Terms and Conditions

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GENERAL

  • All prices quoted are in US Dollars and European Euro.

  • Bookings will only be secured upon receipt of a deposit of a agreed amount per Hunter/non-hunter;

  • The balance of the daily fees are payable upon arrival in South Africa.

  • Trophy fees are payable upon completion of the safari before departing to the airport.

  • Only electronic funds transfers or cash will be excepted as valid forms of payment.

  • Deposits paid will be rolled over to a next year for cancellations longer than 90 days prior to commencement of the safari. No refunds will unfortunately be made. For cancellations shorter than 90 days prior to commencement of the safari, no rollovers will unfortunately be allowed.

  • Wounded game to be paid for in full.

  • All hunters and observers will be required to sign an indemnity before commencement of the safari. Although we shall take every precaution to ensure the well-being of our clients whilst on safari, Marula Safaris will not be liable for any injury, illness, loss or accident.

  • Minimum safari days are 7 days, of which 5 will be hunting days and 2 will be observer days. Daily fees will be calculated as such.

 

DAILY RATES INCLUDE

  • Services of a licensed Professional Hunter, hunting vehicles, trackers and skinners;

  • Transfer by road from Johannesburg International Airport to and from the hunting area, except quoted other wise.

  • Accommodation, meals and soft drinks;

  • Daily laundry service;

  • Alcoholic Beverages;

  • 15% Government VAT on the daily rates where applicable.

  • All Hunting licenses and permits, EXCLUDING CITES;

  • Field preparation of trophies and transportation to any taxidermist in the Limpopo Province , when the hunt is conducted in South Africa.

 

DAILY RATES EXCLUDE

  • Pre- and post- safari accommodation;

  • Domestic flights if required;

  • Tours for non-hunting companions;

  • Rental of rifles and ammunition;

  • Trophy fees for animals taken or wounded;

  • The preparation, packing, documentation and export of trophies from South Africa.

  • Gratuities and tips;

What to pack

If the following guidelines are used, packing your bags won’t be a headache. If you are planning only for the safari, don’t overload! The items most obviously needed and most frequently needed will be listed. Apart from your traveling agent’s prerequisites, you really don’t need to pack much more than the following:

Clothing and general accessories:

  1. Very informal, cotton-type material of clothing in plain and neutral colors (and to name some colors, brown, green or khaki). The South African bush is a combination of pale green, light yellow and brown in southern hemisphere wintertime. Thorns will definitely be part of the safari-experience. The hunting season runs from April to October. Don’t overspent too much on expensive safari clothes, for all outfitters will cater for your daily washing.A pair of short pants and a t-shirt or two may help as well.

  2. Good, thick soiled boots that have been worn some time already. Never go on a hunt in a new pair of boots! The boots needn’t to be the military type, but it may be good if it could cover the angles. Thick socks will be a good idea, but remember to bring along quite a few pairs, for the bush may rough it up if it gets exposed to the small bushes. A pair of slip on sandals will do as well.

  3. One solid jacket and a jersey or pullover for the cold nights may be considered as essential. Although the days are still quite warm in winter, the night temperatures may drop to freezing point. (The southern provinces may drop even to – 7º Celsius at night in winter times, but the northern provinces are warmer at nights,).

  4. Don’t consider a raincoat in hunting season as essential at all. Swim gear may come in more handy, even in winter times in the northern areas.

  5. Don’t forget your medical prescriptions. Bring along a list of regular medication from your pharmacist, and all South African pharmacies will be able to provide the same or identical brands of medicines.

  6. Very high rated sunblock/sunscreen fluid as well as a solid hat

  7. An electrical adapter to facilitates the standard South African 220 Volts. Most outfitters will be able to solve your fitting-problems, but it may be useful to bring the international power adapters series along if you plan to do more than just a safari.

  8. Good anti-mosquito spray, balm, coils or measures against insects if you want.

  9. The usual toiletries with towel

  10. A small but durable torch

  11. All contact numbers, tapes, fittings, batteries, accessories, connections, etc. for equipment that you may bring along

Hunting accessories:

  1. Not more than 50 to 70 rounds of ammunition

  2. Rifle(s) or gun(s) as was finalized with the authorities and outfitter

  3. Gun cleaning kit (if the firearm is a standard type, this is optional)

  4. A pocket knife

Some useful optionals :

  1. Camera and films/video camera and accessories.

  2. Mobile phone (if arrangements with the service provider have been made to do international calls)

  3. Small binoculars

  4. A pair of ultra violet blocking sunglasses

  5. Field guides (of birds or mammals, insects or reptiles) in your mother tongue

  6. Laptop (but check this and the need to move around other electronic devises with your outfitter first. Most of them have access to a lot of the normal technological services (like e-mail, internet, fax, etc.)

