South Africa Safari – 9 May 2012

August 28, 2013 in African Safaris, Our Friends by Hunting Legends

John & Kathy Price from Pennsylvania USA visited Hunting Legends International on the Valley of the Kings Groot Marico (Zeerust) from the 9th of May 2012 to the 19th of May 2012. for their South Africa Safari.

John & Kathy enjoyed their time tremendously and had the following to say:


“Thanks for a great trip … you guys are the best!”

John & Kathy Price from Pennsylvania USA

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South Africa Safari – 13 April 2012

August 28, 2013 in African Safaris, Just Hunting, Our Friends by Hunting Legends

13 April 2012 – a South Africa Safari by Denis Sarana & Rost Tkachenko from Russia.

Cape Buffalo, Nyala, Kudu & Blesbuck in one day.

Denis Sarana & Rost Tkachenko from Russia

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VAT – Value Added Tax and Hunting

August 27, 2013 in African Safaris, Bow hunting, Hunting Help, Hunting Info, Just Hunting, South Africa, Sport Hunting by Hunting Legends

Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged on the daily rate of a hunting safari. This is not refundable.

There is no VAT charged on the trophy fee if the trophies are to be exported under specific regulations set out by the Receiver of Revenue. Animals in a package that are not hunted or animals that are wounded and lost are subject to VAT. Currently VAT is 14%.

Please note that while the trophy fees are not subject to VAT if the trophies are to be exported, no VAT is levied on the dipping and shipping services and/or for the tanning of skins done. Should the trophies be processed in South Africa, VAT is levied at 14% on 30% of the taxidermy value, as agreed between the taxidermy industry and the Receiver of Revenue.

Legal Protection for Hunters in South Africa

August 27, 2013 in African Safaris, Bargain Hunts, Bow hunting, hunter, Just Hunting, Sport Hunting by Hunting Legends

Legal Protection of the Client In 1981, the four Provincial Nature Conservation Departments (Cape, Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal) introduced legislation to control the hunting, outfitting and professional hunting industries in South Africa.

The object of the legislation was to provide protection for the foreign hunter in South Africa by setting standards that would be obligatory before a hunting outfitter or professional hunter would be licensed to operate, and to provide for the maintenance of these standards once a license has been granted.

Training of the Professional Hunter The legal requirements to be met before a hunting outfitter or professional hunter can obtain a license are as follows:

All candidates are required to complete a comprehensive training course at a professional hunting school. These schools are private institutions and are only allowed to operate after careful screening by the nature conservation agencies. The syllabus is prescribed by the nature conservation agencies as well.

A variety of subjects which cover the full spectrum of trophy hunting are dealt with. Candidates are required to pass a written examination compiled and conducted by the nature conservation agencies.

Once the professional hunter/outfitter has obtained a certificate, he/she is licensed.

Further Requirements for the Hunting Outfitter At present the requirement to become a Hunting Outfitter comprises of the following: • Three years practical experience as a Professional Hunter • Facilities are inspected which he offers to clients • Hunting camps, trophy preparation facilities, vehicles and staff are required to conform to set standards. • Publicity material must be submitted to the Nature Conservation officials before distribution as    a safeguard against misleading advertising. • Regular follow-up inspections are carried out. Legal Agreements and Facilities Further protection is provided by the legal requirement for a written agreement: • Regard to species and sex of game offered • Fees for trophies and services provided • Duration of the hunt and daily rates. This agreement is entered into between the client and the hunter / outfitter prior to the client leaving his own country. The outfitter is legally responsible for supplying all hunting requirements once the client enters South Africa, e.g. • transport – getting to and from the hunting area, and while hunting • hunting camp accommodation, for the duration of the hunt • catering • hunting services: trackers, skinners, etc. • provision of a licensed professional hunter • skinning and trophy preparation facilities, dispatch of trophies • arrangements with landowners for hunting of game, should this be necessary • all licenses and permits required for hunting • all permits required for dispatch of trophies  Professional Hunters/Hunting Outfitters must be licensed in each province where they operate. It is important that the client checks to make sure that the operator is licensed in the province where the proposed hunt is to take place.

