The best time to go on safari is from April to October. Our Province has a summer rainfall season, and the possibility of encountering rain during your hunt is remote. The temperatures vary from an excellent 0° C (32 F) in the mornings to 25° C (77 F) at midday. Annual rainfall averages around 600 mm (24 inches).
Standard Time in South Africa is GMT+2 hours. Meaning South Africa is 6 hours ahead of standard Eastern Daylight Time in summer and one to two hours ahead of most European countries. This is because South Africa has no daylight time changes.
The currency unit in South Africa is the Rand (R), divided into 100 cents.
Notes are in R200, R100, R50, R20, and R10.
Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5c.
Credit cards are accepted by most restaurants, hotels, and stores. However, proof of identity may be requested in some instances. Therefore, it is advisable to always carry your passport with you.
Voltage in South Africa is 230 - 240 volts, 50Hz. So remember a voltage converter for any electrical items you may bring along. A multiplug adapter will also prove to be very handy.
All visitors must carry a passport valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. In addition, there should be sufficient blank pages for entry stamps upon arrival.
Visas are not required for US, UK, Canadian, France, Germany, and Spain citizens.
Visitors can stay for a maximum of 90 days.
Firearms may be readily imported into South Africa. You may bring up to 3 guns per hunter and 100 rounds of ammunition per firearm. A temporary import permit will be issued at the airport upon arrival.
South Africa is a country where health risks are relatively limited.
Medical facilities are world-class, with many capable hospitals, clinics, and private medical practices throughout the country. However, all medical treatment must be paid for during service.
It is thus advisable to purchase Comprehensive Travel Insurance before departure to cover the duration of your stay.
Tap water is safe to drink throughout South Africa, but it is still advisable to drink only bottled water.
There are no immunizations required to enter South Africa. A Tetanus Booster and Hepatitis A/B are recommended, however. Most of the Northern Province, including the Kuvhima Safaris area, is Malaria free.
However, suppose you plan to tour further North to the Zimbabwean border or even to the Kruger National Park. Then, taking a Malarial Prophylaxis for at least one week is advisable before visiting these areas.
Kuvhima Safaris caters to the discerning bow hunter.
Our bow-hunting concessions specialise in bow hunting and allow no rifle hunting whatsoever. Hides and blinds have explicitly been constructed above ground within shooting distance from waterholes and with salt licks.
We suggest the hunter brings two well-tuned bows with a draw weight of not less than 50 lbs and, for more giant antelope, not less than 70 lbs.
You are encouraged to bring your own rifle, which you are familiar with.
The most important factor is your knowledge and comfort in your ability to shoot your own gun accurately. Therefore, it is advisable to have a good scope fitted to your rifle. A 3-9 variable is standard.
All shots are likely to be in the 50 - 250 yard range. Therefore, any caliber from .270 to 300WM is adequate for most plains game. For Buffalo, however, the law dictates a minimum of a .375 caliber.
We recommend that you bring at least 60 rounds of ammunition per firearm. You should also bring a hard case to transport your guns. A soft case is also advisable while on safari.
You are welcome to advise your preference for a taxidermist. Should you need to become more familiar with a Taxidermist in South Africa, we shall gladly recommend one.
Delivery of field-prepared trophies to the taxidermy of your choice is included in your daily rates.
All other costs for shipping, dipping, and mounting trophies are to be directly negotiated between the hunter and the taxidermist. We shall supply all the necessary details before your departure.