full-time trackers are employed who have been working for the Van der Westhuizen family for 17 years. They also have skinners and all the lodge staff.

All clients are met at the airport on arrival and dropped off on departure at the client cost, US$600, but field preparation of trophies is included in the daily rate. The current daily rate for a one-on-one hunt is $350per day, and a two-on-one hunt is $280 per day. Numerous package deals are also on offer.

Vehicles are well maintained.2 x Land Rover pick-ups1 x Toyota Hilux pick-up1 x VW combi bus.

Westfalen Hunting Safaris has been in operation for 17 years and is registered in Namibia.They are all members of NAPHA and had 40 trophy hunters last year.

Name Status

Years in Operation

John Van der Westhuizen Owner, Outfitter
Professional Hunter

Freelance hunters are hired when necessary.

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 17 years experience and were trained by NAPHA. Trophies can be shipped to the clients own taxidermist of choice by International Air Cargo Services. Email pam_iacs@mweb.com.na for any enquiries.

Name Email
Don Adams (NZ) Don.a@farmside.co.nz
Thomas Bekkevold (Denmark) thbe@bwsc.dk
Joe Susi (USA) jsusimd@yahoo.com
Scott Engel narnia@quikmail.org

Notes: This lodge is situated next to a pan that regularly has elephants drinking at it. For a first-time plains game hunter this would be a great place to visit.

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