The introduction and enforcement of legislation in the professional hunting industry, geared primarily to protect the client from malpractice, has effectively raised standards.

The Professional Hunter’s Responsibilities The professional hunter is the person who physically guides a client in the hunting area in order to hunt an animal to obtain a trophy.

• He sees to the welfare of his client while in the hunting camp • He is in charge of the hunting camp and its personnel • He makes certain that his client is in possession of the necessary permits, licences or other documents before he allows him to hunt • He sees to it that his client’s trophies are skinned and prepared according to the correct methods • He is responsible for his client’s safety while in the camp and in the hunting area. The Professional Hunter sees to it that his client does not hunt contrary to the provisions of the law. He does not receive any remuneration from the client for services rendered. The client remunerates the hunting-outfitter for services and trophies, who in turn pays the professional hunter.

He does not recruit clients or offer his services to a client directly, he works for a hunting outfitter who recruits and presents services to the client.

The Hunting-Outfitter’s Responsibilities

The Hunting Outfitter recruits the client through advertisements or by other means. • He arranges and organizes the client’s hunt from start to finish • He enters into a written agreement with the client with regard to the animals to be hunted and the facilities and service which will be supplied and rendered • He is directly remunerated by the client for his services • He furnishes the hunting areas where the animals are hunted and also the camp with all its conveniences and services • He supplies the camp personnel and pays them • He supplies the camp with provisions and stores • He sees to it that the client is guided by qualified licenced professional hunters • He obtains the necessary permits, licences and other documents enabling his client to hunt legally • It is his responsibility to obtain the necessary permits to convey and export his client’s trophies and to see to it that the trophies are delivered in good shape and order. Although the professional hunter is actually in charge of the hunting camp and sees to the skinning and handling of the trophies, and at times provides transport on a hunting trip, it does not exempt the Hunting Outfitter from his overall responsibility to his client. In many cases the professional hunter and the Hunting Outfitter are the same person and therefore responsible for the combined duties and functions and must also be in possession of both permits to operate as professional hunter and as hunting outfitter.

Don’t just be…be the legend

August 27, 2013 in African Safaris, Hunting Info by Hunting Legends


“Legends are forged in the crucible of Africa’s wild places.
The legend within answers to the call of your hunter’s spirit.
Don’t just be…be the legend”.

A Legendary African Safari

Hunting Legends offers a truly legendary experience, richly flavoured by the nostalgia of a Colonial era and the romanticism of Africa’s people, its wildlife and its legends. As Africa owns time, we have used it painstakingly to sculpt this adventure to our clients’ needs over many years of hunting.

Although the emphasis is on the thrill of the hunt, it is but one aspect in the final ensemble of fond memories, awe–inspiring stories, and magnificent trophies you will take home. Hunting legends offers limited hunts by invitation, to selected friends who share our passion.

Our rates are generous given the fact that neither effort nor expense has been spared in order to make good our promise of a truly legendary experience.

Welcome to Hunting Legends Africa.


On Prime Hunting Grounds

Hunting Legends operates from several hunting concessions in Southern Africa, foremost of these being its South African base in the forbidding wilderness of the Limpopo River Valley, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Mogol rivers.

The “Valley Of The Kings” concession area proudly holds dominion over this 50 000 acre pristine nature reserve, bordering Botswana’s renowned Tuli block (a World Heritage Site). The reserve is owned by a royal family from the Middle East, making it an exceptionally rare privilege to be invited to hunt these royal hunting grounds. Needless to say the variety and quality of trophies, as well as facilities comprising of four authentic African lodges, are superb.

In addition, Hunting Legends operates in selected concessions in Namibia (Caprivi), Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, and Tanzania, giving our clients access to an extraordinary range of species, landscapes, and cultures.