Firearm Importing

Temporary Importation of Firearms - When you get out of the plain, first go to “Firearms and Security items” Identify your rifle case and sign for it, they will take it to SAP Firearms where you shall complete your import papers. Get your general baggage from the carousel and go to the arrival hall where we shall meet or direct to “South African Police Firearm Desk” where we will meet you. Complete the temporary firearm import permit application SAP 520 form  in advance if possible and bring it with you. NB! It is important to note that the form must be completed in black ink and must remain unsigned until the document is finalized in front of the police official issuing the actual permit at the airport.If you wish not to travel with your own firearms, you are welcome to RENT one of ours. You will need -Valid passport -Return Airline ticket -Letter of Invitation from your Hunting Outfitter ( Marula Safaris) -Completed SAP 520 form (Not signed, should be signed in front of the official) The following sections must be filled in on the SAPS 520 form: (Down load from Internet:

 

http://www.saps.gov.za/services/flash/firearms/forms/english/e520.pdf Section E 2.1 – 25.4 Section G 1 – 9.4 Section I1 1.1 – 1.7 & 2 2.1 & 4 4.1 – 4.4 Section J 1-4  Proof of Ownership (CBP Form 4457- Certificate of Registration for personal effects take abroad) Proof of export from country of origin(CBP Form 4457- Certificate of Registration for personal effects take abroad) Letter of Motivation ( A letter written by yourself to motivate why you wish to import rifles)   Important information!!: The following firearms and ammunition will not be allowed to enter South Africa: Any automatic or semi-automatic firearms, More than one firearm of the same caliber per person, More than 200 rounds of ammunition per person per firearm, Any pistol or revolver. (Unless specified for hunting)   Reasons why your application will not be approved:   If you have any of the above mentioned firearms and/or ammunition, If any of the supporting documents as required cannot be produced, If you are less than 21 years of age,  Your application for a temporary import permit will be refused and your firearms and ammunition will be confiscated and will only be handed back to you when you depart back to your country of residence.   Please take note that only the Central Firearm Registrar in Pretoria, South Africa can authorize special applications for the above restrictions. These applications have to be made in advance and must reach them not later than 3 (three) weeks before arrival. You will need a special motivation letter for this. Please contact the PHASA office for more info and assistance. On arrival at O.R. Tambo International in Johannesburg: 

  1. Disembark from aircraft and clear passport control in whichever Terminal the flight arrives. (Generally, SAA and its co-partners at Terminal 2, and all other airlines in Terminal 1).

  2. Proceed to baggage claim at the respective carousel. Pick up general baggage. Your firearms will be delivered directly to the SAPS firearms office.

  3. For visitors with firearms arriving at Terminal 2:
Proceed to the SAPS Firearms Office. Look for office signage. Location of the SAPS Firearms Office “ in Terminal 2- 
For visitors with firearms arriving at Terminal 1:
Proceed to the firearm office that is situated in Terminal 2. 

  4. On arrival at the SAPS Firearm Office collect your issued temporary import permit at the PHASA desk or have the necessary documentation available for inspection.

  5. Your firearms and ammunition will be physically inspected to ensure the serial numbers match those of the licenses and the application forms. You will then be asked to wait while your application is being processed “ if you are not in the possession of an already issued temporary importation permit.

  6. When your application has been processed and your permit has been issued you will have to sign for the permit. If you are connecting to other flights, please make sure that you allow ample time for this process (at least 3 hours).

  REMEMBER THE ISSUING OF THE TEMPORARY IMPORT PERMITS AT THE PORT OF ENTRY IS FREE OF CHARGE. DO NOT TIP OR PAY ANY SAPS OFFICER FOR THIS SERVICE. YOU SHOULD KEEP THE PERMIT WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES WHILE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND WHEN THE FIRE ARMS ARE IN YOUR POSSESSION.