Hunting Outfitters - South Africa

Hunting Outfitters in South Africa are persons in possession of a Professional Hunters licence and an outfitter licence. Graeme Geldart of Mkhamba Safaris, South Africa, is a registered and licensed Professional Hunter and outfitter. Contact Us.

Requirements

In order to become an outfitter one needs to:

  • Have gained three years experience as a professional hunter.
  • Have hunting camps, which meet the criteria for set standards.
  • Have trophy preparation facilities, which meet the set standard criteria.
  • Have suitable roadworthy vehicles, licenced and well maintained.
  • Have all facilities and large equipment inspected by the local conservation agencies regularly.
  • Have all publicity materials to be used in the promotion of the African hunting safari business, presented before use, to the nature conservation officials.

Responsibilities

As the Professional Hunter is often the outfitter he/she then has a dual role to play, and therefore comes the responsibility of the Professional Hunter and the hunting outfitter. The outfitter is legally responsible for the supply of all the hunting requirements of the client once the client enters South Africa.

The Hunting Outfitter

  • Recruits the client through marketing and advertising means.
  • Enters into a written agreement with the client prior to the client leaving his/her own country, as to the species and sex of game to be hunted, hunting facilities, duration of hunt and daily rates, and hunting services to be rendered.
  • Arranges and organises the hunt from the start to the end.
  • Ensures that only licensed, qualified Professional Hunters guide the client on his/her hunt.
  • Provides suitable transport for the duration of the hunt.
  • Pays and supplies the camp personnel for the hunt duration.
  • Pays and ensures provision of trackers and skinners for the duration of the hunt.
  • Supplies the provisions and stores necessary for catering and client well being for the duration of the hunt.
  • Must use good skinning and trophy preparation facilities, to protect the quality of trophies.
  • Ensures the hunting is conducted legally by getting the necessary permits, licenses and other documents.
  • Must deliver the clients trophies in good condition to the registered and licensed taxidermist, and provide the necessary permits and paperwork to export the said trophies.
  • Is paid directly by the hunting client for his/her services.

Let Graeme Geldart from Mkhamba Safaris guide you on your South African hunting safari.