Whether in pursuit of the the bone-crushing Big 5, abundant plainsgame, or world class wing shooting, do it by rifle, shotgun, or bow – and be prepared for a class act that will blow your mind and not your budget.

“Truly said – trophies are not dead animals, but living memories. Trophies serve not only as proof of opportunity seized, but they call up the fondest memories, of daring, hardship, good friends and the smell of wood smoke from a campfire”.


World class infrastructure and service

Apart from royally appointed accommodation, our uncompromising approach to authenticity and quality is echoed in our service and infrastructure. You will find a fleet of top quality, meticulously maintained vehicles at your disposal, and a one-of-a-kind rifle range is equipped with Closed Circuit TV, night shooting, as well as clay pigeon and skeet facilities. As a valued friend, you will be hosted by a senior member of Hunting Legends, who will entertain you, share his intimate knowledge of the area, and constantly ensure the quality of your experience.

Our teams of hand-picked PH’s, trackers, skinners, chefs, and taxidermists, are accustomed to serving royalty, and all take pride in being one of the finest outfits. Service costs money and dedication, and at Hunting Legends we are not shy to invest in your experience.

Sharing your experience

An experience that cannot be shared is often rendered hollow. Hunting Legends invites you to bring your hunting partners, spouses and children, for our legendary experience extends to a range of activities that will keep them captivated and enthralled with Africa. These include horseback, quad bike, and hiking excursions, river cruises, game drives, curio shopping, day spa, bird watching, and target shooting. For those preferring a more personal experience, we have mobile internet facilities to impress friends and family with your pictures even before your trophy grows cold, and a professional camera crew to eternalise every adrenalin-pumping moment.

Be the legend

Hunting Legends challenges you … be the legend. Live every spine-chilling roar, every earth-shaking challenge, every bone-crushing charge and white knuckled chase, right down to the ecstatic victory cry. Live that gentle brush of sadness to see a worthy adversary fall.

Live the camaraderie of friends and stories around the campfire. Live the quiet reflections at dusk, meandering down the Limpopo River, and re-live it all again as you tell your story, and your legend is born in the awe-inspired eyes of your sons.

“Immersed once again in this exhilaration – echoed in an ancient core of my being, stalking the stalker, each thicket pregnant with possibility, the quickening of senses, and the knawing alarm that my place at the top of the food chain may be severely compromised…I’m home.”

Why choose Hunting Legends?

  • A legendary experience .. A fine blend of adrenalin-pumping action, pristine African wilderness, and intriguing culture.
  • Authentic African Safaris (“The Real Deal”) .. guaranteed by 50 000 Acres of open range Private Game Reserves and fair chase hunting.
  • Convenience of a One Stop Outfit .. hunting 7 African countries including selected concessions in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.
  • Vast herds of game .. you’ll be spoilt for choice with an ubundance of game in our private hunting concessions.
  • Excellent trophies .. result from these fantastic and unspoilt hunting concessions.
  • World class accommodation .. in authentic African lodges fit for royalty.
  • Legendary service .. provided by full time Executive Hosts and hand-picked staff .
  • Impressive infrastructure .. meticulously maintained communications, vehicles, abattoirs, shooting ranges, airstrips, and armoury.
  • Carefree hunting .. we operate in politically stable areas, free from tropical diseases.
  • Share your experience .. invite your hunting partners, or non-hunting family and friends.

Is this a good value proposition?

Undoubtedly – foreign currencies are typically strong against Africa with the US$ trading around $1 to 9 ZAR, giving you more “buck for your buck”. In addition, considering the quality of your trophies, accommodation, service, facilities and location, which all make for a truly legendary safari, our prices are generous. Don’t take our word for it – put us to the test.

Hunting Legends will tailor a safari proposal to your requirements, with no obligation. For detailed prices, and booking information please visit the following pages:

CLICK HERE: Download our two page brochure





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