Travel Information - South Africa
African Field Sports clients fly into either Johannesburg International or Cape Town International Airports, where you will clear customs and get a connecting flight to Port Elizabeth.
Upon your arrival in Port Elizabeth, you will be welcomed by our staff at the airport and transported to the Murray ranch by hunting vehicle. This is usually a ± 3-hour drive.
A private air charter can be arranged from Port Elizabeth to the Murray ranch (± 40min flight) or from Johannesburg or Cape Town (± 1hr 40min flight).
Each professional hunter has a fully-equipped, well-maintained four-wheel drive hunting vehicle. All vehicles include comprehensive first aid kits and tools to carry out field repairs.
Visas, Passports & Customs
Customs clearance is operative at your port of entry into South Africa.
South Africa requires a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond your departure date and with at least 2 blank pages. A Yellow Fever certificate is required if the journey starts or entails passing through the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America. Entry will not be allowed if less than this.
Citizens of certain countries are required to obtain visas for entry into South Africa. As the list of such countries changes from time to time, it is important to check current visa requirements with your travel consultant.
Language & Currency
Of the eleven official languages in South Africa, English, Afrikaans and Xhosa are the predominantly spoken languages in the Eastern Cape.
The local currency is the South African Rand (ZAR).
At the moment, credit cards are not accepted by the Outfitter but are welcomed at most shops. The government levies 14% Value Added Tax on all non-export items, i.e. air charters, car hire, accommodation, etc.
Weather & Clothing
Temperatures vary a great deal in this area and can change very quickly.
Midday temperatures are as follows:
Spring (September, October, November) ± 74ºF
Summer (December, January, February) ± 92ºF
Autumn (March, April, May) ± 68ºF
Winter (June, July, August) ± 60ºF
Clothing should include lightweight garments, a warm sweater, windproof jacket and strong, comfortable boots.
Laundry is done daily.
What to pack:
To assist you in planning your trip, we have prepared this suggested packing list. Please note that it is meant as a guideline only. Always take your own preferences into account when determining what to bring.
- Shirts (lightweight cotton and linens)
- Long trousers
- A warm, weather-resistant jacket
- Comfortable walking boots and sneakers
- Natural fibre socks
- Baseball cap/hat, sunglasses
- Camera equipment
- Sunscreen & skin moisturizer
- Personal toiletries
- Personal medication
- Step down converter (220-110 volt)
Please remember that we have a very efficient daily laundry service.
Tip: Plastic Zip-Lock Bags are an ideal way of storing and protecting toiletries and equipment.
We are situated in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and this is not a recognised malaria area.
Clients should bring personal medication along.
Medical + Security Evacuation Services:
Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security, advisory and evacuation services worldwide.
The life-saving value of these services can’t be overstated. If you become ill or injured while travelling and require in-patient hospitalization, Global Rescue will come get you, by any means necessary, and evacuate you to your home country hospital of choice.
Their Field Rescue teams deploy worldwide to the most remote regions, regularly saving lives.
For more information, please visit their website.