The Hunt

Travel Arrangements

Gracy Travel International

Phone: +27 82 666 5687 Email: USA Contact: 800-299-8558 Website:

Esplanade Travel

Phone: 617 266 7465 Email: Website:


Global Rescue & Safari International
Phone: +1 617 426 6661

Here’s a snapshot of the services on offer:

  • Protection up to a cost of $500,000
  • Deployable medical and security teams
  • Field Rescue from the point of illness or injury
  • Evacuation back to the member’s home hospital of choice
  • Specialists at Johns Hopkins Medicine available in real-time
  • Available upgrade to include extraction in security emergencies
  • 24hr medical advisory services from critical care paramedics and in-house physicians

Terms of Business


Prices are based on the ruling USD ($):ZAR (R) exchange rate of going to print. Therefore, prices may change without notice should the exchange rate vary prior to or during your safari.


  • Buffalo -7 day 1 x 1 $1 200 per hunter per day
  • Rhino -7 day 1 x 1 $1 200 per hunter per day
  • Leopard -14 day 1 x 1 $1 200 per hunter per day
  • Elephant -14 d 1 x 1 $1 200 per hunter per day


  • 1 x 1 $600 per hunter per day
  • 2 x 2 $500 per hunter per day
  • 2 x 1 $450 per hunter per day
  • Observer @ $250 per day

Subject to availability of permit (CITES).  Bait not included

Terms & Conditions

Jannie Otto Safaris is based in South Africa, 40 minutes’ drive from the Kimberley airport in the Northern Cape. We also hunt in all Provinces of South Africa and other African Countries, Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique.

Length of Safari

Jannie Otto Safaris caters for safaris that range in length between 7-21 days. Hunters can be assured that on a 10-14 days safari they will return home with a good mixed bag of exciting trophies. Travelling time must be taken into consideration when hunting in different provinces for certain species of game. Jannie Otto Safaris can tailor make your safari to meet your trophy requirements.  JOS’s experienced Professional Hunters will be with you every step of the way to guide you to a successful and fun safari.

The Hunting Season

In South Africa we hunt from February through November. Keep in mind that May is our autumn/fall whilst June, July and August are our winter months. September is spring with October and November going into summer. You can expect temperatures in the 40’s as a low and 70’s as a high in winter months. Mid 60’s to mid 90’s in spring and summer is average.

General information

South Africa’s electricity supply is 220 volts AC 50 Hz. Appliances of lesser voltage require transformers and adapters.

Inoculations are not required for South Africa, however if a hunter is to hunt in other African countries, we recommend malaria and yellow fever prophylactics be taken. Please consult your medical practitioner on the subject.

Bottled water is available for drinking.

The Currency in South Africa is Rand but in all other African countries USD is accepted.
With over 30 years of experience in the safari industry and a flawless reputation, Jannie Otto Safaris is dedicated to the preservation of the hunter and the sustainable management of wildlife.

Daily Rates

Safari starts on day of arrival and stops on day of departure, considered a full safari day. A travelling day between provinces/hunting areas will be considered a full paying hunting day for hunters and observers.
Day of Arrival: arrival before 12h00 midday, a full day is charged; arrival  after 12h00 midday, @ $200 pp.
Day of Departure: depart before 12h00 midday, @ $200 per person; depart after 12h00 midday, a full day is charged.

Deposit requirements & Insurance

50% of the total Hunter and Observer daily rates and transportation fees are required at the time of booking. The balance is due at least 30 days before the start of the safari.

Bank Transfers, credit card (Master and VISA) & cash acceptable. NO AMEX & DINERS CARDS and NO CHECKS are ACCEPTED. Handling fee of 2.9% applicable on full amount payable on card payments.

Please inform your Bank you will use your card in Africa.

NO refunds on cancellations. Dates booked as per contract will be paid for in full.

Cancellation and medical insurance highly recommended.

Before commencement of the safari, clients are required to complete and sign a safari contract, general information sheet and indemnity form. Available on or JOS office.

Rifles and Ammunition

Bring a rifle that you are most comfortable with. A heavier caliber is recommended for larger animals. Have a document at hand that states proof of ownership and lists all inscriptions as well as a letter of invitation that we will provide. You will be issued a temporary import permit at customs upon arrival. Up to 100 rounds of ammunition per rifle are allowed. A 30.06, 270 and .375 are available for rent at US50 per day, in addition to ammunition used.

Rates Include

  • Field preparation of trophies and delivery to local taxidermist for processing.
  • Full time services of professional hunters, skinners, trackers, caterers and camp staff.
  • All accommodation including towels, linen, and daily laundry.
  • Catering of cuisine, fresh fruit and vegetables, salads and stocked daily cooler boxes for each hunting vehicle. Dietary requirements will be catered for as far as possible.
  • All soft drinks and bottled water.
  • Ground transportation in the field – i.e. one fully fitted hunting vehicle per PH.
  • Government value added tax (VAT) 15% is included in daily rates and transportation in SA. VAT is not payable on the trophy fee for trophies which are exported.

Rates do not include (Additional Charges if applicable)

  • International arrival & departure flights and any other flights, either commercial or charter to and from hunting areas, as well as hotel accommodation before, during and after the contracted safari period.
  • Clients flying between areas during the safari is responsible for his own, plus 1 guide and skinner’s airfare.
  • Airport transfer and Meet & Greet - $600 per vehicle (not applicable to Kimberley Airport, Northern Cape).
  • Additional vehicle rental. Jannie Otto Safaris use double cab hunting vehicles which can seat 4 passengers. If an additional vehicle is required for the safari, this will be at the client’s cost.
  • Firearm clearance fee – Kimberley and Hoedspruit Airport @ +/- $35 per rifle each way.
  • Firearm rentals. $50 per day, per firearm. Ammo at cost.
  • Firearm Import Permit assistance (if required) @ $100 per person carrying hunting rifles at Oliver Tambo International (Johannesburg).
  • Liquor, wine, beer and mixes @ cost + 10%.
  • Trophy charges as per price list.
  • License Fees & Hunting Licenses & Permits where applicable. For example: - Northern Cape Province Plains Game License @ $60 per hunter. CITES and/or TOPS permits where applicable.
  • Government value added tax (VAT) 15% is payable on trophies not exported. VAT is payable on all animals wounded & lost and/or baits used.
  • Taxidermy and Packing, dipping & forwarding of trophies from local taxidermists to final destination. This is not undertaken by JOS but by a South African Taxidermist who will deal directly with the client.
  • Other Activities. The cost of any touring & sightseeing, side trips or any additions to the confirmed safari itinerary.
  • Gratuities, appreciated. (Recommend: camp staff member -$10 per day, PH $100 per day).
  • Community Fund (if applicable) on any Auction/Donation hunt - $100 per day per hunter and $50 per day for observers.

Important Documents

Pre-Safari Information

Firearm Import Procedure

Sugguested Packing List

  • 3 Each : Shirts, Olive colour, or Camo
  • 3 Pairs : Pants, Olive colour or Camo
  • 3 Pairs : Casual but warm clothing for the evenings (Note: Daily laundry service is available)
  • 1 Each : Hat/Cap
  • 1 Pair : Ankle High Boots (comfortable)
  • 1 Pair : Light “Easy On” Shoes (for evenings around campfire)
  • 4 Pairs : Socks
  • 1 Each : Medium weight Sweater
  • 2 Each : Jackets (1 medium, and maybe 1 heavier, if you go in July/August/Sept)
  • 4 Each : Underwear & Comfortable Clothing for additional sight seeing when not hunting
  • 1 Each : Sunscreen
  • 1 Each : Insect repellant
  • 1 Each : Sunglasses
  • 1 Lot : Personal Medical Prescriptions, Anthihistamines, Tylenol, Li Balm with sun screen, etc.
  • Flashlight, personal Grooming items and Razor (220 Volts)
  • 1 Each : Belt and Ammunition Pouch
  • 1 Each : Binoculars
  • 1 Each : Still Camera and / or Video Camera
  • 1 Each : Battery Charges (12V & 220V)
  • 1 Lot : Ammunition (Note: you are permitted 11 pounds of ammo in you’re suitcase, do NOT pack it in your gun case with firearms)
  • 1 Set : Firearms (Note: up to 3 calibers are permitted, no automatic or semi-automatic. These should be registered before you leave your country of origin)

Suggested Reading

  • MAG-SET PUBLICATIONS, 2001 African Hunter Shot Placement, Harare: Mag-Set Publications (PTY) Ltd
  • BURGER CILLIé, 1987, Mammals of Southern Africa: Fourways: Frandsen Publishers (Pty) Ltd
  • IAN SINCLAIR, 1993, SASOL Birds of Southern Africa: Cape Town: Struik Publishers
  • G.P.SWAN, D.J. BOTES, P.L. SMIT, 2000, Hunting Africa, a Practical Guide: Cape Town: Sunbird Publishing (PTY) Ltd

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